AUGUST ALSINA’s SECOND ALBUM, THIS THING CALLED LIFE ARRIVES DEC. 11th ON NNTME/DEF JAM RECORDINGS !August Alsina “THIS THING CALLED LIFE” NNTME/DEF JAM RECORDINGS
(Dec. 4, 2014 – New York, NY) BET Award-winning Best New Artist August Alsina will release his second album, THIS THING CALLED LIFE on Friday, December 11th, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to his critically hailed debut Testimony on NNTME/Def Jam Recordings, which entered the Soundscan R&B chart at #1 last year.
iTunes pre-orders for THIS THING CALLED LIFE launch today athttp://defj.am/ThisThingCalledLife. iTunes instant grat tracks also went live last night at midnight for two new album tracks, “Dreamer” and “Been Around the World.” VEVO will begin streaming the entire album on Thursday, December 10th at 12:01AM for 24 hours.
Radio and video coverage has exploded in support of “Song Cry,” the first single from THIS THING CALLED LIFE, and news of a video premiere will be announced soon. Multi-talented young New Orleans singer August has also unleashed a trailer for his new album, view it HERE.
THIS THING CALLED LIFE builds on the success of Testimony, an inspirational tale of survival in one of America’s most treacherous cities, which immediately hit #1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart upon its release, and entered at #1 on the Soundscan R&B chart and #2 on the overall chart.
Testimony took off on the strength of a quartet of advance hit tracks that were featured on August’s debut EP of 2014, Downtown: Life Under The Gun: “Ghetto” featuring Rich Homie Quan (over 11.3 million YouTube views to date); “Downtown” featuring Kidd Kidd; “I Luv This Sh*t” featuring Trinidad James; and “Let Me Hit That” featuring fellow NOLA native son Curren$y. Following the album release came “Make It Home”featuring fellow Def Jam artist Jeezy.
“I Luv This Sh*t” went on to win the highly competitive Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award at the 14thannual BET Awards (where August also won Best New Artist honors). In the afterglow, August premiered the video for “Benediction” featuring fellow Def Jam artist Rick Ross, from Testimony. August’s first major 20-city headlining U.S. tour took place in August-September 2014, follow-up to the 21-city 2 Good 2 Be T.R.U. U.S. tour of early spring, on which he opened for Def Jam rappers 2 Chainz and Pusha T.