Michael Jackson's sister LaTOYA JACKSON decided to make a musical comeback under the command of her fans.

LaToya is poised to return to the spotlight with her new album STARTIN' OVER - her first in eight years during a career which has yet to see her top the charts.

But despite the criticisms LaToya has received in the past about her talents, she credits her fans for making her realise it was time for a comeback.

She explains, "The fans and that gave me lots of encouragement because, remember, there was so much going on in my life and there were always things that were said like, 'She can't sing, she can't dance, she has no talent.' And so I started believing that.

"But then the fans said, 'We wanna hear your music - we wanna hear what you're doing,' and I just started writing."