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Janet Jackson Confirms ‘New Music, New World Tour, a New Movement’

The singer made the video announcement on her 49th birthday

After some earlier speculation, Us Weekly reports that Janet Jackson will in fact release new music and embark on a world tour this year.

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.