by Diana Wilson
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Delivering the R&B event of the summer, GRAMMY-nominated multi-platinum R&B star GIVĒON presents his anxiously awaited full-length debut album, Give Or Take, is officially out.

To celebrate the arrival of the record, he just shared the energetic and cinematic music video for the new single “Lost Me.”

Upbeat production sets the track in motion as the guitar wraps around the simmering beat. It culminates on an instantly catchy chorus, “ I’m not looking for the one, later but for now I’m having fun.”

It stands out as one level of the story at the heart of giving Or Taking. Across the record’s 15 tracks, he relays his account of the past year to his mother, speaking bluntly on the ups, downs, romances, relationships, and everything in between. To bring this to life, he worked with an all-star cast of producers and collaborators, including Cardo, Boi-1da, Jahaan Sweet, Seven Thomas, OZ, and more.

The journey commences with the sparse piano of “Let Me Go” where his robust baritone echoes over 808s as he muses, “Either love me, or I gotta leave.” Elsewhere, “July 16th” highlights the dynamics of his voice as he confesses, “I’ve been down this road before,” in-between string-laden piano. “At Least We Tried” reflects on a past relationship with candor and clarity, while the finale “Unholy Matrimony” hinges on airy production as he paints a picture of a “White gown hanging in the closet, black tuxedo that I never got to wear,” as a dream of marriage fades to black.

Check out the full tracklisting below.


Next up, he takes over the stage at the BET Awards this weekend. Be sure to tune in for what promises to be a show-stopping performance.

Honest, heartfelt, and hard-hitting, Give Or Take is everything R&B should be in 2022 and more.

In honor of Giving Or Take, GIVĒON will launch his biggest North American headline tour in 2022. Canvasing the continent for nine weeks, it kicks off on August 16 in Philadelphia, PA, and visits major cities coast-to-coast with gigs in Los Angeles, Boston, and New York. Check out the full confirmed itinerary below. Tickets are available HERE.
Known for his unforgettable live performances, this tour promises to be his boldest, brightest, and best yet—and it will sell out!

He heralded Give Or Take with the ballad “Lie Again.” It has already amassed over 12.2 million Spotify streams and 5.3 million YouTube views on the music video. Right out of the gate, Rolling Stone hailed it as “beautifully painful,” and Complex proclaimed, “He shows his strength in vocals as he asks his partner to lie to him about past indiscretions.”

Last September, GIVĒON shared “For Tonight,” the lead single off the record, which is now RIAA certified Gold. The song was praised by outlets such as Complex and Rolling Stone on its way to amassing more than 175 million streams worldwide.

Earlier this month, GIVĒON released a live version of “For Tonight” as part of the VEVO LIFT performance series. That followed his appearance at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards where GIVĒON joined Justin Bieber and Daniel Caesar for a smooth, jam session-style performance of their chart-topping hit “Peaches.”

GIVĒON also just concluded his sold-out European tour titled “FROM THE FIVE SIX TWO” with dates in Amsterdam, Germany, France, and Spain and will be headed back across the pond to perform at Wireless Festival in London on July 8th.


  1. Let Me Go
  2. Scarred
  3. Dec 11th
  4. This Will Do
  5. Get To You
  6. Tryna Be
  7. Make You Mine
  8. July 16th
  9. For Tonight
  10. Lost Me
  11. Lie Again
  12. Another Heartbreak
  13. At Least We Tried
  14. Remind Me
  15. Unholy Matrimony


8/16 Philadelphia, PA – The Metropolitan Opera House
8/17 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
8/19 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
8/21 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
8/23 Boston, MA – House of Blues
8/26 Richmond, VA – The National
8/27 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
8/28 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

8/30 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy

8/31 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
9/2 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
9/3 Miami, FL – The Oasis
9/4 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
9/6 New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater
9/8 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
9/9 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
9/10 Dallas, TX – The Factory
9/12 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
9/13 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

9/15 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Forever Cemetery

9/16 Los Angeles, CA – Primavera Sound **Festival Date
9/18 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
9/20 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
9/21 Seattle , WA- The Paramount Theatre
9/22 Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl
9/24 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center
9/25 Denver, CO- The Mission Ballroom
9/27 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
9/29 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
9/30 Saint Louis, MO – The Pageant
10/2 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
10/4 Detroit, MI – The Masonic Theater
10/5 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
10/7 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room At Old National Centre
10/9 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
10/11 Columbus, OH – Kemba Live!
10/12 Pittsburgh , PA- Stage AE
10/14 Washington, DC – The Anthem
10/16 Montreal, QC – MTELUS
10/19 Toronto, ON – HISTORY

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