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5 things to know about Majid Jordan

Caroline Szwed

Canadian R&B duo Majid Jordan, comprising Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, have released their much-anticipated second studio album titled The Space Between.

Their 2016 single, "My Love," generated over 28 million streams on SoundCloud and almost 7 million on YouTube, captivating listeners with its alternative R&B and keeping expectations high for new material.

In a recent interview with Billboard, the Canadian duo explained that the goal of their new album is to attract listeners of all ages: "I think that it's really important to just reach as many people as possible," said Al Maskati. "We just gotta keep it open to older people and younger people."

To get you ready for their new album, here are five things to know about Majid Jordan.

1. They met at the University of Toronto

Al Maskati, originially from Toronto, and Ullman, from Bahrain, met as students at the University of Toronto in 2011. They began working on music in Ullman’s dorm room and his parents’ basement.

2. They are signed by a Toronto-based record label

In 2013, Majid Jordan signed with OVO Sound, a Toronto-based record label founded by Canadian rapper Drake and Warner Bros. Records.

3. They co-produced with Drake

Drake’s hit single “Hold on, We’re Going Home,” from his platinum-selling album Nothing was the Same, was co-produced by Majid Jordan in 2013.

The song peaked at No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and went on to become Drake's most successful single, charting in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

4. In 2014 they released their 1st EP

A year after releasing their single with Drake, Majid Jordan released their official debut EP as a duo, called A Place Like This.

5. In 2016, they released their debut album

In 2016, Majid Jordan released their first, self-titled studio album. It reached No. 12 on the U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) list.

Majid Jordan have announced a world tour for The Space Between, starting in Montreal.