JGM Pick of the Week: August 3, 2015

BriPhoto1“I’ll Be the One”
Bri Babineaux
Marquis Boone Enterprises (2015)

Bri (Briana) Babineaux eagerly accepts the call to discipleship on her debut single, “I’ll Be the One.”

The lovely twenty-year-old coed from the University of Louisiana evokes another emerging artist, Casey J, by placing her youthful and confident voice atop sinuous musicianship and supportive background vocalists.

The gentle P&W ballad caught the industry by surprise when it debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Digital Download chart. It made history by landing the top spot without major radio airplay, personal appearances, or prior sales. It also entered the Hot Singles Sales Chart at #13.  As a result, Babineaux was swept into a spot on the final season of BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel and is currently at work on a full-length album.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.

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