Stream Kelela’s Debut Album ‘Take Me Apart’

After much anticipation, Kelela has finally released her first album, Take Me Apart. The 14-track offering takes listeners on a journey through two of Kelela’s past relationships.

Speaking on her inspiration behind Take Me Apart, Kelela said, “Despite it being a personal record, the politics of my identity informs how it sounds and how I choose to articulate my vulnerability and strength. I am a black woman, a second-generation Ethiopian-American, who grew up in the ‘burbs listening to R&B, jazz and Björk. All of it comes out in one way or another.”

Solange, who has collaborated with Kelela in the past, went on Instagram to share her support. “This album is EVERYYTHANG AND so are youuuuu🌹@kelelam *continues to play bluff, sos, and altadena 17,000 times in a row,” she wrote to her 3.1 million followers.

Take Me Apart will follow her 2015 EP Hallucinogen and her 2013 mixtape Cut 4 Me. 

Stream Take Me Apart below.

Keithan is the founder/editor-in-chief of Rated R&B

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Stream Janine’s Debut Album ’99’

Janine has finally released her debut album, 99.

Produced by Jono Dorr and œç¡l, the 11-track offering finds the Atlantic Records signee opting out of guest appearances. This approach allows listeners to stay focused only on her alluring voice and lyrical content. The LP includes fan favorites “Unstable,” “Never the Right Time,” “Hold On,” and “Too Late.” The latter track has an accompanying visual.

Janine shared the significance of her album title. “The name 99 stands for being one step away from being complete,” she said. “It’s also the time I started to become conscious of the music I really liked. A lot of music from the late ’90s and early 2000s ended up being a huge influence on the album.”

Janine recently celebrated her 99 album release party with her family, friends, fans and industry tastemakers in Los Angeles. She made a homemade hot sauce for everyone as giveaways.

Dive into Janine’s new album 99 below.

Jessie J Shares Final Installment of ‘R.O.S.E’ Album (Empowerment)

Jessie J concludes her R.O.S.E. tetralogy with the final installment titled Empowerment.

On the four-track offering, the vocalist searches for love and serenity. She delivers a standout performance on “Somebody’s Lady,” which is a beautifully sung ballad on longing to be that special woman in a man’s life.

Collectively, Jessie J has showered fans with 16-tracks throughout the campaign for R.O.S.E. She released the first three installments Realisations, Obsessions and Sex earlier this week.

One thing is certain: Jessie J kept listeners itching for more new music with each release. Will other artists follow this unique album roll out? Only time will tell.

Listen to Empowerment below.

Stream Part Three of Jessie J’s ‘R.O.S.E.’ Album (Sex)

Jessie J unleashes Sex, the third installment of her four-part album R.O.S.E.

The four-track offering includes her single “Queen,” which has an empowering visual. Sex also features a sample of Cheryl Lynn’s hit song “Got To Be Real” on the end track titled “Play,” which was produced by Hitmaka.

Tomorrow (May 25), Jessie J will release Empowerment, the fourth and final installment of R.O.S.E. She released Realisations and Obsessions earlier this week.

Stream Sex below.

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