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Burna Boy Is the Only Featured Artist on Fall Out Boy's New Album, Because 2017

Nigeria's very own Burna Boy is the only artist featured on Fall Out Boy's upcoming album, "Mania."

We sure didn't see this one coming, and we're almost certain that you didn't either.

Naija dancehall heavyweight, and self-proclaimed "rock star," Burna Boy, will be the only artist featured on Fall Out Boy's upcoming, seventh studio album "Mania."

Yes, you read that right.

The band released the tracklist for their forthcoming seventh studio album, earlier this month, which lists a feature from Burna Boy on the song "Sunshine Riptide."

It's arguably the most random music news of the year, but somehow perfectly normal considering how odd 2017 has been. I mean, Ed Sheeran sang in twi on a Fuse ODG song last week, and we somehow didn't hate it. Truly nothing surprises us anymore.

We're not opposed to the idea of this cross-genre collaboration, we just didn't really envision ourselves checking for a Fall Out Boy album post-middle school. I mean who wouldn't be curious about what will come of a musical collaboration between the man who made "Yawa Dey" and the band that created "Dance Dance"—both of which we consider undisputed jams by the way. We still want to know the story of how all of this came about in the first place.

Who knows, this might be the rock and afrobeats fusion track that we never knew we needed or it might simply suck. Either way we're equipped to deal with the outcome of this situation, because, like we mentioned, we've already seen it all this year.

Fall Out Boy's "Mania" drops January 19 and we will actually be listening.

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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