Beckah Shae is preparing to raise a generation of champions with her new electronic dance album Champion, available May 6. The dance/pop release features award-winning and multi-platinum selling artists such as Israel Houghton, Crystal Lewis, Eric Dawkins, Canon and T-Bone. With multiple top 10 Billboard Christian CHR singles and a Dove nomination to her name, Shae assembled a top-notch team.
In addition to collaborating with chart toppers, on her eighth studio album the singer/songwriter co-wrote with mainstream heavy hitters Crystal Nicole (Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Rihanna) and Eric Dawkins (Justin Bieber, Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera).
With the help of Shae’s husband and constant production collaborator Jack Shocklee, the finished result is an upbeat 15-track record fused with pop, electronic, dance, and hip hop sounds that is sure to appeal to fans of music favorites tobyMac, Group 1 Crew or Capital Kings.
“I am a worshipper at heart and ultimately my desire is for my music to sow seeds into others and have them bear fruit sometime down the road.” says the urban/pop artist. “But with this record, we took a different approach. We got so much feedback from the Destiny album, saying how much everyone loved the dance tracks and were looking for more upbeat music, so the fans asked and we listened … Champion was born!”
Inspired by Hebrews 12:2 to remind believers to keep their eyes firmly planted on Jesus, the one and only Champion of our faith, Shae wanted to encourage listeners to be a Champion for God, for others and themselves. Having personally battled with eating disorders, poverty and a broken family, Shae has overcome her war with low self- esteem and has embraced the person God created her to be and is determined to see others to join her in this triumph.
“My family was so poor growing up, we were always moving around, so I had to start over every time,” says Shae, mother of two. “With each adjustment period, I’ve always felt misunderstood and misjudged, something that has carried on into my adult life and even career. Rising above the past rejection and false perceptions of industry folks and peers, God has always remained persistent and consistent in being faithful and secure in my life. Progress has been slow, but now we are seeing the fruition of my rooted trust in Him.
Now, I’m extremely passionate about helping others see themselves the way God sees them, no matter what season of difficulty they’re going through, ‘when God is for you, who can be against you?’ and that is what I want listeners to walk away with after listening to Champion.”
Earlier this year, Shae released two singles, “Turbo Style” and “Incorruptible.” To coincide with the album release, she will perform songs off her new project and many other fan favorites across the country throughout the summer.
For more information on Beckah Shae and Champion, plus a full list of tour dates visit her website.