It has been said that, either the sky is the limit or the limit is the sky. In the case of Louisville native, Adrianne Archie, now 28, the limitations of life are left up to God. Creating a buzz about her talent and music as early as the age of six, her life and career as a singer has been inevitable. Adrianne spent her formative years developing her gifts by singing at conventions, in churches, plays, and talent shows. After completing her undergraduate education in marketing, she immediately began performing on local music projects with Soul LinQ Productions artists, which led way for her to work on her debut CD HTHAELHH (He That Hath An Ear, Let Him Hear). Upon it’s release, HTHAELHH quickly became and independent success. The CD garnered the rare combination of critical acclaim, popularity with consumers and respect from established industry artists. Drawing from genre influences such as gospel, hip-hop, r&b, and neo-soul, Archie was able to gracefully reach a wide range of listeners. Adrianne’s albums HTHAELLH and Warm Winter, a seasonal album released in the 2006, have been best sellers with many online retailers. HTHAELHH still holds the record for best selling neo-soul CD at CDBaby.com and also received the Best New Artists and Best Female Artists awards from the Urban Gospel Alliance. Along with Kirk Franklin’s Hero, Archie’s album was the only other artists’ album to receive a 5 star rating by Gospel Today Magazine. Upon its release and even now, 5 years later, the CD is still a staple on both gospel radio stations and XM Satellite Radio. These acclamations attest to the relevance and longevity of Ms. Archie’s music.
True artists with longevity learn to evolve and grow. Adrianne’s upcoming release of HSMS-Heart, Soul Mind & Strength, is evolution to the fullest. Taking its name from Luke 10:27 which reads: He answered: “Love the Lord your God with all our heart and with all your soul, and with all you strength and with all your mind, Love your neighbor as yourself.” “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” is a call to wholistic living through healthy relationships with both God and man.
Slightly off the scene but not off track, for the past 3 years, Adrianne has studied this closely in seminary receiving a Masters of Arts in Christian Education in the Fall of 2009. Adrianne has once again teamed up with long time producer Joel Goodwin to create this 3rd album. The music and lyrics reflect the HSMS theme by utilizing genres such as soul, pop, hip-hop, jazz, r&b, and contemporary Christian, to reflect such life settings as the church, social outings, traveling, exercising and relaxation. Adrianne refers to this as music for the car, crib, club, cardio, and church. Early anticipation and reviews for the release of HSMS indicate that Adrianne is on to something huge and the limitations that are usually placed on artists will be met and surpassed by far. Now that those with “ears have heard, they will respond in love, with all their heart, soul, mind and strength.