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Ari Lennox Announces Her Debut Album Release Date

Yesterday (Apr. 29), Ari Lennox took to Instagram to announce the release date of her new upcoming debut album. 

My DEBUT Album #SheaButterBaby drops May 7th ????. Check out my new single "Up Late" and be sure to pre-save & pre order now! ♥️ ???????? @masego killed it on saxophone ????

46.5k Likes, 2,398 Comments - Ari Lennox (@arilennox) on Instagram: "My DEBUT Album #SheaButterBaby drops May 7th ????. Check out my new single "Up Late" and be sure to..."

"My DEBUT Album #SheaButterBaby drops May 7th . Check out my new single “Up Late” and be sure to pre-save & pre order now!  @masego killed it on saxophone," the Dreamville artist wrote.

Lennox's debut album Shea Butter Baby is slated to drop on May 7.  The "Night Drive" singer also released a new single titled "Up Late."

Ari Lennox - Up Late (Audio)

Pre-save "Shea Butter Baby" now: http://smartURL.it/SheaButterBaby Subscribe For More: http://smartURL.it/AriLennoxYT See Ari Lennox on Tour: http://www.arilennox.com/tour Follow Ari Lennox: http://www.instagram.com/AriLennox http://www.facebook.com/AriLennox http://www.twitter.com/AriLennox #AriLennox #UpLate #SheaButterBaby Up Late On all night Quarter five I be insane if I let you hit I need you Should be here For my regretful morning

"I been crushing on you. We can fake watch the news. If you like it. Up late again. Head on my chest. Hand on my a**. Up late again," she sings on the sultry track.

Lennox is currently gearing up for her Shea Butter Baby tour, which kicks off in Phoenix, AZ on May 12. The tour makes stops on Los Angeles, New Orleans, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, and concludes in Charlotte.

Excited to announce that @babyrosemusic @MikhalaJene and @rongilmorejr will be joining me on tour!! ❤️Also - New #SheaButterBaby tour info: LA and Santa Cruz have new dates (5.16 & 5.18); We've moved to bigger rooms in LA, NOLA, ATL, and the CHI; Charlotte & Toronto have been added as well as a 2nd NYC show. Tix on sale at 10AM * NYC on sale at 12PM! ????????????????

22.8k Likes, 1,658 Comments - Ari Lennox (@arilennox) on Instagram: "Excited to announce that @babyrosemusic @MikhalaJene and @rongilmorejr will be joining me on tour!!..."

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter.