Terry Lewis, Janet’s longtime producer, reportedly called D.C. radio host Donnie Simpson and let it slip that Janet’s new album will be released around October 2nd.
Given a break on the tour during this first October week, fans were speculating that it could be a time reserved for Janet promoting the album following its release. However, the record was expected to drop before September 30th, which is the deadline for the Grammy Award consideration for 2016. Furthermore, the e-mail that fans received upon the pre-order said they would get the album until September 30th.
It may be the case that the digital, pre-ordered copies drop on Wednesday, the 30th, and the album goes to the stores on Friday, the 2nd, since Friday is the new Global Release date for albums.