Janet Jackson is reissuing a number of her classic albums on vinyl.
The 53-year-old singer reissued her 1986 album ‘Control’ last month, and following the success of the new release, she has decided to unveil plans to reissue a further five more of her classic solo albums.
Janet will reissue 1897’s ‘Control: The Remixes’, 1989’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’, 1993’s ‘janet.’, 1997’s ‘Velvet Rope’, and 2001’s ‘All For You’ on vinyl, and all five of the new releases will hit shelves on the same day, on July 26.
The date coincides with the start of the second run of the ‘Rhythm Nation’ hitmaker’s ‘Metamorphosis’ Las Vegas residency, which will start on July 24 and run until July 31.
Janet already wowed crowds at the the Park Theater at Park MGM resort with her first run of shows, which she performed from May 17 to May 26.
The production sees Janet peel back the layers of her immensely private life, sharing her transformation from a young girl with issues of self-esteem to global Icon.
The centrepiece of the thought-provoking show is Janet herself, captivating audiences through their senses with electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers, chart-topping hits and fan-favourite deep cuts.
Fans will follow her path to self-love, empowerment, motherhood and activism, amidst the challenges faced along her personal journey.
She also encourages attendees to find their own light within themselves through her ‘Metamorphosis’.
Meanwhile, Janet recently said she is “inspired” by her two-year-old son Eissa, whom she has with her ex-husband Wissam Al Mana.
She said: “I’m in a great space. I have a beautiful son.
“My friends call me Superwoman. God knows I’m not. But I think what they are seeing is the energy and that extra drive I’m getting from the inspiration of Eissa.”
Jax Jones is set to include his collaborations with Demi Lovato and Raye on his upcoming debut album.
The 31-year-old DJ has already stormed the charts with his collaborations with the likes of Raye, whom he worked with on his 2016 single ‘You Don’t Know Me’ – which peaked at number three in the UK charts – and Demi, but fans will be able to get their hands on some of his classic hits when he releases his debut album later this year.
Jax will release ‘Snacks (Supersize)’ on September 6, and the album is set to feature his 2016 track with Raye, his collaboration with Demi – which also features Stefflon Don, and was released in 2017 – entitled ‘Instruction’, and his 2018 single ‘Play’ which features Years & Years.
The album also includes collaborations with Jess Glynne on the track ‘One Touch’, Bebe Rexha on ‘Harder’, and Madison Beer on ‘All Day and Night’, which were all released this year.
There are also as yet unreleased collaborations with Tove Lo and Ella Henderson, which will be available to fans when the album is released.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column, Jax said: “It’s so exciting to have an album with all my hits and new songs in one place.
“When you work with the names I did on the album, it makes you bring your A-game. This process started after I released ‘You Don’t Know Me’ with Raye in 2016 and it became a worldwide hit.
“That song defined my sound and now I’m so happy to say the record is done.”
‘Snacks (Supersize)’ tracklist:
1. ‘House Work’ ft. Mike Dunn and MNEK
2. ‘Jacques’ ft. Tove Lo
3. ‘You Don’t Know Me’ ft. Raye
4. ‘Harder’ ft. Bebe Rexha
5. ‘Ring Ring’ ft. Mabel and Rich the Kid
6. ‘Instruction’ ft. Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don
7. ‘Play’ ft. Years & Years
8. ‘100 Times’
9. ‘Breathe’ ft. Ina Wroldsen
11. ‘All Day and Night’ ft. Martin Solveig and Madison Beer
12. ‘One Touch’ ft. Jess Glynne
13. ‘All 4 U’
14. ‘This Is Real’ ft. Ella Henderson
15. ‘Tequila Time (Outro)’
The Corrs are set to reunite for a massive tour.
Siblings Andrea, Sharon, Caroline and Jim last toured in 2016 and had a one-off gig in London in 2017 but the quartet are ready to get back on the road in Europe and the US.
A source told The Irish Sun newspaper: “Performing together is second nature for The Corrs. They love doing it and the reaction they get from crowds when they play.”
The band found huge international success with their second album, ‘Talk On Corners’, which was released in 1997 and insiders have insisted their success was down to timing.
An insider explained: “The Corrs arrival on the music scene in the late Nineties was perfect. They were embraced along with Riverdance and the blockbuster Titanic, which was seen by some as an Irish film.
“10 years earlier, it wasn’t trendy to be Irish in the UK, and if The Corrs had landed ten years later, they would have had to perform on ‘X Factor’.
“Can you imagine The Corrs performing their songs in front of four reality show judges and asking them ‘are we any good?’ It wouldn’t have happened.”
The band sold 45million records before taking time out in 2006.
Meanwhile, Sharon – who has appeared as a judge on the Irish version of rival BBC singing show ‘The Voice’ – previously blasted ‘The X Factor’ as “appalling”.
The star said: ” I think reality shows are dying out. The reason I did ‘The Voice’ was because I rated it. I felt like it was the antidote to ‘The X Factor’ which I think is appalling.
“On ‘The X Factor’ you’d almost think that these judges could put these bands together and somehow they have this amazing foresight and they know how to make people superstars. They don’t. Superstars are born. They work at it. They work at their job. They make music. They sing brilliantly. They play brilliantly. You don’t make that. You know what I mean, that is made and it involves a lot of hard work.
“Some of the artists are very young and impressionable and they are being given the wrong impression. There’s no way you’re not going to have to work your backside off in this industry.”
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