Janet Jackson Performs New Song With Missy Elliott

Janet Jackson has been through a lot since the release of her last album in 2008 – not that much of it has been related to music. Now, she’s back with a brand new album Unbreakable and a World Tour, which began on Monday night in Vancouver. She decided to start the show with a brand new track, featuring Missy Elliott.

The track, which is said to be called Burn It Up, is described by Elliott as a “clubbanggger“. While Elliott’s vocals were brought to life via a screen projection, Jackson’s silhouette stood still on stage. As she emerged into the spotlight, she proved that her seven year break was over. The performance was a complete surprise to happy fans, who loved the energy and quality production. The performance of the soon-to-be pop hit was shot by fans and posted online.

Janet Jackson – Into + Burn It Up (Unbreakable… by nastybreakdown

The follow-up to 2008’s Discipline will be released during America’s Autumn (Australia’s Spring) this year. Producer Jimmy Jam gave Entertainment Weekly a few of his thoughts about the album. “I think it’s totally different from any of her other albums. But it feels like her. At the end of the day, I go back to that. The thing about this album is there’s a lot of different places that it touches, but at the end of the day, it’s pure Janet.”

Until the new song comes out, you can get your Janet x Missy fix from 2001’s Son Of A Gun Remix.

Here’s the tracklist for her upcoming album:

2. Burnitup! (ft. Missy Elliott)
3. Dammn Baby
4. The Great Forever
5. Shoulda Known Better
6. After You Fall
7. Broken Hearts Heal
8. Night
9. No Sleeep (ft. J. Cole)
10. Dream Maker/ Euphoria
11. 2 B Loved
12. Take Me Away
13. Promise
14. Lessons Learned
15. Black Eagle
16. Well Traveled
17. Gon B Alright