Music World Gospel recording artist and BET’s Sunday Best’s Season 4 first runner-up Andrea Helms’ new CD project, ‘Moving Forward,’ debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and #3 on the Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart. ‘Moving Forward’ also debuted at #11 on Billboard’s Independent chart, #66 on the Top Current Albums chart and #77 on the Top 200 chart.
Andrea’s ‘Moving Forward,’ which was released on 6th March and is a collection of new recordings of songs from some of her highlight performances on Sunday Best. On her first single, ‘Yesterday,’ she offers a powerful, soulful and bluesy turn on Mary Mary’s song. Her version of Richard Smallwood’s classic ‘I Love The Lord’ is uniquely her own. She also puts her own spin on the highly popular praise and worship song, ‘Because Of Who You Are,’ written by Martha and Daniel Munizzi, as well as on Donald Lawrence’s songs ‘The Heaven Are Telling (A Mighty God We Serve)’ and ‘Encourage Yourself’.
One of the most talked about moments of the season was when Amber Bullock and Andrea Helms performed a duet, ‘Moving Forward,’ penned by Ricardo Sanchez, during the show’s finale. Andrea and Amber offer a powerful rendition of that song for this CD. Andrea is especially drawn to the song, ‘Changed,’ on the CD because it relates to her testimony about how God saw her through a severe bout of postpartum depression that had resulted in her having suicidal tendencies.