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Thursday, February 14, 2008

JANET JACKSON SHOWS OFF SENSE OF DISCIPLINE WITH NEW ALBUM


Janet Jackson may not be 20 years old anymore, but the sexy singer is still in control, even if she's loosened the reins on her career a bit.

"It has a lot of different meanings for me," Jackson told MTV News on Tuesday about her latest album title, Discipline, an unintentional nod to her breakthrough album, Control. The new album, her 10th studio project, is due February 26.

"But the most important [meaning] is my discipline in my work," she continued, speaking from the Los Angeles office of her label, Island Def Jam Records. "To have done it for as long as I have ... there's a lot of discipline in that, and focus. And obviously, God [plays a part]."

From the album's concept to the creation of the tracks to planning the forthcoming tour, Jackson explained that she's just not the type to sit back and be waited on hand and foot. Rather, she wants to offer input and get her hands dirty. It's the only way she can offer her fans a look at her life.

"It's not that this is my show," she said. "I want the audience to get a sense of me. So that they get to know me a little bit better, so everything that they see is coming from me, at least half of it because I'm working with someone. So it's a sense of me, that's what it really is, not wanting to control at all."

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