Doja Cat releases ‘Balut’

The global superstar’s “Paint the Town Red” tops the Billboard Hot 100

Grammy Award-winning global superstar Doja Cat releases her new rap track, “Balut” via Kemosabe Records/RCA Records. Doja Cat’s highly anticipated fourth studio album, Scarlet is set to be released on September 22nd. A replica of “Scarlet” will be popping up at different locations across the U.S. over the next week before the album drops. At each location, there will be a QR code for fans to use and get an exclusive first listen to Doja Cat’s new record.

Last month, Doja Cat released her official single and music video, “Paint The Town Red,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Global 200 chart this week. This marks the first rap song to hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 this year. The song also made history by reaching No. 1 on Spotify’s Top 50 USA chart. This is the first time in Spotify history that a rap song from a solo female artist has earned the top spot on the charts.

This week Doja Cat performed at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards and won a VMA for Best Art Direction for her track, “Attention.” Earlier this month, Doja Cat dropped the song and music video for “Demons.” The music video was filmed in Los Angeles and directed by Christian Breslauer (Sza/Chris Brown) and Doja Cat. Additionally, Doja Cat graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar for the September 2023 issue “Icons issue.”

At the start of the summer, Doja announced her first North American headline tour, The Scarlet Tour, beginning this fall with special guests Ice Spice and Doechii.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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