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KARI JOBE'S ACCLAIMED SOPHOMORE ALBUM, WHERE I FIND YOU, HITS NO. 10 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200, BECOMES NO. 1 TOP SELLER ON SEVERAL RETAIL CHARTS

First Sparrow Records Album For Jobe Continues To Gather Acclaim
As Radio Single, "We Are," Climbs Billboard Chart

Jobe Plays New Music For More Than 165,000 People So Far
On Record-Setting Winter Jam Tour


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NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
February 1, 2012

The sophomore album from Sparrow Records artist Kari Jobe, Where I Find You, launches to No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart selling more than 24,600 copies in its first week at retail. The acclaimed album also lands this week at No. 5 on the Overall Digital Albums, No. 1 on the Overall Christian/Gospel Digital Albums, and No. 1 on the Christian/Gospel-Mainstream Retail Billboard charts.

Helping to spark the retail success is the Billboard AC Indicator No. 6 and climbing hit single "We Are" that has been viewed over 560,000 times at www.youtube.com/watch?v=B07iK9uh9qY. Tens of thousands more have experienced Jobe singing "We Are" and other new favorites live in concert during the record-breaking Winter Jam 2012 Tour, whose first 14 concerts saw over 165,000 tickets sold. Jobe, a two-time Dove Award winning, Gateway Church (Southlake, TX) worship leader, continues on the 47-city Winter Jam tour through April 1.

Produced by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Chris August), who also produced Jobe's breakout self-titled debut, and acclaimed producer Matt Bronleewe (Natalie Imbruglia, Josh Wilson), Where I Find You is an engaging project that stretches Jobe both sonically and thematically. With a RELEVANT Podcast feature slated for March, Jobe's music and message continues to gather significant applause:

"Where I Find You raises the bar, expanding her worship sensibility and solo pop sweetness by enlisting major hooks to showcase radio-ready co-writes (with the likes of Matt Maher, Lincoln Brewster and Hillsong's Mia Fieldes)…Jobe's sensitive evocations make apparent her genuine worship music background." - ChristianityToday.com

"Jobe continues to refine her sound…impassioned and accessible, as well as being expertly written and performed…her ability to create an atmosphere of spiritual searching within these songs lands her at the top of the heap, making Where I Find You an all-around winner." - Crosswalk.com

"With an incredibly gorgeous and unique tone to her voice, but a passion behind it that can raise the church rafters, Jobe finely straddles the line of pop and worship with the abilities of someone who's been in the game much longer than just two albums… Jobe's delivery constantly shifts between full reverent worship and catchy pop hooks with ease, but it never sounds a stretch or at all offbeat." - HollywoodJesus.com

"With strong, powerful vocals, cutting yet thought provoking lyrics and amazing production that takes her songs to a big, powerful arena level of great rock/praise music.... this is one 'super-chick' you're not going to want to miss hearing more of." - CreatorLeadershipNetwork.com

"This album is something special. Lyrically profound and sonically inspiring." - AllAboutWorship.com

One of the most respected female worship leaders in the country, Jobe's self-titled debut album released in 2009 and went on to sell well over 250,000 copies, leading to a New Artist of The Year Dove Award nomination. Taking home two Doves from the ceremony, she later joined the roster of Sparrow Records, a division of EMI CMG Label Group, which is distributing her first album on the label, Where I Find You, into worldwide markets. Having studied at Oral Roberts University, Christ For The Nations and Dallas Baptist University, where she finished her psychology and Pastoral Ministries degree, Jobe also partners with the A21 Campaign, an organization dedicated to abolishing human trafficking.

For more information on Kari Jobe, visit www.karijobe.com, www.twitter.com/karijobe and www.facebook.com/karijobe.

About EMI CMG Label Group: Brentwood, Tennessee-based EMI CMG Label Group is comprised of Sparrow Records, Forefront Records, and Credential Recordings, in addition to providing marketing and licensing in partnership with Hillsong Music, and A&R and marketing support for sixstepsrecords via a joint venture and licensing partnership. Balancing freedom, discipline, creativity, profitability and ministry, EMI CMG Label Group strives for excellence in artist development. The Label Group is a division of EMI Christian Music Group. For further information, please visit www.emicmg.com.

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