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Janet Jackson is gearing up for the release of her new album slated to arrive on Oct. 2. The 17-track LP titled Unbreakable features two guests; J. Cole and Missy Elliott. According to Jackson’s official website, Janet will open up for the first time about her brother Michael Jackson. She’ll also reflect on her youth. […]