“Damita Jo” (2004)


Recording sessions : October 2002-February 2004

Studios :
DARP (Atlanta)
Platinum Sound
Sony Music (New York City)
Flyte Tyme (Los Angeles)
Larrabee Sound (Los Angeles)
Record Plant (Los Angeles)

Label : Virgin Records

Release date : March 30, 2004

Original track listing 

“Looking for Love”
“Damita Jo”
“Strawberry Bounce”
“My Baby” (featuring Kanye West)
“The Islands”
“Spending Time with You”
“Magic Hour”
“Island Life”
“All Nite (Don’t Stop)”
“R&B Junkie”
“I Want You”
“Like You Don’t Love Me”
“Thinkin’ Bout My Ex”
“It All Comes Down to Love (Interlude)”
“The One”
“Just a Little While”

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

“I’m Here” : Bonus track from the japanese edition.

“Put Your Hands On” : Bonus track from the japanese edition.

“Ruff “: Leaked online but remains unreleased.

“Pops Up!” : Leaked online but remains unreleased.

Others songs from this era 

Singles and videos

1st single : Just A Little While released on February 2, 2004)

Peak on the Hot 100 Billboard : 45

Music video directed by : Dave Meyers

Date of shooting : February 20, 2004

Date of premiere : March, 2004

Official release :  Never released on DVD and not on Janet’s You Tube official page.

2nd single : I Want You released on April 5, 2004

Peak on the Hot 100 Billboard : 57

Music video directed by : Dave Meyers

Date of shooting : March 4-5, 2004

Date of premiere : March 16, 2004

Official release :  On dvd in 2004 (From Janet to Damita Jo) but not on Janet’s You Tube official page.

3rd single : All Nite (Don’t Stop) released on May 29 2004

Peak on the Hot 100 Billboard : not eligible

Music video directed by Francis Lawrence

Date of shooting : April 16-17, 2004

Date of premiere : May 13, 2004

Official release :  On dvd in 2004 (From Janet to Damita Jo) but not on Janet’s You Tube official page.

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

March 23, 2003 : Janet attends the Vanity Fair Oscar After Party in West Hollywood.

April 1, 2003 : Janet attends the David Cardona Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Shows LA – David Cardona – Front Row at The Standard Downtown LA in Los Angeles.

April 17, 2003 : Janet is recording her new album in L.A with Lewis & Jam.

May 2, 2003 : Janet, JD & LaToya attend the annual Barnstable-Brown pre-Derby Party in Louisville, Kentucky.

May 3, 2003 : Janet, JD & LaToya attend the Kentucky Derby race.

May 13, 2003 : Janet & JD attend the premiere of “Matrix Reloaded”  at The Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.

September 29, 2003 : Janet is presented with an humanitarian award during a private gala with JD, Katherine, LaToya, Jermaine & Jimmy Jam among others.

November 3, 2003 : It is announced that Janet will perform at the upcoming Superbowl half time show.

January 29, 2004 : Janet attends a Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show press conference in Houston, Texas, along with Nelly, Kid Rock, and P. Diddy.

January 30, 2004 : Janet and JD attend Maxim Magazine’s “Circus Maximus” party at an undisclosed ranch in Stafford (Texas).

February 1, 2004 : Janet performs “All For You” & “Rhythm Nation” during the Superbowl Halftime Show and then Justin Timberlake appears on the stage to perform “Rock Your Body” with Janet. Following the line, “better have you naked by the end of this song,” Justin ripps off the fabric that was covering Janet’s right breast.

Virtually seconds after performing at the Super Bowl halftime show, Virgin Records releases a press release officially announcing that Janet’s new album, “Damita Jo,” will be released in the on March 30th.

February 2, 2004 : “Just A Little While” is sent to radios & released digitally as the 1t single from “Damita Jo”. It peaks at #45 on Hot 100 Billboard.

Janet’s breast exposure soon nicknamed the “Nipplegate” causes a huge controversy in the US . CBS, NFL & MTV are furious against Janet & Justin.

Janet goes home to Los Angeles and releases a written statement to apologize.

February 3, 2004 : Janet makes a photoshoot with Beyonce & Mary J Blige for an upcoming cover of Essence Magazine. She also releases a short video statement concerning the Nipplegate.

NARAS, the group that distributes the Grammy awards informs Janet that they no longer need her to present an award to Luther Vandross during the ceremony.

February 10, 2004 : While she is finishing work on her new album with Lewis & Jam in their Los Angeles Studio, Janet gives her first interview after the Nipplegate to Ebony Magazine.

February 13, 2004 : Janet & JD attend a private gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel where Lewis & Jam present Janet an award from Behind the Bench, an association of wives of NBA players, for her humanitarian and charitable contributions.

February 14, 2004 : Janet  & JD attend the Maxim Magazine Valentines Day Love Party at PaPaz Nightclub in Los Angeles.

February 15, 2004 : Janet and JD attend the NBA All-Star basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

February 20, 2004 : Janet shoots the video for “Just A Little While” directed by Dave Meyers in Los Angeles.

The single “I Want You” is released to radios.

February 23, 2004 : A spokeswoman for Janet confirms that she has been dis-invited from playing an ABC biopic about Lena Horne by Horne herself and her daughter Gail Lumet Buckley, who were incensed by the Nipplegate.

March 2004 : Janet is on the cover of Ebony Magazine.

March 4/5, 2004 : Janet shoots the video for “I Want You” directed by Dave Meyers in Los Angeles (with a cameo appearance of JD).

March 6, 2004 : Janet and JD attend a Human Rights Campaign awards ceremony at the Centry Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

March 9, 2004 : Janet attends the world premiere Listening Party of “Damita Jo” at the Perching hall  Hotel in Paris. She also makes a photocall with fans and journalists.

March 10, 2004 : Janet & the Kids tape performances of “Just A Little While” on French TV Shows Vivement Dimanche, Le Grand Classement & Hit Machine before leaving for London.

March 11, 2004 : In London, Janet tapes an interview for MTV TRL and then she tapes a performance of  JALW at Top Of The Pops Saturday. In the evening, she attends a listening party of “Damita Jo.”

March 12, 2004 : Janet performs JALW live on TOTP.

March 15, 2004 : Janet is on the cover of V magazine with exclusives new pictures.

March 16, 2004 : The “I Want You” video is premiered on BET.

March 20, 2004 : Janet & JD attend the Soul Train Awards  where she is presented with the Quincy Jones Award for outstanding career achievement. Following the ceremony, Janet & JD  attend a CD release party titled “A Night With Janet Damita Jo Jackson” at Morton’s in West Hollywood with Jermaine, Jackie & rebbie Jackson, Jimmy Jam, Usher Deborah Gibson, Macy Gray, Andy Dick, Vivica A. Fox, and Antonio Sabato Jr among others.

March 24, 2004 : Janet tapes interviews for Extra, Access Hollywood & Entertainment Tonight.

March 29, 2004 : In NYC, Janet tapes interviews for 1O6 & Park on BET and Late Night With David Letterman.

In the evening, Janet & JD attend a “Damita Jo” release party at the Spice Market restaurant with Courtney Love, Patti LaBelle, MC Lyte, boxer Lennox Lewis, Ja Rule, fashion designer Betsey Johnson, Brian McKnight, recent presidential candidate Al Sharpton, Nick Cannon, Island Def Jam President L.A. Reid and Ice-T among others.

March 30, 2004 : The album “Damita Jo” is released worldwide.

March 31, 2004 : Early in the morning and live from the Battery Park in Manhattan, Janet performs “All Nite” & “I Want You” on Good Morning America and she gives a short interview to Diane Sawyer.

Later she makes a photoshoot for Blender magazine.

In the afternoon , Janet signs copies of “Damita Jo” at the HMV in Harlem with JD & Gil by her side.

After that they fly back to Los Angeles.

April 2, 2004 : Live from Hollywood, Janet performs “All Nite” & “I Want You” on the Ryan Seacrest Show and she cries when Ryan reunites her with her childhood best friend Kendal Seidel.

April 5, 2004 : “I Want You” is released as the second single from “Damita Jo”. It peaks #57 on Hot 100 Billboard.

April 6, 2004 : Janet gives an interview to New York radio station Z 100.

April 8, 2004 : Janet poses for publicity photos  along with “SNL” cast member Jimmy Fallon and “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell, who will appear as a special guest on the show.

April 10, 2004 : Live from New York , Janet is the star of Saturday Night Live on NBC. Aside from the many sketches, she performs “All Nite” & “Strawberry Bounce”.

After the show, Janet attends an after party with JD.

April 16/17, 2004 : Back in L.A, Janet & the Kids shoot the video for “All Nite” directed by Francis Lawrence.

April 21, 2004 : Janet tapes an interview on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and with the help of Gil teaches Ellen the choreography for “All Nite”.

April 29, 2004 : In BurbankJanet peforms “All Nite” on Tonight With Jay Leno and she kisses him on the mouth.

May 4, 2004  : While giving an interview on CHUM FM in Toronto Janet announces that her upcoming concert tour will begin on September 17 inVancouver.
Later she gives another radio interview to Flow FM and finally she performs “All Nite” & “I Want You” on Much Music TV show and Just A Little While on Much Demand.

May 5, 2004 : Janet performs “All Nite” & “I Want You” on AM and then she flies to NYC to tape an interview on Late Night With Conan O Brian.

May 13, 2004 : The “All Nite” video is premiered.

May 14, 2004 : Janet tapes a performance of “All For You”, “Just A Little While”, “All Nite” & “I Want You” at MSNBC Studios in New York City.

May 15, 2004 : Janet performs “All Nite” & “All For You” at the Wango Tango Festival at the Rose Bowl in in Pasadena.

May 23, 2004 : Janet performs JALW at Hey Hey Hey Shown in Tokyo, Japan.

Later she performs “All Nite” at the MTV Japon Awards and is presented with th Inspiration Award.

May 24, 2004 : Press day for New Zealand & Asia.

May 25, 2004  :  Janet tapes the Australian TV show Rowe Live.

May 27, 2004 : Janet is a guest on the Jonathan Ross Show on BBC in London.

May 28, 2004  : Press & radio interviews in London.

May 29, 2004 : Janet performs “All Nite” at the Festivalbar in Milano

“All Nite” is released as the 3rd & final single from “Damita Jo”.

June 2004 : Janet is on the cover of Blender magazine with exclusive photos and a new interview.

June 1, 2004 : Janet arrives in Cologne and she tapes a performance of “All Nite” on TV Total.

June 2, 2004 : Janet performs “All Nite” at the MChart and is a guest on Anke Late Night.

June 3, 2004 : Janet goes to Paris to tape two performances of “All Nite” on 20H10 Pétantes & Hit Machine.

June 4, 2004 : In London, Janet tapes a performance of “All Nite” on TOTP.

June 8, 2004 :  Janet gives a radio interview in London.

June 9, 2004 : Janet performs “All Nite” on a TV show in Copenhagen.

June 10, 2004 : Janet performs “All Nite” at TVE Studios in Madrid, Spain.

June 18, 2004 : Janet performs “All Nite” at a charity festival in Los Angeles.

June 27, 2004 : Janet gives a surprise performance at the annual Dance on the Pier, one of the several parties held during NYC’s Gay & Lesbian Pride Week.
She performs “All Nite” & “Together Again”.

June 29 , 2004: Back in L.A, Janet & JD attend the BET Awards where Janet performs a medley of “All Nite/R&B Junkie” (with Elephant Man). After the show, they attend an after party host by Usher.

July 16, 2004 : Janet is on the cover of gay magazine NEXT.

August 8 , 2004 : Janet attends the Teen Choice Awards in L.A where she presents the Teen Choice Courage to Bethany Hamilton, the 13-year-old surg boarder who lost her arm in a 2003 shar attack.

August 9, 2004 : Janet gives an interview to Access Hollywood on the set of NBC comedy sitcom “Will & Grace”.

September 6, 2004  : The DVD  “From Janet to Damita Jo” is released by Virgin.
The promotion for the album “Damita Jo” is stopped when the single for “R&B Junkie” is canceled.

September 9, 2004 : Janet & JD attend Tommy Hilfiger’s Fashion Show in NYC.

September 11, 2004 : Janet & JD attend Baby Phat’s Fashion Show in NYC.

September 14, 2004 : Janet & JD visit New York radio station Hot 97.

September 22, 2004 : Will & Grace’s episode featuring Janet is aired on NBC.

September 29, 2004 : Janet attends a party honouring Dallas Austin in London.

September 30, 2004 : Janet attends the MOBO Awards in London where she presents Anita Baker with the Lifetime Achievement Awards. Janet is also presented with the Icon Hall Of Fame Award

Janet is on the cover of gay magazine GENRE.

October 19, 2004 : Janet & JD attend the premiere of the movie “Ray” in Hollywood.

October 25, 2004 : Janet & JD attend the Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas where Nelly presents Janet with the Radio Legend Award. After the show, they go to an after party with Usher in a Casino.

November 4, 2004 : Janet & JD attend the premiere of Jay Z documentary “Fade To Black” in NYC and then they go to P Diddy’s Royal Birthday Ball held at Cipriani.

November 10, 2004 : Janet goes to the Dennis Basso Stone private party in NYC.

November 11, 2004 : Janet is honored at the 25th annual benefit gala of 100 Black Men Inc in NYC.

November 14, 2004 : Janet & JD attend the American Music Awards in L.A where Janet introduces a performance by Usher & Alicia Keys.

Previous era : « All For You’  (2001)

Next era : « 20 Y.O » (2006)

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