Nightclub is the first and upcoming studio album by Eve, who was determined not the rapper, but instead, a short-time wrestler, which is scheduled to be released on September 11, 2012, the 11th annual day of the September 11 terrorist attacks on RCA Records (Sony Music Entertainment). The executive producer of the album and founder of Puppy Love Entertainment, Darrion "Beans" Brown, revealed that the album will be released by a mystery wrestler and will feature T.I., P.L.E. labelmate Franco Greatness, Busta Rhymes, who will be featured on the deluxe edition and Nicki Minaj. Other artists such as P.L.E. labelmate Leon Warsh, I-Cake, will.i.am, Ne-Yo among others will all be featured on digital and physical retailers' bonus tracks for the deluxe edition. Wrestling superstar John Cena is credited and served as the WWE Music Group A&R of the album. WWE Executive John Laurinaitis is something nicknamed Big Johnny, so he is credited as executive producer Johnny Laurinaitis on the album, as well, alongside female wrestler Layla El, whose also credited as executive producer Layla El-Cena on the album fairly.
It will be the final album to have a Sony Music logo, outside of North America. Originally scheduled to be released by WWE Music Group's former distributor Columbia Records, Sony Music went bankrupt on $500 million, in which Columbia and Epic Records were both disbanded and are now replaced by RCA Records.
On May 26, 2012, Brown had revealed the wrestler's name of the album on Facebook and Twitter at the same time.
The founder of Puppy Love Entertainment and one of the executive producers of the album, Darrion "Beans" Brown, has revealed on Facebook that the album will be released in July 2012 by a mystery WWE wrestler on three record labels with distribution by Sony Music's RCA Records. The album will be the last to have a Sony Music logo on it's back cover, outside of North America, after Sony Music went bankrupt for $500 million, alongside with a Sony Corporation logo with a "make.believe" slogan below.
The album was also originally scheduled to be released on Columbia Records until it was disbanded alongside Epic Records and will now be released on the RCA Records brand itself.
On April 6, 2012, 4 days before the single was released, Darrion "Beans" Brown, revealed the release date of the upcoming album on Facebook. He had also quoted that the album will not feature a WWE Music Group logo because there is no space for it's back cover, so instead, there will be an original WWE logo for the album.
On May 26, 2012, Brown had revealed the wrestler's name of the album, in which it was Eve, who was determined not the rapper, but instead, a short-time wrestler.
The album's release date has been confirmed on Darrion "Beans" Brown's Facebook fanpage, in which it said "Mystery Wrestler's coming out with it's new upcoming album, "Nightclub", 07.17.2012", and secondly, the post was hidden from his timeline.
The album was originally scheduled to be released on July 17, 2012, but on June 4, 2012, Brown revealed release formats for the album on Facebook, he confirmed that his manager, Mona, admired him to create a new release date for the album, due to some reasons of the album being delayed.
The album is currently up-to-date and is now set for a September 11 release, the same day of the 11th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, in which, the pre-ordering of the album begins on August 26, 2012 at the iTunes Store.
The album's lead single, "Nightclub", featuring T.I, was released as a digital download on April 10, 2012 and impacted Top 40 / Mainstream radio stations on May 22, 2012. The song was written by China Anne McClain, Clifford Harris, Jr., Zany Gollie, Farrah Nicholas, and was produced by Aero. The remix features Busta Rhymes and will be featured on the deluxe edition of the album, entitled "Nightclub Part II".
The second single, "Wild Girl", was released on June 18, 2012 and was first premiered on Urban contemporary radio stations. The next day, RCA Records has announced that the song was a commercial failure and has failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. On the same day, the song was released as a digital download for a limited time only.
The tracklisting was revealed on May 24, 2012 on Darrion "Beans" Brown's official Facebook fanpage. The track lengths will also be revealed by Amazon.com and at the iTunes Store on August 26, 2012.
(*) designates co-producer and co-director of music video.
(^) designates additional or vocal production.
"Beautiful" is a cover version into paying homage to the singer of the original version of the exact song, Christina Aguilera, in which, she is uncredited from the songwriting credits on the song.
The Target deluxe version track, "Speed Demon", is a cover version into paying homage to the singer of the original version of the exact song, Michael Jackson, in which, the song features an extended rap verse from I-Cake.
On the digital versions of the album, Franco Greatness will be uncredited as the featured artist on the song, "Cold World".