Album Covers

Jun
10
Album Cover: Marsha Ambrosius – ‘Friends & Lovers’

Friends & Lovers

Marsha Ambrosius has revealed the cover and release date for her sophomore album Friends & Lovers. The illustrated artwork features a pair of red lips with the title written across them.

Due July 15, the follow-up to 2011′s Late Nights & Early Mornings includes 15 tracks with production from Pop & Oak, Da Internz, Eric Hudson, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, and more.

“You can expect me to be a complete asshole on one album,” the former Floetry member told Rap-Up TV. “Honestly and openly, the expressions of a woman, a very honest woman, and I’m not taking any prisoners.”

The album will be available for pre-order on June 23, while Target will carry a deluxe edition with three additional tracks.

Earlier this week, Marsha debuted the powerful video for her ballad “Run.”

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Jun
10
Tank Reveals ‘Stronger’ Album Cover, Release Date

Stronger

After joining Tyrese and Ginuwine for the TGT album, Tank returns to solo territory with his sixth LP Stronger. The R&B General looks dapper on the black-and-white cover art, which he unveiled today.

The follow-up to 2012′s This Is How I Feel arrives August 12 featuring production from Jerry Wonda.

“It’s just an album that speaks to a different place [where] I am in my life and my career,” said Tank. “I’m having more fun in life and that deserves tempo. R&B deserves that energy and I think that energy appeals to more people.”

He will perform at the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans on July 5.

Watch the TAJ-directed video for his single “You’re My Star” below.

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May
19
Mixtape Cover: Wiz Khalifa – ’28 Grams’

28 Grams

Just days after announcing his mixtape, Wiz Khalifa has unveiled the cover art for 28 Grams. The illustrated artwork features “Trap Wiz” and his French bulldog Vincent.

The project is expected to drop any day now. “It’s gonna drop fast. You should go home,” he told MTV News at Hangout Fest over the weekend.

28 Grams serves as a prelude to his fifth album Blacc Hollywood. “It’s more than a teaser, it’s gonna get the Khalifa train rolling,” said Wiz.

The mixtape will include his Weedmixes of ScHoolboy Q’s “Man of the Year” and K Camp’s “Cut Her Off.”

May
5
Album Cover: Jennifer Lopez – ‘A.K.A.’

A.K.A.

Ay mami! Jennifer Lopez brings the heat with the red-hot cover art for her 10th album A.K.A., which stands for Also Known As. The multi-faceted superstar and mother of two shows off her banging body in a bondage-inspired dress with her breasts strapped in.

She revealed to Jimmy Kimmel that she was considering two titles for the album, Same Girl and A.K.A., before ultimately deciding on the latter.

“I feel like I’ve been given so many monikers, and I do a lot of different things,” said J.Lo.

The album has spawned the buzz tracks “Same Girl” and the DJ Mustard-produced “Girls,” plus the singles “I Luh Ya Papi” featuring French Montana and the Max Martin-produced “First Love.”

She has collaborated with an all-star cast including Chris Brown (“Emotions”), Robin Thicke and Wiz Khalifa (“Loveline”), Maxwell (“I Wanna Love”), Nas (“Trouble”), Rick Ross (“No Worries”), and Pitbull (“Big Booty”).

A.K.A. is set for release on June 17.

What do you think of J.Lo’s cover art? Weigh in below.

Apr
30
Mariah Carey Announces New Album ‘Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse’

Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse

As promised, Mariah Carey has announced all the details surrounding her 14th album including a title, release date, cover art, and tracklisting.

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Apr
14
Album Cover: The Roots – ‘…and then you shoot your cousin’

...and then you shoot your cousin

The worlds of art and hip-hop collide on the cover of The Roots’ upcoming album …and then you shoot your cousin. The artwork features a reproduction of Romare Bearden’s 1964 mixed media collage “Pittsburgh Memory.”

The project, whose title was inspired by KRS-One, arrives May 19 featuring the single “When the People Cheer,” which debuted last week.

In between their nightly appearances on “The Tonight Show,” The Roots will play Hot 97′s Summer Jam with some friends on June 1.

What do you think of The Roots’ cover art? Weigh in below.

Apr
10
Ed Sheeran Reveals ‘x’ Album Cover, Tracklisting

x

After launching his Pharrell Williams-produced single “Sing,” Ed Sheeran has unveiled the cover and tracklisting for his sophomore album x (pronounced multiply).

Due June 23, the follow-up to his 2011 debut + features 12 tracks, with production from Rick Rubin, Jeff Bhasker, Benny Blanco, Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, and Jake Gosling.

“I wanted raw, honest songs from the heart,” the British crooner told Rolling Stone. “When you hear that Kesha-Pitbull song, you know it’s a hit, but it doesn’t make you want to cry or laugh or sit in a corner for five hours just repeating it.”

The album will be available for pre-order on iTunes starting Friday.

See the tracklisting below.

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