By Jack Barnes
Building a massive fanbase with her relatable and sensual strain of R&B, Chicago’s Ann Marie is blowing up the streaming charts. Teaming up with melodic rapper 147 Calboy, another Chicago heatseeker, Ann Marie shares “Around,” her latest video. An explicit and romantic slow jam, “Around” tells the story of a torrid affair between two people in a relationship–but not with each other. Showing off their vocal talents over sparkling guitar and overdriven bass, Ann Marie and Calboy trade verses, each trying to convince the other to leave their partners and start a new relationship. In the video, Calboy and Ann Marie drive around Atlanta in a fresh new Audi, escaping from their problems and enjoying their company. Premiered by SingersRoom, “Around” is the latest video from Tripolar 2, Ann Marie’s new album, following the video for “Pull Up,” which has 550k views in less than two weeks. Featuring the buzzing single “Secret,” which features YK Osiris and racked up over 8 million YouTube views since its early-January release, as well an appearance from Yung Bleu, Tripolar 2 is currently available for stream and purchase. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
The follow-up to 2018’s Tripolar, which featured Ann Marie’s hit “Handle It” (over 10 million Apple Music streams), Tripolar 2 is a versatile set of nine sharply crafted R&B cuts, brimming with personality, ranging from the radio-ready slow jams like “Have You” and “Hennessy,” to the piano-laden ode to loyalty “Ride For Me.” Propelled by “Secret,” which reached the Top 100 of Apple Music’s singles chart, Tripolar 2 grew into a massive success, reaching #3 on Apple Music’s R&B albums chart and peaking at #38 on the service’s all-genre albums chart. Since the release of “Secret,” Ann Marie’s Instagram following exploded from 300,000 to over 491,000, growing at a rate of thousands per day. With over 100,000 streams per day on Apple Music, an additional 1.1 million streams on Spotify, and inclusion on Spotify’s “Singled Out” playlist, highlighting breakout singles, “Secret” is Ann Marie’s first leap on the road to R&B queendom.
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