With the crazy amount of success, downloads and radio plays derived from Willow Smith’s chart-smashing “Whip My Hair” and follow-up single, “21st Century Girl,” the precocious little 10-year-old has a lot of people wondering exactly when she’ll drop a full-length album.
According to musician/actress Teyana Taylor, who is writing a few tracks for Smith, that release date is inching closer and closer, and fans of “Whip My Hair” will love what they hear.
At the premiere of “Madea’s Big Happy Family” on Tuesday night, Taylor told MTV News of her work with Smith, “It’s coming along great — very her. When you hear it, you’re gonna love it.”
Though she’s grown up in and around Hollywood, with her parents being Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow is still a newbie to the music biz. Taylor, who appeared on MTV’s hit “My Super Sweet 16,” said she sees a little of herself in the young Ms. Smith.
“She reminds me of a little me,” Taylor said. “I love her style. She’s amazing, so [I’m] very excited.”
Taylor revealed that the tracks she is working on will be in the same vein as Smith’s previous singles, describing them as “up-tempo, fun, dance, young, fresh, new, in the now.”
And when we might hear that album? “Very soon,” Taylor promised. “Sooner than you know.”
Smith has been a very busy bee over the past few months. Since releasing “21st Century Girl” and its video, she has been touring Europe with Justin Bieber.
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