After making several leaps towards the Urban-Pop throne in 2010 with her viral single, Whip My Hair many of us were hoping that Willow Smith would release an album somewhere in 2011. Clearly that is not happening. What halted the project ? The poorly chosen second single, 21st Century Girl, which saw Willow exploring a dance/electronic pop sound. The song failed to do much on the charts and only peaked at #99 on the Billboard Hot 100 which is a blow to the stomach since Whip My Hair managed to peak at #11 on the same chart. However, Willow has returned to her urban pop roots with her new single, Fireball. She managed to recruit Nicki Minaj for a sick verse on the song and the track has been well received so far with a music video having already been shot.
Now that Willow is making strides (again) to snatch the Urban-Pop crown from Rihanna, she announced that her debut album: Knees & Elbows , will be released on April 3rd, 2012. Are you excited ?