Kehlani Delays Album Over Coronavirus


While the coronavirus has caused the cancelation of everything from music festivals to sporting events, the pandemic is also impacting music releases.

Kehlani has announced that her long-awaited sophomore album has been postponed. “to be transparent i HAD a release date. we’re unable to complete any of our plans or move forward with the album at the moment due to the pandemic,” she told her fans on Sunday.

Music has taken a backseat as coronavirus fears grow. “not thinking about music at the moment, focused on how to just be a good citizen to society at this time. stay SAFE luv y’all,” added Kehlani.

Last week, she released her newest single, the breakup anthem “Toxic,” which was preceded by “Valentine’s Day (Shameful)” and the Keyshia Cole collaboration “All Me.” She also recently revealed that she had finished recording the follow-up to 2017’s SweetSexySavage.

Kehlani is set to hit the road with her “Get Me” collaborator Justin Bieber on his “Changes Tour,” which kicks off May 14 in Seattle. It’s unknown if and how the pandemic will affect the touring schedule.

Kehlani is not the first artist to move her release. Cardi B recently announced that she was delaying her new single due to coronavirus. Meanwhile, most concerts and festivals have been delayed or canceled in the wake of the virus.