Global star Joeboy reveals his brand new 14-track debut album ‘Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic‘
JOEBOY has become one of African music’s brightest lights since dropping his debut single ‘Baby’ in Summer 2019, topping charts across the Continent and beyond with an improbable run of smashes. With lyrics that capture the innocence of young love and the sting of youthful heartbreak, the 23-year-old is at the forefront of a new wave of Nigerian pop stars, having amassed over 500 million streams worldwide.
The new album ‘Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic’ is a celebration of love in its myriad forms. JOEBOY is the sole vocalist across the project’s 14 tracks, with production from E Kelly, Killertunes, Dëra, BeatsbyKO, MOG, BigFish, Tempo, MexFlairz, Semzi and Type A.
Ahead of the album’s release today, JOEBOY has shared videos for ‘Celebration‘ and ‘Lonely‘ along with ‘Becoming the African Popstar‘ a mini-doc charting his meteoric rise which premiered last month on Apple Music.
JOEBOY shares about the new album, “Working on this project was life changing — I met a version of myself I never knew before,” JOEBOY says. “It has always been my M.O. to spread good vibes through my music, put a smile on people’s face… make ‘em happy and all of that. And the epitome of happiness I’ve come to realise is love.”
The new 14-track album ‘Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic‘ follows JOEBOY’s 2019 EP, Love and Light, and notable 2020 collaborations including ‘Sun Comes Up’ with Major Lazer and ‘Nobody’ with Mr Eazi and DJ Neptune. ‘Nobody’ was the #1 song of 2020 in Nigeria, topping Apple Music’s singles chart in eight countries on its way to over 100 million streams worldwide. Globally, ‘Nobody’ was the #3 song of the year on Triller, where users uploaded more than 10 million videos soundtracked by the song.