With good reason, there’s no doubt Elijah Blake is fast becoming the envy of many an R&B upstart.
One of the only newbies to see his streaming figures match his growing hype, the last two years have seen his brand of Premium R&B force him to the front of his genre’s class- and thanks to cuts penned for Usher, Ciara and Rihanna- become the ‘go to guy’ for any Urban act in need of a hit.
So, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that he has hinted at a fresh collaboration with the ‘We Found Love’ singer, teasing it while on the BMI R&B & Hip Hop Awards last week.
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As long time supporters of Blake we can’t wait to hear what ‘Melody‘ serves up, and how it fares in the long run.
For, while major first week figures would be great, we’re sure the LP’s success story will lie in a journey that lasts much longer than the first seven days of its release, hopefully pulling in consistently high numbers week on week in the weeks and months that follow its arrival.
As for Rihanna, we’d be lying if we said weren’t excited about the possibility of a new album?
However, here’s hoping she isn’t eyeing a November release date, considering the November 11th due date for GaGa‘s ‘ARTPOP’ and the possibility of a new Beyonce release.
For, as much as her fans would like to deny it, Rihanna is truly no match for Beyonce when it comes to shifting albums, with Beyonce‘s lowest week figure to date exceeding her highest debut.
Beyonce – ’4′: 310,000 units.
Rihanna – ‘Unapologetic’: 238,000 units.