Album Available For Pre-Order Now – Includes Instant Download Of “Body Language” And “Cool Back”
Chart-topping, multi-platinum selling hip-hop artist Kid Ink announces today that his sophomore album, ‘Full Speed’, will be released on January 30, 2015 via Sony Music Australia. The album will be available for pre-order on December 15 at all digital music retail providers.
Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant download of “Body Language” and “Cool Back.” More details on ‘Full Speed’ will be revealed soon.
The album’s first single, “Body Language” featuring Usher and Tinashe, has been streamed over 12 million times worldwide and declared as “another infectious rap track with a club-ready beat and an R&B assist” by MTV. The eye-catching video has received nearly 8 million views and earned MTV Jams’ “Jam of the Week” status.
“I named my last album ‘My Own Lane’ because that’s exactly how I felt at the time. After having an amazing year, I feel like I am just now hitting my stride and I’m going full speed in my own lane on this album.” – Kid Ink
And what an amazing year it has been for the West coast native! Selected by Shazam as one of the “2014 New Artists to Watch” and chosen by MTV International as their first PUSH campaign artist of 2014, Ink released his major label debut album, ‘My Own Lane’, on January 10, 2014. ‘My Own Lane’ entered at #1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart, #2 on Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and #3 on both the Top 200 and Top Digital Albums charts. Since its release, the album has accrued worldwide TEA and album sales of over 730,000! The album’s hit single “Show Me” is RIAA-certified double platinum in the US, gold in Australia and Canada.
The single holds the record for the most weeks at #1 on the US Rap Airplay chart for 18 weeks and was the #1 US airplay record at Rhythmic radio for 2014 making Ink the #2 US airplay artist at that format behind Chris Brown. Ink’s follow-up single, “Main Chick,” is certified gold in the US.
The videos for both aforementioned songs were viewed over 126 million times with “Show Me” garnering VEVO certified status crossing 100 million views. Not one to rest on his laurels, Ink has performed over 200 shows in over 24 countries this year, inclusive of his recent sold-out ‘My Own Lane European Tour’. Ink is no stranger to Australia bringing his ‘My Own Lane’ tour down under in August making this his second visit to Oz.
With an impressive 2014 under his belt, the lane is wide open for more success for Kid Ink in 2015.