Album Covers

Jan
7
Ashanti Unveils New ‘BraveHeart’ Cover

Braveheart

Ashanti is in full bloom on the cover of her fifth album BraveHeart. The R&B beauty poses in front of a rose in the gorgeous photo, which replaces the previous cover. She unveiled the new artwork on Instagram along with a series of promo photos, shot by Robert Ector.

After several delays, the follow-up to 2008’s The Declaration is set to arrive on February 18 on Written Entertainment/eOne Music. It has already spawned the Busta Rhymes-assisted “The Woman You Love,” “That’s What We Do” with R. Kelly, and the heartfelt ballad “Never Should Have.”

In November, she released the Rick Ross-assisted single “I Got It” and has recorded a song with Beenie Man called “First Real Love.”

“It’s something for women, just being empowering. This album is something very deep,” Ashanti previously said of the project, which features production from Jerry Wonda, Detail, and Sak Pase. “I’m going places that I haven’t gone on different albums.”

See more photos from her BraveHeart shoot below.

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Dec
14
Album Cover: Angel Haze – ‘Dirty Gold’

Dirty Gold

Angel Haze shines bright on the cover of her debut Dirty Gold. The 22-year-old rapper has revealed the striking artwork, which shows her face studded in gold and jewels.

“I really don’t feel like waiting anymore…here’s the Dirty Gold album artwork. #sorryguysatmylabel,” tweeted Angel.

Due in early 2014, the album features the singles “No Bueno” and “Echelon (It’s My Way).”

“I think it’s a melting pot of a ton of different genres,” she told Rolling Stone. “I worked with a bunch of people who were able to take what I wanted it to be and make it all very cohesive. With their help, I feel like I created my own genre.”

She has been warming up with her “30 Gold” series featuring freestyles and acoustic covers of hits including “Same Love,” “Wrecking Ball,” and “Counting Stars.”

Dec
3
Mac Miller Announces ‘Live From Space’ Album

Live From Space

Mac Miller has a surprise for his fans this holiday season. The Pittsburgh rapper will release his first live album later this month.

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Nov
16
Album Cover: R. Kelly – ‘Black Panties’

Black Panties

Let the baby making begin. R. Kelly sets the seductive mood with the provocative covers for his album Black Panties. The standard edition shows the masked singer playing a violin on a topless woman’s body. He ups the ante on the deluxe, lying in a pile of ladies, who are wearing nothing but black panties.

The follow-up to 2012′s Write Me Back has already spawned the singles “My Story” featuring 2 Chainz, “Genius,” and “Cookie.”

“I’m on a Benjamin Button-type of mission right now,” Kellz told Fuse. “I’m going back to the old school R. Kelly days where he did the 12 Play, the sexual songs mixed with the hip-hop songs.”

The Black Panties come off on Dec. 10. See the deluxe artwork below.

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Nov
7
Album Cover: Childish Gambino – ‘because the internet’

because the internet

Childish Gambino has quit NBC’s “Community” and is focusing on his music. On Dec. 10, he will release his album because the internet. The cover art features a close-up of the L.A.-born rapper wearing a Hawaiian shirt.

The album title was given to him by Beck. “I felt like it was appropriate to my career, it was appropriate to the album, it was appropriate to life in general,” he told VIBE.

Last month, he dropped the first single “3005″ and can also be heard on Jhené Aiko’s “Bed Peace.”

See the animated cover below.

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Nov
4
Mike WiLL Made It Taps Miley Cyrus, Jay Z, & Ciara for ‘#MikeWiLLBeenTriLL’ Mixtape

#MikeWiLLBeenTriLL

From Miley Cyrus to Jay Z, Mike WiLL Made It has shifted the sound of pop music with his chart-topping hits. And now the super-producer will cap off 2013 by releasing his new mixtape #MikeWiLLBeenTriLL.

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Nov
4
Leona Lewis Unwraps ‘Christmas, With Love’ Cover, Tracklisting

Christmas, With Love

Leona Lewis is getting into the Christmas spirit. In addition to fellow divas Mary J. Blige, Tamar Braxton, and Kelly Clarkson, the British songstress will release her first-ever holiday album Christmas, With Love on Dec. 3.

She has revealed the cover and tracklisting, which includes remakes of seven seasonal classics such as “Winter Wonderland,” “White Christmas,” and “Silent Night.”

The Motown-inspired set also includes three original songs—the haunting “Your Hallelujah,” flirty “Mr. Right,” and the cheerful first single “One More Sleep.”

“I had such fun recording this record and that really comes through in the songs,” said Leona. “I am looking forward to spreading a little Christmas cheer!”

Unwrap the tracklisting and listen to “One More Sleep” below.

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