American rapper Saweetie has released her new song, “Closer”, featuring American R&B singer H.E.R.
After the release of her debut single “Icy Grl” in 2018, Saweetie was signed to her then-manager Max Gousse’s record label Artistry Worldwide, a subsidiary of Warner Records.
Saweetie released her debut extended play, High Maintenance, in 2018. Her second EP, Icy, was released in March 2019 and spawned the top-40 single “My Type”.
In 2020, Saweetie was added to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Music list and Variety’s Hitmakers Impact list. In March 2020, she embarked on her first beauty collaboration by becoming the face of the KISS Colors edge fixer glue in the Edge Fixer Glued x Saweetie collection. In October 2020, she launched her own virtual educational content series, Icy University.
In 2021, she received two nominations for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards including one for Best New Artist.
In April 2021, Saweetie released the extended play Pretty Summer Playlist: Season 1. It was supported by the singles “Risky”, featuring Drakeo the Ruler, and “Talkin’ Bout” by Loui, featuring Saweetie.
On April 30, 2021, Saweetie collaborated with British girl group Little Mix to be featured on the remix version of its song “Confetti” with a video released the same day. The song peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart. On May 7, 2021, Saweetie released “Fast (Motion)” as the fourth single from Pretty Bitch Music.
In November 2021, Netflix released a sex-positive comedy special titled Sex: Unzipped in which Saweetie was the host. On November 19, she released the single “Icy Chain” which she performed on Saturday Night Live the following day.
During her SNL debut, she also performed “Tap In” and “Best Friend”. “Icy Chain” will be included on Saweetie’s upcoming EP titled Icy Season, which will be released on January 7, 2022. The project serves as a precursor to Pretty Bitch Music, which is expected to be released later in 2022.
In January 2022, Saweetie appeared as the star of MAC Cosmetics’ “Challenge Accepted” campaign alongside Cher.
Her debut album, Pretty Bitch Music, is scheduled to be released in 2022 and was preceded by the singles “Tap In” and “Best Friend” (featuring Doja Cat), both of which reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.