“Made For Now” (2018)

Made For Now

Recording sessions : Spring of 2018

Studios :

Label : Rhythm Nation/Cinq

Release date : August 17, 2018

Original track listing

Made For Now (with Daddy Yankee)

Demos/Alternate Version/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions 

Made For Now (latin version) : sung in Spanish. Released in 2018 on streaming.

Others songs from this era 

Made For Now released on August 17, 2018

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 88

Music video directed by : Dave Meyers

Date of shooting : July 22-25, 2018

Date of premiere : August 17, 2018

Official release :  Never released on dvd but on Janet’s You Tube official page.

Promotion (TV performances/Award Shows/magazine covers etc.)

January 25, 2018 : Essence announces that Janet will headline the upcoming Essence Music Festival next July. At night, Janet makes a surprise appearance at the Essence Black Women in Music gala where she presents her friend Missy Elliott with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

May 17, 2018 : Janet’s Billboard Magazine cover story is online.

May 20, 2018 : Live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Janet walks the red carpet of the Billboard Music Awards with her team (Joey, Preston, Janet & Robert). She performs a medley of Nasty/If/Throb with 40 dancers and then Bruno Mars presents her with the Icon Award. Katherine, Rebbie, Austin & Yashi are her guests and sit front row.

June 19, 2018 : Janet’s upcoming cover of the July issue of Essence Magazine is revealed.

June 22 : Janet is presented with the inaugural impact award during the Radio Disney Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

July 8, 2018 : Janet kicks off the second leg of her “State Of The World Tour”(SOTW2) with a 2 hour show at the Mercedes-Benz Dome in New Orleans as part of the Essence Music Festival.

August 15, 2018 : In NYC, Janet tapes her performance of “Made For Now’ on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (directed by Gil) and finally she visits the SIRIUSXM Radio Station to tape an interview.

August 16 , 2018 : Janet tapes an appearance on MTV’s TRL on Times Square.

Janet makes a surprise appearance during a fan only listening session of “Made For Now” at Spotify NYC.

August 17, 2018 : “Made For Now” is released on Spotify & Apple Music. The video premieres on You Tube. Janet’s taped apperances on TRL and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon are aired.

At night Janet attends the “Made For Me” Release Party at Samsung 837 in NYC with her whole team including Gil, Preston & Daddy Yankee.

August 18, 2018 :  Janet & Daddy Yankee attend the 44th Annual Harlem Week.

August 23, 2018 : Back in L.A, Janet visits the Radio Disney Studios for an interview.

August 24, 2018 : Janet visits the 92.3 Radio Studio in L.A for an interview with DJ Hed.

August 26, 2018: Janet makes a stunning appearance on the Black Girls Rock Awards Red Carpet in Newark, New Jersey.

Later that night, Ciara presents Janet with the Rock Star Award. The presentation ceremony will air on BET on September 9.

August 27, 2018 : Janet visits the radios stations 103.9, 107.5 and Hot 97 in NYC for promotional interviews.

August 29 : Janet releases a short video directed by social media star BlameItOnKway’s . Shot only a week ago at iconic Studio 60,  the video aesthetically continues Janet’s recent “Made For Now” video, with the queen at her rightful throne, as King Bach and Kway dance for her approval.

August 30, 2018 : Missy Elliott presents Janet with the BMI Icon Award during the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall

A special tribute of Janet songs is performed by Jussie Smollett (“That’s the Way Love Goes”), Justine Skye (“Let’s Wait Awhile”), Normani (“The Pleasure Principle”) and Teyana Taylor (“I Get Lonely”) and H.E.R (Anytime Anyplace).

August 31, 2018: Janet visits several radio stations in Atlanta for promotional interviews.

September 5, 2018 : Janet appears on the cover of In Style’s October issue with an exclusive interview and new photoshoot. In the interview Janet speaks for the first time of the abuse she went through in her last marriage.

September 7, 2018 : Back in L.A, Janet visits several radio stations for promotional interviews.

September 13/14, 2018 : Back in London, Janet visits several radio stations for promotional interviews.

September 29, 2018 : Janet performs a 60 minutes concert at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, NYC and the performance is broadcasted live around the world on You Tube ans MSNBC. Naomi Campbell introduces her and for this special event she invites Q Tip on Got T’il It’s Gone and the dancers of the “Made For Now”. Her whole team is there to support her including Randy.

November 4, 2018 : Live from Bilbao, Janet performs a medley of “Made For Now”, “All For You” and “Rhythm Nation” at the MTV EMA’s and Jason Derulo presents her with the Global Icon Award.

December 14, 2018 : Janet attends 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards at the Asia World Expo in Hong Kong, China where she is presented with the Inspiration Award. Backstage she poses with boys band BTS.

January 31 2019, : Janet gives a private performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Then she takes a private jet back to L.A with her team (Joey, Gil, Preston, Cassie, Paulette & the Kids).

Paula Abdul presents Janet with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 20th Anniversary of Choreographer’s Carnival. Taryll Jackson attends the show.

March 29, 2019 : Janet attends the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center in New York City where she is inducted by Janelle Monae. Then she attends an after party celebrating her induction with many family & friends including Randy, Austin Brown, Joey, Gil, Preston, Robert, Lil Kim, MC Lyte, Tina Landon, Terry Lewis, Jimmy Jam, Asa Soltan, Johnny Gill, Joey Harris, Cassidy Blaine, Tommy Parker, Janet & Talun Zeitoun & more.

April 7, 2018 : Janet and her crew perform the very last SOTW show at Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage on a boat cruise in Miami, Florida.

May 17, 2019 : Opening night for Janet’s residency in Vegas. Many family and friends attend the show  including Katherine, Rebbie, Austin, Yashi, Jimmy Jam, Yvette Nicole Brown, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Eve etc. Later Janet attends the after party for the debut of her residency “Metamorphosis” at On The Record Speakeasy and Club at Park MGM.

June 23, 2019 : Janet is on the cover of the Sunday Times magazine with a new photoshoot + interview of Janet.

June 29, 2019 : Janet performs a 50 minutes set at the Glastonbury Festival in England.

June 30, 2019 : Janet performs a 80 minutes set at the Jazz Montreux Festival in Switzerland. She is introduced on stage by Quincy Jones. Backstage, Janet poses with Shania Twain and a few fans who present her with the European Appreciation Award.

July 5, 2019 : Janet attends Wireless in London with her friend James and backstage she meets Lil Nas.

July 18, 2019 : Janet and her team perform at the Jeddah Music Festival in Saudi Arabia.

August 11, 20189: Janet is on the cover of Stellar inside the Sunday Telegraph and  the Sunday Herland Sun with an exclusive interview.

September 13, 2019 : Janet visits the Flyte Time Studios in Minneapolis with Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam.

September 14, 2019 : Janet performs a concert at the Treasure Island Amphitheater in Welch, Minnesota. Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam join her onstage.

September 19, 2019 : Janet celebrates the 30th anniversary of Rhythm Nation 1814 with small videos messages on her social medias + Spotify.

October 24, 2019 : Back in London, Janet gives an interview to the Star Advertiser.

October 28, 2019 : Janet makes a surprise appearance at the 2019 Pride of Britain Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London to present Dame Elizabeth Anionwu with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

November 6, 2019 : Janet gives an interview to radio show Carrie & Tommy on Hit network. She rehearses with the Kids. At night she has dinner with her team including Gil, Preston & Joey.

December 1, 2019 : Janet presents the Urban Luxe Award to Rihanna at The Fashion Awards 2019 held at Royal Albert Hall in London.

Concerts

Janet Jackson: Metamorphosis (2019)

Previous era : « Unbreakable » (2015)

Next era : The Black Diamond

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