"The Voice" NBC Anthony Evans New Album 'Real Life/Real Worship' Hits No. 2 on iTunes Gospel Charts
Anthony Evans, the pop and R&B artist released his latest studio album Real Life/Real Worship last week, where he recieved the highest Billboard debut of his career. Real Life/Real Worship debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Gospel Albums, No. 4 on the Christian Albums and No. 5 on Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart. Additionally, Evans' reached No. 2 on iTunes ® Christian & Gospel Albums Chart.
Real Life/Real Worship is Evans seventh studio album and was distributed by Fair Trade Services and the pop/worship album received high critical acclaim along with the success on the charts. With upcoming appearances on Life Today with James Robison and numerous concerts in the pipeline, Evans is also working with celebrated director Rock Jacobs as they prepare to unveil a brand new music video for Evans' new inspirational single "Never Fail."
Anthony Evans appeared on Season 2 of "The Voice" on NBC and worked with coach and singing sensation, Christina Aguilera. It was Evan's who inspired the producers of the NBC hit show to implement the strategic "Steals" into the battle rounds, and will return as a talent producer for Season 7 and 8. Since his time on "The Voice", Evans has recorded with iconic artists such as CeeLo Green, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion. It was through "The Voice" and his experiences living in Los Angeles that Evans discovered he had the desire to communicate more effectively with a broader audience, and that there is a vast common ground of shared experiences to catalyze that communication.
"Living in L.A. has made me think more progressively," explains the Dallas native. "I want to make sure I'm not compromising my message or my faith, but I also want to speak in terms that connect with people who don't necessarily go to church. Half this record is about real life, things everyone goes through, Christian or not. And sometimes it takes that real life to understand the meaning of real worship."
The singer/songwriter co-wrote the project with worship pioneers Martha Munizzi, her daughter Danielle Munizzi and Christian music staples Cindy Morgan and Krissy Nordhoff. He then partnered with up-and-coming Los Angeles producer Max Stark. Together they created a current, pop/soul infused 11-track album, that shows how genuine worship can often be better understood through authentic life experiences.
"My hope for this record is for people to be encouraged, and while I may come from the church, I go through the same things they do: love, breakups, failures, triumphs. We are all in this together and they aren't alone," says Evans.
For a list of tour dates and more information on Anthony Evans, check out his website HERE.