Today, Platinum-certified R&B singer and songwriter Queen Naija shared her new single, “Pack Lite,” from her forthcoming debut album. The track finds Queen delivering a sharp ultimatum to a lover: “If you don’t get your act together, you might have to pack lite.” Produced by Oak (Lizzo, Alessia Cara), the song samples and interpolates Erykah Badu’s Grammy-nominated hit “Bag Lady.”
“Pack Lite” is the follow-up to “Butterflies Pt. 2,” which has amassed over 33 million combined global streams and entered the top 15 at Urban AC radio. View the official video here. “Butterflies Pt. 2” is the sequel to Queen Naija’s “Butterflies,” which was one of three Platinum-certified singles from her self-titled debut EP, released in 2018 by Capitol Music Group. Multi-Platinum artist Wale joined Queen on “Butterflies Pt. 2 Remix,” putting a fresh spin on the story.
Stream “Butterflies Pt. 2 Remix” here.
Hot New Hip Hop said, “Queen Naija has proven herself to be one of the strongest voices in today’s R&B landscape. Wale drops a solid verse that gets us thinking about the true meaning of love. Queen Naija harmonizes perfectly with his raps, delivering gorgeous vocals.” “Yea Yea” ft. Queen Naija is one of the additional tracks included on the deluxe edition of Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut album, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon, released earlier this week. Elle featured Queen in the recent feature “Five Black Artists On Making Music For The Movement,” highlighting her appearance on Tee Grizzley’s “Mr. Officer” with members of the Detroit Youth Choir.
With the arrival of her 2018 self-titled debut EP, Queen emerged as an unstoppable new force in the R&B world. Having clocked over 800 million combined global streams to date, Queen Naija features three Platinum-certified singles: “Butterflies,” “Karma” and her breakthrough hit “Medicine”—an independently released smash that made its staggering debut at No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100, a nearly-unheard-of achievement for an unsigned artist. Along with debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, Queen was hailed as “the first soul star of the social media generation” by The New York Times, and earned major recognition in the 2019 awards season with nominations for Top R&B Artist at the Billboard Music Awards, Best New Artist at the BET Awards and three nods at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. The 24-year-old Detroit-area native has amassed over a billion combined global streams to date.