It's been eight years since Janet Jackson released an album, but the American star - and youngest member of the Jackson clan - will release her 11th record this autumn.

What's more, the as-yet-untitled record will be released on her own label, Rhythm Nation - with the press release on her website announcing the details. It says that she will become "arguably the first female African-American recording artist to form her own record label" and that the deal that she signed with BMG to release the album will be a non-traditional "artists' service' deal, where "the artist retains ownership of their recordings and full oversight of all costs and revenues."

Jackson's most well-known record to date remain's 1997's 'The Velvet Rope', which spawned hits like 'Together Again' and 'Go Deep'.

Watch a video clip announcing the new album below: