On McKinney Music, “the best independent music magazine in the UK“, Katy Nichole, the Billboard Chartbreaker Katy Nichole from Centricity Music, releases her much-anticipated debut full-length album, Jesus Changed My Life.
The 22-year-old is one of the fastest-rising artists in Christian music, and this 11-track odyssey is filled with the unreserved honesty and vocal clarity that made her exactly that.
Billboard Chartbreaker Katy Nichole
Nichole’s story of suffering, hope, and healing—a process that continues even today—is connecting with a worldwide audience. Going from deep depression and anxiety, largely due to complications from her scoliosis, to becoming one of the most successful breakout artists of 2022. Jesus Changed My Life provides a glimpse into her remarkable transformation story.
The album’s opening track, “In Jesus Name (God of Possible),” propelled Nichole to heights rarely achieved by a new artist in less than a year. The song became the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart’s biggest hit this decade, topping the list for a record-breaking 20 weeks. “God Is In This Story,” her three-week chart-topper, followed this unprecedented success. The songs reached No. 1 together for 44% of 2022, and Nichole also topped six year-end radio and sales categories on Billboard. She also received a K-LOVE Fan Award, was named a “Trending Artist on the Rise” by YouTube, and received her first nominations for an American Music Award and a Dove Award (for co-hosting and performing on the GMA Dove Awards Pre-Telecast).
“Jesus Changed My Life”
“Jesus Changed My Life,” Nichole’s most recent video and the album’s title track, is the newcomer’s personal faith declaration set to music. During her Grand Ole Opry debut, Nichole sang the song to a standing ovation. She describes the song as really a testimonial song. She talks about how Jesus’ love, grace, and mercy have transformed her, how kind and life-changing he is. She believes Jesus can alter the life of anyone.
That’s the promise she hopes listeners can hold onto throughout the thoughtful mix of pop, country, and worship on her first studio album, like a rainbow after a storm. The songs on Jesus Changed My Life are like bright rays of hope peeking out of someone else’s story through the clouds.
Nichole wants to use her platform to let people know that she is in their corner and fighting many of the same battles as them. She wants people to understand that they are not alone. She asserts, speaking directly to her music’s listeners, “You are loved more than you know, and you are not alone.”
She performed her songs live in front of tens of thousands while she was on the road with Jeremy Camp, Matthew West, and a variety of other artists on the “K-LOVE Christmas Tour” last year. She was also on this year’s “Rock the Universe” at Universal Orlando Resort, and she is going to join CAIN for a 30-city tour that starts on March 2.
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About Katy Nichole:
Before her 2022 Dove Award-nominated and K-LOVE Fan Award-winning single “In Jesus Name (God of Possible),” which became the first song in this decade to reach 20 weeks at No. 1 on the list of Hot Christian Songs, Katy Nichole, a singer and songwriter, was singing in her church choir. Nichole began writing songs and leading worship at the age of 18. Her relationship with God and music is inextricably linked to her journey from anxiety and depression to health and wholeness. Nichole, now 22, has been a volunteer for Musicians On Call and an ambassador for Shriners Hospitals for Children®. She has also been nominated for an American Music Award, made her Grand Ole Opry debut, released her self-titled EP last summer, and achieved her second consecutive No. 1 with “God Is In This Story.” She released her full-length album debut, Jesus Changed My Life, on Friday Feb. 24, breaking into the Top 5 on the Billboard Emerging Artist Chart and being named a YouTube “Trending Artist On The Rise.”
Concerning Centricity Music:
Centricity Music, an independent Christian music label based in Franklin, TN, has been ranked No. 1 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums Imprint for three years running. Its roster of artists includes Andrew Peterson, Apollo LTD, Brandon Heath, Chris Renzema, Coby James, Jason Gray, Jordan Feliz, Katy Nichole, Lauren Daigle, Natalie Layne, North Point Worship, Patrick Mayberry, and Unspoken. It was founded in 2005 with a commitment to artist development and stylistic diversity. Centricity is a family-owned business that provides services for labels and publishing. Its staff and artists have put in a lot of effort, which has resulted in awards like the Grammy, Billboard, Dove, K-Love Fan, and multiple Gold and Platinum albums and singles. For more Data on Centricity Music, visit https://centricitymusic.com/.