JAIN’S “MAKEBA” HAS RECEIVED 2018 GRAMMY® AWARD NOD FOR “BEST MUSIC VIDEO”
SCORES OVER 107 MILLION CUMULATIVE AUDIO & VIDEO STREAMS
FEATURED IN LEVI’S AD!
Critically acclaimed French alternative pop phenomenon Jain garners a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Music Video” for her breakout international smash “Makeba.” This marks the singer, songwriter, and beatmaker’s very first nod at the ceremony. The track is available on her full-length debut, Zanaka [Spookland/Sony Music France/RCA Records]—available everywhere now.
“Makeba” has quickly swept up both critical acclaim and fan love from nearly every corner of the globe. Powered by African rhythms, glitchy nineties-inspired beat-craft, and an immediately danceable refrain praising South African singer and activist Miriam Makeba a.k.a. “Mama Africa,” the track has globally generated over 107 million cumulative audio and video streams and sold 500,000 track equivalent units in addition to soundtracking a Levi’s spot.
Shot in South Africa, the cinematic video
intercuts Jain performing everywhere from an empty highway to the top of a skyscraper as she flips a synthesizer switch to change the scenes and ignite splashes of color and graffiti. Already, its YouTube/VEVO views impressively exceed 34 million-plus and counting.“Makeba” serves as the perfect introduction to her wild and wondrous world.
Born in France and raised between Dubai, Congo, and Abu Dhabi, Jain finds a universal rhythm of her own, threading together pop, European, and African sounds with an international panache. The impresario quickly became a sensation in her native France as Zanaka reached triple-platinum status and she earned a European Border Breakers Award for “Best French Act.” Touching down stateside, debut single “Come” generated over 172 million cumulative streams. Moreover, she made her late-night TV debut performing the track on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Beyond syncs on CBS, NETFLIX, and Fox, she sold out shows everywhere from Los Angeles and San Francisco to New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Montreal, Toronto, and beyond. “Makeba” has just begun to amplify that universal rhythm in 2018.