Rebecca Ferguson to Release "Heaven" on May 29
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 15:07:57
Syco/Columbia Records will release the first album from British sensation Rebecca Ferguson. The platter is dubbed Heaven and it's due to drop on May 29, 2012.
Heaven already has some history, as it debuted at No. 3 on the UK album chart with the biggest first week album sales for a debut UK female artist in 2011 and is quickly approaching over 500,000 in sales. The first single from the album, "Nothing's Real But Love," hit the top 10 on the British charts in its first week of release and is currently in rotation at various formats in the US including Urban AC, AAA and Public Radio.
Ferguson has collected a series of celebrity fans, including British music icon Adele. "She's been such a support and said such lovely things about me," Rebecca says of the singer.
For her first album, "I spilled my soul out. A lot of it comes from writing about relationships I've been in, so I think everyone can probably relate to the lyrics – we've all been there," Ferguson said. A self-confessed perfectionist, Rebecca, who has always written her own material, wrote a song every day for months.
Rebecca, who had a hardscrabble youth in a single-parent household with five siblings, felt it was her destiny to be a singer from a very young age. She attended a performing arts high school, but that came to an abrupt end when she got pregnant at 17, then again when she was 19.
"People would say to me, ‘Well your life's ruined now!' For a while I started to believe it, but you don't have to get rid of your dreams just because you have kids," she says. "They've just pushed me to succeed, to want to do better for them. And for me." That's amazing. It makes us like her more, for choosing to be a working mom!
Rebecca embarked on her first ever UK and Ireland tour on February 17 and will continue through March 17, 2012. She will be performing tracks from Heaven in intimate venues in 18 cities.
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