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BJ The Chicago Kid Signs to Doja Cat Producer Yeti Beats’ New Label – The Hollywood Reporter



Grammy-nominated R&B singer BJ The Chicago Child has signed with hit producer Yeti Beats’ new label Attain The World Data in a three way partnership with Sony’s RCA Data.

BJ The Chicago Child and Beats — who has labored on hits like Doja Cat’s “Say So,” “Kiss Me More” and “Woman”  — are engaged on a collaborative album that might be launched this summer time. Their first single, “Forgot Your Name,” drops Wednesday.

“This project is very different for me. It’s essentially the colliding of Yeti’s world with my world. It’s a unique approach to soul music and serves as our invite to both new and old fans to savor our unique flavor of classic soul,” BJ The Chicago Child tells The Hollywood Reporter in an announcement. “I know some folks will call it a concept album, but for me it’s an experiment and exploration of sound and RCA just seemed like the natural choice to deliver this sound to the world.”

Yeti Beats and BJ The Chicago Child

Courtesy of Micaiah Carter

BJ The Chicago Child has earned seven Grammy nominations and was beforehand signed to Common Music Group’s Motown Data. He parted methods with the label in 2021 and since independently launched two EPs. Final yr he took a break from releasing solo music however stored on collaborating, together with songs with JID, Tierra Whack, Robert Glasper, Huge Okay.R.I.T. and DRAM.

The brand new unnamed EP will mark BJ The Chicago Child’s first full-length launch since 2019’s 1123. He and Beats recorded roughly 85 p.c of the challenge in 5 days on the Royal Studios, owned by the late iconic soul producer Willie Mitchell. The legendary studio, positioned in Memphis, Tennessee, is the place a few of music’s high acts recorded initiatives, together with Al Inexperienced, Chuck Berry, De La Soul, Ike & Tina Turner and extra.

“With Yeti lending his creative magic to some of the biggest acts in the world, and BJ the Chicago Kid being the seasoned soulful and distinguished voice in R&B he’s become, RCA could not have been more excited to get behind this bold and unique collaborative project,” RCA Data stated in an announcement.

Yeti Beats labored on Doja Cat’s “Say So,” “Woman” and the Grammy-winning, SZA-featured bop “Kiss Me More.”

Beats, whose actual title is David A. Sprecher, is a four-time Grammy nominee — all for his work with Doja Cat. He government produced the vast majority of the pop star’s three albums, together with 2018’s Amala, 2019’s Scorching Pink and 2021’s Planet Her, which competed for album of the yr on the 2022 Grammy Awards. Globally talking, Planet Her was Spotify’s fifth most-streamed album of each 2021 and 2022.

“Getting BJ involved was a dream come true — the quality of his warm soulful vocal tone is undeniable and was the perfect fit for the concept,” Beats stated in an announcement. “Working with BJ has been amazing and has given me the opportunity to show another side of my creative taste.”

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