As a songwriter, Priscilla Renea has penned memorable tunes for the likes of Madonna, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, and many more over her storied career.
Yet, her swings at bat to recreate that magic for herself were a miss with her first two projects (studio albums ‘Jukebox’ and ‘Coloured’ released in 2009 and 2018 respectively).
Once branded as Muni Long, however, the 33-year-old has been earning long overdue critical acclaim for her efforts under the moniker – a journey that reached a new climax this week as she landed her first top 40 hit.
Waving the flag high for R&B, her single ‘Hrs & Hrs’ – after growing buzz on social media and even more visibility after an August Alsina-assisted remix – first cracked the Hot 100 last week at #83 amid the chart’s domination by holiday tunes (marking the inaugural entry of her career as a performer).
This week, the Ralph Tiller-produced cut hopped a whopping 49 spots to #34 – giving the famed singer-songwriter her first top 40 hit as a song leader.
‘Hrs & Hrs’ is found aboard Long’s latest EP, ‘Public Displays of Affection.’ Click here to see who else made big moves on the refreshed Hot 100 courtesy of our weekly chart recap, ‘TGJ Chart Check.’