R&B Singer Brittany Nicole’s highly anticipated debut album has finally arrived and it is aptly titled, “Breakthrough”. It is a labor of love for over a year that is now an LP she is quite proud of.
The Debut album from Nicole was released on Saturday, April 25th, 2020. It is a record about love and relationships, with stories that Nicole says are experiences she has had in love both triumphant and lost. Something we can all relate to, but especially young women.
Her third single release from the LP is “We Fo’ Life” and follows the releases of “Play The Fool (For Love” and “Never Satisfied”, a song that really put Brittany on the R&B map.
All of the songs on ”Breakthrough” were wrtten by Carlos Guillen of La Cima Music out of Santa Barbara, California. As the producer, Guillen approached the album’s production with a need to add current touches to Brittany’s tracks, resulting in a playlist of commercially radio worthy songs.
“Every track has a meaning and a place from “Not Enough”s breathy vocals, which reminds me of the Michael McDonald/Patti LaBelle duet, “On My Own”, that speaks of empowerment. Other tracks like “Broken Heart” and “Play the fool (for love)’ have an emphatic piano, glossy strings, dreamy guitar, and are nothing short of a Motown feel that are soon to be everyone’s favorite” says Guillen who is proud to have been able to be a part of this production.
Brittany Nicole is the Fresno, California R&B singer who prior to signing her professional recording deal with Round 2 Music out of Riverside, CA., was already garnering a fanbase with her online social media covers.
In fact, those postings on Facebook and YouTube is actually how she came to the attention of Round 2 Music, where her now manager, Monibee Henley, and label CEO, Charlie Perez, saw this beautiful face on YouTube, soulfully singing the S.O.S. Band classic, “Just Be Good To Me”.
Posting such cover songs over the last couple of years has given Nicole a fan base that has enjoyed her postings where she clearly shows her love of all kinds of music, Pop, Rock, Funk, Soul, Country, Inspirational, she does it all because of a great vocal range she possesses, and the love of music.
From her childhood days growing up listening to her idol, Selena, to her teenage years taking in the likes of Madonna, Michael Jackson, J-Lo, Nicole honed her skills as a singer by performing wherever she could. She performed at local neighborhood gatherings, car shows, and at church.
Brittany has also performed in local bands in and around Fresno, including her current band, Classic All-Stars. People even now recognize her at stores, or on flights going or coming from performances, and they always come up to her to say hi and that they recognize her from YouTube or some show she did in their town.
Two of Brittany’s biggest dreams to come true in 2019/2020, besides the release of “Breakthrough”, was being booked to perform on stage in Las Vegas at South Point Hotel & Casino, not once, but twice! (”Uh - Thank you, thank you very much”). She was a guest artist on a tourist favorite, “The Dennis Bono Show” in 2019; and singing the national anthem at a L.A. Clippers game in early 2020. Both experiences were a real adrenaline rush for Nicole.
When ”Breakthrough” hits online stores and digital media platforms this week, it will be another step in the evolution of a singer on the rise in Brittany Nicole.
“This album means a lot being the fact it’s my first original album. I’ve accomplished a big goal in my singing career by having this done. Although I did not write the songs, I could still relate to them at different points in my life. It’s been a great experience for me doing this for the first time, and I look forward to continuing my dream” says Nicole.
If the last two years have proven anything about Brittany Nicole, it is that she is determined to breakthrough in the music industry with adoring fans around the world.
The First Single released from “Breakthrough”
A Review of “Breakthrough”
Brittany Nicole’s "Breakthrough" is an excellent all original (13) track album that speaks from Brittany's heart. This Pop-Soul album is filled with infectious yet heart-warming songs that deals with love. The first track, "Girls Night Out" is raw throwback to an era of the early 80's sound that defined the "Old school" era and has influenced generations of music lovers. "Breakthrough" many moment of bliss is the fabulously Pop/R&B track “We Fo' Life” that talks about positive love. There's no question this album sounds like a new flame that surrenders to the vertigo of love. It’s a rare glimmer of optimism on an album full of heartache and pain. Brittany makes us feel her passion in every word she sings and why not? she's an ambitious new artist with an unvarnished sweet vocal that will be around for generations—this album will find a way into her audience heart for years to come.
The results is a current playlist-friendly and above all commercially fit mainstream of songs. Every track has a meaning and a place from "Not Enough" breathy vocals, which reminds one of the Michael McDonald/Patti Labelle hit song "On My Own" which speaks of empowerment.
“Broken Heart” and "Play the fool (for love)" have an emphatic piano, glossy strings, dreamy guitar and are nothing short off a Motown feel that are soon to be a everyone's favorite.
"Breakthrough’s playbook" is looking forward to Brittany's fan base reaction, and garnering new fans around the world. Brittany Nicole is just getting started.
—La Cima Music, Santa Barbara, CA.
The Second Single Release from “Breakthrough”
Official Press Release
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Abby Slutsky from America on July 20, 2020:
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