Critical Praise:
“You’re sure to see a lot more of the R&B singer Jae Stephens this year. Now signed to Issa Rae’s label Raedio, Stephens is back with this playful and cheeky bop that’s perfect for your next day party playlist.” – ELLE

“A CELEBRATION OF DOING THINGS YOUR OWN WAY” – NYLON

“She’s already honed a distinct sound—a mix of classic R&B influences and polished modern production” – Complex

“There’s a new era on the horizon for Dallas singer Jae Stephens, and her new single “WET” is proof. Stephens takes control of her world on the futuristic song, as it showcases her confidence and ability to shine on various production styles.” – UPROXX

“Jae Stephens is indeed an artist to watch” – Rated R&B
The Video:
Carving out her own lane in the R&B landscape, Jae Stephens does it all. Today, the talented singer, songwriter, and producer shares “Girls Don’t Cheat” (Official Dance Video). Co-written with her friend, R&B singer Chxrry22 and produced by Sensei Bueno (Janelle Monae – Age of Pleasure), Jae describes the track as “fun, controversial, and braggadocious.” Over the 90s R&B-inspired groovy bassline and uptempo drums, Jae oozes confidence and defends her heartbreaker status, affirming that she knows she deserves the best: “I got needs and you wasn’t giving / Sorry, why should I be sorry / If there’s one thing I ain’t, it’s sorry.” In response to her man’s lackluster behavior, Jae unapologetically acts on her desires, seeking out attention from another lover. A bold, unbothered Jae justifies her actions, singing “girls don’t cheat, we just need attention” as she takes back the power and puts herself first on the flirty track.

In the “Girls Don’t Cheat” (Official Dance Video), Jae’s love triangle plays out in real life, smoothly moving from one dance partner to the next as she tries to find a man who will satisfy her. Swapping out her partner at her will, Jae teases the men with her sensual dance moves, feeling herself as she doubles down on her shameless romantic philosophy. The dance video, choreographed by Alex the Lion, is a testament to Jae’s all-around talent, bringing moves just as dominant as her vocals.

“Girls Don’t Cheat” and recent single “WET,” recognized by Elle as one of the Best Songs of April 2024, are the start of a new era for Jae Stephens, who has been bubbling on the scene and is ready to blow. The Dallas native first turned heads as a teenaged R&B prodigy, gaining notice with her soul-stirring vocals and preternatural songwriting ability. While she was a high school student, Stephens built a devoted audience on Tumblr, winning 200,000 followers with her sterling covers of pop and R&B songs and her entertaining life updates. She stepped out on her own as a 19-year-old, in 2017, releasing “24K,” a single that earned praise from The FADER and garnered Jae a performance on COLORS. In 2019, Jae released f**k it, i’ll do it myself, a fully self-written and self-produced EP, home to her fan favorite single “got it like that,” and joined her friend Khalid during his performance on Saturday Night Live. She has collaborated with kindred spirits like THEY, VanJess, Khamari, and Xavier Omar, and has racked up more than 50 million streams across her catalog. Her most recent EP, High My Name Is, came out in 2022, shifting her sound in a more alternative and personal direction.

Now signed to Raedio, the “audio everywhere” company, in partnership with Def Jam Recordings, Jae Stephens is primed to deliver on her limitless potential. Stay tuned for much more from the young singer-songwriter in the near future.

The Background:
Jae Stephens, an R&B futurist originally from Dallas and now based in Los Angeles, has been steadily building her profile since the release of her self-written and produced debut EP, f**k it i’ll do it myself, in 2019. With tastemaker singles like “Got It Like That” and “24K” receiving praise from The FADER, she has garnered attention and collaborations with artists such as THEY, VanJess, Khamari, and Xavier Omar, further solidifying her status as an artist on the rise. Press coverage from notable platforms like Colors, Fader, and Complex, as well as an invitation to perform with Khalid on SNL, have contributed to her growing recognition. In total, she has generated over 50 million streams across her catalog.

After a two-year hiatus, Stephens signed to Raedio and released her EP, High My Name Is, featuring standout tracks like “What’s A Monday” and the Jodeci-inspired single “Come and Talk to Me.” The EP’s success, driven primarily by fan support, highlighted the anticipation for her return. Recently signed as Raedio and Def Jam’s first major label artist, Jae Stephens is officially back and ready to take her place as the Queen of Pop R&B. Her future music promises to showcase her captivating vocals and trendsetting aesthetic, reminding audiences why her comeback has been eagerly awaited.

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