Capitol Records will release Queen Naija’s debut album, missunderstood, on October 30. Today, as the album pre-order launched, she shared her new single, “Lie to Me” Ft. Lil Durk. Over a striking piano line, the two artists take an edgy look at a no-strings relationship, focusing on the passion and minimizing the drama. Chicago-based rapper Lil Durk is fresh off his new single, “The Voice,” and his feature on Drake’s “Laugh Now Cry Later.” Download / stream “Lie to Me” HERE. Watch for the official video to premiere soon.
missunderstood is now available for pre-order HERE. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive “Lie to Me” plus “Pack Lite” and “Butterflies Pt. 2.”
Combined global streams of “Pack Lite” now exceed 42 million. Last week, Queen released an alternative video, directed by directed by AlphaMale Visuals (YFN Lucci, Yung Bleu), forthe track. View HERE. Views of the official video – directed by Teyana Taylor, aka Spike Tey (Macy Gray, Schoolboy Q, Wale, T.I.) – have surpassed 14 million. HotNewHipHop said, “if the album sounds anything like her recent release, it’s sure to be a hit.” Billboard noted, “If you take a peek through Queen Naija’s discography, you’ll see that she’s not one for the games. Her new song ‘Pack Lite’ is reflective of her no nonsense demeanor.” “Pack Lite” is the follow-up to “Butterflies Pt. 2,” which has amassed over 63 million combined global streams and entered the top 10 at Urban AC radio.
With the arrival of her 2018 self-titled debut EP, Queen emerged as an unstoppable new force in the R&B world. Having clocked over 1.7 billion combined global streams to date, Queen Naija features three Platinum-certified singles: “Butterflies,” “Karma” and her breakthrough hit “Medicine”—an independently released smash that made its staggering debut at No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100, a nearly-unheard-of achievement for an unsigned artist. Along with debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, Queen was hailed as “the first soul star of the social media generation” by The New York Times, and earned major recognition in the 2019 awards season with nominations for Top R&B Artist at the Billboard Music Awards, Best New Artist at the BET Awards and three nods at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. The 24-year-old Detroit-area native has amassed over a billion combined global streams to date.