Janet Jackson has announced the release of a new studio album called Black Diamond, along with a supporting world tour.
Black Diamond marks Jackson’s 12th album to date, serving as the follow-up to 2015’s Unbreakable. In a statement, Jackson explained the meaning of the album’s title, saying, “Black Diamonds are the toughest of all the diamonds, the hardest to cut. Isee that as the hardest to hurt or destroy. There is a lot that I have endured. I see myself as a Black Diamond in its purest form. I’m a rock, I have ruff edges but I keep moving forward. I want to show you my strength as well as give you strength.”
Each performance will feature new music in addition to a special performance of Jackson’s 1989 album Rhythm Nation, according to a press release.