Social media singing sensation Bri (Briana Babineaux) rang in the new year in a big way when she and her musically-inclined family stood in their Lake Charles, LA living room and belted out an explosively soul-stirring, impromptu mash-up of The McClurkin Project’s 2006 hit “As Long As There’s You” and the hymn “When We All Get To Heaven.” Bri posted the performance to her Facebook and Instagram pages with the caption of “So this is how I choose to celebrate my new years singing with my family and friends.”
The four-minute Facebook video received over 75,000 likes within twelve hours and has now generated over 70,000 shares and over 2.6 million views as of Sunday afternoon. The fifteen-second Instagram clip has over 15,000 likes. As a result, Bri’s “I’ll Be The One” Digital Single Bundle shot up to #4 on the iTunes Christian/Gospel Albums digital sales chart and reached #2 on the Amazon Gospel Best Sellers digital sales chart over the weekend.
Meanwhile, Bri isn’t resting on those impressive laurels. As she prepares for the March 25th release of her highly anticipated debut album Keys To My Heart, she’s got a load of concert dates, promotional appearances and big events coming up.
“I’m really looking forward to attending the Stellar Awards for the first time in February,” she says. “I’m performing in Alaska in February. There’s an offer to go to Montreal, Canada in March so this is all really exciting for me and I’m just enjoying the moment.”
Fans can keep up with Bri and her exciting activities at www.brination.org.