Ayra Starr’s forthcoming album ‘The Year I Turned 21′ is set to release this Friday

Afrobeats phenomenon Ayra Starr, who is nominated for a Grammy Award, has announced that her second full-length album, “The Year I Turned 21,” will be released on May 31 by Mavin Records/Republic Records. This news marks the beginning of what looks to be a revolutionary and remarkable era. Her latest single, “Bad Vibes,” which she just released, shows that she’s hitting all the right notes and has already had over ten million plays.

A steady Afrobeats groove sets the pace as her smooth vocals coast over the beat. A hypnotic hook takes hold, and Nigerian phenomenon Seyi Vibez pulls up for a head-turning cameo.

Together, they tap into undeniable chemistry, delivering a worldwide Afrobeats anthem. Additionally, she collaborated with Rvssian and Rauw Alejandro for their smash global hit ‘Santa’ that has already amassed over two-hundred million streams worldwide.

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Ayra Starr is signed to the Nigerian label Mavin Records,, and her music is distributed by Republic Worldwide.

Earlier this year, she received her very first Grammy nomination in the category of Best African Music Performance for her global smash ‘Rush’, which topped the UK Afrobeats Chart and became her highest charting single on the UK’s Official Singles Charts, peaking at No. 24, certifying Silver.

It was one of many career milestones she marked in 2023, which included making the BBC’s Sound of 2024 list and being nominated for the MOBO Awards’ Best African Music Act for the second time. This year so far, Ayra Starr has been nominated for three BET Awards, including Best New Artist, Best International Act, and BET Her for ‘Commas’.

Last year also saw Ayra Starr embark on her sold-out, first headline tour—’21: The World Tour’—which spanned North America, Africa, Australia,, and Europe. The London show earned praise from The Guardian, which stated: “[The] West African star underlines her superstar potential. Despite her age, she has a substantial and varied catalogue, allowing multiple energies and vibes to seamlessly coexist here.”

Ekene Njoku

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