Tyka Nelson | A Brand New Me

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A Brand New Me

by Tyka Nelson

Packed with 16 Christian/Contemporary songs that are sure to inspire and uplift
Genre: Spiritual: Contemporary Christian
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Joy
3:16 $0.99
2. Abba Father
4:59 $0.99
3. A Brand New Me
4:41 $0.99
4. Good Day
4:09 $0.99
5. Touch From Heaven
4:24 $0.99
6. The Life
2:38 $0.99
7. GhettoFabulous
3:58 $0.99
8. Not One Dime
1:23 $0.99
9. Rock or Roll
3:51 $0.99
10. Happy
4:07 $0.99
11. SuperHero
4:34 $0.99
12. B The 1
3:11 $0.99
13. The Way (You Make Me Feel)
4:09 $0.99
14. Whatelse Would A Savior Do
4:39 $0.99
15. Back It Up
2:21 $0.99
16. BeauTay
2:08 $0.99
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Album Notes
Tyka Nelson is an extraordinarily, anointed, talent, and is also the only full sister of Rock Legend Prince. Tyka grew up surrounded by music. The Minneapolis based artist is the daughter of Jazz singer Mattie Shaw, and accomplished musician John L. Nelson. Growing up Tyka listened to Mahalia Jackson records and began singing at the age of 2. She wrote her first song, at the ripe old age of 10. Tyka plays 4 different instruments, piano, guitar, bass and clarinet but admits; "I don't consider myself a musician, I play just well enough to put down my own musical ideas." Leaving her Minneapolis roots behind, Tyka moved to California to persue her music career. There she was guided into music and ministry by a host of Apotolic Christian friends, one of which was Bethany Church's late Bishop R.W. McMurray. There she studied under his direction and was soon baptised and filled with the Holy Spirit. Not being one to let grass grow under her feet, Tyka moved back to Minneapolis and continued her musical ambitions. Tyka signed her first 6 figure recording contract in 1986, with the London based Cool Tempo/Chrysalis label. Releasing Marc Anthony's Tune in 1988, which Tyka wrote, quickly rose to the top 40 Urban Contemporary charts, also being a summer hit in Holland that same year.
One fan recently spouted, "OH MY GOD..Tyka Nelson!!", I remember you back in my old skool days from the Royal Blue album - hey, I was only 15 then when 'Marc Anthony's theme' & 'Would You Be My Friend' were slamming all the way in Nigeria, Africa (yep, all the radios and deejays were playing it back then). As a matter of fact, I think i've still got the album somewhere..Hey you are wonderful and its a privilege getting an add from you...Thanks for the Add. Blessed that you are singing for the King of Kings. Great and keep on doing what your doing for his Kingdom. Will definately visit your page again. Shalom from the UK. After 2 more studio albums, the later, Yellow Moon Red Sky produced the single and received a warm reception in the Netherlands, Europe and Spain. Life for Tyka has taken many turns, but as the path twisted and bent, Tyka never forgot the good news that was sown in her heart, and happily she declares, "All of the streets, I have ever walked down have, led back to God" For the past 13 years Tyka has written and recorded gospel music." Rededicating her life to the word of God, she now shares her message with the world.
In October of 2007 Tyka started a myspace page, and in 4 short months the fan base has grown immensely. With over 44,500 views and over 500 comments, emails and offers. One prominent, major magazine, editor wrote, "I would love to interview you and feature some of your music in our music section. Please let me know if that is possible." The concept of the music is Christian meets Mainstream. Bridging the gap between the 2 worlds.Looking forward to hearing from you. As Tyka's Gospel Music appeal has reached the community of Christian listeners, more requests for magazine interviews and live performances have been pouring in and more forthcoming. The page continues to be bombarded daily, receiving requests from all over the world, for the anticipated arrival date of her new CD "A Brand New Me!"
Writing to Tyka a fan excitedly claimed, "YOU NEVER DISAPPOINT ME!!! THE NEW TUNES ARE IT GIRL!!!! I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEW CD!!! I AM GOING TO WEAR IT OUT!!!! "A Brand New Me" is a 16 song compulation that inspires and uplifts it's listeners as one proclaimed in an online article intitled, "Tyka Nelson gave me my "JOY" back!" She wrote, "Listening to her song "Joy" in particular has encouraged me to find a church home so that I can have that weekly Joy with others who are striving for a spiritual balance in their life." Tyka wrote, sang lead and background vocals, produced, recorded and engineered each song, which lift up the name of Jesus, in Tyka's own uncompromising style. And when people have commented if Prince had anything to do with the production, Tyka simply admits, "I sing whatever comes out and if it sounds like him, I don't know it until someone tells me, then I think maybe I should change it, but then I think, since it's really me, why? It is not my intent to sound like anyone else, and I have strived to be original in everything I do. Even though my brother is someone I greatly respect, there can and will be only, one Prince."
People have also asked why she is not seeking the help of her brother and Tyka explains, "If he helps me then the songs would no longer be my own artistic expression. And although I could have never asked for a more wonderfully, helpful brother, he's the type that would take over, and then my masterpiece would become his. We already know, Prince can make great music that sells, the question is, can I?" The myspace/snocap singles have sold with a steady stream, and with very little effort. If this public response is any indication "A Brand New Me" should top charts and do very well leaving Tyka's audience begging for more. As one fan states, "U been holdin' out !!!! That right there--THAT'S WHATS UP! I dig it so much, but that right there it's BANGIN'--I NEEDED THAT today After all that i forgot to say what song, but you may be a mind reader!?! Well if not, TOUCH FROM HEAVEN is my joint."
It is no secret that Gospel Music is at an all time high with record sales reaching the millions, which in the past was unheard of. If the past 4 months are any indication then Tyka will be among one of the leaders in this explosive genre. New to the Gospel game, Tyka's music has already got people talking, as one helpful fan wrote, "Tony Washington from TV One, loved your music so much that he burned a CD and sent it to one of his good friends in the music business. Tony said you have a FRESH voice, and funk that he likes. He appreciated that I sent you to him!" Tyka's music has also crossed over the age barrier and has been impressively excepted with the younger generation, as one 17 year old fan writes; " You're very inspirational, whether you try 2 be or not. Not only your music but the way you speak. Your music is so funky and Im glad you can be funky while talking about Jesus...thats some madd cool points rite there,lol! My favorite song is Joy. I was actually singing it 2day in school.
"A Brand New Me" if given the opportunity will speak for itself and so without futher delay...It is with great honor and pleasure to re-introduce you to the incomprobable Tyka Nelson, Gospel Producer, Singer/Songwriter. (Sections of bio were written by djjillmonroe at emanipation radio, 2Serenity's MOG real people sharing real music and comments also taken from the Tyka Nelson myspace and facebook page).



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shauntel Duray

Brand New ME
I enjoyed listening to the CD, but I found that their were to many songs, and the music was overwhelming and the vocals were not clear. The CD should be mixed to a better quality. On the other hand her writting is excellent and the message is perfection. THANK YOU.


Little Sister
I love her first album entitled "Royal Blue".
But this album is very nice.

Sharissa Greer

I say outstanding because it really does "Stand out" from today's other Contemporary Christian albums. This is like no other. Tyka's sound is unique to any other out there, and will have you dancing before you even realize you're doing it. Positive, upbeat lyrics put the icing on the cake of an album that caters to the way people live today and the choices we make in our daily lives.
Way to go, Tyka! LOVE this!!!


a brand new me
Tyka, you are Awesome.. I love your style and the lyrics are fabulous. I want to hear more of you. Funky and uplifting!!!

Lisa Brookins

Lovin' this CD !!!!!
Excellent CD! Inspirational & QUITE FUNKY.
This is a Praise party, you will dance and bob your head while praising the Lord :)


a brand new me by TN
This is a great album. All the songs r catchy and easy 2 relate 2. Wen I play the album it sounds like Prince then u actually relize it is Tyka. Amazing how they sound alike. Keep up the great work Tyka it is great.


Oh My!
What a beautiful suprise. I enjoyed listening to each track. Very inspirational. I noticed the different levels
of energy with each track. A nice compilation. I love that. But, songs such as, "Brand New Me" and "The Way (You Make Me Feel)" are remarkable! I listened with an open mind. I must admit that I could hear what sounded like musical composures and vocals like that of your musical genius brother (Prince). And that's ok....(to have influences from your family in your music). But, I love the fact that you are branching out on your on. Doing your own thing. You are very talented. Continue to shine. Hope that you are back in the studio producing, composing more sounds! This is something different. Which keeps me coming back for me!!!!!!

Bruce jackson

so glad to see you Tyka doing your music Love Love Love your cd your Brother Bruce & Alfred jackson

Kimberly K Ballard

Bless you Tyka Nelson for Music which brings glory to the LORD! I love it!
Let the HOLY SPIRIT tell of His Glory through your songs. Through your voice!
Let His Majesty be known to the world using your gift! Sing it loud...Sing it out and be His witness!
You have blessed me as a fellow artist.
Praising Yeshua forever in His Heavenly Choir!
I think I see angels swaying....
Bless you Tyka...Kimberly K Ballard

Roslyn Ghebrecristos

A brand New Me
I love that her inspirational messages are packed with such wonderful music.JOY!!
Yes it it....:)