Sad! I wasn’t aware that Floetry had broken up! 2005’s “SupaStar” was my JAM for a while. No matter I guess, because 1/2 of the amazingly talented group is back with a smoking hot new R&B single and 1/2 of Floetry is better than no Floetry! Marsha Ambrosius will release her debut solo single, “Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player)” on August 17th.
Briefly signed to Dr. Dre‘s Aftermath Entertainment (a subsidiary of Universal‘s Interscope Records), Ambrosius appears to have been snatched up by Sony‘s J Records and will release her album Late Nights & Early Mornings October 26th. On her extremely PERSONAL debut album Ambrosius tackles sensitive subjects including life, love and relationships. The album features collaborations with Alicia Keys, Dre & Vidal (Floetry’s “Say Yes“), Just Blaze and more. As if promoting a new album isn’t enough of a time commitment, the talented singer/songwriter is helping to launch Centric Selects, a campaign to highlight the next generation of R&B artists. Centric is a 24-hour music and entertainment channel the “reflects the lifestyle and sophistication of today’s African American and multicultural viewer.” That’s quite the honor!
Set to impact urban mainstream and adult radio stations August 16th and 17th, “Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player)” was written and produced by Ambrosius and Canei and tells the story of a bad break up.
“We wanna be decent human beings and say the right thing, you know, ‘I wish you well.’ But this is ‘Everything that could go wrong for him I want it to because my ego is bruised and I’m acting out.'”
Floetry (Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart), the 5-time Grammy Award nominated R&B duo from the UK released 3 albums in total (2 studio albums and a live one). Their debut album Floetic produced 1 modest hit, “Say Yes,” which peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and went all the way to #8 on the Billboard R&B chart. Their last album, 2005’s Flo’Ology was the group’s highest charting album in the U.S., peaking at #7 on the Billboard 200. After Flo’Ology, Stewart split from the group, and Amanda Diva took over before the group finally split up for good in 2007. If I can’t have Floetry back, the next best thing is Marsha Ambrosius.