Feb 10, 2020: Los Angeles Times: Janet Jackson announces ‘Black Diamond’ album and tour, including Staples Center show
Janet Jackson is gearing up for a high-profile year with a new album and world tour.
The veteran vocal star announced her “Black Diamond” world tour on Monday morning. It is named after her upcoming new album, whose release date has yet to be confirmed
Jackson, 53, explained the “Black Diamond” album and tour title in a post on her Instagram page Monday, writing: “I see that as the hardest to hurt or destroy. There is a lot that I have endured. I see myself as a Black Diamond in its purest form. I’m a rock, I have ruff edges but I keep moving forward. I want to show you my strength as well as give you strength.” 2.1-.20
"What Have You Done for Me Lately" was written by Jackson and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and produced by Jam and Lewis. Jackson helped with the lyrics of the song and was credited as a "co-producer", although she is not given official credit as a producer. The song deals with a relationship that has gone bad because the man is not doing enough to please Jackson, prompting her to ask the title question. It received nominations for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song at the 1987 Grammy Awards, where Jackson performed the song live. Jackson has performed the song on all of her concert tours, Rhythm Nation 1814 Tour, janet. Tour, The Velvet Rope Tour, All for You Tour, Rock Witchu Tour and Number Ones: Up Close and Personal.