Vocalist Kari Kirkland’s Single, ‘Break Your Heart’ Enters Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart At #30
Singer Kari Kirkland’s debut album, Wild Is the Wind, was released in February of 2021 and immediately earned the former Ironman Triathlete competitor and flying trapeze and aerial bungee artist considerable critical acclaim. Jazz Times selected the album as an Editor’s Pick, concluding “…artfully walking the line where jazz and adult contemporary meet, Kari Kirkland proves that she’s finally right where she belongs.” JW Vibe noted the “pin drop purity and transcendent exquisiteness of (her) soulful yet ethereal vocals.” “Break Your Heart, was released on June 21. This week, the track entered the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart at #30. “I’m beyond thrilled to be on the A/C chart, “Kari exclaimed. “It’s a true honor to be among such accomplished and respected artists, and I’m so grateful to the musicians and engineers who helped me create such an impactful debut album.”
It is rare that a debut album so effortlessly makes the crossover from jazz to adult contemporary, but even early reviewers noted the eventuality of exactly that happening for Kari. Now that “Break Your Heart” has, indeed, broken through to reach an even greater audience, Kari is primed to emerge as one of the success stories of 2021.
“Break Your Heart” is available on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify, Pandora, and Apple Music.