It's been three years that Stacie Orrico takes a break from music industry. And now the pop/R&B singer is back to the scene with her third solo album in hand.
The effort, simply titled "Beautiful Awakening", will be released on January 16th next year on Virgin Records. The soulful, R&B-powered set is a follow up to Stacie's 2003 self-titled gold album, which spawned two Top 10 singles and was nominated for a Grammy Award.
"Beautiful Awakening" is a sophisticated collection that reflects an artist coming into her own with stories of heartbreak and love. Orrico co-wrote a majority of the album and worked with a variety of top-notch producers, including Dallas Austin, Dwayne Bastiany, Kay Gee, and co-writers such as Shekspear, Track & Field, Anthony Dent, and newcomer Novel.
The album's lead-off single, the guitar-driven "I'm Not Missing You," was made available for digital download in June and already hit the Top 40 radio on October 3rd. Meanwhile, "Beautiful Awakening" hit No. 1 on the International Artists chart in Japan, where it has already gone gold and is on its way to platinum. The album is also Top 10 in radio airplay in Germany and Australia.