The Album

Teyana Taylor Readies ‘The Album’ for June

Teyana Taylor is sharing more details about her upcoming third studio album.

The project, simply titled The Album, will arrive in June. The R&B songstress has also revealed the striking cover art, photographed by Daniel Sannwald, which features a topless Teyana in a Grace Jones-inspired pose, while covering her breasts and wearing a gold neck ring.

“‘THE ALBUM’• June 2020,” Teyana captioned the post.

Friends including Snoh Aalegra and La La Anthony shared their support on Instagram, as well as Teyana’s husband Iman Shumpert. “So proud of you. Exactly the way you see it!!!” he told his wife.

The Album marks the long-awaited follow-up to 2018’s critically-acclaimed K.T.S.E., which was produced by Kanye West in Wyoming, and spawned the top 10 R&B smash “Gonna Love Me,” plus a remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Raekwon.

Unlike K.T.S.E., The Album features production outside of Kanye. “This one is a little bit of everybody,” Teyana told Elton John on Apple Music last year. “I want to kind of explore a little bit more, get a couple more people involved, to really, really bring to life my vision, and not just be set on one set person, or one set sound.”

The project has already spawned tracks including “We Got Love” featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill, for which Teyana released a self-directed video in March. Prior to that, she dropped the King Combs-assisted “How You Want It? (HYWI?)” and the Kehlani collaboration “Morning.”