Janet Jackson on Saturday (16th May) announced that she would release a new album this year in a first since the death of her brother Michael.

Earlier this month, the 6-time Grammy winner retweeted producer Jimmy Jam after he posted a tweet of a missing persons mockup featuring, well, herself.

Over the weekend, while you weren’t paying attention, sheย released a video that showed a sound system, with her voice speaking gently over background chatter and urban music.

In the mysterious 32-second video, which featured a studio soundboard and a computer screen displaying her voice levels, she says, “I promised you’d hear it from my lips. And now you will. This year. New music. New world tour. A new movement. I’ve been listening. Let’s keep the conversation going.”

She was apparently referring to her message on Twitter last year that played down speculation of a new album, with Jackson saying at the time that “you’ll hear it from my lips” if new music is coming.

Jackson called her latest announcement “Conversations in a Cafe”, presumably the title or at least the theme of the upcoming album.

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The youngest member of the Jackson family, Janet broke through in her own right with her 1986 album “Control” which was a landmark in merging R&B and the growing genre of hip-hop.

Jackson, who has sold more than 140 million albums, last released a studio album in 2008, the electronic-driven “Discipline”. She briefly retreated from public view to grieve after Michael Jackson died in 2009, but has since returned to acting and went on an 80-date tour in 2011 to promote a greatest hits collection.

In 2012, she quietly married Qatari tycoon Wissam Al Mana.

Janet Jackson New Album 2015

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Sources: CNA, CNN.

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