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DOMINIC BALLI’S AMERICAN DREAM IMPACTS CHRISTIAN AND MAINSTREAM SALES CHARTS

Album Makes Strong Critical and Commercial Debut


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NEWS SOURCE: Savvy Media
August 4, 2011

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) August 4, 2011--Red Song Music artist Dominic Balli has hit the ground running with his national CaliRockReggae release, American Dream, available now at both digital and physical music outlets (Red Song Music/Lion of Zion/Infinity Distribution). The project debuted Top 5 on multiple sales charts this week, while winning favor with media critics as well.

Released July 26, American Dream debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard Current Contemporary Christian Albums chart. Additionally, it ranked No. 147 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, tracking albums across all genres.

Balli comments on the CD’s early success, “I was totally tone deaf, couldn't sing a lick, and had no sense of rhythm until I was sixteen. So the fact that people all around the world are listening to my music blows my mind and puts a big smile on my face.”

The response from media has been equally enthusiastic, with early reviews of American Dream singing its praises:

“...unquestionably one of the best albums released so far in 2011...” --JesusFreakHideout.com

“This dude knows how to chill to the max...” --HM Magazine

“...an A+ album.” --AlphaOmegaNews.org

“...a fresh collection where faith, hope, and mostly love rule the day.” --ChristianityToday.com

The long-awaited follow up to his 2008 debut Public Announcement, American Dream is a continuation of what Balli does best. Written and co-produced by Balli with contributions by Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D., Jamie Moore (tobyMac, Mandisa), as well as Brazilian roots artist Nengo Vieira, among others, the album merges reggae-flavored vocal stylings and pop hooks wrapped in an undeniable groove.

The debut single and title track from American Dream is currently vying for adds at Christian Hit Radio and Christian Rock radio. A music video for the song was produced and is currently being played on more than 80 music video outlets nationwide. Balli will continue to support American Dream this fall with follow-up single “Louder,” being serviced to radio in September, and a West Coast tour. For more information and booking visit: www.eta-live.com.

Stepping onto the music scene nearly six years ago, reggae-infused pop/rock artist Dominic Balli hails from Oxnard, Calif. With influences ranging from Stevie Wonder to Bob Marley to Lauryn Hill, Balli’s music is a combination of pop-reggae melodies, gripping lyrics, and make-you-move grooves. His first independent release, Public Announcement (2008), sold more than 20,000 copies, landing Balli’s debut effort among iTunes’ Top 30 Reggae Albums in 2008. The project additionally produced a Top 30 Christian Hit Radio single with “All We Need Is Love” in 2010, while affording Balli the opportunity to perform alongside such top artists as Natasha Beddingfield, Jazon Mraz, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, George Clinton and the P-Funk, Ziggy Marley, Hawk Nelson, Lecrae, Phil Wickham, and Barlow Girl. For more information, visit www.dominicballi.com or follow Dominic on Twitter at twitter.com/dominicballi.

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