‘1ST BORN’ STILL IN WOMB

'1st Born Second', featuring Erykah Badu, will now be out in the spring...

BILAL OLVIER, the hotly tipped nu classic soul singer and associate of ERYKAH BADU and GANG STARR’s GURU, has seen the UK release of his debut album, ‘1ST BORN SECOND’, through MOYO/INTERSCOPE, put back until late spring.

Despite US success and strong British support for the single ‘Soul Sista’, NME.COM has learned that the album is undergoing more work. It has been confirmed that Erykah Badu will feature on at least one track on the finished album. An eight-track bootleg copy of the album has been available in the UK since January.

In the interim, ‘Certified’, Bilal’s collaboration with Guru from the ‘Jazzmatazz Street Soul’ album, is scheduled for release in the UK during March.

Bilal will also be joined by acts including Musiq Soulchild, Common and Talbi Kweli, opening for Erykah Badu on her current US tour.