Ari Lennox


Courtney Shanade Salter (born March 26, 1991), known professionally as Ari Lennox, is an American R&B singer from NW Washington, D.C. She is the first female artist to be signed to J. Cole's record label, Dreamville Records. She first began gaining recognition after the release of her first EP Pho (2016) on the label. Her debut studio album Shea Butter Baby followed in 2019. Lennox has also been featured on the Dreamville compilation albums Revenge of the Dreamers II (2015), and Revenge of the Dreamers III (2019), the latter of which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and earned Lennox a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album. Lennox made her debut appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 with her 2021 single "Pressure", peaking at number 66.


June 28, 2022

Babyface Signs With Capitol Records Ahead of New Album ‘Girls’ Night Out’

Due out October 29, the album will feature Ella Mai, Queen Naija, Ari Lennox, Kehlani, Doechii and more.

June 27, 2022

Silk Sonic, Kendrick Lamar & More Record-Setters at 2022 BET Awards

The three artists who amassed the most nominations, Doja Cat (with six nods) and Ari Lennox and Drake (with four nods each), were shut out in terms of awards.

June 7, 2022

Ari Lennox, “Pressure”

It was R&B radio that felt the “Pressure” applied by Ari Lennox’s breakout hit towards the end of 2021, when it was already clear from its rapturous fan reception that the song deserved to be a much bigger hit than it was. Luckily, the format relented in 2022, making the song a top 5 R&B/Hip-Hop […]

June 1, 2022

Doja Cat Leads 2022 BET Awards Nominations: Full List

Ari Lennox and Drake are runners-up, with four nods each.

May 20, 2022

Listen to Griff’s downbeat cover of Queen’s ‘A Kind Of Magic’

She has joined six other artists including Ari Lennox and TRI.BE who have all shared different versions of the 1986 hit The post Listen to Griff’s downbeat cover of Queen’s ‘A Kind Of Magic’ appeared first on NME.

May 11, 2022

The DMV Music Scene Showed How Strong It's Become at Broccoli City Festival

The DMV music scene shone bright at Broccoli City Festival 2022. At the two-day event, local stars like Wale, Ari Lennox, & Rico Nasty represented for the area.

April 15, 2022

Bas Releases New EP ‘[Bump] Pick Me Up’ f/ J. Cole and Ari Lennox, Drops “Admire Her” Video f/ Gunna

Nearly a year after his solo offering "The Jackie," Bas returns with his new four-track EP '[Bump] Pick Me Up,' featuring Ari Lennox, Gunna, and more.

March 31, 2022

Dreamville and DJ Drama Link Up for 'Gangsta Grillz' Mixtape 'D-Day' f/ J. Cole, Ari Lennox, J.I.D, EarthGang, More

J. Cole and Dreamville join forces with DJ Drama to receive their own 'Gangsta Grillz' mixtape called 'D-Day' leading up to their second annual Dreamville Fest.

March 29, 2022

Ari Lennox, Charlie Wilson & More to Set Sail for Radiant Waves R&B Cruise Festival

Traveling from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas, Radiant Waves will feature the best of live neo-soul and contemporary R&B from Jan. 16 to 20.

March 25, 2022

Buddy Shares 'Superghetto' Album f/ T-Pain, Tinashe, Ari Lennox, and Blxst

Buddy has dropped his highly anticipated second studio album 'Superghetto,' which features appearances from the likes of T-Pain and Tinashe.

February 3, 2022

Ari Lennox ‘Beyond Grateful’ for First Radio No. 1 With ‘Pressure’

The singer-songwriter's hit also hits the top three on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.

December 12, 2021

MrBeast & Bretman Rock Win Top Awards at 2021 YouTube Streamy Awards

The show featured musical performances by Måneskin and Ari Lennox.

December 8, 2021

Ari Lennox & Maneskin Set to Perform on 2021 YouTube Streamy Awards

Larray is set to MC the Streamy Awards, which is designed to honor excellence in online video and the creators behind it.

December 6, 2021

Ari Lennox addresses her arrest in Amsterdam: “It’s painful what I went through”

Lennox was arrested at Amsterdam airport last month after accusing airline staff of racial discrimination The post Ari Lennox addresses her arrest in Amsterdam: “It’s painful what I went through” appeared first on NME.

November 29, 2021

Ari Lennox Arrested in Amsterdam, Says She Was Racially Profiled

Ari Lennox claimed on social media to have been racially profiled at the airport.

November 29, 2021

Ari Lennox Arrested in Amsterdam After Claiming She Was Racially Profiled

Lennox criticized airport security on social media, while Dutch authorities claimed the R&B singer was drunk and causing a disturbance

November 29, 2021

Ari Lennox Arrested in Amsterdam, Says She Was Racially Profiled

Dutch authorities have declined to say when the Dreamville singer will be released

November 29, 2021

Ari Lennox says she has been arrested for “reacting to a woman racially profiling me”

"Fuck Amsterdam security. They hate black people" The post Ari Lennox says she has been arrested for “reacting to a woman racially profiling me” appeared first on NME.

November 19, 2021

Summer Walker to Perform at 2021 Soul Train Awards

Previously announced performers include Maxwell, Ashanti, Silk Sonic, Ari Lennox, Leon Bridges and Lucky Daye.

November 15, 2021

The R&B Women Who Stole the Show at 2021 Day N Vegas Festival

From Ari Lennox and Jazmine Sullivan's flawless powerhouse vocals to SZA and Victoria Monet's showstopping dance moves, here are some of our favorite Dan N Vegas performances from this year's female R&B acts.

October 22, 2021

J. Cole Reveals His ‘Vision’ During The Off-Season LA Tour Stop With 21 Savage, Ari Lennox & More

"If there's one thing I love about doing these shows in LA, it's a lot of people that have been f---ing with me since day one," J. Cole said at The Forum.

September 2, 2021

H.E.R. Reveals Lights On Festival 2021 Lineup Including Erykah Badu, Ari Lennox, Bryson Tiller & More

H.E.R. announced the star-studded roster of performers at her 2021 Lights On Festival, which include Erykah Badu, Bryson Tiller, Ari Lennox, Ty Dolla $ign and more.

July 9, 2021

Rapsody, Kiana Ledé, Sinead Harnett & More Hit the Stage at ‘Big Femme Energy’ Release Party

On Thursday, Femme It Forward hosted an intimate listening party in Venice, Calif., in support of the all-new album Big Femme Energy. The project features music from H.E.R, Brandy, Ari Lennox, Keyshia Cole and more.

June 28, 2021

Ty Dolla $ign, Erykah Badu Join Lineup for H.E.R.’s Lights On Festival

Bryson Tiller, Ari Lennox, Keyshia Cole and more will perform at second iteration of singer's festival

June 28, 2021

Jazmine Sullivan Joined By Ari Lennox, Rep. Maxine Waters for 2021 BET Awards Performance: Watch

Waters reclaimed her time just before Sullivan took the stage for a performance of “Tragic”

June 28, 2021

Jazmine Sullivan Welcomes Rep. Maxine Waters, Ari Lennox Onstage for Show-Stopping 2021 BET Awards Performance

On Sunday night (June 27), Jazmine Sullivan showcased her latest full-length, as well as a new single, with some very special guests at the 2021 BET Awards.

May 6, 2021

Publishing Briefs: Ari Lennox Signs With Warner, Primary Wave Acquires Sturken & Rogers Catalog

A list of the latest moves in publishing, including new deals for Ari Lennox with Warner Chappell Music, Primary Wave Music and more.

March 11, 2021

Ari Lennox, Ant Clemons, Jon Batiste & More to Join The Roots For 2021 Pre-Grammys ‘Jam Session’

The Roots have announced the lineup for their 2021 pre-Grammys "Roots Jam Session," which will take place on Saturday (March 13) and feature Ant Clemons, Ari Lennox, Jon Batiste and more.

December 18, 2020

Yola, JoJo, Big Freedia Contribute to Global Citizen ‘Stand Up’ Album

Tori Kelly, Ari Lennox, and more contributed to compilation produced by Raphael Saadiq


A Kind Of Magic – Coke Studio Session

May 19, 2022

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Scenic Drive (feat. Ari Lennox & Smino)

December 2, 2021

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September 10, 2021

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Set Him Up (feat. Ari Lennox)

April 8, 2021

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Black And White (From “Rhythms of Zamunda” - Music Inspired by the Amazon Original Movie: “Coming 2 America”)

February 12, 2021

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Sorrow, Tears And Blood

December 4, 2020

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Chocolate Pomegranate

September 30, 2020

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September 25, 2020

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If You Want Me To Stay (with Anthony Ramos)

September 3, 2020

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Make Me Feel

July 30, 2020

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April 8, 2020

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Shea Butter Baby

March 27, 2020

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January 13, 2020

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Time Today (Remix)

October 9, 2019

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Got Me (with Ari Lennox & Omen feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Dreezy)

June 12, 2019

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No One

November 13, 2018

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November 13, 2018

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40 Shades of Choke

November 9, 2018

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November 9, 2018

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PHO EP (Deluxe)

October 21, 2016

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October 21, 2016

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June 15, 2014

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