Avant 'Minutes' Away From Fourth Album
R&B vocalist Avant will release his fourth album, "Director," March 21 via Magic Johnson Records/Geffen.R&B vocalist Avant will release his fourth album, "Director," March 21 via Magic Johnson Records/Geffen. First single "4 Minutes" can be streamed on the artist's Web site. The single rockets 79-44 this week on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. A video for the track was directed by Bryan Barber, who was behind the cameras for the upcoming OutKast film "Idlewild."
Although the track list for "Director" has yet to be confirmed, the album is tipped to feature production from Jermaine Dupri, Rodney Jerkins, Bryan Cox, the Underdogs and Steve Huff.
Since the release of 2003's "Private Room," Avant has appeared on the Lloyd Banks hit "Karma" and can presently be heard on the remix of the Pussycat Dolls' No. 1 Mainstream Top 40 single "Stickwitu."
"Private Room" debuted at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 813,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.