Ayra Starr announces sophomore album ‘The Year I Turned 21’

Ayra Starr, the Afropop sensation, has announced the release of her highly anticipated sophomore album, “The Year I Turned 21,” set to drop on May 31, per billboard.com. The 21-year-old singer unveiled the album’s artwork, featuring her in a red convertible, windswept hair, and a stunning bejeweled floral dress. Alongside the artwork reveal, she shared the tracklist for the 14-track album, boasting collaborations with Asake, Anitta, Coco Jones, Giveon, Seyi Vibez and Milar.

Among the tracks featured on the album are Starr’s previously released singles “Commas” and “Rhythm & Blues.” The announcement comes after her recent collaboration with Rvssian and Rauw Alejandro on “Santa,” which is climbing the charts.

Starr’s debut studio album, 19 & Dangerous, released three years ago, featured hits like “Rush” and “Bloody Samaritan,” the latter remixed by Kelly Rowland. 

Ayra Starr performs on day 1 of Oyafestivalen 2023 on Aug. 9, 2023 in Oslo, Norway/Per Ole Hagen-Redferns

Her unique sound has been praised by fans and critics alike, and she continues to make waves in the music industry.

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