Stream Teyana Taylor’s New Album ‘K.T.S.E.’

After an extended wait, Teyana Taylor finally delivers her sophomore album, K.T.S.E. (Keep That Same Energy).

Executive produced by Kanye West, the album is the fifth project to release within the last month as part of his G.O.O.D. Music rollout. The eight-track offering includes features from West (“Hurry”), Ty Dolla $ign (“3Way”) and Mykki Blanco (“WTP”).

The album was supposed to drop immediately on Friday at midnight, however, Taylor still needed a little more time to put finishing touches to the project. Rapper Pusha T, who is also president of G.O.O.D. Music, confirmed earlier on Friday that Taylor was still working on parts of the album.

West announced the release date on Twitter in April, along with the other G.O.O.D. Music releases. Keeping that same energy he had for the other four projects, Taylor’s album arrives with no prior singles.

On Thursday (June 21), Taylor hosted an exclusive album listening party in Los Angeles that brought out industry tastemakers and talent including her husband Iman Shumpert, Kanye West, Migos and 2 Chainz, to name a few.

Keep That Same Energy is the follow-up to Taylor’s debut album, VII, which dropped in October 2015. The album featured appearances from Chris Brown, Pusha T and Yo Gotti.

Taylor will support her new album on tour later this summer with Jeremih. The two artists will kick off their North American tour on August 3 in Tampa. The month-long tour will hit major cities including Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles and Seattle, before wrapping up in Portland on September 8.

Stream Teyana Taylor’s Keep That Same Energy below.

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

Kiana Ledé Releases Debut EP ‘Selfless’

Rising singer Kiana Ledé has released her first EP titled Selfless. The eight-song set includes her A$AP-Ferg assisted track “Fairplay (Remix),” which has over 10 million streams.

Speaking on the track, Ledé told Genius, “I just broke up with someone, because I got cheated on. I was in that phase right when you break up where I was really angry, and everything that I did was it was calculated, and I was thinking, ‘What if he sees this?’ Everybody goes through that part.

The EP also includes a guest appearance from her Republic Records labelmate Blackway on the second track, “Shame.”

After spending years quietly developing her skills as a songwriter and singer, Ledé became a veritable sensation. To date, she has generated 50 million-plus views across her YouTube/Vevo channels. In addition to her music, she recently landed a co-starring role on Rev Run’s new Netflix series set to air in 2018 and starred in season 2 of MTV’s hit show Scream. 

Listen to Selfless below.

Stream Jade Novah’s Debut Album ‘All Blue’

Rising R&B star Jade Novah has delivered her highly awaited debut album, All Blue. The 14-track offering includes Novah’s previously released songs “All Blue” and “Next To You.” The album also features a guest appearance from R&B crooner Kevin Ross.

Novah went to Instagram to share her excitement about her first full-length album. “I have been on this musical journey for a very long time. From singing background vocals and writing songs for major artists, to mentoring new talent on The Four and now, finally releasing MY debut album to the world,” she wrote. “There have been so many detours, set backs, second guesses…but now I finally feel free to create the type of art and message that I’ve always wanted to.”

She continued, “A special thank you to my husband and executive producer @mrdevinaire for wearing every single hat that it took to get us here. This would not have been the same without you. 💙 My album lands at midnight ET, TONIGHT. 🛸This project has everything from ethereal trap to 90s r&b feels. I’m so proud of this album, and I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed creating it. It’s ALL BLUE!”

In addition to her album release, Novah has also shared a visual for the sixth track, “Intuition.” In the black-and-white clip, the songstress bewitches with soul, sass, and style as she literally levitates over the ocean.

Stream All Blue below.

Watch the video for “Intuition” below.

Teyana Taylor Teases Joint Album with Ty Dolla $ign

Teyana Taylor fans can expect more new music from her soon. The 27-year-old artist has announced her plans to do a joint album with Ty Dolla $ign.

Taylor shared the news after a fan tweeted, “Teyana Taylor and Ty Dolla Sign really made a song about having a threesome and killed it😍 wow.”

Taylor responded two minutes later, saying, “We actually bout to do a whole album together.”

The news comes after Taylor said she was going to re-release her latest album, K.T.S.E., with additional tracks. After those plans fell through, another fan wanted Taylor to assure her that her and Ty’s joint album would actually come to fruition.

“Please no more announcements tey😭😭 I can’t take it if they don’t come true,” the fan tweeted. Taylor replied, “Oh no this is for sure happening. A full album.”

Taylor released her sophomore album, K.T.S.E., on June 20 via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam. The album debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes R&B Charts. Music legend Janet Jackson congratulated Taylor on Instagram.

“I just found out, Teyana, that your album hit number one on iTunes,” Jackson said. “I’m really happy for you. That’s awesome and congratulations. All the best to you.”

Taylor, who is a huge fan of Jackson, wasted no time to express her excitement about Jackson congratulating her. “This made my world y’all,” Taylor said. “Thanks @JanetJackson. I [love] you. I didn’t even know you knew I had an album dropping. My heart is beating so fast.”

In other news, Taylor is gearing up for her joint summer tour with Jeremih that kicks off on August 3 in Tampa.

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