Former Murder Inc. singer Lloyd has announced the release date of his Interscope Records debut album, King of Hearts.
According to reports, the singer’s post-Inc. album is set to drop in early February.
Lloyd will be stealing hearts this Valentine’s Day. After shifting his album release from February to December, the R&B heartthrob is sticking to his original plan. King of Hearts is officially set for a February 1, 2011 release date, Rap-Up.com can confirm. Lloyd’s fourth album and first on Zone 4/Interscope Records was executive produced by Polow Da Don and includes the lead single “Lay It Down” and follow-up “Let’s Get It In” featuring 50 Cent. (Rap-Up)
Recently, Lloyd said his post-Murder Inc. release would be packed with surprises.
“I’m the King of Hearts, you know,” Lloyd said in an interview. “And at the album release, we gonna be drinking Ace of Spades…Me and Polow Da Don have been working hard. I got a lot of surprises. I think that a lot of people haven’t heard me sound like this, haven’t heard me sing like this. It’s gonna be a new look, it’s gonna be like I’m back for the first time. It should be anticipated. The album is gonna be my best work to date, King of Hearts.” (MTV)
Earlier this year, Lloyd hinted at being in the studio working on a new album.
“Me and Polow [Da Don] started it off a couple months ago, laying the foundation. I’m going in with the The Runners and Jim Jonsin again, and I’ve been talking to Swizz and Dr. Dreabout getting in. No features yet.” (Hip Hop N More)
The album will be his follow-up to 2008’s Lessons in Love.
Debuting at No. 7, R&B sensation Lloyd surprised many selling a cool 51,000 in his first week on the charts. The singer’s third album Lessons In Love featured special guests including hip-hop superstar Ludacris while his Lil Wayne assisted hit single “Girls Around the World” continues to hit radio airwaves across the country. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out some recent footage of Lloyd below: