Monday, April 9, 2012

Artist Alert: Jimmy Needham Breaks First Week Sales Record With Latest Album

News Source: Bozeman Media
Nashville, TN (April 4, 2012) ----- Inpop Records' Jimmy Needham has reached a milestone in his young career by achieving the highest first week sales for his latest album, Clear The Stage. Immediately after hearing the new project, the industry started proclaiming the album as Needham's strongest debut to date, and the first week sales validate that statement. Clear The Stage has sold 3,899 units, and led to the project debuting on the Christian Combined Chart at #9 and the Christian Adult Contemporary Soundscan Chart at #5.
"I'm so grateful for everyone who continues to support my music and ministry," says Needham. "I've only always wanted to promote an accurate view of Jesus to a world that needs it, and continue to create music that reflects the truth."

Momentum is still building for the album with the new single, "If I Ever Needed Grace" going for adds at radio. Some early adds on the song include, KFSH/Los Angeles, CA; WBVM/Tampa, FL; WFHM/Cleveland, OH; WBSN/New Orleans, LA; WDJC/Birmingham, AL and WCSG/Grand Rapids. NewReleaseTuesday.com has already listed the single in the Top Twenty on the website's Top 40 songs of 2012.

"'If I Ever Need Grace' not only highlights Jimmy's amazing vocal talents, but it also showcases his
ability to write a song that conveys God's greatest gift for all of us," says Rodney Miller, Music Director, 95.9 The Fish Los Angeles. Media accolades continue pouring in for Clear The Stage with DenverPost.com saying, I enjoyed "Clear The Stage," because of the mix of music - I'm not a fan of a CD's songs all sounding the same - and the thought-provoking lyrics. Add in the whimsical with "Daddy's Baby Girl," and the listener won't get bored with the well-written and produced 10-song CD.

NewReleaseTuesday.com adds, Fun, funky and full of faith, Clear The Stage is undoubtedly Jimmy Needham's finest work to date.

CW's Place.com says, On his new release, 'Clear The Stage,' artist Jimmy Needham proves that when you're willing to let go of things and turn control over to God that good things will happen!

ChristianMusicReview.com exclaims, His new album "Clear The Stage" is a solid follow up to Nightlights and has a few special songs that can hit your heart strings.

For press and tour updates on Jimmy Needham please visit his revised and updated website www.jimmyneedham.com.

About Jimmy NeedhamNeedham released his first album, Speak, in 2006, on Inpop Records, and it generated respect and well-earned recognition from the Christian music industry for this talented singer/songwriter from Katy, Texas. The project generated three singles "Fence Riders (#14)," "Dearly Loved (#8)," and "Lost At Sea," which charted for an incredible twelve weeks at the #2 position. Needham's second album, Not Without Love resulted in four hit singles including "Forgiven and Loved" as the break-out Christian AC hit, climbing to #6 nationally, while "A Breath Or Two," peaked at #3 at Christian CHR radio. Needham's third project, Nightlights, debuted at #1 on iTunes Top 200 Christian & Gospel Albums chart and #25 on iTunes Top 200 Albums chart for all genres of music. Needham's newest album, Clear The Stage released March 26, 2012. Needham lives in Dallas, TX with his wife, Kelly, and his toddler daughter, Lively.

About Inpop RecordsInpop Records is an independent music label based in Brentwood, TN and is home to some of the best-known bands in Christian music. Distributed by EMI Christian Music Group, Inpop Records has become one of the top-selling independent labels within the industry, having established a reputation for seeking out the best artists in emerging talent and for expanding the music marketplace with sound and ideas. Inpop's roster includes Newsboys, Mat Kearney, Jaci Velasquez, Tricia Brock, Jimmy Needham, and The Advice among others. For more information, visit inpop.com.


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1 comment:

Jesselyn said...

Thanks for the detailed report!