Ward delivered her introduction EP, Criminal, on May 8, 2012. Her introduction collection, Til the Casket Drops, was delivered on October 16, 2012. "Put The Gun Down", her first single, broke into the best 10 on the AAA radio outline on February 3, 2013,[2] remaining there for a very long time, and furthermore broke into the main 40 on the Billboard Alternative diagram. On March 2, 2017, Ward delivered the single "The Deep" (highlighting Joey Purp). Her second studio collection, The Storm, was delivered on June 30, 2017, topping at number 1 on the Billboard Blues Albums Chart in July 2017. Subsequent to moving to Los Angeles and marking to E. Kidd Bogart's Boardwalk Entertainment Group, Ward started recording the Criminal EP, just as Eleven Roses, a free mixtape on which she offered her understandings of tracks by Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Tyler, the Creator,[7] Freddie Gibbs and Wiz Khalifa.[8] Eleven Roses includes Better Of Dead, Got It Bad, Overdue, Criminal, Morphine and Cinnamon Stix, it was delivered on 3 November 2011.[9] For the recording of "Criminal", she inspected the beat from "Oil Money" by Freddie Gibbs, who was so dazzled by Ward's redo that he requested to contribute a visitor stanza to the authority rendition on the EP. The Criminal EP was delivered on May 8, 2012, and highlights the tunes "Until the Casket Drops", "Put the Gun Down", "Move Like U Stole It", and "Criminal" (accomplishment. Freddie Gibbs). Ward's introduction collection, Til the Casket Drops, was delivered on October 16, 2012.[10] It incorporates the singles "365 Days", "Put the Gun Down" and "Last Love Song", the tune "Cryin' Wolf" with Kendrick Lamar, just as appearances from Ryan Tedder, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Theron "Neff-U" Feemster and Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums.[11] Ward played out the collection's first single, "Put The Gun Down", on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan on September 19, 2012,[12] The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on November 1, 2012,[13] and Conan on January 10, 2013.[14] In March 2013, the New York Times said of Ward, "Her energy summons Tina Turner's, her chops Aretha Franklin's and her spirit Etta James's",[15] and she was named one of Fuse TV's 30 must-see specialists at SXSW.[16] Ward played out her subsequent single, "365 Days", on Good Morning America[17] and Big Morning Buzz Live,[18] both on March 7, 2013; on the September 3, 2013 scene of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno;[19] and on the January 30, 2014 scene of The Late Show with Craig Ferguson. In May 2013, Ward, related to her subsequent single delivery, dispatched her 365 Days of ZZ Ward app.[20] On April 20, 2013 for Record Store Day, Ward delivered a restricted release 7-inch vinyl that incorporated her front of "Grinnin in Your Face", composed and initially recorded by Son House,[21] and a formerly unreleased melody, "Everyone Wants to Be Famous".[22] The 7-inch cover includes a picture taken of Ward when she was 11 years-old.[23] Striking live appearances in 2014 incorporate Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival,[24] Bonnaroo Music Festival,[25] and a short visit with Eric Clapton.[26] Second EP and The Storm (2015–present) Ward's second EP, Love and War, was delivered on Hollywood Records on August 28, 2015.[27] On March 2, 2017, Ward delivered the single "The Deep", including Chicago MC Joey Purp. The track is worked around an example of "As Long As I've Got You" by The Charmels, which is likewise tested in "C.R.E.A.M." by Wu-Tang Clan. The tune is about Ward's sensations of being caught in an awful relationship.[28] The melody's music video debuted on W magazine's site on March 9, 2017.[29] Also in 2017, Ward teamed up with Gary Clark Jr. on "Ride" from the soundtrack to the Pixar film Cars 3. Ward performed "Ride" on Dancing with the Stars on April 17, 2017.[30] On February 11, 2017, Ward performed at the Americana Music Association's recognition show to Loretta Lynn at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California, playing out a front of "The Home You're Tearing Down".[31][32] She performed at the debut Arroyo Seco Weekend celebration in June 2017 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.[33] Ward's second studio collection, The Storm, was delivered on June 30, 2017 through Hollywood Records.[34] It crested at number 1 on the Billboard Blues Albums outline in July 2017,[35] at number 12 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart,[36] and at number 75 on the Billboard 200.[37] The music video for the single "Cannonball" (highlighting Fantastic Negrito) was delivered in July 2017.[38] Individual life Ward wedded record maker E. Kidd Bogart in May 2017.[39] Their first youngster, Ezra Jack Bogart, was brought into the world on February 3, 2021.[40] Ward reported her pregnancy in November 2020 in the music video for her melody "Giant."[41]
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