After an 8 year hiatus, Urban Contemporary sister trio VIRTUE stormed radio with their new smash single “You Are” in late 2014. Now, as the tune continues to win over listener’s months after its release, the talented trio readies its parent album in the form of TESTIMONY: RELOADED – a revamped version of their last studio release TESTIMONY. The album is available for pre-order now and will be available online and in stores on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 via Mixed Bag/eOne.
Originally released in 2006, the Dove Award – nominated album boasted the Top 5 Billboard hit single “Follow Me” among its inaugural set of tracks and appearances from Stellar and Dove Award winning songstress Martha Munizzi as well as production from Grammy® Award winning producer Fred Jerkins (Beyoncé , Destiny’s Child, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson). Its reloaded successor boasts two brand spanking new tracks including the group’s current radio single “You Are” which is quickly approaching Top 30 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart and an un-released Fred Jerkins-produced gem “You Deserve.”
TESTIMONY: RELOADED will tide gospel music lovers over until spring 2015 when the trio’s sixth full-length studio album is due. As anticipation for the project grows among the group’s devoted fans, critics too have their eyes on Virtue as evidenced by Essence.com recently naming the group as one of its 16 Gospel Artists to Watch Closely in 2015.
Connect with Virtue at facebook.com/VirtueGirls, Twitter.com/VirtueGirls and their website at www.VirtueGirls3.com.
With a coveted Dove Award win, Grammy and Stellar Award nominations, over 500K in career sales and nearly 20 years of memorable music to their credit, Urban Contemporary gospel trio Virtue – comprised of sisters Ebony Holland, Karima Kibble, and Heather Martin – embarked on a journey of sonic excellence that would lead them from humble Southern beginnings to the top of the gospel charts with signature hits like “Get Ready,” “Put Your War Clothes On,” “Til’ You Believe,” “Lord, I Lift My Hands,” and more.
Their discography shines on the hems of five studio albums – VIRTUE (1997), GET READY (1999), VIRTUOSITY (2001), FREE (2003), and TESTIMONY (2006) – that brought with them no shortage of critical and commercial acclaim. Now, with a trail of gospel gems in their rearview, the sensational sister act is looking to forge a new path with their long-awaited comeback project. Due spring 2015, the album is preceded by their hit comeback single “You Are” and TESTIMONY: RELOADED – a re-release of their 2006 hit album TESTIMONY.