Finally Karen

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Finally Karen
Studio album by Karen Clark Sheard
Released November 4, 1997
Genre Gospel
Contemporary Gospel
R&B
Length 74:04
Label Island Black Music
Producer Donald Lawrence, Cedric Thompson, J. Moss, Paul D. Allen, Stanley Brown, Kowan Paul, Milton Thornton
Karen Clark Sheard chronology
Finally Karen
(1997)
2nd Chance
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Finally Karen is the debut album of gospel singer Karen Clark Sheard, released on November 4, 1997. The live portion of the album was recorded at Bailey Cathedral in Detroit, Michigan.[2] The album was Grammy-nominated for Best Soul Gospel Album in 1998. The song "The Will Of God" launched the gospel career of her daughter Kierra "Kiki" Sheard, who won her first Stellar award on the strength of her vocal performance. Finally Karen also won the Lady Of Soul award for Best Gospel Album the same year.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Just For Me" - 4:39
  2. "Nothing Without You (featuring Faith Evans)" - 4:52
  3. "Praise Festival" - 3:48
  4. "Unconditional (Mad Love)" - 4:37
  5. "Gotta Right..." - 4:15
  6. Can't Take It - 4:25
  7. "Jesus Is A Love Song (featuring The Clark Sisters)" - 6:38
  8. "Jesus Is A Love Song (reprise)" - 2:56
  9. "Balm In Gilead" - 6:33
  10. "Holy, Thou Art Holy" - 7:42
  11. "Heaven (featuring Donald Lawrence)" - 4:18
  12. "Couldn't Tell It If I Tried" - 7:16
  13. "A Praying Spirit" - 7:05
  14. "The Will Of God (featuring Kierra Sheard)" - 5:03

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Finally Karen Album Review at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Award Nominations at The Envelope". Los Angeles Times.