Sanna Lathan Drops Debut Single “Emotional” Ft. Dej Loaf + Whitney Houston Hologram Set To Go On Tour
Who knew Sanaa Lathan could sing? The YBF chick just released her very first single titled “Emotional” ft. Dej Loaf, a cut for The Perfect Guy soundtrack. Take a listen and get the deets on a Whitney Houston hologram going on tour inside...
With a brand new thriller hitting theaters, Sanaa Lathan also has a new single under belt. But who knew the Hollywood vet had vocals? We sure didn’t. But, we’re not mad that she’s dabbling in the music industry.
The 43-year-old actress called up superproducer Detail to produce her new single “Emotional,” featuring raptress Dej Loaf. Detail’s credit’s include Beyonce’s Grammy winning single “Drunk In Love,” and “7/11.” He has also produced tracks for Lil Wayne, Drake and Wiz Khalifa to name a few. We hear the two met through their mutual friend French Montana (whom Sanaa has been romantically linked to in the past).
So how did “Emotional” come about? Detail tells Yahoo,
“I was looking at the trailer and I said, ‘Wow. That’s an emotional n*gga. Everybody started laughing and Sanaa said, ‘Exactly.’”
Detail suggested that they turn the concept into a song, and viola!
And get this, her alter-ego's name is "Brown Sugar." How appropriate. She took to Instagram to express her excitement saying, "Life can be amazing when you step outside your comfort zone sometimes and say yes. Who woulda thought I'd have a single out. It tickles me pink Hahahaha!. Shout out to @detailgo & @frenchmontana for the encouragement. Shoutout to brilliant @misschloeflower on piano & the amazing @dejloaf I'm thinking of this as a character I'm playing singing this song. She's my character Leah's (in #ThePerfectGuy) ALTER EGO and her name is #BrownSugar.. Enjoy."
“Emotional” will be featured on The Perfect Guy soundtrack.
Take a listen below:
Speaking of The Perfect Guy....
The newly released thriller is doing well at the box office after it’s debut yesterday. According to Deadline, the film raked in between $10.4M to $10.7M last night making it No. 1 at the box office. YAS!
It’s being predicted the film will haul a strong $26M to $28M+ for it’s opening weekend, following in the footsteps of No Good Deed (starring Taraji P. Henson & Idris Elba), which brought in an impressive $24.3 million around this time last year.
Who says black films can’t be great at the box office?
In other news….
A hologram of the late iconic singer Whitney Houston is set to kick off a tour next year. You read it right. And Whitney’s estate (aka Pat Houston) is on board as well.
According to reports, Hologram USA and Houston's estate announced Friday that the hologram will stream live on FilmOn.com. Not only that, the hologram is set to premiere at a U.S. venue and tour the world. The show will feature the legendary singer’s greatest hits with interactive components. And we hear special guests (which have not been named) will make cameos.
Pat Houston, who serves as president of Whitney’s estate, issued a statement expressing her excitement over the new endeavor. She said,
"It's a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come."
So when we expect to see Whitney return to the stage…in hologram form? It’s scheduled to kick-off sometime in 2016.
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