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BeBe Zahara Benet, the iconic winner of the inaugural season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, returns today with her thumping, bass-laden single, Heavy. Heavy follows Benets 2022 double release of Waiting and Smoke Signals and chart-topping AfroPop anthems Banjo and Body on Me. Fifteen singles in, the new release marks a sonic departure from Benets Afrobeat roots, but showcases the artists slick flow, sharp wit and uncanny ability to brag with charm.
As an artist, its always important to surprise my audience and keep them on their toes, Benet says of the brassy banger. Heavy is unexpected but is very much aligned with where I am as a person and as an artist in this moment. Im telling my story and having fun.
Heavy arrives with a futuristic and fashion-forward music video helmed by Assaad Yacoub, who previously directed Benets viral Jungle Kitty and Banjo visuals. Heavy is written by Ben Obi (producer), BeBe Zahara Benet, Taylor Hamilton and Diego Wyatt; and is released via Producer Entertainment Group/Warner Brothers/Savannah Street.
BeBes debut comedy special (Africa is Not a Country) is out now via Amazon Prime and Apple TV. BeBe is currently featured on the debut season of Drag Me to Dinner, out now on Hulu. Shell bring NUBIA: A Brave New World to Seattles Moore Theatre on Juneteenth.
News about BeBe Zahara Benets forthcoming debut album and headlining solo tour will be announced shortly.
Written by: GlitterBeam
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