Bold Right Life
|Bold Right Life|
|Studio album by Kierra Sheard|
|Released||27 October 2008|
|Genre||Urban contemporary gospel|
|Producer||Fred Jerkins III, Warryn Campbell, (PAJAM), J. Drew Sheard|
|Kierra Sheard chronology|
|Singles from Bold Right Life|
Critics reviewed the album favorably.
"I’ve got three new CDs sitting in front of me from artists Mary Mary, Kurt Carr and Kierra Sheard. All three are worth picking up and I will talk about and feature songs from their projects, soon – but this post is for Kierra and her five out of five star project.
Given Kierra’s track record for picking the right producers and singing her heart out, I was still, somehow a little skeptical of picking her CD up. After all, it would have to be quite a task to outdo her previous works and anything less, would be disappointing – at least to me (I’m such a critic).
It must be a mental thing but I tend to look at how many tracks are on a CD, and if it’s less than twelve, suddenly it becomes a harder sell (there are eleven tracks on this project). Sadly, there are artists turning out CDs, with only one or two good songs on them, so I figure the more tracks there are, the better my odds are for hearing a few good songs.
With Kierra’s Bold Right Life, not to worry, there are absolutely no bad songs, no filler whatsoever. Even with five different producers, the CD is a work of balanced and cohesive joy.
In an age, where artists suffer from copy-itis and lack of creativity, Kierra’s CD is a breath of fresh air. What a triumph for her. Kierra has blossomed into a beautiful woman of God and her brother, J. Drew Sheard, who produced three of the songs on this project, has created some of the most refreshing music I’ve heard in Gospel in a long time.
Kierra has evolved as an artist, getting better with every successive project. The project is definitely a must have for young and old." – Kenya M. Yarbrough
- "Won't Hold Back"
- "Wave Your Banner (featuring Mary Mary)"
- "My Boyfriend"
- "Love Like Crazy"
- "Like David"
- "Praise Him Now"
- "Oh Lord"
- "If It Had Not Been"
- "I Want Back"
In Billboard magazine, Bold Right Life has charted at No. 114 on the US albums chart, No. 3 on the Gospel albums chart, and No. 9 on the Christian albums chart. The lead single, "Praise Him Now", peaked at No. 9 on the Hot Gospel Songs and "Love Like Crazy" reached No. 57 on the Japan Hot 100.
|U.S. Billboard 200||114|
|U.S. Billboard Gospel Albums||3|
|U.S. Billboard Christian Albums||9|
- Kierra Sheard Makes ‘Bold’ Debut
- Cross Rhythms review
- KIERRA SHEARD'S 'BOLD RIGHT LIFE': As her music grows, she drops nickname and 86 pounds. Archived 9 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- Let’s Revisit Kierra Sheard’s “Bold Right Life” Archived 6 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- Kierra Sheard (Album Chart History)[not in citation given]
- Kierra Sheard – Praise Him Now (Hot Gospel Songs)
- Kierra Sheard – Love Like Crazy (Japan Hot 100 Singles)[dead link]
- Nominations Announced for 40th GMA Dove Awards at CBN.com