Music Shopping Spotlight: Big Sean & Reba McEntire


Big Sean, I Decided. © Def JamBig Sean leads the charge of new releases issued February 3, 2016 as he drops his fourth studio album, I Decided.

Ah, a new month (February), which means new music! The first music release in February is top heavy, with the return of rapper Big Sean (I Decided.) leading the charge.  Behind Sean, Reba McEntire should definitely impact the Billboard 200 with her first gospel album, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope.

1. Big Sean, I Decided.

[Def Jam]

Big Sean returns with his fourth studio album, I Decided.   I Decided arrives two years after Dark Sky ParadiseDark Sky Paradise gave the Detroit MC his first no. 1 album on the Billboard 200.  As of yet, all of Big Sean’s albums have debuted in the top three of the Billboard 200.  Three singles were released ahead of I Decided.: “Bounce Back,” “Moves,” and “Halfway Off the Balcony.”

 

Reba McEntire, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope © Big Machine2. Reba McEntire, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope

[Big Machine]

Country veteran Reba McEntire returns with country-gospel double LP, Sing it Now: Songs of Faith & Hope.  Sing it Now arrives nearly two years after Love Somebody, an album that debuted at no. 3 on the Billboard 200.  Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood guest on hymn “Softly and Tenderly.” Clarkson previously collaborated with Reba on her Duets album (“Because of You”).

Also Released: Syd, Fin [Columbia]; CeCe Winans, Let Them Fall in Love [Pure Springs Gospel]; LeAnn Rimes, Remnants [Sony Music UK]; Original Broadway Cast, Dear Evan Hansen [Atlantic]; Kari Jobe, The Garden [Sparrow]; Kevin Garrett, False Hope – EP [Kevin Garrett]; Elbow, Little Fictions [Concord]; John Wolf, Say No More – EP [Wolfpak Sound]; Young Dolph, Gelato [Paper Route Empire]; Less Than Jake, Sound the Alarm EP [Pure Noise]; MUNA, About U [RCA]

Photo Credits: Def Jam, Big Machine
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