NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy® and Tony Award-Winner Heather Headley announces her new CD, Only One In The World, slated for release on September 25, 2012, featuring new songs penned by Headley, R&B hits, familiar favorites and a cut from the upcoming production of The Bodyguard: A New Musical in which Headley makes her London West End debut this fall. The highly-anticipated CD project is released by in:ciite Media and its distribution partner EMI-CMG Distribution.
"I'm incredibly honored to play Rachel in the musical version of The Bodyguard, but I'm also really excited to bring the new music to my fans on my upcoming CD," said Headley. "I wanted to record songs that are inspiring and uplifting, songs I love singing, and I hope my fans enjoy the variety of songs that I put together for them on Only One In The World."
Produced by Paul Mills and Keith Thomas, Only One In The World includes a collection of R&B tracks, inspirational songs, and original songs from Headley. Whitney Houston's famed song "Run To You" from The Bodyguard also featured in The Bodyguard: A New Musical wonderfully created in Heather Headley style along with other well-known favorites such as "River Deep, Mountain High" and "Superwoman" all showcase Headley's powerful vocals. "Home," famed by Dianna Ross in The Wiz, and "The Reason" are stand-out covers on the CD.
"In addition to the well-known songs I recorded, the CD also features a few new songs, which I'm excited to share," said Headley. One new song, "A Little While," touches the heart of Headley's admiration for her own mother and her handling of a tough family moment, Headley's own brother, Iric Headley, Jr., co-wrote and produced the bass driven R&B track "Hey Mama" which truly reflects the extension of Headley's uncontainable talent. She adds to the beautifully constructed timbre of songs, with the soaring duet, "Because You Need Me," performed and written with the star of The Voice, Chris Mann.
"Heather is an inspiring and amazing talent who has the heart, passion, and talent to move an audience whether the songs are live or recorded," said in:ciite Media CEO Chris Thomason. "We are honored to be a part of this milestone project in her career which will translate to her entire fan base of Broadway, Gospel, and R&B."
The 12-track CD features three never-heard songs from Headley, which includes "Bring Him Back," "A Little While," and "Only One In The World."
Only One In The World track listing:
- Only One In The World
- The Reason
- Because You Need Me
- Bring Him Back
- Run To You
- A Little While
- River Deep Mountain High
- One Last Cry
- Hey Mama
- I Wish
Born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad the daughter of a pastor, Headley started singing and playing piano in church at a young age. Since, her multi-faceted career has been a blessing. Headley won a Tony Award in 2000 for best actress in a musical for her role in Aida and originated the role of Nala in Broadway's The Lion King. In 2002, her debut album This Is Who I Am was nominated for two Grammy® Awards, and in 2010, she won a Grammy® in the best contemporary R&B Gospel album for Audience of One. Headley returns to the stage this fall and makes her London West End debut in The Bodyguard: A New Musical as Rachel Marron, the role made famous by Whitney Houston.
Gearing up for the premier of The Bodyguard: A New Musical in December, Headley will be in London rehearsing over the next few months. To get the latest news about her new CD and the theatrical production, please visit Heather's website and thebodyguardmusical.com.
For more information on Heather Headley, please visit www.heatherheadley.com or follow Heather on Twitter at @HeatherHeadley and @HHTeamOfficial.
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