Breakout artist Queen Naija returns with “Karma.” Moving on from the post break-up revenge fantasies of her first single, “Medicine,”Queentakes comfort in the concept of karma and examines her own insecurities, emerging with newfound strength in a soulful track that artfully fuses elements of jazz and hip hop. “Karma” is available for download and streaming HERE.
“Be confident, but not prideful,” says Queen Naija. “We all fall, and if you are too high up, chances are you may never recover from the fall.”
The 22-year-old Detroit native began singing in church at age three and writing her own songs in third grade, but her focus shifted when she and her former husband found fame online with their popular YouTube channel. When their marriage fell apart last year, Queen returned to her lifelong passion and penned a powerfully unapologetic song detailing her side of the story.
Premiering just hours before midnight on New Year’s Eve, “Medicine”was an instant smash. Within three weeks, it debuted at No. 45 on theBillboard Hot 100 – a remarkable accomplishment for an unsigned artist. Its success took Queen by surprise.
“I wasn’t even thinking about trying to get the song on the radio or anything,” Queen recalls. “ I mostly did it because I knew people wanted to know what was going on with me and my ex, and I wanted to tell them myself why I wasn’t with him anymore.”
As she gears up for the release of her debut EP, Queen is channeling more of that real-life emotion into each song. “For me, it’s about changing people’s perspectives and letting them know they’re not alone in whatever they’re going through,” she explains. “I want to make music that captures people, that gets into your soul—the kind of songs you need to keep playing over and over.”