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No Sleeep” is the lead promotional single from American recording artist Janet Jackson, for her forthcoming eleventh studio album to be released in the fall of 2015.

Co-written and produced by Jackson and her long-time collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, it is the first record to be released under Jackson’s imprint label Rhythm Nation Records, distributed by BMG Rights Management.

The track was released via Janet’s official Facebook and official YouTube page on June 22nd 2015. It was well received by music critics, who praised the song for its sultry aesthetic; reviewers complemented Jackson’s vocals, as well as the song’s subtle production style, noting that it appeared to be a conscientious choice on her part and that of her producers to avoid current market trends.

Lyrically, “No Sleeep” depicts Jackson longing to reunite with her lover. Due to its slow tempo and sentimentality, it has been described as embodying traits of the quiet storm subgenre of Contemporary R&B.

It was made available for digital download on June 22, 2015, in addition to vinyl copies being sold on Jackson’s official website in conjunction with pre-sale orders for the upcoming studio album and Unbreakable World Tour concert tickets. After the release, the song peaked at number one on Billboard‍ ‘​s Trending 140 chart.

Listen: Janet Jackson – ‘No Sleep’

Lyrics Janet Jackson – ‘No Sleep’

[Chorus]
You’re missing me, I’m missing you
Whenever we meet, we ain’t gonna get no sleep
When I get to be together with you
It’s fait accompli, we ain’t gonna get no sleep

[Verse 1]
A vision rolling round in my head
But I don’t really talk about it
I’m loving what you’re doing to me
And I don’t wanna do without it
Day and night, I dream of us doing whatever
But I guess I’ll have to wait until that day comes

[Chorus]
You’re missing me, I’m missing you
Whenever we meet, we ain’t gonna get no sleep
When I get to be together with you
It’s fait accompli, we ain’t gonna get no sleep

[Verse 2]
48 hours in love
It oughta be a weekend marathon
So you better get ready, my king
Cause I’ma be the queen of insomnia
Stay wide awake
For every moment we spend together
Cause every second you’re awake
Feels like forever

[Chorus]
You’re missing me, I’m missing you
Whenever we meet, we ain’t gonna get no sleep
When I get to be together with you
It’s fait accompli, we ain’t gonna get no sleep
You’re missing me, I’m missing you
Whenever we meet, we ain’t gonna get no sleep
When I get to be together with you
It’s fait accompli, we ain’t gonna get no sleep

[Bridge]
Don’t have time to sleep but we can dream
So think outside the box, my baby
Show me how much you are missing me
I’ll read between the lines
And I sure hope it rains

[Outro]
We ain’t gonna get no sleep
We ain’t gonna get no sleep
We ain’t gonna get no sleep