Teyana Taylor Scores #1 With New Album

01 July 2020
The RnB singer's latest project is doing mad numbers.
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The strong critical and commercial reception for THE ALBUM is a sweet coda to Teyana’s special announce­ment two weeks ago of her and husband Iman’s pregnancy with their second child. Teyana revealed the news in her new video for "Wake Up Love" (premiered June 12th) featuring Iman, daughter Junie and their special guest. 

With features from Erykah Badu, Missy Elliott, Future, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Quavo, Rick Ross, Big Sean, and others, THE ALBUM was tapped by Pitchfork as one of the “most anticipated albums of the summer.”  In addition to Wake Up Love,  Teyana’s masterpiece includes her new graduation anthem 'Made It' pegged by NPR as a “a triumphant, isolation-proof anthem for the Class of 2020,” as well as the Janet Jackson-approved viral sensation 'Bare Wit Me' the Kanye West-produced 'We Got Love' featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill, and 'How You Want it?' featuring King Combs.

THE ALBUM is the highly anticipated successor to K.T.S.E. (June 2018), Teyana’s second album, one of the five G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam albums produced by Kanye West during his 2018 sojourn in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  K.T.S.E. (an acronym for Keep That Same Energy) set off an 18-month chain reaction for Teyana, starting with its summer­time Top 10 R&B smash “Gonna Love Me.”  She performed “Gonna Love Me” (in a medley with “Rose In Harlem,” another K.T.S.E. track) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  Hip-hop audiences embraced the "Gonna Love Me" remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Raekwon, whose video was directed by Teyana.

Since the release of K.T.S.E., Teyana’s star has continued to rise; from her successful career as video director and continued investment in her production company, The Aunties, to her acting and modeling career, to a string of scintillating self-directed singles and videos, including ' Morning' with Kehlani. THE ALBUM is poised to take Teyana to the next level.

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