• Tuesday, June 18, 2024
businessday logo

BusinessDay

Shaboozey drops trailer for Friday album release

Shaboozey drops trailer for Friday album release

Nigerian-American country singer Shaboozey is gearing up to release his new studio album, ‘Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going,’ on May 31st. The artist released a trailer on his social media platforms on Wednesday, offering a glimpse into the project.

Details surrounding the album remain scarce. The trailer features a montage of a traditional countryman who seems overwhelmed by posters, radio, and newspaper adverts for the upcoming album. The trailer ends with the man and Shaboozey himself in a staredown on a country road, like they are about to have a Wild West gun duel.

Shaboozey, born Collins Chibueze, first rose to prominence in 2014 when he released his first single, ‘Jeff Gordon’. He was signed to Republic Records in 2017 after catching their attention with singles ‘Starfoxx’ and ‘Robert Plant’, and released his debut studio album, ‘Lady Wrangler’, the following year. His second studio album, ‘Cowboys Live Forever, Outlaws Never Die’, was released in October 2022 through Empire.

Shaboozey’s unique background has also significantly influenced his artistic identity. Born in Virginia to Nigerian parents, his music often explores hip-hop and country. Virginia is one of the birthplaces of country music, and some of the state’s rap legends hail from the state.

This was further amplified by his inclusion in Beyonce’s critically acclaimed album ‘Act II Cowboy Carter,’ released in March 2024. Shaboozey’s features on the tracks ‘Spaghetti’ and ‘Sweet Honey Buckiin’ brought his sound to a broader audience and solidified his position as a rising star.

‘Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going’ album marks his second under Empire Records.

With the upcoming release, Shaboozey is poised for a breakout year. The trailer for ‘Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going’ has generated significant buzz online, with fans eagerly anticipating the whole album.

‘Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going’ is shaping up to be a pivotal moment in Shaboozey’s career. The album has the potential to solidify his commercial success and push the boundaries of country music, paving the way for future generations of artists to explore new sonic territories.