Ty Dolla $ign has announced his new album ‘Featuring Ty Dolla $ign’.
Taking to social media to make the announcement, the artist – real name Tyrone Griffin, Jr. – revealed that fans can expect the album on Friday, October 23.
In a message on Instagram, Ty explained the album’s title and his approach to collaboration. “I’ve been blessed with the gift of collaborating. Not every artist can collaborate with another artist and have the final product be something incredible,” he wrote.
“Many people have said that when you see a song that says, ‘featuring Ty Dolla $ign,’ you know it’s gonna be fire. As humbled as I am when I hear that, I can’t say I disagree.”
He concluded, “I decided to name my third studio album ‘Featuring Ty Dolla $ign’ because there is truly something for everybody on this album. It features some of my most talented friends, on some of the best music I’ve made in my career.”
Read the full message and see the album art below:
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“FEATURING TY DOLLA $IGN” THE ALBUM OUT EVERYWHERE OCTOBER 23. I’ve been blessed with the gift of collaborating. Not every artist can collaborate with another artist and have the final product be something incredible. Many people have said that when you see a song that says, “featuring Ty Dolla $ign,” you know it’s gonna be fire. As humbled as I am when I hear that, I can’t say I disagree. My approach to music has always been about frequencies, emotions and energy. When I collaborate, whether it’s for my project or someone else’s, it’s always about marrying frequencies. When I create a project and have artists featured on my songs, I don’t pick who the hottest artist is or what’s going to get the most streams, I choose which artist’s frequency is going to work best on the song. I use featured artists with the same precision that I would use any instrument. Everybody has their own side of ‘Ty Dolla $ign’ that they prefer: the go-to collaborator of all genres, the underrated king of R&B, the hitmaker of the often raunchy club banger, the multi-instrumentalist & producer. Sometimes, I even want to use my different frequencies on my own songs. I decided to name my third studio album “Featuring Ty Dolla $ign” because there is truly something for everybody on this album. It features some of my most talented friends, on some of the best music I’ve made in my career.
He also announced a new single, ‘By Yourself’ featuring Jhené Aiko and Mustard, dropping tomorrow (October 16).
Living up to his album’s title, Ty has spent a large part of 2020 featuring on other artists songs. This year alone, he’s jumped on SZA‘s ‘Hit Different‘, Jacob Collier’s ‘All I Need’, Big Sean’s ‘Body Language’, Lil Keed’s ‘Don’t Stop’ and Lost Kings’ ‘Oops (I’m Sorry)’ just to name a few.
The following month, he teamed up with another serial featured artist, Nicki Minaj, for ‘Expensive‘, marking the third time the two artists have collaborated following last year’s ‘Hot Girl Summer‘, led by Megan Thee Stallion.
‘Featuring Ty Dolla $ign’ is Ty’s third album, following the release of ‘Beach House 3’ back in 2017. In 2018, however, he linked up with Jeremih for their joint album ‘MihTy’.