group 1 CreW Outta Space Love (Fervent/ Curb/ Warner Brothers) FOR FANS OF: Black Eyed Peas, Taio Cruz, Fergie QQQQ Group 1 Crew’s recent EP release Spacebound was a sensational summertime soundtrack, but compared to the brand new Outta Space Love, it was only an appetizer for otherworldly collisions of hip-hop, rock and dance-floor shout-outs. Following in the footsteps of the Black Eyed Peas, but with purified spiritual and self-esteem assuring premises from start to finish, expect plenty of hooks, harmonies, power chords and contagious choruses that sound just as futuristic as they do immediate. –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Walking on the Stars” y’anna the Promise (ID Music Group/Universal) FOR FANS OF: Yolanda Adams, Fantasia, VaShawn Mitchell QQQQ recent champion of television’s BET Sunday Best vocal competition, Y’Anna studs her contemporary Gospel debut with perfectly tricked songs that triumph faith in the face of adversity. Embedding modern r&B tracks with her church-like delivery akin to Patti Labelle, the soul songstress is spot-on with retro-funk testimonials like “Lookin’ Toward Heaven,” especially authentic considering her single mother status. An outstanding new artist like Y’Anna deserves a permanent place in Gospel music. –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “I Believe” aaron neville I Know I’ve Been Changed (Tell It Records/EMI Gospel) FOR FANS OF: The Blind Boys of Alabama, Mavis Staples, Mike Farris QQQQQ Transferring his easy listening/pop tremble to full-on sanctified soul, the New orleans native blends his trademark quiver with regional influences like delta-style dobro picking, blues shuffles and low tremolo background vocals in ten tracks of stripped down goodness. Part Americana, part Gospel, part roots music in tone, the Grammy- winning singer earthily amalgamates a heady list of Gospel classics from the first half of last century to create a benchmark recording in his iconic career. –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “I Am a Pilgrim” urBan revieWs All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www.todayschristianmusic.com/new-releases. urBan neW releases 11.09.2010 AAroN NEvILLE I KnOw I’VE BEEn ChanGED (EMICMG) JoSH wHITE anChOr (BEC rECordINGS/EMICMG) ANdrAE CroUCH thE JOUrnEY (UNIvErSAL/EMICMG) BYroN “Mr. TALKBox” CHAMBErS MY tIME (SAvE THE CITY rECordS/ ProvIdENT) 11.16.2010 JACKIE EvANCHo O hOLY nIGht (INTEGrITY MUSIC/ ProvIdENT) 11.23.2010 rICKY dILLArd LIVE In ChICaGO (ACr/EMICMG) urban 46 CCM