"Together Again" is a song by American recording artist Janet Jackson from her sixth studio album, The Velvet Rope (1997). It was written and produced by Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, with additional writing by Jackson's then-husband, René Elizondo, Jr. Originally written as a ballad, the track was rearranged as a dance and house song. Jackson was inspired to write the song by her own personal experience of losing a friend to AIDS, as well as by a piece of fan mail she received from a young boy in England who had lost his father.
"Together Again" was well received by music critics, who praised the song's structure and Jackson's vocals, comparing them to those of Diana Ross and works by Donna Summer. Commercially, the song was a success, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks, as well as reaching the top of the Hot Dance Club Songs. The song was additionally certified Gold by the RIAA. Worldwide, it peaked within the top five in most countries, such as Canada and the United Kingdom, and topped the charts in the Netherlands. As of 2015 it has sold 6 million copies worldwide.
Two music videos were produced for "Together Again". The video for the original, directed by Seb Janiak, shows Jackson and her dancers performing in a futuristic African paradise where people are seen living side by side with wild animals such as elephants, giraffes, and wildcats. Another music video released for the 'Deeper Remix' was directed by René Elizondo, Jr. and shows Jackson in an apartment.
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