Ari Lennox is an R&B singer/songwriter signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville imprint. From Washington, D.C., Lennox began uploading her music around 2012 and released her debut EP, Ariography, in 2013. In 2015, she signed with Dreamville and made an appearance on labelmate Omen’s 2015 release Elephant Eyes and the Dreamville compilation Revenge of the Dreamers, Vol. 2 in 2016. Her second EP, PHO, followed later that year and featuring production by DJ Grumble and Felly. In 2017, Lennox made an appearance on J. Cole’s track, “Change,” and joined him on tour as an opening act.
After featuring on a pair of tracks for label mates EarthGang in 2018, she teased tracks from her full-length debut, including “Whipped Cream,” “40 Shades of Choke,” and “Pedigree.” Ari Lennox released her debut studio album Shea Butter Baby to critical acclaim on May 7, 2019.
Watch Ari Lennox perform “Up Late” and “BMO” on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.