Kierra "KiKi" Sheard’s Latest CD Tops Billboard Charts in First Week
Kierra "Kiki" Sheard's ‘This is me’ debuts at #1
Prodigy’s Latest CD Tops Billboard Charts in First Week Of Release and Receives Rave Reviews
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EMI Gospel recording artist Kierra "Kiki" Sheard's sophomore opus, 'This Is Me,' stormed Billboard magazine charts during its first week of release: Marking her highest-selling domestic figures, the critically-acclaimed set debuted in the #1 position on the Top Gospel Album Chart, and # 3 on the Top Christian Albums Chart, respectively. Additionally, 'This Is Me' debuted at #16 on the Billboard R&B Albums Chart and # 90 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, respectively, solidifying the burgeoning singer/songwriter's accessibility in the contemporary music landscape.
"We are ecstatic about Kiki's first week sales. This signifies an important era for EMI Gospel and the career of Kierra Sheard. We are looking forward to building on this achievement," stated Larry Blackwell, Vice President /GM of EMI Gospel.
Bolstered by the set's stand out track "Why Me? ," and a string of national appearances, 'This Is Me' is a success story in the making. Featuring collaborations with Darkchild Productions Fred Jerkins, acclaimed producers J. Moss, Warryn Campbell, Tommy Sims, PJ Morton and Kierra’s incredibly talented younger brother, J. Drew, 'This Is Me' is poised to become a timeless treasure among gospel’s new generation. And the critics concur.
Atlanta Journal Constitution music critic Sonia Murray says that Kierra's sounds "strong beyond her years" on "Why Me ? " and says the overall album is "a blend of amiable hip-hop, soul, blues and church." Christian Music Today proclaims the opus as "positive, enjoyable and occasionally irresistible R&B/gospel." And the popular gospel music website, Gospelflava.com heralds the album as a "career-defining record from one of Gospel's most promising young voices."
Most notable about Kierra's latest project is the availability of a "Special Edition" format, which features five extra bonus cuts plus a remix of the title track.
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