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Janet Jackson Drops New Song and Video, ‘Made For Now’ Featuring Daddy Yankee

Janet Jackson joins forces with reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee for her new upbeat single “Made For Now.”

Jackson uses the Harmony Samuels-produced track to send an uplifting message about living in the moment. “We’re made for now / Not tomorrow,” she sings on the afrobeat tune.

Jackson also released the video for “Made For Now,” which was directed by Dave Meyers, who also directed Jackson’s past visuals “Damnnn Baby,” “No Sleep” and “All For You.” Filmed in Brooklyn, the vibrant clip brings people from different cultures together to celebrate life through dance.

“Made For Now” is the first offering from Jackson’s forthcoming album that will serve as the follow-up to 2015’s Unbreakable. The iconic singer recently signed a new deal with distributor, label and publisher Cinq Music. The new partnership will cover recording and distribution through Jackson’s own imprint Rhythm Nation Records.

“Janet is a singular talent, a pop culture icon, incredibly innovative and socially conscious, a true music superstar,” said Cinq Music Co-Founder/President Barry Daffurn in a press release. “Together, we’ll leverage Cinq’s data-driven toolbox, global presence, and best-in-class capabilities in Latin and Urban music to connect with and grow her worldwide fan base.”

Watch Jackson’s “Made For Now” music video below.

Teyana Taylor Announces ‘Keep The Same Energy Tour’ Following Jeremih’s Dismissal

Teyana Taylor is a woman with a plan. After making a loud exit from her joint tour with Jeremih due to being “extremely mistreated,” the Harlem native has announced her headlining Keep That Same Energy Tour, which is named after her sophomore album.

Taylor will perform in the originally scheduled cities from her previous tour except for New Orleans and Kansas City, since Jeremih has been reportedly removed. Although she had to cancel Toronto’s show (Aug.16), she is working on rescheduling the show for later this week.

Taylor will keep DaniLeigh as the special guest for her. She also plans to have a couple of friends join the tour.

The tour drama between Jeremih and Taylor became public on Wednesday (Aug. 15) after she posted her disappointment in the crooner acting like a diva. The R&B acts went back and forth — directly and indirectly — on social media, which ultimately led to Jeremih’s dismissal.

Find tickets for Taylor’s KTSE Tour at axs.com, etix.com, ticketfly.com and ticketweb.com.

Keep That Same Energy Tour Dates
August 17 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
August 18 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
August 21 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
August 24 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center*
August 25 – Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
August 28 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
August 30 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
September 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
September 3 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory Orange County
September 4 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
September 5 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
September 7 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox SODO
September 8 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

*Daniel Caesar

SZA Plans to Launch Sustainable Clothing Line to Help Save Oceans

SZA wants to do her part to help save the ocean. The Grammy-nominated singer announced her new clothing line, in possible collaboration with Champion, dedicated to sustainability.

SZA shared an assumed final product of Ctrl Fishing Company — the possible name of her new apparel line, which is named after her debut album — on Instagram that featured a stylish hoodie. Across the hooded sweatshirt, in a rainbow embroidered font, it reads “Sustainability Gang” under a Champion logo.

In a series of IG story posts, the singer revealed other chic t-shirts and sweatshirts that included prints of cute seahorses and blue whales next to a “Puck Flastic” message.

SZA is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the collection to support sustainable efforts focused on protecting the oceans.

In other news, SZA is banging it out in the studio for her final album. “My world got so much smaller so fast,” she told Flaunt. “I have so much to write about. I feel like I’m in a cage. I’m making the best album of my life for this next album and I know that… because it’s going to be my last album.”

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