No Sleeep

Album: Unbreakable (2015)
Charted: 63
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  • Janet Jackson's first single in seven years is a steamy tune that lyrically depicts the singer waiting longingly to engage in intimacy with her lover. The release of the song on June 22, 2015 was accompanied by a tweet, "I dedicate this to My Love," referring Jackson's husband, Wissam Al.
  • The song was produced by longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the pair responsible for the definitive Janet Jackson sound since 1986's Control.
  • This was released under Jackson's own record label, Rhythm Nation Records, distributed by BMG Rights Management. The launch of Rhythm Nation made history with the singer becoming the first female African-American recording artist to form her own label.
  • The song was Janet Jackson's 40th Hot 100 hit and her first since "Feedback" peaked at #19 in 2008.
  • A remixed version featuring J. Cole was sent to radio on July 23, 2015. Jackson and the rapper recorded the new tune in a Los Angeles recording studio earlier in the month. Cole gives Janet's late big brother a shout out during his verse when he raps about having "Butterflies like MJ."


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