Despite being told at a young age that she would never win any awards as an artist, Naomi Raine has collected five GRAMMYs, BET Awards, NAACP Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Dove Awards and more. Over the past few years, she has become the voice of the next generation of gospel, or at least 19x GRAMMY-winner Kirk Franklin and fellow supporters like CeCe Winans think so.
Billboard calls her performances “powerful, transcending,” and today (6.2), the gospel trailblazer releases her debut live album Cover The Earth via TRIBL Records HERE, showcasing her unstoppable, dynamic vocals.
“When this whole thing started, I had a vision of ‘us’ in a room,” says Naomi. “I don’t even know who ‘us’ is, I just knew that it included me. And then I just saw me in a white room by myself worshipping and singing. I knew that the heart of these songs had to be deeply personal and stripped back. My hope is that now, as this music leaves that space, that it will call people closer to Jesus.”
While rooted in gospel, Cover The Earth finds Naomi experimenting with R&B, hip-hop and pop sounds through collaborations with 5x GRAMMY-winner Chandler Moore (Maverick City Music, Justin Bieber), 9x GRAMMY-nominated artist Natalie Grant, GRAMMY-nominee Todd Dulaney and worship leader and songwriter Lizzie Morgan.
Watch Naomi’s performance video for “Sing Hallelujah [with Natalie Grant],” which is premiering on BET’s billboard in NYC’s Times Square today, HERE.
Naomi co-produced Cover The Earth alongside Adale Jackson and co-wrote nearly the entire album. Across ten songs and four “flows,” the record is overflowing with messages that inspire and uplift built from Naomi’s deeply personal, yet widely relatable, testimony of faith. Listeners will hear songs that speak on human resilience and strength during tough trials, refusing to conform to pop culture’s norms, living with gratitude and finding miracles in everyday life, and more. Naomi and her collaborators don’t just deliver an album of gospel songs, they deliver a full-blown worship experience that will make listeners feel a part of the moment.
To celebrate the album’s release, Naomi will host a release party at the Bethel Gospel Assembly in Harlem, NY on Wednesday, June 7th at 7 PM ET. Fans can gain access to the event by purchasing a Cover The Earth CD HERE.
Earlier this year, Naomi performed at the GRAMMY Awards, offering a tribute to Migos’ TakeOff with Quavo and Maverick City Music. Currently, she is on the first-ever all-female worship tour in history — It’s Time Tour — alongside Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Natalie Grant, Tamela Mann, TAYA, Katie Torwalt and others. The group will wrap the tour at YouTube Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on June 25th.
For more information on Naomi Raine, visit naomirainemusic.com.
Cover The Earth (Live From New York) Tracklist:
1. Rest On Us (Flow) – Live
2. Cover The Earth – Live
3. Sing Hallelujah [with Natalie Grant] – Live
4. We Agree With Heaven [with Todd Dulaney] – Live
5. We Agree With Heaven (Flow) – Live
6. Drink Offering – Live
7. Uncovering [with Lizzie Morgan] – Live
8. Costly – Live
9. Paul & Silas (At Midnight) [with Chandler Moore] – Live
10. Paul & Silas (Undignified Flow) [with Chandler Moore] – Live
11. One Name (Jesus) – Live
12. One Name (Jesus)[Flow] – Live
13. VIP – Live
14. The Story I’ll Tell – Live