Did Def Jam Drop The Ball On Janet Jackson?

Bosses at Island Def Jam have reportedly pulled the plug on promoting Janet Jackson’s latest album ‘Discipline’ and there are no more single releases planned. Jackson, who once broke chart records with seven U.S. top five hits from one album – Rhythm Nation 1812, has scored only one hit from her new release, “Feedback,” branding this album, along with the last, a flop. In a disappointing email to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, which she was asked if there would be another single, Jackson says, “That’s pretty difficult to say, only because of the record label at this point. We started off with “Feedback “ and the label and myself haven’t quite seen eye to eye since the Feedback single so they’ve kind of basically stopped all promotion. I’m trying to figure out a way to say this, but just to say it and to be quite honest, they just stopped all promotion whatsoever on the album so I don’t think you’re going to hear another single off this album.” At the height of her popularity, Jackson scored 19 hit singles from just three albums – Control, Rhythm Nation: 1812 and Janet. And she still holds the record for scoring number ones in America from the same album, over three successive years. Let’s see how this pans out. What you think?


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