“20 Y.O” (2006)

20YO

Recording sessions : May 2005-May 2006

Studios :

Flyte Tyme (Los Angeles)

Studio Atlantis
The Village (Los Angeles)

Label : Virgin Records

Release date : September 26, 2006

Original track listing 

“(Intro) 20”
“So Excited” (featuring Khia)
“Show Me”
“Get It Out Me”
“Do It 2 Me”
“This Body”
“20 Part 2 (Interlude)”
“With U”
“Call on Me” (featuring Nelly)
“20 Part 3 (Interlude)”
“Daybreak”
“Enjoy”
“20 Part 4 (Interlude)”
“Take Care”
“Love 2 Love”
“(Outro) 20 Part 5”

Demos/Alternate Versions/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

“Roll Witchu” : Bonus track from the Japanese edition.

“Days Go By” : Bonus track from the Japanese edition.

Weekend : Song Janet made available for download from her official website on May 1st, 2006 for one day only. Remains unreleased.

Singles and videos

1st single : Call On Me released on June 19, 2006

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 25

Music directed : Hype Williams

Date of shooting : June 28, 2006

Date of premiere : July 31, 2006

Official release :  The music video is featured on the deluxe edition and iTunes exclusive edition of 20 Y.O. and on Janet’s You Tube official page.

2nd single : So Excited released on August 28, 2006

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 90

Music directed : Joseph Khan

Date of shooting : August 23-24, 2006

Date of premiere : September 13, 2006

Official release :  Never released on DVD but on Janet’s You Tube official page.

Promotion (TV performances/Award Shows/magazine covers etc.)

January 15, 2005 : Janet makes a photoshoot in New York for FHM Magazine with stylist Wayne Scott Lucas.

February 4, 2005 : Janet & JD attend the Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2005-Joseph Abboud- After Party in New York.

February 8, 2005 : Janet & JD attend the Bill Blass Fall 2005 Runway at the Fashion Week in NYC.

February 12, 2005 : Janet attends the Presidential Innauguration Party for JD with Jackie & Siggy Jackson among others  and then they attend the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party  at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles .  Jimmy Jam reveals that they have begun production on Janet’s new album.

February 13, 2005 : Janet & JD attend the Grammy Awards & then the EMI Post Party.

February 27, 2005 : Janet & JD attend 2005 Vanity Fair Oscar Party  at Mortons in West Hollywood.

May 14, 2005 : Janet & JD attend the Oprah Winfrey Legends Ball in Santa Barbara .

May 16, 2005 : Janet and JD attend the 22nd Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills . Later, JD hosts a party for Janet’s 39th birthday.

Late May 2005 : Janet shoots a cameo appearance for JD’s video “Gotta Getcha” choreographed by Gil Duldulao.

June 18 , 2005: Janet & JD attend the annual gala of  The Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights organization at the Beverly Hilton where Janet  is honored  with a Humanitarian Award for her generosity in civil rights and charitable causes, as well as her support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.

June 27, 2005 : Janet & JD attend the 18th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards  at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles where JD is awarded with the Songwriter of the Year award and Janet presents an award to Lewis & Jam.

September 24, 2005 : Janet & JD attend the TAO’s Nightclub Grand Opening in Las Vegas with Nelly among others.

October 1, 2005 : Janet hosts a pre-party for the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation’s 10th Annual “Grand Slam for Children” Fundraiser  at the Las Vegas nightclub Pure.

May 1, 2006 : Janet announces on her official website that she has just finished her new album and she offers a new song called “Weekend” which is a cover of Debbie Deb’s classic “Lookout Weekend”.

May 2, 2006 : Janet puts a new message and picture on her offical website. She announces that her first single from her upcoming album ’20 Years Old’ is called “Call on me” and will hit the radio stations on June 19th and she asks fans to “get ready for her “20 Years Old” album & tour!

May 3, 2006 : Janet & JD visit the LG Chocolate Phone – Launch Party in London.

May 11, 2006 : Janet & JD  attend the screening of “Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball” at JP Morgan Library in New York City.

May 21, 2006 : Janet & JD attend Johnny Gill’s 40th birthday at BB King’s Blues Club in Universal City, California.

May 24, 2006 : Janet is on the cover of the next issue of Us Magazine, which also features an exclusive interview and a brand new photo shoot.

Entertainment Tonight airs  footage from behind the scene of the photo shoot for the cover of Janet’s new album, “20 Years Old”

May 26, 2006 : Janet is on the cover of Jet magazine. She goes to New York to be photographed by the fabulous Ruven Afanador in high fashion style for her upcoming Essence cover.

June 2, 2006 : Janet makes a photoshoot in Miami for an upcoming cover of VIBE magazine. Later she and JD Janet attend Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat.

June 4, 2006 : Janet makes an appearance at Hot 97’s Summer Jam, at Giants Stadium in New York as a surprise guest of JD who is performing himself. Mariah Carey is also a special guest of JD. All three artists are seen greeting each other backstage.

June 5, 2006 : Janet attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the New York Public Library.

June 8, 2006 :  Janet attends Cartier and Interview Magazine’s “Celebrate Love” event at the Cartier Mansion in NYC.

June 10, 2006 : Janet and JD attend music mogul Antonio “LA” Reid’s 50th birthday party at Nobu 57 in NYC.

June 12, 2006 : A press release is issued this morning by Virgin Records  announcing the release of Janet’s new album, “20 Years Old” on September 26, 2006.

June 14, 2006 : Janet makes a visit to the Us Weekly offices in NYC to celebrate, along with the magazine’s staff, the large success of the magazine’s recent issue that featured Janet on the cover.

June 17, 2006 : Janet’s new single “Call On Me” is played on New York radio station Z100, two days before it was to have its official radio premiere.

June 19, 2006 : “Call On Me’ is released as the first single from “20YO”. It peaks at #25 on Hot 100 Billboard.

June 24, 2006 : Janet makes a surprise guest appearance  at the Power 106 FM Powerhouse 2006 event at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California.

June 27, 2006 : Janet & JD attend the BET Awards in L.A where Janet presents the award for best female hip-hop artist along with former “Good Times” castmates Jimmie ‘J.J.’ Walker, Bernadette Stanis, and Ralph Carter. Janet also attends LG & Jermaine Dupri’s launch of the Hot New Fusic mobile phone at Day After in Hollywood, following the BET Awards.

June 28-July 2, 2006 : Janet shoots the video for “Call On Me” in L.A directed by Hype Williams and featuring Nelly.

July 11, 2006 : Janet & JD gIve a surprise live interview on Los Angeles radio station Power 106 FM.

Extra airs a new interview with Janet  filmed on the set of the “Call On Me” video

July 12, 2006 : Janet & JD attend the Espy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles where Janet presents the Best Championship Performance award to Vince Young.

July 13, 2006 : Janet is interviewed  on Los Angeles radio KDAY 93.5.

July 17, 2006 : Janet gives an interview via telephone this morning with Houston’s The Box 97.9 FM

Later she visits Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS FM radio show to give an interview.

July 18, 2006 : In an exciting promotion for her upcoming album 20 Years Old, R&B-pop superstar Janet Jackson is asking her fans to submit designs for the album’s cover through a contest held in conjunction with Yahoo! Music. Four winners will see their designs grace the cover of Janet’s new album when the CD hits stores on September 26th.

July 20, 2006 :  Janet & JD go to Washington D.C for a round of press junkets and meet-and-greet sessions to promote her new album, “20 Years Old’ and the first single ‘Call On Me’.

July 21, 2006 : Janet & JD go to Atlanta to give a press conference & radio interviews.

July 24, 2006 : Janet & JD visit London’s radio station Capitol FM and then they attend a listening party of 4 new songs from 20YO plus the world premiere of the “Call On Me” video.

July 25, 2006 : Janet gives interviews in London before leaving for Berlin.

July 26, 2006 : Janet gives interviews in Berlin and attend a meet & greet party before leaving for Paris.

July 27, 2006 : Janet gives interviews in Paris.

July 28, 2006 : Janet gives interviews to ELLE magazine & Access Hollywood and attends a meet & greet party at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Paris where 6 songs from 20YO are premiered for the fans!

July 29, 2006 : In Paris, Janet makes a photoshoot with Jean-Paul Goude for the cover of V Magazine and then she flies back to NYC.

July 31, 2006  : Janet presents the video of “Call On Me” on BET’s 106h & Park in NYC.

August 2, 2006 : Janet goes to Chicago to give radio interviews and a press conference.

August 7, 2006 : Janet appears topless on the cover of VIBE’s  September issue with exclusive pictures and a new interview.

August 11, 2006 : Janet is on the cover of  Life & Style magazine + OK magazine with exclusive pictures and a new interview.

August 13, 2006 : Janet is on the cover of Pride magazine with a new interview and she is also featured in the September issue of Essence with exlusives pictures and a new interview.

Janet attends a benefit stage performance of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Ricardi Montalban Theater in Los Angeles.

August 17, 2006 : Janet receives an Industry Award at Radio One’s 25th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington DC that she attends with JD.

August 18, 2006 : Power 106 FM airs Big Boy’s Backstage Breakfast with Janet.

August 19, 2006 : JD plays the world premiere of “So Exited” on his radio show SoSoDef radio.

August 23 & 24, 2006 : Janet & the Kids shoot the video for “So Exited” directed by Joseph Khan in L.A.

August 25, 2006 : MTV Europe premieres the making of the “Call On Me” video on MTV Base.

August 26, 2006 : Janet, Gil, and several of the dancers make a surprise appearance in the audience of the House of Latex Ball  in New York at the Rosalind Ballroom.

August 28, 2006 : Janet & JD are guests at the June Ambrose release party for her new Book “Effortless Style , held at Tenjune in NY.  “. After, they attend an album listening party for R&B artist Johnta Austin, which is hosted by JD at Show in Times Square and finally they move on to Club Butter for another Pre-VMA party hosted by P Diddy.

August 29, 2006 : “So Excited” is released as the second single from “20YO”. It peaks at #93 on Hot 100 Billboard.

September 2006 : Janet is on the cover of the October issues of the FHM & EBONY magazines with new pictures and  interviews.

September 5, 2006 : Janet is on the cover of Billboard magazine.

“Call On Me” is released as the 1st single from “20YO”.

September 6, 2006 : Entertainment Tonight goes behind the scenes of Janet’s new photo shoot for W Magazine.

Janet gives an interview to DJ Envy on Sirius radio.

September 7, 2006 : Janet performs “Nasty” & “So Exited” with the Kids during the taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago and she gives an interview (joined by JD)

Then she gives an interview to Chicago radio WCGI 107.5 and finally she attends a B96 listening party for 20YO.

September 9, 2006 : Janet & the Kids perform “Nasty” & “So Exited” during NRJ’s Back To School free concert in Lille (France) and then they go back to New York.

She is on the cover of Giant magazine (with new pictures and an interview).

September 11, 2006 : Janet gives a radio interview on New York’s Hot 97 with Funkmaster Flex.

September 12, 2006 : Janet attends Bill Blass Fashion Show in New York and then she gives a live interview on radio Z 100. Extra airs a new interview with Janet.

September 13, 2006 : The video for “So Excited” is world premiered on BET’s Access Granted.

Entertainment Tonight airs a new interview of Janet.

September 14, 2006 : The first episode of Janet’s My Space Video Journal is posted on her My Space website.

September 15, 2006 : Access Hollywood airs a new interview of Janet in Paris last July.

Janet scores #1 on ‘Billboard’s’ Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Chart with ‘Call on Me’

September 16, 2006 : A pre recorded video message of Janet congratulating JD on the honor of being inducted into the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame is played at the induction ceremony in Atlanta.

September 19, 2006 : “2OYO” is leaked on Internet and put on BET.COM as a free online stream.

Janet visits New Yorks Radio station Hot 97.

September 20, 2006 : Janet is on the cover of Black Hair & Vanity Fair (Italian) magazines with exclusives pictures & interviews.

Virgin announces the 4 winners of “20 Y.O.” album covers contest.

September 21 2006, : Janet attends JD’s 34th birthday party in Los Angeles  which is sponsored by Hennessy Paradis.

September 22, 2006 : “2OYO” is released in Europe & Japan (with 2 bonus tracks)

Janet makes an appearance via satellite from New York on French reality show Star Academy

September 25, 2006 : “2OYO” is released in the UK.

Janet graces the cover of King magazine.

The Oprah Show special Janet is aired on ABC.

Janet tapes an interview on BET’s 106 & Park and then she gives an interview to Angie Martinez Show on Hot 97.

Episode 2 of Janet’s MySpace video journal is now online.

September 26, 2006 : “20YO” is released in the US.

Janet makes an instore appearance (accompanied by JD & Gil) at the Virgin megastore of Time Square to sign copies of 20YO.

Her interview on 106 & Park is aired on BET.

Later she attends the official “20YO” release party with JD & Gil at Room Service in NYC.

September 29, 2006 : Live from the Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, Janet is the special guest of NBC’s Today Show where she performs 3 songs live with the Kids : “Nasty”, “Call On Me” (featuring Nelly) & “So Excited”.

September 30 : Janet & JD attend a Mariah Carey concert in Las Vegas and then they go to another 20YO release party at the Tao nightclub with Joe Jackson among the many guests.

October 3, 2006 : Janet & Gil attend the Vivienne Westwood show as a part of the Paris Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2007 at Carousselle du Louvre.

October 4, 2006 : Janet & Gil attend the Valentino Fashion Show in Paris and later they attend the PPR Gala Dinner at Museum Des Arts Decoratifs.

October 5, 2006 : Janet is on the cover of Upscale magazine.

She & Gill attend the Yves Saint Laurent Fashion Show in Paris.

October 7, 2006 : Janet, Gil & Fran attend John Galliano Ready to Wear Spring-Summer 2007 Fashion Show in Paris. Later they attend the Hermes fashion house show by French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier and Gaultiers 30th anniversary of fashion shows’ party.

Janet hosts BET’s top 25 countdown where she presents her top 25 favorite music videos.

Janet graces the cover of Atlanta’s Luxury Living Magazine Jezebel – October issue

October 8, 2006 : Janet attends The Louis Vuitton Lanvin Spring – Summer 2007 Fashion Show.

October 14, 2006 : Janet presents JD with the Music of the Heart Award  at the 9th annual benefit for the Lili Claire Foundation held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

October 15, 2006 : Janet & JD attend the Movieline Hollywood Style Awards at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood where Janet is presented with the “Ultimate Trendsetter Icon” award.

October 22, 2006 : Janet goes to the FuJi tv station in Tokyo to shoot some tv shows (including 2 performances of “So Excited” with the Kids). She also attends Mickey Fickey Mix Japan Tour Special Party at club as a surprise guest at night.

October 23, 2006 : Janet holds a press conference at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo to promote her “20 Y.O.” album. Right after she makes a Live Talk at Yahoo Japan.

October 24, 2006 : E! Entertainment Special airs “Janet Jackson: Exposed” at 9 PM ET. The documentary follows Janet as she promotes her “20 Y.O.”

October 25, 2006 : JD officially confirms that he has quit as a top executive of Virgin Records over the lack of promotion of “2OYO”.

October 26, 2006 : Episode 3 of Janet’s MySpace video journal is now online.

October 31, 2006 : “So Excited” is released as the 2nd single from “20YO”.

November 1, 2006 : Janet tapes a performance of “Nasty” & “So Excited” for the Ellen DeGeneres Show in Burbank.

Later she & JD attend the Songs of Hope IV charity gala at Esquire House 360° in Beverly Hills.

November 3, 2006 : Janet tapes an interview on the Tyra Banks Show at CBS Television City in L.A.

November 6, 2006 : Janet is on the cover of Hollywood Life magazine.

November 9, 2006 : Janet visits Genetic Denim’s One Year Anniversary party in L.A.

November 10, 2006 : Episode 4 of Janet’ MySpace video journal is now online.

The Ellen DeGeneres show featuring Janet is aired on US TV.

November 20, 2006 : Episode 5 of Janet’s MySpace video journal is now online.

The Tyra Banks show featuring Janet is aired on CBS.

December 2, 2006 : Janet  & the Kids tape a performance of “Nasty” & “Let’s Wait Awhile” at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas that will be put on stream on the American Express Website.

December 4, 2006 : Janet attends the Billboard Awards with JD and live on Fox TV from the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in  Las Vegas, she & the Kids open the ceremony with a medley performance of “The Pleasure Principle” & “So Excited”.

December 8, 2006 : Episode 6 of Janet’s MySpace video journal is now online.

December 11, 2006 : “With You” is released to US radios as the 3rd and final single from 20YO.

December 15, 2006 : Janet & JD attend Cirque Du Soleil’s “Corteo” at Atlantc Station in Atlanta.

December 18, 2006 : Janet graces the cover of the January 2007 issue of Harpers Bazaar.

December 20, 2006 :  Episode 7 of Janet’s MySpace video journal is now online.

January 9, 2007 : Episode 8 of Janet’s My Space video journal is online.

January 15, 2007 : Janet is gracing the cover of the Spring 2007 issue of V Magazine with exclusive pictures by French artist Jean Paul Goude.

February 03, 2007 : Episode 9 of Janet’s My Space video journal is online.

February 10, 2007 : Janet attends two pre-Grammy parties with JD & Gil.

February 14, 2007 : Janet & JD spend Valentine’s Day together in Atlanta.

Janet’s tour is cancelled by Live Nation but she decides to go forward with it.

February 21, 2007 : Janet & Gil attend Jennifer Hudson’s Pre-Oscars Party at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

February 22, 2007 : Janet invites a journalist from Vive Vixen Magazine to her Malibu home to give an interview.

In the evening she is honored at the Third Annual Ebony Pre-Oscar Celebration held at the Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood. She walks the red carpet with brother Jackie. Also in attendance are Jermaine Jackson and Jimmy Jam.

February 27, 2007 : Janet has signed on to star opposite Tyler Perry in his next film, “Why Did I Get Married,” based on the filmmaker’s stage play of the same name according to Varierty.com. Perry  is writing, directing and producing the film for Lions Gate The film is set to being shooting on March 5 in Whistler, British Columbia; Vancouver; and then Atlanta. Sharon Leal (“Dreamgirls”) and Jill Scott have also joined the cast.

March 10, 2007 :  Janet attends the 21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards  at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California with JD, who is presented with the 2007 Quincy Jones Award for Outstanding Career Achievements. She does not make any appearances on stage.

March 22, 2007 : Janet appears on the cover of the newest issue of Vibe Vixen magazine.

April 5, 2007 : Janet gives an interview to Extra on the set of “Why Did I Get Married”.

April 27, 2007 : Extra airs an interview of Janet on the set of “Why Did I Get Married”

May 9, 2007 : Jermaine Dupri is telling MTV.com that Janet is in negotiations with Island Def Jam to sign a new record contract with the label.

Access Hollywood airs a new interview of Janet from the Bahamas.

May 10, 2007 : Entertainment Tonight airs a new interview of Janet from the Bahamas

May 11, 2007 : Janet makes a surprise appearance on Good Morning America live fro the Bahamas.

Rebbie, LaToya and Katherine attend the grand opening of The Cove Atlantis on Paradise Island. Resort magnate Sol Kerzner welcomeJohn Travolta and Kelly Preston, Lindsay Lohan, Sean Puffy Combs, Liv Tyler, Rob Lowe, America Ferrera and thousands of other bold faced names to help Janet inaugurate his $1 billion venture. Janet performs “Rhythm Nation”, “What Have You Done For Me Lately”, “Nasty”, “That’s The Way Love Goes” & “All for You” and the show closed-s with a never-before-seen fireworks display by Grucci that lit up the 171 acre reso night.

After the concert Janet celebrates her forthcoming birthday at the Aura Nightclub on Paradise Island with JD, La Toya and Usher

Janet decides to postpone her tour to 2008.

May 18, 2007 : Janet & JD attend an exclusive flagrance launch at the Dorchester Hotel in London.

May 21, 2007 : Janet & JD go to the Nobu restaurant in London and then to the Kabaret Club in Soho.

May 23, 2007 : Janet is on the cover of US Weekly magazine.

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