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Jimmy Needham Has His Best Sales Week Ever With Latest Album "Clear The Stage"
April 07, 2012
Jesusfreakhideout.com

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.


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