Kicking off another chapter and continuing to electrify, platinum-selling Phoenix-born and Los Angeles-based artist Kiana Ledé unveils a new single entitled “Ur Best Friend”[feat. Kehlani] via The Heavy Group/Republic Records today.
Listen to “Ur Best Friend”: HERE
On the track, a throwback beat simmers in the background with skittering cymbals, airy keys, and head-nodding bass. Kiana’s voice wraps around this thick soul smoke as Kehlani counters with a show stopping turn of her own. Together, these two R&B femme fatales turn up with a scorching and sizzling collaboration punctuated by raw soul. Be on the lookout for the premiere of the music video.
It paves the way for her next album—coming very soon. She’s kept busy this year with collaborations with G-EAZY, THEY., Niko Walters, D-Nice, and Femme It Forward, flexing her dynamic diversity.
Kiana Ledé is way more than an R&B singer. Her poetic lyrics (set to an alluring blend of early classic R&B, soul, pop, hip-hop, and singer/songwriter genre) and relatability have led to notable success, including the platinum-certified “EX” from 2018’s breakout Selfless EP, and hits like “Mad At Me” and “Chocolate” feat. Ari Lennox and achieved nearly 2 billion streams globally.
KIKI, her self-described “coming of age” debut album, bowed in the Top 5 of various charts — the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart, Apple Music R&B/Soul Albums Chart and iTunes R&B/Soul Albums Chart — as well as the Top 10 of the Apple Music Overall Albums Chart. The album has impressively gained over 440 million streams in addition to industry praise from ELLE, Billboard, Highsnobiety, VIBE and many more.
Ledé grew up in South Phoenix, Arizona as a self-described “Black, Mexican, and Native American girl who participated in pageants.” At the core of her music is honesty, which will continue to make her a standout artist.