This week marks the 25th anniversary of Janet Jackson’s sixth studio album, “The Velvet Rope,” which will be reissued. Exactly 25 years after the original album’s debut, the extended edition will be available this Friday, October 7. There will be a plethora of bonus music on it, all of which will be made for the first time accessible via streaming services.
A number of B-sides and remixes that were previously exclusively available as CD singles are included on these tracklists, along with rarities like “Accept Me” and “God’s Stepchild.” These include Timbaland/Missy Elliott’s remix of “Go Deep,” Teddy Riley’s “TNT” remix of “I Get Lonely,” which Blackstreet assisted, J. Dilla’s “Got ‘Til It’s Gone,” and others.
Jackson gave Teyana Taylor a surprise appearance at one of her London concerts last month. In an Instagram post with a picture of the two, Taylor called Jackson’s visit “one of the greatest surprises of my life.”
“No matter how close our bond continues to grow, I will always still be one of ya biggest fans! Thank you for always being so genuine & being an inspiration to us all,” Taylor added.
2015 saw the release of Jackson’s most recent studio album, “Unbreakable.” A two-part documentary on Jackson’s life and career with new song clips interwoven was released in January of this year and was titled Janet Jackson.