Hotnewhiphop.com – Omarion is gearing up for a new album, Reasons, to follow up his recent release Sex Playlist. The MMG-signed singer found a new wave of success with his hit single “Post To Be,” which he discusses in our recent interview– despite being around for quite some time, somehow that record turned out to be the biggest one of his career.
“Reasons was birthed out of the success of “Posed To Be.” My history is no mystery– people know how long I’ve been in the entertainment biz. For me to have a song not only as big as “Post To Be,” but a song that is the biggest song of my career is kinda like, ‘wow.’ A lot of people counted me out, a lot of people didn’t understand that I’d get to this place, so Reasons is an answer to all of that,” Omarion tells HNHH.
The singer went on to reveal some of the collaborators he’s tapped for Reasons, including producers like Nic Nac (responsible for Chris Brown’s “Loyal”), Knxlwedge, The Stereotypes, as well as artists Verse Simmonds, James Fauntleroy and more.
Omarion had nothing but praise to say about his collaborator Fauntleroy, “James Fauntleroy, who is not only a great friend of mine, but I consider him like a young Yowda.”
Watch the full interview below. Reasons drops on October 23rd.
Omarion is still riding high off the success of “Post To Be,” his mega 2014 hybrid hit, featuring Chris Brown and a vernacular-altering verse from Jhene Aiko, and “I’m Up” serves as the perfect uptempo sister record.
Featuring two of Maybach O’s rapper friends, French Montana and Kid Ink, two radio success aficionados, “I’m Up” is just as fun as “Post To Be,” complete with an infectious chorus and French Montana’s mellifluous opening bars.
Not to mention, Omarion’s girlfriend, Apryl Jones, who has become a frequent flyer #WCW on social media, makes a “relationship goal”-worthy appearance via the playful ass slap of an anonymous video model, complete with the playful side-eye she tosses towards Omarion.
Chris Brown simply these days kicked off his newest enterprise–the “One Hell of a Nite” tour–that’s heavy on manufacturing and leisure value.
The fourth night on the One hell of a night tour brings us to DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit – August 16. Joining him on the tour are some of his comrades, Omarion, Fetty Wap, Kid Ink and Teyana Taylor.
Check out the upcoming dates for the “One Hell of A Night” tour below.
Aug. 18 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Blossom Music Middle
Aug. 19 – Darien Lake, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Appearing Arts Middle
Aug. 21 – Camden, N.J. @ Susquehanna Financial institution Middle
Aug. 22 – Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Reside
Aug. 23 – Bridgeport, Conn. @ Webster Monetary Establishment Area
Aug. 26 – Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Monetary Establishment Arts Middle
Aug. 28 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Appearing Arts Middle
Aug. 29 – Boston, Mass. @ Xfinity Middle
Aug. 30 – Wantagh, N.Y. @ Nikon at Jones Seashore Theatre
Sept. 1 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sept. three – Miami, Fla. @ American Airways Area
Sept. FOUR – Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit score Union Amphitheatre
Sept. FIVE – Atlanta, Ga. @ Aaron ’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sept. NINE – Austin, Texas @ Austin360 Amphitheater
Sept. 10 – Dallas, Texas @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sept. 12 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheater
Sept. 15 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ US Airways Middle
Sept. 17 – San Diego, Calif. @ Sleep Practice Amphitheatre
Sept. 18 – Anaheim, Calif. @ Honda Middle
Sept. 19 – Harmony, Calif. @ Cohesion Pavilion
Rodney Rikai was tabbed by Essence Magazine and Verizon to host the Verizon Super Lounge in New Orleans, during Essence Fest 2015. Via a Live Stream on Essence.com, Rodney interviewed Omarion and then welcomed him onto the stage at the Superdome Arena.
Megaa Grandberry celebrated his first birthday with family, friends and Tommy the Clown this past weekend.
Torrei Hart and Cassie Ventura were two of many celebrities to come out and commemorate Megaa’s milestone at Blaq Haus in Hollywood. The stars watched as Tommy the Clown presented a hilarious show, and joined in singing the birthday song to the tot.
Megaa took in all of the sites, which included a stunning 4-tiered cake and sign that featured the youngster’s name in gold. Omarion and girlfriend Apryl Jones were the proud parents at the party who smiled from ear to ear as their son received lots of love from guests.
Omarion has gushed about parenthood since discovering that he was going to be a father. “I’m just really excited about the process,” said the R&B singer prior to Apryl giving birth. “I’m the type of person that loves putting my energy in things and seeing the outcome. To have someone that’s like me, that’s gonna be my genetic gene code? The way I think, the way I act, the way I walk, just everything. That’s the coolest thing you can ever do in your life, so I’m just excited.”
Megaa is Apryl and Omarion’s first child together. He was born on August 8, 2014.
We can’t wait to see more of this cute little family when “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” returns with season two on Monday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. on VH1.