My boy Nick tipped me off on Eve touring Australia this September. This took me by surprise because Eve hasn’t released any singles or albums since 2007 with her hit single “Tambourine.” “Tambourine” did not perform too well on the US charts which led to further difficulties. She began working on an album of which “Tambourine” would feature titled Here I Am (which is the exact title of Kelly Rowland’s latest solo album), however it was delayed to September 11, 2007 and then October 16 but it was never released. According to Eve in an interview with the New York Post in February 2009 the problems at Interscope Records were responsible for the pushbacks.
Eve was the first female member of the rap group Ruff Ryders who were big in the late 1990s, but I remember when her red cornrows and paw print chest tattoos became relevant to me and that was on her first solo track, “Who’s That Girl?” which was closely followed by the chart topping second single, “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” featuring Gwen Stefani from the 2001 album Scorpion.
2002-2004 saw the release of Eve-olution featured the smash hit “Gangsta Lovin” with Alicia Keys and the follow up single “Satisfaction” which I really liked, was not received very well on the charts.
From then on Eve’s presence in the music charts was predominantly limited to being a guest single artist. Tracks she did collabos on include:
- “Rich Girl” by Gwen Stefani
- “1 Thing (remix)” by Amerie
- “Never” by Keyshia Cole
- “No Daddy (remix)” by Teairra Mari
- “Like This” by Kelly Rowland
- “Who’s That Girl” by Guy Sebastian (which was Eve’s first #1 hit in Australia)
- “My Chick Bad (remix)” by Ludacris
It is rumoured Eve is releasing a solo album this year titled Lip Locked.
If you want to see Eve ‘blow your mind’ (I will be), check the deets below:
- 21 September 2011 at Venue Six, Berriedale TAS
- 22 September 2011 at Surfers Paradise Beergarden, Surfers Paradise QLD
- 23 September 2011 at Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton QLD
- 24 September 2011 at Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights VIC
- 25 September 2011 at Shoppingtown Hotel, Doncaster VIC
You can buy tickets at Ticketmaster.
What is your favourite Eve track? Comment below!