Ari Lennox Confirms Sophomore Album Is Complete

Ari Lennox has completed her sophomore album. The Washington, D.C. native confirmed the news on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

She tweeted, “My album is done! Are you guys ready 👀??”

A release date for Lennox’s new album has not been revealed, though she previously stated it would arrive this year.

Lennox also announced her new single “Hoodie” is set to drop this Friday, Aug. 12. It’s her first proper single since releasing chart-topping track “Pressure,” which went No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart.

A lot has happened for Lennox since dropping “Pressure” in September 2021. Within a month, the song reached the top 10 at R&B radio and on the Billboard Adult R&B Airplay chart. It marked her first time reaching the top 10 on both charts, eventually taking the number one position on both. She also appeared on Summer Walker’s “Unloyal,” Khalid’s “Scenic Drive,” EarthGang’s “Run Too” and Buddy’s “Coolest Things.”

Her collaboration with Walker reached the top 10 on the Adult R&B Airplay chart in June. Before that feat, Lennox collected gold certifications from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for her contribution to Jazmine Sullivan’s “On It” and for “Pressure.”

Circling back to Lennox’s sophomore LP, it will follow her 2019 album, Shea Butter Baby. Released on J. Cole’s Dreamville Records/Interscope Records, Shea Butter Baby spawned the following RIAA-certified singles: “Shea Butter Baby” featuring J. Cole (platinum), “BMO” (gold) and “Whipped Cream” (gold).

In March 2020, Lennox released her Shea Butter Baby (Remix EP)The three-track project included features from Doja Cat (“BMO” Remix), Durand Bernarr (“Facetime” Remix) and Smino (“I Been” Remix). 

In other news, Lennox will appear on Babyface’s new album, Girls’ Nights Out, which releases Oct. 29. The two were spotted in the studio together last year. The album will also feature Ella Mai, Kehlani and Queen Naija, to name a few.


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