It’s all love in Diddy’s world. The music legend and business mogul unveiled his latest studio effort, The Love Album: Off the Grid, on Friday (Sept. 15).
The jam-packed feature lineup includes notable names such as The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Jazmine Sullivan, H.E.R, Summer Walker, Babyface, John Legend, Teyana Taylor and more. “Music is my first love, and music has given me a second chance at life, so stepping back into the studio to make this album has been a soulful experience that brought me closer to myself and my purpose,” Diddy said in a press release. “This album wasn’t created to feed an algorithm or be relevant with the trends of the times — it was created to touch souls and freely express my story with the best artists, writers and producers shaping the future of R&B.”
This project marks his first official release under his new label, Love Records, and his first solo album since 2006’s Press Play. Since then, he dropped his 2010 collaborative project Last Train to Paris with Dawn Richard and Kalenna Harper as Dirty Money, and his 2015 mixtape MMM (Money Making Mitch).
Diddy is Billboard‘s most recent cover star, and he opened up about the inspiration behind the new release. “This isn’t just an R&B album; it’s an R&B movie [about love],” he said of his project, which he executive-produced and curated. “It’s probably one of the biggest collections of talent ever, all unified on one album. And I happen to be blessed to have The Weeknd’s last feature. The song talks about being unique, in a sense — telling your ex-girl that another one of me won’t come around.”
Listen to The Love Album: Off the Grid in full below.