Rapidly growing a fanbase with her conversational brand of sensual R&B, Ann Marie is Chicago’s new R&B queen. Sending out a signal for a faithful man to call her own, Ann Marie values loyalty above all else on “Ride For Me“, her new video. A shimmering mid-tempo standout with a tinge of the Caribbean in the drum pattern, “Ride For Me” features an appearance from Yung Bleu, who leans into the tropical theme with a patois-accented, highly melodic verse. In the video, Ann Marie and Yung Bleu play a modern-day Bonnie & Clyde, supplementing the thrill of their relationship with the thrill of living beyond the limits of the law. When their actions finally catch up with them, Bleu proves to be loyal, taking the fall for Ann Marie and providing her a path for a new life. “Ride For Me” is the latest video from Tripolar 2, following videos for the 147 Calboy collaboration “Around“, and the smoldering “Pull Up“. Featuring the buzzing single “Secret“, which features YK Osiris and racked up over 17.7 million YouTube views and 2.5 million Spotify streams since its early-January release, Tripolar 2 is currently available for stream and purchase.
The follow-up to 2018’s Tripolar, which featured Ann Marie’s hit “Handle It” (over 10 million Apple Music streams), Tripolar 2 is a versatile set of nine sharply crafted R&B cuts, brimming with personality. Propelled by “Secret“, which reached the Top 100 of Apple Music’s singles chart, Tripolar 2 grew into a massive success, reaching #3 on Apple Music’s R&B albums chart and peaking at #38 on the service’s all-genre albums chart. Since the beginning of 2019, Ann Marie’s Instagram following exploded from 300,000 to over 546,000, growing at a rate of thousands per day. With over 100,000 streams per day on Apple Music and inclusion on Spotify’s “Singled Out” playlist, highlighting breakout singles, “Secret” is Ann Marie’s first leap on the road to R&B superstardom.