Latin Grammys 2018

R. Kelly, The Game Bolster Sharissa Album

R. Kelly, the Game, Wyclef Jean, Willie Jackson and Tank have all contributed performances to "Every Beat of My Heart," the sophomore album from R&B vocalist Sharissa.

R. Kelly, the Game, Wyclef Jean, Willie Jackson and Tank have all contributed performances to "Every Beat of My Heart," the sophomore album from R&B vocalist Sharissa. Due Sept. 27 via Virgin, the set features production by Wyclef and Tank, as well Mario Winans and Tim & Bob.

First single "I'm In Love With a Thug" pairs Sharissa and Kelly together as they wax on the perks and pitfalls of love with a "street hustler." Sharissa co-wrote all of the album's material.

"I can't sing about things that I haven't experienced, so it was important for me to work with producers who understood my struggle," she said.

"Every Beat of My Heart" is the follow-up to Sharissa's 2002 Motown debut, "No Half Steppin'," which debuted at No. 7 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 44 on The Billboard 200.