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Lauren is the second extended play from Keke Palmer. The EP was released on November 4, 2016, through Island Records.

Background and releaseEdit

On November 4, 2016, Palmer released a 17-minute short film of the same name, which premiered exclusively on Billboard's website included with an interview describing the recording process and what the EP was about.

Critical receptionEdit

Billboard gave a positive review and remarked the versability of the tracks stating: "[she] hones into her musical talents and offers up her vulnerable side on tracks like "Doubtful" and "Pressure." She also hits the ladies with the partystarter "Got Me F--ked Up" and flaunts her flawlessness as an African queen for "Hands Free"."Rap-Up also praised the EP, as they noted: "over 16 minutes, the multi-faceted star delivers banger after banger through various moods and themes. From the opening scene, in which Keke encourages listeners to believe in themselves, Palmer sets the tone for an artistic journey that includes documentary-style vignettes."

Commercial performanceEdit

On November 26, 2016, "Lauren" debuted at number eighteen on the Billboard R&B Albums chart, number forty-two on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number twenty-two on the Heatseekers albums chart.

Track ListingEdit

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1 "Doubtful" Sean Garrett •Evan Turner Garrett •Dopant Beats 3:02
2 "Got Me Fucked Up" Feat. Dreezy Andre Atkinson •Garrett •Seandrea Sledge Garrett •Atkinson 3:23
3 "Jealous" Atkinson •Garrett Garrett •Atkinson 3:08
4 "Pressure" Atkinson •Garrett Garrett •Atkinson 4:26
5 "Hands Free" Atkinson •Garrett Garrett •Atkinson 3:10

ChartsEdit

Chart (2016) Peak
position
US R&B Albums (Billboard) 18
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 42
US Heatseekers (Billboard) 22

VideoEdit

Keke Palmer - Lauren

Keke Palmer - Lauren

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