Youthful Janet Jackson defies her 49 years as she takes fans behind-the-scenes of her album cover shoot
Janet Jackson is plotting her return to music, and looking incredibly youthful in the process.
On Thursday, the 49-year-old released an image from her upcoming album cover photo shoot, which showcased her wrinkle-free complexion to full effect.
The photogenic songstress looked seductive as she sat on a wooden stool in ripped jeans and a white blouse.
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Her hair blown out in loose and wavy curls, the Nasty singer crossed her legs and touched her cheek.
She wore an immense amount of bracelets, as well as a number of other eye-catching accessories to liven up her edgy look.
Further flushing out her creative vision, Janet also released a video providing a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot for the album cover.
The finishing touches: A stylist pored over Janet Jackson's final look in a scene from a video giving a behind-the-scenes look at her album cover photo shoot
Haunting: The star was a natural for photographer Yu Tsai, as she cast a sultry expression at one point
In the video, Janet worked her magic for photographer Yu Tsai, who gushed about his enduring chemistry with the hitmaker.
'Anytime that I get to work with Janet, it's an honour. It's like reuniting with an old friend. We're back on set together again, we're doing our tango together again, I love it,' he said.
The smiling photographer also discussed their working harmony.
Working her magic: The photogenic songbird grinned gleefully for the camera
Camera friendly: Jackson tried on a number of different accessories to achieve the perfect finishing look
'Gotta find each others step, you have to find each others rhythm, and when you hit that crescendo just right, that's when you get the most amazing, beautiful image.
'I think we hit that crescendo more than a few times already!'
Speaking of the vision for the wardrobe, stylist Kim Bowen explained that her outfits would consist of 'whole conglomeration of different kinds of looks.'
Janet is in the midst of a musical comeback.
Working in harmony: Photographer Yu Tsai said of their creative process, 'When you hit that crescendo just right, that's when you get the most amazing, beautiful image'
Sultry: Janet also tried on a fetching black hat for the camera
Getting it just right: Janet appeared to be looking at herself in the mirror
The songbird recently released the single No Sleeep, seven years after her last studio album, Discipline.
She is also about to embark on her first tour for in nearly a decade – Unbreakable.
The singer is releasing her material on her own label - the partnership between Rhythm Nation and BMG makes her arguably the first African/ American woman to do so.
Her eleventh album, also titled Unbreakable, will be released later this year.
Having a vision: Fans were given a glimpse of the various options from the photo shoot
Drumming up interest! Jackson also share
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