Fabolous teams with Ne-Yo and Timbaland on “Make Me Better”

Def Jam Recordings artist Fabolous has teamed up with two of the hottest names in music on the new single being released to radio this week. “Make Me Better” – featuring Ne-Yo (who is set to release his sophomore set on May 1) and produced by red-hot Timbaland – is the follow-up to the street and club smash “Diamonds” featuring Young Jeezy.

“Make Me Better” – a “slow, sexy burner” featuring Ne-Yo over a pulsating beat and swooning strings – hits radio nationwide this week, and will officially impact at Urban and Rhythmic formats on May 14th and May 15th, respectively.

Fabolous will release his long-awaited new fourth album ‘From Nothin’ To Somethin’’ on June 12th. Alongside Ne-Yo, Timbaland and Young Jeezy, the album features producers like Just Blaze, Jermaine Dupri, Polow Da Don, Jazzy Pha, Steve Morales and guest stars like Rihanna, Akon, Swizz Beats, and Lloyd.

Starting in 2001, Bed-Stuy’s Fabolous (John Jackson) was featured on a number of singles and album tracks, most notably Lil’ Mo’s Top 10 crossover hit “Superwoman.” Fab’s singles chart debut happened that summer with his career-defining “Can’t Deny It,” featur ing Nate Dogg, on Desert Storm (via Elektra’s East-West division).

It was followed by the second solid pop/R&B/rap crossover “Young’n (Holla Back),” both from the nearly self-titled debut album Ghetto Fabolous (one of history’s fateful albums to be released Sept. 11, 2001), which reached #2 R&B and #4 pop, and was certified RIAA platinum.

In early-2002, the Barbershop movie soundtrack album spun off a new Top 20 hit by Fabolous, “Trade It All” (featuring P. Diddy and Jagged Edge). The track was later added as a bonus track on Street Dreams, Fab’s second Desert Storm album, released March 2003. The platinum album also contained the massive Top 5 hits “Can’t Let You Go” (featuring Lil’ Mo and Desert Storm’s Mike Shorey) and “Into You” (featuring Tamia). The subsequent mixtape released in November, More Street Dreams Pt. 2, climbed to Top 10 R&B and Top 30 pop.

It has been more than two years now since the release of Real Talk in November 2004. The album rose to #2 on the R&B and rap charts and #6 on the pop side on the strength of its breakout first single, “Breathe,” which crossed from #2 rap and #4 R&B to Top 10 pop. The album marks the first new album released by Fabolous in more than two years.

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