La Toya Jackson’s bid for a comeback will finally take flight this spring. Although originally expected last fall, the album “Startin’ Over” will be released in late May via Ja-Tail Records and a new distribution deal with Bungalo Records/Universal Music and Video Distribution.
Jackson’s return to the spotlight began last summer with the release of “Just Wanna Dance” under the pseudonym Toy. “People weren’t giving me the chance to do my thing, which is to sing,” she told Billboard in August. “So, I altered my name for this single to see what would happen.”
Released to club DJs, the track reached No. 13 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart, laying the groundwork for her reemergence. The album’s second advance single, “Free the World” (Jason Randolph Remix) was serviced to DJs last month, and is No. 33 on the Hot Dance Club Play list in the latest issue of Billboard.
“‘Startin’ Over’ is exactly what I’ve done in every aspect of my life,” Jackson says about the set on her official Web site. “And this album sings about everything people have wanted to know about me and my feelings towards my family, the tabloids, my friends, having fun, you know… my life.”