Rich Brian备受期待的个人首张专辑《Amen》今天在88rising旗下发行。在首专辑面世前夜，这位年仅18岁的印尼说唱新星，完成了他的个人深夜节目首秀。在詹姆斯•柯登的“The Late Late Show”舞台上演绎了专辑中“Amen” 和“Cold”两首作品。
《Amen》整张专辑像一部关于Brian的成长编年史，记载他从一位不起眼的，家庭式教学的雅加达少年Brian Immanuel，凭借热门单曲《Dat $tick》在互联网上病毒式的快速传播后，吸引了全球目光，一跃成为新晋国际Icon——Rich Chigga的故事。如今他希望大家认可他的新名字Rich Brian。这位5年前才开始在YouTube上自学英语的少年，如今能够通过《Amen》这张个人专辑向全世界的听众展现自己的年轻才华，也让他信心倍增。
在几乎完全由Brian自己担当专辑制作人的情况下，《Amen》耗时近一年完成。除了专辑的准备外，他的大部分时间投入在美国多地一票难求的巡演项目”Come To My Party”上。Brian坦言自己为了“Amen”献出很多”第一次“：第一次坐飞机到美国，第一次和经纪人正式会议，第一次参加棚拍节目（搭档居然还是Pharrell），第一次撩妹，第一次吃Shake Shack，以及第一次得以和网聊多年的美国网友们见面。《Amen》让这一切不可思议的事发生。
《Amen》带给歌迷的惊喜还在于爆炸性的合作阵容：从Offset，到同样来自88rising厂牌的艺人Joji, NIKI和AUGUST 08。这也是它被Complex,Genius和Vulture列入2018最值得期待专辑的原因。在刚过去的2017，Rich Brian向世界证明了自己。从超过8千万的点击量的《Dat $tick》开始，这个18岁少年一次次取得了空前惊人的突破。在2018《Amen》发行后，人们将在他的欧洲巡演和音乐节等更多地方看到这位少年的身影。就像音乐媒体Pitchfork对Rich Brian的认可“他迄今取得的成就都是天赋使然，并且他注定在音乐事业上有一番作为”。无论是被美国老牌权威音乐杂志Rolling Stone选入“25 Under 25 ”名单（25位改变世界的年轻力量），还是接受Nardwuar或Pharrell Williams的采访，还是在亚洲、美国和欧洲的演出通通售罄，Rich Brian一直在向大众展示他惊人的潜力，且不断向主流音乐市场前进。
Rich Brian —the 18 year old rap star from Indonesia— releases his highly-anticipated debut project, Amen, today via 88rising. Last night, he also made his late night debut, performing singles “Amen” and “Cold” on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Amen is Brian Immanuel’s coming of age story. It chronicles his humble beginnings as a homeschooled teenager from Jakarta to his newfound role as a global icon, after breaking out as Rich Chigga with his viral hit, “Dat $tick.” Now known as Rich Brian, the young artist, who learned to speak English less than five years ago by watching YouTube videos, has created a project that’s confidently him through and through. Produced nearly all by Brian himself, Amen was completed within a span of the year, during most of the time when Brian was on his tour bus, criss-crossing America for his sold-out, headlining Come To My Party Tour.On the project, he candidly shares his many firsts : his first flight to America, his first-time meeting his manager, his first studio session ever (with Pharrell), his first hook-up with a girl, his first Shake Shack experience, and him finally getting to meet all the American friends he has made on the Internet over the years. Amen is when all the impossibles become possible and when the underdog becomes the fan favorite.
Amen, which includes a fiery feature from Offset, as well as from fellow 88rising label mates Joji, NIKI and AUGUST 08, was named one of the most anticipated projects in 2018 by Complex, Genius and Vulture. Last week, it received advanced approvals from New York Times critics Andrew Chow and Jon Caramanica. 2017 was the year Rich Brian proved he was anything but a novelty since breaking out as Rich Chigga with his 84 million plus view video “Dat $tick.” In 2018, with the release of Amen, his upcoming European tour, festival dates and even more music along the way, it is affirmative that “Rich Brian “deserves his triumphs to date and that he’s not going anywhere.” (Pitchfork) Whether he’s being named Rolling Stone’s “25 Under 25,” sitting down for interviews with Nardwuar and Pharrell Williams, or selling out headlining shows in the US, Europe and Asia, Rich Brian is showing why his “mainstream potential is unprecedented.” (Vulture)