ENTERTAINMENT
03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Janet Jackson Signs New Deal, Leaves Virgin After Flops

anet Jackson is set to sign a new record deal with Island Def Jam.

The singer is to follow in the footstep of boyfriend, producer Jermaine Dupri, by moving from Virgin to her new label.

Speaking about the move, Dupri told Billboard: "She's on Island, but it's more or less (Def Jam's CEO) Antonio 'LA' 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."

Jackson's departure from Virgin comes in the wake of two consecutive commercial disappointments - 2004's 'Damita Jo' and 2006's '20 Y.O'.

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