“Unbreakable” (2015)

Recording sessions : August 2012 to August 2015

Studios :

Flyte Tyme Studios (Agoura Hills)
The Cadillac Castle (Century City)
MusicTone LLC (Hollywood)
TBhits (Grand Hills, Los Angeles)
MixStar Studios in Virginia Beach

Label : Rhythm Nation/BMG

Release date : October 2, 2015

Original track listing

“Burnitup!” (featuring Missy Elliott)
“Dammn Baby”
“The Great Forever”
“Shoulda Known Better”
“After You Fall”
“Broken Hearts Heal”
“No Sleeep” (featuring J. Cole)
“Dream Maker / Euphoria”
“2 B Loved”
“Take Me Away”
“Lessons Learned”
“Black Eagle”
“Well Traveled”
“Gon’ B Alright”

Demos/Alternate Version/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions 19.

“Promise of You” : Longer version of the “Promise” interlude. Released as a bonus track of the japanse edition.

“Love U 4 Life” : Released as a bonus track of the japanse edition.

Others songs from this era 

1st single : No Sleeep released on June 22, 2015

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 63

Music video directed : Dave Meyers

Date of shooting : July 9, 2015

Date of premiere : July 24, 2015

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

2nd single : Dammn Baby released on May 4, 2016

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : not eligible

Music video directed : Dave Meyers

Date of shooting : March 11, 2016

Date of premiere : May 5, 2016

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

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

August 8, 2012 : Janet & Gil tweet “LET’S DO THIS” & Gil reveals that Janet will be back in a dance studio next week!

August 16, 2012 : Janet attends WWE Summer Slam Kick-off party in Los Angeles.

August 25, 2012 : Janet attends her nephew Austin’s show at Hunnington beach with Rebbie, Yashi & Genevieve.

August 29, 2012 : A 3rd campaign for Blackglama featuring Janet begins.

September 8, 2012 : Janet & Wissam attend the Dylan’s Candy Bar Opening in Los Angeles.

October 25, 2012 : Janet & Wissam attend Kira Plastinina’s fashion show in Moscow, Russia.

February 06, 2013 : Janet attends the amfAR New York Gala to kick off Fall 2013 Fashion Week at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC.

February 21, 2013 :Janet & Wissam attend the Sergio Rossi presentation cocktail during Milan Fashion Week.

February 22, 2013 : : Janet & Wissam attend the Versace fashion show during Milan Fashion Week and later Janet spends time with Donatella Versace & Lana Del Rey.

February 23, 2013 : Janet & Wissam attend the Roberto Cavalli fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week.

February 25, 2013 : Janet & Wissam attend the Giorgio Armani fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week.

In their first joint statement as a couple, Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana confirm the news exclusively to ET, saying, “The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony.”

May 18, 2013 : In a new interview to Billboard about the 20th anniversary of the “Janet” album Janet reveals : “I am working on a new project now. We are creating the concept and initial thoughts on the music. I am excited about the direction we are taking. I don’t want to rush it”.

May 23, 2013 :  Janet co-chairs the 20th Annual Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc  in Cap d’Antibes.

October 31, 2014 : Janet makes her first public appearance in 18 months at the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience gala dinner at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. She is accompanied by Wissam and Preston who flew from L.A just for the occasion.

November 15, 2014 : Janet & Wissam attend the ROTA gala in Doha.

December 14, 2014 : “Today we begin our journey with UNICEF”. Wissam & Janet.

December 17-19, 2014 : Janet & Wissam visit Palestinian areas as well as UNICEF Zaatari refugee’s camp in Syria.

May 16, 2015 : Janet posts an audio message on her website & her social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube, Vimeo and Tumblr) to announce “new music, a new world tour and a new movement” in 2015. At night Wissam hosts a surprise dinner for Janet 49th birthday at L.A’s Hyde Lounge with 30 of her closest friends & family.

June 28, 2015 :  After a dance tribute performed by Tinashe, Ciara & Jason Derulo, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis present Janet with the Ultimate Icon Award live at the BET Awards in L.A. Janet appears on stage while her female dancers perform a choreography on “No Sleeep”. Katherine & Joe Jackson attend the ceremony.

August 20, 2015 : Good Morning America airs an exclusive behind the scenes video of Janet’s photoshoot with Fashion photographer Yu Tsai and Fasion designer Kim Bowen for her upcoming album artwork & tour book. Later that day the video is posted on Janet’s You Tube channel and social networks along with a brand new promo picture.

August 31, 2015 : Janet kicks off the Unbreakable World Tour at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada. During the show she premieres 4 new songs from her upcoming “Unbreakable” album including the opening song titled “Burn It Up” featuring Missy Elliott.

September 03, 2015 : Janet officially announces on her website & social networks the name, artwork, tracklisting and release date of her new album “Unbreakable” set to be released on October 2, 2015. The album is available for pre-orders on Itunes and the song “Unbreakable” is premiered on Apple Music and then posted on Janet’s You Tube page.

October 02, 2015 : The Unbreakable album is officially released worldwide on Itunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify and all music stores. The Target & Japonese special editions have 2 extra bonus tracks. Janet releases the lyric video for BURNITUP on her You Tube page.

October 03, 2015 : Janet releases a short video on her You Tube page to thank her fans for getting Unbreakable number 1 on Itunes.

October 05, 2015 : Janet & Wissam attend the Hermes Showroom at Paris Fashion Week.

December 24, 2015 : Janet announces on her social networks :
“Hey you guys… Happy Holidays to each and every one of you. I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon. It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring. Every date will be rescheduled. Please hold on to your tickets. They will be honored in a special way when the new schedule is announced. Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time. There will be no further comment. I love you all so much and am ever grateful for your understanding and your love. Gon’ b alright.”

March 05, 2016 : Janet attends the Haider Ackerman Fashion Show in Paris and later she visits Hermes. She posts a video message for her upcomung performance in Dubai.

March 26, 2016 : Janet performs a full “Unbreakable”concert for the the closing of the Dubai World Cup horce racing series. Her brother Randy is the only family member who attends. It’s the last concert of the tour.

March 27, 2016 : Janet unveils her “Unbreakable” jewelry line during à private event at the Armani Hotel in Dubai with Preston.

April 06, 2016 : In a video message posted on her social medias, Janet announces that she has to postone the remaining of her Unbreakable World Tour because she is “planning a family” with her husband and has to rest on Doctor’s orders. She insists that the tour will resume as soon as she can…

May 05, 2016 : After a week of gif teasers on her social medias, Janet finally reveals the video for “Dammn Baby” on her You Tube page. Several websites posts Behind The Scenes videos on the set of “Dammn Baby” including Entertainment Tonight, Billboard, AP Entertainment, Rolling Stone and Live Nation.

June 02, 2016 : New pics of Janet appear on line from a photoshoot for an upcoming cover story of Emeriates Woman magazine.

June 13, 2016 : Janet shares the behind the scene video of her photoshoot for Emirates Woman magazine on her You Tube page.

October 12, 2016 : Janet officially announces her pregnancy in a short statement to People magazine and she shares the first official picture of her baby bump.

January 04, 2017 : Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed their first child, a son, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. “Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world,” her rep says in a statement. Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably.”

April 15, 2017 : After 5 months of silence, Janet shares her very first picture with Eissa on her website and social medias (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Tumblr). The same day, Eissa is spotted in London with his dad Wissam.

May 01, 2017 : Speaking to her fans in a video shared on her website, Janet noted that her son is “so healthy, so beautiful, so sweet, so loving, such a happy baby.” She also briefly addressed her separation from Wissam Al Mana, saying, “We are in court and the rest is in God’s hands. As for the big announcement about her tour, which had been hyped by a countdown on her website, Jackson said she has changed its name to the State of the World tour and it will resume Sept. 7 at the Cajundome in Lafayette.

September 07, 2017 : Opening night of the SOTW Tour at the Cajundome in Lafayette. Janet performs many songs for the first time including New Agenda, Black Eagle, Dammn Baby, Island Life, Spending Time With You and Well Traveled.

October 27, 2017 : Janet & Randy visit their childhood home in Gary, Indiana and later they stop by the Roosevelt High Show and sit down for a Q&A with students & staff.

November 09, 2017 : Janet attends the Out100 gala at the Altman Buiding in New York City where she is presented with the Icon Award. Her “Glam Team” (Janet Zeitoun, Preston Menses & Robert Behar) help her prepare for the event.


Unbreakable World Tour 2015-2016

State of the World Tour 2017-2019

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