DEC 21 2011
BACK TO LOVE TOPS NPR’S FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2011 LIST AND RECEIVES RAVE REVIEWS FROM CRITICS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ON THE HEELS OF SOLD-OUT WOO TOUR
(December 21, 2011 - New York, NY) Grammy Award winner Anthony Hamilton’s latest opus, Back To Love (RCA), debuts this week at #3 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #12 on the Top 200 Albums chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album also lands at #8 on the Digital Albums chart.
Leading the way for the album’s chart debut is the current single “Woo,” the Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds written and produced track which is #8 on the Urban Adult Contemporary chart this week. Hamilton recently performed the soul-stirring tune on Live with Kelly! and the Late Show with David Letterman.
Hamilton’s Back To Love wooed NPR’s Ann Powers, who added the album to her “10 Favorite Albums of 2011” list, stating “this honey-dipped set perfectly highlights Hamilton’s versatile voice…” Moreover, Back To Love has garnered rave reviews from journalists across the states, including New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today and the New York Daily News’ declaration: “Hamilton stands with Maxwell as one of the few modern R&B males who can stand up to the women who currently dominate the field (from Mary J. to Beyonce)… his music sounds classic and contemporary all at once.”
The outstanding album reviews come on the heels of Hamilton's sold-out headlining "Woo Tour" which wrapped at Harlem's world famous Apollo Theater on December 9th.
With his distinctive voice and signature grit, soul and funk, Hamilton has gained a steady and loyal fan base throughout his career beginning with his 2003 platinum-certified debut album Comin’ From Where I’m From, which spawned the chart-topping song, “Charlene.” In 2005, the Charlotte, North Carolina native followed up with his gold-certified sophomore album Ain’t Nobody Worryin’ which featured the #1 hit, “Can’t Let Go.” The singer/songwriter/producer released The Point of it All in 2008 to critical acclaim. In 2009, Hamilton won his first Grammy Award for his collaboration on Al Green’s, “You Got the Love I Need.”