It’s Been 10 Years Since Tweet’s Last Album, and This One Is Well Worth the Wait

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Tweet (and not the thing you do in 140 characters or less) is back! It's been about 10 years since we last heard from the recording artist who made losing her clothes sound innocent and sexy on "Oops (Oh My)!" And now she's back on the music scene with an unshakable self-confidence and refreshed sound.


And who doesn't need balance in life? Tweet is not only an artist—she's a grandmother. Now, we're all aware of just how much black don't crack, but when Tweet revealed that she has a grandson, we immediately asked to see some ID! Of her experience as a grandmother, she says, "I am Mimi to my grandson, Ayden. I've never known love like that before. I get to spoil him and he's everything. He's a red head. He's special."

Many recording artists claim to be "luh God," but Tweet walks the walk. She told The Root exclusively: "The challenges for being a Christian in this industry—it's not hard for me. There's a balance, but I have changed what I write about." Tweet says that she won't have any more "no panties" records or be pulling off her clothes. "God is love. When you hear me singing about love, it might not be about a man. His [God's] love keeps me balanced."

Tweet is special, too. Her new album, Charlene, was released Feb. 26, and it's her most personal body of work yet. Tweet derives a sense of accomplishment from that feat.

"Some people strive to get the golden plaque, but I'm not going to let that define who I am or the focus I do this for," she said.

Check out our personal interview with Tweet as she details what led her to rock bottom and why it was the best thing that could have happened to her.

See Tweet on tour right now!

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