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Ari Lennox dropped the sultry music video for her new single "BMO" on Dreamville/Interscope Records. The 28-year-old D.C. native is booed up and chilling in the bath in all her glory. "BMO" is the third official single off Lennox's critically acclaimed debut album, Shea Butter Baby, which dropped in May of this year.

A fan favorite, the song has catapulted up the charts and is currently Top 20 at Urban Radio, and #34 and rising on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, according to Interscope Records.

Meanwhile, the project's lead single, also called "Shea Butter Baby" (featuring label head and MC J. Cole), is currently #13 at Urban AC Radio and still climbing. The accompanying music video, directed by Bennett Johnson, has amassed a whopping 18 million views on YouTube alone.

On August 24th, Lennox, whom fans compare to Erykah Badu and H.E.R., will headline Live Nation Urban's Femme It Forward music series in Philadelphia, PA.. The singer, who recently wrapped an impressive U.S. run in support of her album, will also join Lizzo's Cuz I Love you Too Tour. That leg of the tour launches Friday, September 7th in New Orleans, LA and will conclude on Friday, October 25th in Las Vegas, NV.

Ari Lennox - BMO

SR grade: 4/5 roses




Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images

  • Ghetto Real Name

    I like her.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Okay okay ??!

  • Roderick2011

    She looks like a darker skinned Rihanna in the video.

  • Janeisha Hunter

    She needs a new stylist and the song is ok.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I've never seen anyone get over 2 roses. Let me go listen.

  • Meme

    Yes the pic of her in the bathtub i thought it was Riri with a tan!

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Sooooo the trend here is for everyone to just repackage 90’s music and fashion as something fresh. I’ll pass.

  • Fire & Ice

    She sounds a little like Erykah Badu

  • Bree

    Harpo, who this woman!?

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I like Ari. One of my favs out right now.

  • thatonechick_

    I really like her and her soulful voice. Her music is soooo good, she's unique and bring a new voice to music!

  • KarmaBackAround

    Wow 4 roses...she must be bombbb let me listen!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    4 stars! oh wow!! glad she's already in my playlist rotation. she is one of my favs

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    ????She should be locked up for being so damn talented beautiful and sexi af what even? Woah! Her skin is like expensive chocolate. Girl leave some magic for the rest of us ?
    Whipped cream and up late are my jamzzzzz

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    True but shes good though. Give her a chance i think you might like her

  • SpillyNillie

    This is my jam...I fuggs with Ari.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I was actually diggin this sound until homegirl went tew check on them damn Garbanzo Beans?

  • oshh16

    I mentioned her on the blog a few months back, I can't get past her voice, it grates my nerves. DC folk and all. I tried though.

  • Panther Charleston

    That highlighting and contouring makes her face look chiseled to perfection in that first photo.

  • countrygal

    Love me some Ari ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Pretty girl .....

  • Nophace

    Absolutely love Ari and that album!!!

  • Nik

    Four roses? Sandy is sprinkling joy this afternoon! I never heard of this artist but I wish her the best.

  • Kimberly King

    She's sexy. I like her hair.

  • Renee26

    That is the jam!!!

    Get it guuurrl!!

  • Applebootay


  • CardiB’sAbs

    I’ll try.

  • Applebootay

    GET OUT OF MY HEAD!! I'm noticing artist doing this at the end of unnecessary just sing...I don't want all that extra...but she still dope tho!

  • Renee26

    ? I was thinkin where'd THAT come from

  • Ryan

    I was gonna say, the music and vibes made me think of Kut Klose, like a B-side or something. I wish her well tho.

  • Dasright

    I love her music! Me and hubby will be in attendance at the Philly show. Making the trip from Atl.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Beautiful! Happy she pushed through, the song is good, would like to hear more!

    Please support and BUY or stream!

  • Guest

    O.T- So Venezuela has issued a travel ban against the U.S. I got my laugh for the day.


    I like dis sexy smooth joint! Sings...Break me off

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Whole project is fire. Still rocking her EP, PHO. Backseat and Backwoods are my shyt!

  • Alextra Ballard

    She has such a beautiful and sultry voice when she sings

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Yesss she’s great. Looove her music.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Yesss she’s great. Looove her music.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    “Broke” is my steez ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    “Broke” is my steez ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    She’s dope.

  • Raquel

    Yasssss! Backseat is my JAM!

  • Coy little wink

    Her voice ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LOL what’s wrong with her style?

  • tintin

    love her

  • Wreckognize Game

    Yes, Ma’am. I like it??

  • Trace da Ace

    ok...I like it....

  • Ryan

    My bad, i meant Changing Faces

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Love Ari! Her music is so nice!

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Omg Auntie you have taste. I love her. I have never seen you rate high. Well deserved.

    The only person you vote unfair and low is my Queen Bey. Lol

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Oh yes!! She stays in my Tidal rotation!!

  • Marlika

    She sounds too much like Erykah Badu to me. Like no can’t seem to come up with their own sound and style anymore. ?????

  • rockstar2142

    Her & Lizzo omg! I need my tickets pronto!!!

  • Bashi22

    She’s beautiful

  • Ms.Devereaux

    Wow she sound just like badu I’ll check her out but I hope she don’t sound like badu the whole album

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I like it but it all has been done before. Busta and Faith Evans both had hits with that same best, plus she sounds like Erykah Badu. I like it but there is nothing original about it ????

  • Let them eat cake

    I love that song i was just bumpin it the other day. lol i was literally in the bathtub the other day singing to this song before this video came out lol crazy.

  • Let them eat cake

    lmao!!! same here! i was like what? She has random moments in her album in between songs where im like what is she even talking about? but other than that the album is 4.5 stars for me lol

  • Maxx

    No matter how an an Artist sounds now a days they are going to be compared, especially a black artist..Lizzo to Missy, H.E.R. to Alicia Keys, etc, etc, etc,....I don't think they are trying to imitate them, they just have a similar long as the music is good..why should it matter?