Under the pact, Warner Chappell will cover existing and future work like her hotly anticipated sophomore album, which is expected to feature contributions from Missy Elliott, Bryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri, and JohntÃ¡ Austin.
â€œThereâ€™s so much to be said about Ari and her music, but her artistic drive is what truly sets her apart,â€ said Warner Chappell Musicâ€™s President of A&R Ryan Press. â€œSheâ€™s spent the last seven years working towards this moment, and Iâ€™m looking forward to the many successes I know weâ€™ll share with her and the Dreamville team.â€
â€œAri and I have known each other for a while now and itâ€™s been incredible to see her progress as both a songwriter and a performer,â€ Warner Chappell Musicâ€™s Vice President of A&R Wallace Joseph added. â€œHer unique sound has captivated fans around the world, and I personally couldnâ€™t be prouder to welcome her to our Warner Chappell family.â€
Lennox echoed both Press and Josephâ€™s sentiments, stating in a press release, â€œThe Warner Chappell team has always supported me. Iâ€™ve known Wallace and Ryan Press for some time now and I am so thrilled to be a part of the family.â€
To date, Lennox has received two plaques from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), including a platinum award for the title track of her Shea Butter Baby debut and a gold certification for â€œBMO.â€
Her debut album received tons of accolades and praise, with much from Rated R&B. The LP was named the Best R&B Album of 2019 by our publication.
In addition to working on new material of her own, Lennox has appeared on multiple projects with other artists this year. She joined Queen Naijaâ€™s missunderstoodâ€¦still (â€œSet Him Upâ€) and Jazmine Sullivanâ€™s Heaux Tales (â€œOn It.â€)