( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Kierra’s New Album and Book Are Both Inspirational Pieces That Remind You to Always Be True to Yourself
ENSPIRE Contributor: Anastasia Hanna
GRAMMY® and Stellar Award-winning artist, actress, and multi-faceted entrepreneur Kierra Sheard-Kelly recently released the deluxe edition of her chart-topping album KIERRA (Karew Entertainment / RCA Inspiration). The new album is an accompaniment to her forthcoming memoir, “Big, Bold, and Beautiful: Owning the Woman God Made You to Be” (Zonderkidz), which was released on April 13th. A musical trove, KIERRA (Deluxe) is now available everywhere.
An artistic hybrid of pop, R&B, hip-hop, and gospel sounds, Kierra continues to boldly step out as a creative powerhouse on the 20-track deluxe edition, introducing five new songs: “Out of My Mind (feat. Camper)”, “Grace,” “Live 4 God,” “A Good Man,” and “Something Has to Break (feat. Karen Clark Sheard)”, the duet with her mother, which is currently playing on the radio and was recorded from their enthralling appearance together on the 2020 BET Awards.
The album features the original 15-tracks, including the #1 Billboard hit gospel single “It Keeps Happening” and “Don’t Judge Me (feat. Missy Elliott),” production from frequent collaborators Harmony “H-Money” Samuels and her brother, J. Drew Sheard, songwriters Mia Fieldes, Jonathan Smith, Varren Wade, Edgar “JV” Etienne, Justin Brooks, Sir the Baptist, and vocals from Gospel artists Todd Dulaney, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Le’Andria Johnson, and Kierra’s nephew, Jacob Sheard.
In addition to releasing her new album, Kierra recently connected with Nick Cannon for a special rendition of gospel legend Fred Hammond’s “No Weapon,” which debuted on Good Friday.
Going forward in forging fearless new paths, Kierra made her debut as a published author on April 13th with her memoir, “Big, Bold, and Beautiful: Owning the Woman God Made You to Be” (Zonderkidz). To commemorate the momentous occasion, Kierra hosted “The Big, Bold and Beautiful Experience,” on April 10th and April 11th.
The two-day virtual conference included a mix of “bold conversations” and “big performances.” Featured guests included Sarah Jakes Roberts, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Meagan Good, Erica Campbell, PrettyVee, Sevyn Streeter, Dwight Holt Jr., Chandler Moore, Terrence J, and Jonathan McReynolds.
In her immersive and inspirational book for teens, Kierra shares her hard-won advice on body positivity, spiritual self-care, goal setting, finding your joy, and living boldly in faith, empowering you to grab the life you’re meant to lead.
KIERRA (Deluxe) Track listing:
- Don’t Judge Me (Feat. Missy Elliott)
- Always Win (Live)
- Follow (Live) (Feat. Todd Dulaney)
- It Keeps Happening (Live)
- Something Has to Break (Live) (feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard)
- I Choose You (Live)
- Things You Do
- My Redeemer (Live) (Feat. Le’Andria Johnson)
- Sunday Flow (Feat. Sir The Baptist)
- BIG BIG BIG (Live)
- So Into You (Live) (Feat. Jacob Sheard)
- Something Has to Break (feat. Karen Clark Sheard)
- A Good Man
- Live 4 God
- Out of My Mind (feat. Camper)