Excitement builds as Victoria Monét, the talented singer-songwriter, continues to tantalize fans with details about her upcoming album, Jaguar II, set to release on August 25 via RCA Records. This week, she took to social media to share the official tracklist for the highly awaited project.
Jaguar II promises an impressive lineup of 11 tracks, including previously released singles such as “Smoke” featuring Lucky Daye, the Buju Banton-assisted “Party Girls,” and the chart-topping “On My Mama.” The latter, sampling rapper Chalie Boy’s 2009 hit “I Look Good,” has made its mark on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart, reaching an impressive No. 16 position, marking Victoria Monét‘s best performance on this chart to date. The song also recently impacted urban radio on July 18, according to Mediabase.
Victoria Monét’s Jaguar II Tracklist
- “Smoke” feat. Lucky Daye
- “Smoke (Reprise)”
- “Party Girls” feat. Buju Banton
- “Cadillac (A Pimp’s Anthem)”
- “How Does it Make You Feel”
- “On My Mama”
- “I’m the One”
- “Stop (Askin’ Me 4Shyt)
- “Hollywood” feat. Earth, Wind & Fire and Hazel Monét
- “Good Bye”
In a remarkable twist, Jaguar II will feature a collaboration with the legendary band Earth, Wind & Fire on a track titled “Hollywood.” Notably, this song will also include a feature from Monét’s two-year-old daughter, Hazel Monét, making it an undoubtedly special and heartwarming addition to the album.
Kaytranada’s production talents will shine through on a track called “Alright,” further elevating the musical experience for listeners. Additionally, D’Mile, a key contributor to the first Jaguar project, will play a significant role in shaping the essence of Jaguar II.
Victoria Monét has also been busy preparing for her headlining tour, aptly named The Jaguar Tour, which is set to kick off on September 6 in Detroit, Michigan, and conclude on November 15 in London, U.K. The demand for her tour has been overwhelming, with tickets selling out quickly. The overwhelming response prompted Monét to add three additional dates in cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Interestingly, Jaguar II will mark the conclusion of the Jaguar series, even though it was initially planned as a trilogy. Monét revealed her intention to deliver her musical artistry in digestible segments, allowing audiences to connect with her style and music gradually. As she added more songs to these segments, the trilogy evolved into the powerful duo of Jaguar and Jaguar II. Unfortunately, Monét confirmed that there won’t be a Jaguar III, as life’s unexpected surprises, like the birth of her child, shaped the course of her artistic journey.
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The first project, Jaguar, released in August 2020, earned critical acclaim, featuring standout tracks produced by D’Mile and guest appearances by artists like Khalid and SG Lewis, the latter producing the track “Experience.” “Jaguar” secured an impressive No. 5 position on Rated R&B’s 30 Best R&B Albums of 2020 list, further cementing Victoria Monét‘s position as a rising star in the R&B music scene.
While fans await the release of Jaguar II,they can enjoy Monét’s recent 2022 tracks, “Coastin‘” and “F.U.C.K.,” even though these songs won’t be included in the forthcoming album. As anticipation builds for Jaguar II Victoria Monét’s artistic evolution continues to captivate audiences worldwide.
Jaguar II is available for pre-add/pre-order.