The reigning queens of R&B, streaming supernova Summer Walker and chart-topper SZA, have announced that Grammy-winning artist Cardi B will appear on a new version for their hit single, “No Love” (LVRN/Interscope Records), coming this Friday.
Summer confirmed the news on Instagram, days after she hinted at a third performer by suggesting that the single artwork represented each woman’s Zodiac birth sign. Savvy fans quickly jumped on Cardi B as the leading candidate, and the two jumped on an Instagram Live to celebrate the news in front of their combined 130 million followers. The new version, titled “No Love (Extended)” also includes a new music video to be released the same day.
In its original form, “No Love” instantly lit up charts around the world upon its debut last November. The song surged to No.1 on Apple Music’s U.S. Top 100 chart and became the first song to dethrone Adele’s long-standing champ “Easy on Me.” Plus, though it wasn’t an official single at the time, “No Love” debuted at No.13 on the Billboard Hot 100 to become Summer Walker’s highest-charting hit.
The collab appears on Summer’s Still Over It, which broke the record for the most one-week streams ever by a female R&B artist, with 201.1 million in its debut week, and was the first R&B album by a female act to top the Billboard 200 albums chart since 2016. Those achievements, along with 18 Hot 100 hits from the project, powered Summer to be honored with the Chartbreaker Award at Billboard’s annual Women in Music celebration earlier this month.
Summer also recently embarked on the first run of The Summer Walker Series tour, a limited engagement run of Live Nation produced shows.
She recently visited Houston’s 713 Music Hall on March 20, and will head to Chicago’s Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom on March 31, and Dallas’ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory on April 16. Special guests NO1-NOAH and MARVXXL will be featured on all dates with Erica Banks joining as a special guest for the Houston and Dallas shows.
She’ll also be performing at a number of festivals including Sol Blume Festival, Broccoli City Festival, Roots Picnic Festival, Wireless Festival Birmingham, and Wireless Festival London. Tickets for The Summer Walker Series are on-sale now.