Reported by Michal Ortner
“It’s Personal,” Tina Campbell’s debut solo album, is now over a week late in being released. The album was due to hit the shelves by May 7, but it still has not been made available for listeners.
Campbell, most popular for her part in the gospel music duo, Mary Mary, has shared a great deal about the story behind her album with promotional events and interviews. Along with the album, she has also been promoted her book, “I Need a Day to Pray.”
With so much hype and endorsement of the album, fans are wondering why it didn’t come out on its projected date—or even that week. According to Campbell, she is in the dark about the release as well.
“I wish I had answers for exactly when my CD will be available but the truth is, I’m waiting and expecting just like all the fans. I suppose I’m learning about all the unexpected twists and turns of being independent, all while everyone, including me, watches and waits,” Campbell posted on her Twitter page. “My plan didn’t go as planned for a May 7 album release. I sure didn’t intend to disappoint.”
“When you’ve done all u can, u just rest in God’s plan. On that note, I’m resting my head,” she wrote. “Thanks for your patience. I pray the whole world feels it was worth the wait once it finally hits.”
Though “It’s Personal” is not available to the public yet, Campbell’s book, “I Need a Day to Pray” hit the shelves on May 7 as planned.
Earlier this month, Campbell spoke about her personal struggles and insecurities concerning the projects. “I’ve been fighting discouragement for three weeks because I’m doing something I’ve never done before with limited experience, expertise, resources, and help to do it. Setbacks have worked to distract and discourage me,” Campbell posted to Instagram.
“Sometimes I’ve fallen back but I wake up everyday and choose to move forward because God is with me and if God be for me, who can be against me-1 John 4:4,” she added.
But she also shared how she has found encouragement in the midst of the insecurities, via Intagram:
“Today I am encouraged because THE ULTIMATE ENCOURAGER ‘THE HOLY SPIRIT’ LIVES INSIDE OF ME and I’m choosing to tap into that and ignore everything else that conflicts with it-Isaiah 41:10 Deuteronomy 31.8, Joshua 1:9.
“God is more than amazing, more than able, and more than willing to manifest His love, His grace, and His power in my life and yours. All of you who have already began to support this project have encouraged me more than I can explain.”