19 & Dangerous


19 & Dangerous

Ayra Starr


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About 19 & Dangerous Album

19 & Dangerous is the debut studio album by Nigerian singer-songwriter Ayra Starr. It was released on 6 August 2021, through Mavin Records and Platoon, less than seven months after the singer's self-titled debut EP. The album was preceded by the release of three singles: "Bloody Samaritan", "Beggie Beggie", and "Karma".

19 & Dangerous is a concept album that follows a Gen Z girl transitioning from adolescence into early adulthood with growing confidence, artistic zeal, sentimentality and empathy. Ayra Starr worked with producers London, Andre Vibez, Louddaaa and Don Jazzy, the latter two of whom also contributed production to her previous record.

The album is primarily an Afropop, R&B, trap and alté album that incorporates influences from genres like neo-soul, jazz, and EDM. Lyrically, it revolves around topics associated with love, such as unrequited love, romantic breakup distress, betrayal and heartbreak as well as more personal themes such as self-determination and self-esteem.

The album received generally favorable response from both fans and music critics. Its lead single, "Bloody Samaritan", peaked atop Nigeria's TurnTable Top 50, making Ayra Starr the first female artist in the history of the chart to reach number-one with a solo song.

The album was also a commercial success, debuting at number one on the Apple Music Nigeria chart and number two on the Billboard World Albums chart. It has since been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry of Nigeria (RIAN).

Released 2021
Duration 30:29
Artist(s) Ayra Starr
Genre Afrobeats