The famed pop singer made the announcement herself today — which also happens to be her 49th birthday — via a #ConversationsInACafe video, where she appears to be in the studio. Though you can’t see her face, Jackson says in a voiceover, “I promised you’d hear it from my lips, and now you will. This year, new music, new world tour, a new movement. I’ve been listening. Let’s keep the conversation going.” Jackson’s most recent release was her 2008 studio album, Discipline.