Last Friday saw clusters of fans and well-wishers streaming into the Sàvor Wynwood, one of Miami’s premiere Afrobeats/Caribbean Restaurants & Lounge, for the album release of Jamaican-Nigerian Afrobeat singer Heph B.
The well-attended event allowed patrons an opportunity to get up close with the “Hide” hitmaker as he took them on a journey with the deluxe version of his “AMARII” album. He also whetted their appetite with the premiere of “Bad“, the first of three official videos to be released in the first quarter of this year.
Now making in-rows on various charts across the digital space. The 14-track compilation, on January 18, debuted at No.1 and 2, respectively, on the iTunes World Album chart. Meanwhile, the radio edit version of the album held the No.2 spot. On the Amazon Music, Best Selling New Release chart, the album peaked at No.1
The project includes contributions from GRAMMY-nominated songwriter Miles B, Jamaican luminaries Bugle, Laa Lee, and debutant Mz Mumsie.
This deluxe version of the original album, AMARII, includes all new songs, with the exception of one previously released track. As part of the offering Heph B continues to pay homage to his Jamaican heritage by enlisting the aid of noted Jamaican producer Luigi Society on the track “You & I“. The album was executive produced by Heph B and released on the Da Anointed Records label.
The first edition of AMARII, which was released in November 2021, charted at No. 14 on the iTunes U.S. World Chart and saw success with the hit single HIDE, reaching the No. 1 spot in South Africa, No. 5 in the U.S., and No. 4 on the U.K. World Chart.