October 1, 2021 – New York, NY – “QUEENS” – the new ABC series starring Eve, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez, and Brandy as four ’90s hip-hop legends, now in their 40s, who reunite for a chance to recapture their fame – gets off to an electrifying start with the release of its first single + video “Nasty Girl” available on all platforms today via Def Jam Recordings. “QUEENS” debuts Tuesday, October 19th (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
“Nasty Girl,” along with all the original music in “QUEENS,” is performed by the show’s stars at the direction of executive music producer Swizz Beatz. “To see these Queens come together in unity is amazing in 2021,” said Swizz Beatz. “This show is special in many ways to me and it’s an honor to be the Executive Music Producer.”
The “Nasty Girl” music video was directed by Tim Story, who previously directed music videos for ‘NSync, India Arie, Monica, K-Ci & JoJo, Monica, The Lox, Tyrese and many more.
“As artists who came up in the ’90s, ‘Nasty Girl’ is our love letter to the groundbreaking music and hip-hop culture of the era,” said Eve, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez and Brandy. “Filming the music video on a yacht in Miami, with the Champagne flowing and pyrotechnics blasting, stirred up a sense of nostalgia and pride in how far we have come as artists. To still be in the game today and supporting each other along the way is what our show ‘Queens’ is all about.”
“QUEENS” stars Eve as Brianna aka Professor Sex, Naturi Naughton as Jill aka Da Thrill, Nadine Velazquez as Valeria aka Butter Pecan, Taylor Sele as Eric Jones, Pepi Sonuga as Lil Muffin and Brandy as Naomi aka Xplicit Lyrics. “Queens” is produced by ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios. The pilot episode was written by Zahir McGhee and directed by Tim Story. Zahir McGhee, Sabrina Wind and Tim Story are executive producers. Swizz Beatz is executive music producer
Stay tuned for weekly releases from hip-hop’s once and future “QUEENS” as there will be new music releases from every episode!