Australia welcomes the return of Janet Jackson with her first new single in two years, ‘Made For Now’. Given its global premiere on Jimmy Fallon, the performance set social media alight with the all-singing, all-dancing celebration proving why Janet is one of the highest selling artists of all time. Racking up over 31 million Youtube views in a single week, the video for ‘Made For Now’ is already a bona fide hit, with the single going to Australian radio this week. Australia’s love of Janet is over four decades in the making, spanning five multiplatinum, platinum and gold albums, three sold out tours and 29 iconic top 40 hits that are still radio staples today including All For You, Black Cat, That’s The Way Love Goes, Together Again, Runaway and The Best Things In Life Are Free.
‘Made For Now’ is inspired by Janet’s personal love of music from around the globe and is produced by Harmony Samuels, who has crafted tracks for Ariana Grande, Mary J. Blige, Maroon 5, and Jennifer Lopez.
The song is meant to move people to enjoy their lives and seize opportunities today, not worry or wait until tomorrow. Shot in Brooklyn, New York, the music video was produced by her longtime collaborator; and Grammy-Award winning Director, Dave Myers and transports fans to a neighbourhood dance party filled with cameos from a contingent of international dancers from Ghana, Nigeria, Grenada, Trinidad and the U.S. who were hand selected by Janet and her longtime Creative Director Gil Duldulao.
‘Made For Now’ caps an incredible summer for Janet who headlined major festivals including Essence Festival in New Orleans, the largest crowd in its 24-year history. She had press and fans buzzing about her first ever festival performance at Panorama, where Billboard said, “Turning out flawlessly executed choreography for over an hour and a half… Jackson is an unstoppable dynamo on stage,” and Vibe said, “We were not only mystified by her presence, but also her dedication to her craft.”