REBA DUETS Receives a Platinum Certification Propelling the Superstar to Over 50 Million Albums Sold Worldwide
After only one month since the album launch and a hit debut single, "Because Of You," Reba Duets is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. with sales of more than one million copies.
"I'm so excited over the wonderful acceptance of this CD," said Reba. "I've always been a huge fan of all the artists on the album so I'm not surprised to see how many people agree with me!"
The second single from the CD, "The Only Promise That Remains" with Justin Timberlake, is scheduled for an official add date of November 5th.
Reba will perform "When You Love Someone Like That" with LeAnn Rimes at the "The 41st Annual CMA Awards" which will air on ABC November 7th. Reba is nominated for CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year with Kelly Clarkson for "Because of You."
Reba has achieved 33 #1 hits, won 15 American Music Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, 7 Country Music Association Awards and 2 Grammy's. As a critically-acclaimed actor, she has been awarded the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Awards for her work on Broadway in Annie Get Your Gun and starred in the WB/CW's top-rated sitcom Reba for 6 seasons, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination and a People's Choice Award.
Her charity work stretches far and wide and includes Habitat For Humanity, First Book, the Reba Ranch House, the Reba McEntire Center for Rehabilitation and the Reba Mobile Mammography Unit.
Source: MCA Records
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2007 /PRNewswire/ --
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As McEntire sees it, amazing songs have little to do with genre, and everything to do with emotion and nuance. "I've been a fan of different kinds of music all my life," she says. "I really don't like to categorize music. To me, there's only two categories: good and bad. And I try to sing the good songs, and listen to good music. When it touches my heart, and I can deliver it with all my heart and soul, then it's a good Reba McEntire song. In the end, I want all the songs to touch my listener's hearts." It's that devotion to making quality music that brings her audience back to Reba again and again. "The great thing about it is, my fans have always continued to go along with me on these journeys I take, whether it's television, music, Broadway or movies. They really hang in there with me, and I sure do appreciate that. It's been a good journey." The next chapter on that journey is about to begin, with Duets - and the amazing music created when Reba's signature voice finds new harmony with a few stellar friends. "I hope people are going to be caught up in the moment of listening to this music," says McEntire. "There's a lot of love in this record, because I love these people that I get to sing with. And I think people are going to love it, too. I honestly do."
From the moment you hear the voice, you know it: fierce and powerful, clear and passionate, a voice that has sold 49 million records, a voice that could belong to no one else but the woman millions of fans the world over know only as Reba. So what do you do when you're the owner of that iconic voice -- and the embodiment of a genre-bending artistic presence that spans the worlds of music, screen and stage? If you're Reba McEntire, you find creative soul mates in 11 other amazing voices and produce a groundbreaking collection of music simply titled Reba Duets. Or, as McEntire herself might describe it, you gather up some friends old and new, and have a party - oh, and make an amazing new album at the same time. "It was like a family reunion. It was just so much fun!" says the easygoing superstar. And the results? "Well, I'm just so tickled!" she says with her trademark Southern charm. "I can't wait for everyone to hear it." Duets was a long time coming, says McEntire. "You have to keep creating things, thinking about what's next and how to keep it fresh for your fans," she says. "I've always thought a duets album would be a great thing to get to do, and the timing was finally right to make it happen."
• Original Release Date: September 18, 2007
• Number of Discs: 1
• Label: MCA Nashville