REBA reignites the charts with a fiery passion, sitting atop the Billboard Top Country Albums – marking her twelfth #1 album – and earning a #3 Billboard 200 all-genre debut for LOVE SOMEBODY (Nash Icon Records).
The Superstar’s talent and popularity can’t be denied with 62,469 copies sold in the first week after nearly five years without new music. Ascending to #1 on the iTunes Country Top Songs charts in both the US and Canada, the project’s sassy lead single “Going Out Like That” scored the biggest single sales debut of Reba’s career and has already sold over 100,000 downloads.
The latest offering bests Reba’s 2010 ALL THE WOMEN I AM release, which ranked #3 Country and #7 All Genre Album charts with first week sales of 64,000 as well as a simultaneous chart-topper at Country radio for “Turn On The Radio.”
“LOVE SOMEBODY is a brilliant home run with fans and critics alike,” said Nash Icon Records GM Jim Weatherson. “All of us at Nash Icon Records are thrilled with the success of Reba’s twelfth #1 album…a testament to her unmatched talent, dedication and loyal fan base.”
In recent weeks, the iconic entertainer has endeared herself to devoted fans and new audiences with national television appearances on TODAY, Watch What Happens Live, Morning Joe, Wake Up With Al, The Voice, The Talk and a Texas-size performance during the 50th Anniversary ACM Awards in Dallas where she was honored with a Milestone Award for the Most Awarded Female Vocalist of the Year. Additionally she has been prominently featured in Country Weekly, The Tennessean, USA Today, People magazine and Us Weekly, among others.
Rave reviews of LOVE SOMEBODY continue to pour in:
“The country queen continues to rule.”
“…subtly and powerfully interpreting substantial story songs about adult relationships set to contemporary country music. […] McEntire proves she still has far too much to say to rest on her laurels.”
“…an album that holds its own with hitmakers half her age.”
“…the Oklahoma native touches on all the topics and styles that helped to make her a country music legend. She manages to keep her hand in the contemporary game without it feeling too much like she is pandering to current trends. […] it’s nice to have all of these Rebas back in business.”
THE BOSTON GLOBE
“Reba McEntire shows she’s not done yet”
“…a triumphant return to form after a five-year gap since her last record.”
“…country’s queen is ready to take her throne back.”
“Reba McEntire is filled with energy that can only be described as infectious.”
“Reba McEntire is not a star. She is a superstar, and her first release in five years will further cement her place in that special category.”
“…perhaps the best thing she’s done in over a decade […] and it’s exactly the kind of project Nash Icon Records promised fans when they announced their start…”
“…the Queen of Country Music’s crown hasn’t lost its luster. On her 27th album, Oklahoma native McEntire adds another jewel to her tiara.”
COUNTRY STANDARD TIME
Throughout her illustrious career, Reba has won a plethora of industry awards from the American Music Awards, ACM Awards, People’s Choice Awards, CMA Awards and Grammy Awards in addition to being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and being named the first-ever Billboard Woman of the Year. Reba has achieved a rare pinnacle with 35 #1 singles at radio and over 56 million albums sold worldwide though her successful empire reaches beyond music into television, film, theater and a flourishing lifestyle brand that is celebrating 10 years.
The one-of-a-kind Country residency, REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas, will kick off June 17 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. For tour dates and more, visit Reba.com.