News: The-Dream Wakes Up From Retirement Fantasy
Wednesday, Feb 9, 2011 5:21PM
R&B singer The-Dream has decided to break his own promise of retiring after last year's Love King solo album release by announcing plans to hit the studio again for another LP.
According to Dream, a fourth solo project will wake up on store shelves this year.
The-Dream might have claimed that last year's Love King would be his final album, but it ain't over yet. Last night at the premiere of Justin Bieber's 3D documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, the singer-songwriter revealed that his fourth album is in the works and should arrive by late summer. "Everybody's calling for an album now, so I should have one out by August," he told Quddus on the purple carpet. The "Baby" hitmaker is also burning with Bieber fever, sharing that he's working on the teen idol's next album alongside Danja, Kevin Cossom, and Kanye West. "We've actually been working on the next record, so I've been writing, just to get ready," he said. (Rap-Up)
Last May, Dream blamed his retirement decision on fans' lack of appreciation.
"Nope, there's not another album, this is it," Dream said in an interview with Ms. Drama. "Nobody appreciates music so I'm out. I'm out. I'm good, so take that. Like [Jay-Z] said, maybe y'all will remember me when I fade to black. So it's out." (Ms Drama TV)
A month prior, Dream contemplated making another album called Love/Affair.
Dream also addressed rumors of a fourth record in the works that sprang after he tweeted on March 27, "Love/Affair?" "We was having a conversation in the studio, about how if I would do another album, I would name it Love/Affair. Funny thing is, my computer was open and someone else typed it in. They put it in with a question mark and I was like 'Why did you do that? They're going to think it was me,'" he says. "I would have a big chance of wanting to do one if I was able to turn it into a movie like Purple Rain. Nobody wants to see someone do another album just lyrically based. When I'm telling a story, I'd much rather have someone see it," he says. "But I don't even know if I'm going to do Love/Affair. If I can do the movie then Love/Affair would be the soundtrack to that movie." (VIBE)
Dream's last solo album, Love King, debuted within the Top 5 releases last summer.
R&B singer The-Dream's Love King debuted on the charts this week at No. 4. Making this his final album, Dream's new record has shelled out 58,700 pieces. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out some past Dream footage down below: