R&B chanteuse Tweet has returned to the music scene after more than 11 years with a new album, “Charlene” (eOne Entertainment).
A collection of R&B gems and sultry love songs, Tweet’s third studio release debuted on no. 1 on both iTunes and Amazon’s R&B Albums Charts; in addition to landing no. 3 on Billboard’s Current R&B Albums Chart, no. 4 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums Chart, no. 6 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, and no. 42 on the Billboard Top 200.
The 15-track album was led by the single, “Won’t Hurt Me.” (The music video for that song is featured below.)
eOne Entertainment has recently serviced a second single, “Neva Shouda Left Ya” to radio and a music video will be released for that song as well.
Tweet reunited with her mentor Missy Elliott on “Charlene,” who both produced and is featured on the song, “Somebody Else Will.”
The Grammy nominee is on a whirlwind promotional tour in markets like Atlanta, GA; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; and Chicago, IL.
AlwaysAList.com believes that Tweet’s “Charlene” is the musical maturation of a seductive vocalist, who understands her voice and brilliantly sings out the notion that less is sometimes more. Tweet’s smooth and sensual tone and effortless-ability to engage listeners with her enchanting storytelling on “Charlene” accentuates the album’s musicality and age-appropriate songwriting. A must-have for R&B lovers.
Tweet first entered the music scene in 2002 with the release of her critically-acclaimed debut, “Southern Hummingbird.” The gold-certified album featured hits like “Smoking Cigarettes,” “Call Me” (which became the theme song of a Verizon Wireless commercial campaign in 2002), and the smash single “Oops (Oh My)” featuring Elliott.
Her 2005 follow-up effort, “It’s Me Again,” was led by “Turn da Lights Off” featuring Elliott. Despite buzz around additional album tracks “Cab Ride” (that borrowed from the theme song from the iconic show “Taxi”) and the women’s anthem “Sports, Sex & Food;” the CD didn’t have the success of its predecessor.
Shortly thereafter, Tweet broke away from manager Mona Scott Young and after a few failed attempts re-launching her career with other record labels, she left the music scene.
After being featured on songs with PJ Morton (“Love You More”) and Syleena Johnson (“Angry Girl”) in recent years, Tweet started releasing a series of songs online during her #TweetTuesdays and then ultimately was signed by music and TV mogul Phil Thornton to eOne Entertainment Nashville.
UPDATED: On Thursday, May 5 Tweet kicked off her “The Charlene Tour” at The Promontory in Chicago. Additional tour dates include:
May 5TH – Chicago, IL – The Promontory
May 8TH – Dallas, TX – The Door
May 11TH – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
May 24TH – New York, NY – SOB’s
May 26TH – Philadelphia, PA – TLA (Theatre of Living Arts)
May 28TH – Washington, DC – The Howard Theatre
Tweet has also been added to the lineup of performers at the 2016 Essence Festival in New Orleans.