R&B POP SINGER & SONGWRITER ADANNA DURU RELEASES NEW EP NAPPY HOUR II
FEATURING SINGLES “if I was a boy ;)” & “PUT IT DOWN”
“Duru’s finally at a place in her career where she’s allowing herself to have fun and “celebrate weirdness,” which combined with her immaculate vocals, has resulted in a captivating first body of work.”
“One of the future’s brightest stars…”
(February 9, 2024) Adanna Duru has been singing her entire life. Those who have yet to fall under her spell may remember her as a 15-year-old powerhouse on Team Adam on The Voice. Or perhaps as a Top 10 finalist on American Idol just a few years later.
But Adanna has swiftly moved on from mimicking her musical heroes in singing competitions to walking her own path to success, honing her craft and amassing an impressive fanbase along the way.
Today, the Afropop singer/songwriter releases her highly anticipated second EP, NAPPY HOUR II.
The six-track EP includes the hit singles, “Put it Down” featuring Nigerian Hip-Hop star Mannywellz, and “if I was a boy ;),” which EARMILK called “an upbeat and feel-good track” and “a blend of humorous and emotionally striking lyrics that detail how men constantly let their women down and never have to answer for their bad behaviour.” Both tracks were produced by Khris Riddick Tynes and Rob Bisel.
NAPPY HOUR II is Adanna’s follow-up to her previous EP, NAPPY HOUR, which was released in March of 2023 and has garnered well over 35M streams across all digital platforms.
“I want to inspire people to love their uniqueness,” says Adanna. “That’s why I can’t get away from the phrase NAPPY HOUR. I am celebrating my uniqueness. I always find myself in a blend of pop, R&B, afrobeats, & contemporary/ singer-songwriter. I’d rather not limit myself because I love so many different things. I am the through line.”
Adanna has also amassed a massive following on social media – particularly through her hilarious TikTok series, “music @ white clubs be like.” Here, she follows a simple formula: sings a recognizable song, abruptly interrupts herself with dubstep transition sounds, and then starts singing a Top 40 or trending TikTok song.
“music @ white clubs be like” has catapulted Adanna into the TikTok stratosphere, with many of her videos soaring past 70 million views. This is likely because Adanna does two things simultaneously: She doesn’t take herself too seriously and she sings at a remarkably high level.
“I’m thrilled that I get to release songs about joy, love, and happiness,” she shares. “But more importantly, I get to release songs about a Black girl doing whatever she wants. I’m always experimenting with different genres and trying to show all the different sides of myself. I want to celebrate being weird. And I want little Black girls to feel beautiful and accepted and seen.”
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