(Amber) RILEY Drops An Anthem For Big Girls Everywhere

Do you have Big Girl Energy? Do you know what it is? Well, Ms. Amber Riley is going to tell you. As soon as former Glee powerhouse, Amber Riley announced she

was coming back to her music roots under the name RILEY, we knew only great things were sure to follow.

On August 27, 2020, the singer made her debut under the new moniker on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and performed a touching tribute to her dear friend and co-star, the late Naya Rivera.

The tribute was her first single as RILEY entitled “A Moment.”

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Amber Riley is Back as RILEY and We are HERE for it!

Due to the outpouring of love and support, the single became available on all streaming platforms on September 4th. The song was actually the last song recorded for her forthcoming, eponymous EP.

The Compton native stated, in a caption, “the culmination of everything I went through last year is in this song…”

Big Girl Energy by RILEY

Days ago, teasers for her newest single, “BGE” began to appear across her social media platforms.

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Immediately, many fans, ourselves included, began to assume that BGE could only stand for “Big Girl Energy”and we were right.

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The stunning visual has us screaming “yasss” while jamming from the comforts of our homes. Set in streets of Los Angeles, it features a slew of beautiful baddies, including Jordin Sparks and Gabourey Sidibe while also feeling like a day out with your crew after getting some TLC from your man.

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The warm, golden hour, neighborhood vibe highlighted various types of women and relationships, including a queer partnership and a generational, familial relationship.

Not to mention, RILEY looks absolutely stunning!

Amber Riley Big Girl Energy
Amber Riley Big Girl Energy Screenshot

Between the haircut, the bold hoop earrings, the ponytail, the curve-hugging dress with the colors that complimented TF out of her skintone, and the catsuit that we all clearly need now knowing that it’ll hold us down during an impromptu twerk session, we can’t decide which look we loved more!

Take a watch and let us know your favorite look!

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RILEY’s debut EP is set to be released on October 2, 2020.

We are always here for more plus size representation in media and with RILEY, it looks like we will have it!

Show us how you have that #BGE!

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