Janet Taps Rapper Nelly For “Call On Me”

Singing icon Janet

Jackson is gearing up for a full-fledged return to music with her forthcoming

album 20 Years Old.The

project’s first single, "Call on Me," features St. Louis rapper Nelly

and currently sits at #15 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart

after five weeks. The

duo recently wrapped production on the live action/animation video, which was

inspired by Aesop’s Fables. "Call on Me" premiered Wednesday (July 26)

on BET.One

hundred fans got an early glimpse of the video Monday (July 24), as the singer

made a special appearance at the Met bar in London for a special playback and

showing.Produced

by Jermaine Dupri and longtime Jackson collaborators Jimmy "Jam" Harris

and Terry Lewis, 20 Years Old is described as a celebration of two decades

of continued growth for the songstress, as well as the essential newness of creativity.

The

album is set to be released on the 20th anniversary of Jackson’s solo debut Control.Last

week, the singer’s fans began submitting entries for a new Yahoo! Music contest

Jackson is holding, to find an album cover for the forthcoming release. The

singer handpicked 33 photos of herself from the last 20 years for fans to use

for the contest. Although

fans will vote on the covers, the final decision will be made by Jackson. The

top four will have their covers used on "selected publicly distributed copies"

of the songbird’s new album for the first 1 million copies, according to Virgin

Records.Sixteen

finalists will win Jackson’s complete album discography on CD. Each design will

get its own link that can be shared. For details on the contest as well as a look

at the entries, visit http://designme.janetjackson.com/20

Years Old hits stores Sept. 26.

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