LOS ANGELES, CA Wednesday Jul.18.2007 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- Janet Jackson has switched labels, teaming up with her boyfriend, producer Jermaine Dupri, over at Island Def Jam.

Dupri told Billboard, "She's on Island, but it's more or less [Def Jam CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid's] project. I let him deal with that on a day-to-day basis. He's going to A&R that project, too. Janet's record is one that he's wanted to do for a long time. He's very passionate about it... I don't really know what he's got in mind at this point. His past record isn't shabby so I'm going to let him do what he's going to do. I'm going to do [the new] Mariah [Carey album], and we're going to make it seem like we're in competition to see who's going to have the biggest album of the year."

There is no set release date, but word is it may drop before the end of the year, says FMQB.com.

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