Ari Lennox Announces "Shea Butter Baby" Album & Releases "Up Late" Single

Los Angeles, CA – Dreamville’s R&B/Soul singer Ari Lennox has blessed fans with a new single, “Up Late,” ahead of her long-awaited debut album, Shea Butter Baby, set to be released on May 7.

News of the debut came Tuesday (April 30) when Lennox shared a photo of the album’s front and back art on Instagram asking fans to “check out my new single ‘Up Late’ and be sure to pre-save & pre-order now!”

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My DEBUT Album #SheaButterBaby drops May 7th 😱. Check out my new single “Up Late” and be sure to pre-save & pre order now! ♥️ 👶🏾 @masego killed it on saxophone 🎷

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The tracklist for the album includes only two features, fellow label-mates J.I.D and J. Cole.

Chicago Boy
Broke ft. J.I.D
Up Late
Shea Butter Baby ft. J. Cole
Speak To Me
New Apartment
I Been
Whipped Cream

Lennox will kick off her headlining U.S. tour in Phoenix, Arizona a week after the album’s release. Baby Rose, Mikhala Jené and Ron Gilmore are billed as openers for the 20-date tour.

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Excited to announce that @babyrosemusic @MikhalaJene and @rongilmorejr will be joining me on tour!! ❤️Also — New #SheaButterBaby tour info: LA and Santa Cruz have new dates (5.16 & 5.18); We’ve moved to bigger rooms in LA, NOLA, ATL, and the CHI; Charlotte & Toronto have been added as well as a 2nd NYC show. Tix on sale at 10AM • NYC on sale at 12PM! 👧🏾👶🏾

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The D.C. singer-songwriter gained massive notoriety after the inclusion of her song, “Shea Butter Baby” on the Creed II soundtrack. The visual for the single, which features a guest appearance and verse from J. Cole, has reached over ten million views on YouTube since its February release.

Fans interested in attending her tour can get tickets here.

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