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Ella Mai Releases 'Whatchamacallit' Feat. Chris Brown From Upcoming Debut Album

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Ella Mai performs at the 2018 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 7, 2018 in New Orleans.

R&B star Ella Mai tapped Chris Brown for "Whatchamacallit," another rhythmic track from her upcoming self-titled debut album, set to release Oct. 12.

"Vocally, he’s amazing,” the singer said in an interview with Complex. “If he didn’t come out the way he did and make the music that he did, I think I would be a completely different artist. He’s influenced an entire generation.”

Mai propelled herself into the mainstream with "Boo'd Up," which broke the record for the most weeks at No. 1 of any song by a woman on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. She is currently on Bruno Mars's 24K Magic tour, and her self-titled album will feature John Legend and H.E.R., in addition to Brown. 

The track's smooth beats and fun rhythm give a more upbeat perspective on topics like infidelity. Listen to "Whatchamacallit" below.