Jamie Rivera launches new inspirational album

By Reyma Buan-Deveza, abs-cbnNEWS.com

Posted at Apr 08 2011 12:19 PM | Updated as of Apr 08 2011 08:19 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Inspirational Diva Jamie Rivera released this week her newest album titled "Inspirations" under Star Records.

In an interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com during a press conference, Rivera said that she's excited to share the love of
God and uplift the spirits of listeners via her newest CD.

"This is newly released by Star Records, my album. Ito 'yung compilation of all the hit songs from almost 7 albums, lahat ng ginawa kong album," Rivera said.

"Actually I'm happy because that's the real purpose why we made this album, so that people will be touched. Not all people read the Bible but most people, they listen to music. And St. Augustine said, ‘Singing is praying twice.’ So, that way we spread the word of God through the song," she added.

The pop singer turned Gospel Diva said she also did the album to help people in finding and buying their favorite inspirational songs.

"Kasi every time we go to a record bar medyo nahihirapan ang taong magtingin [kung] nasaan ba ang kantang ito. Tapos bibili sila ng isa pa, [pero] ‘yung isang kanta nasa isang album. Eh 'di bibili pa sila noong isang album. What we did ay pinagsama-sama namin," she explained.

Endorsed by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, Rivera's album features 18 inspirational songs such as "Jubilee Song," "Heal Our Land," "Only Selfless Love," "Tanging Yaman," "Hesus Hilumin Mo," "Sa 'Yo Lamang," "Purpose Driven Life," and "Sino Ako."

It also contains the songs "Panalangin Ng Bukas Palad," "Awit Sa Ina Ng Santo Rosario," "I Offer My Life," "Pananagutan," "Tell The World of His Love," "My Life Is In Your Hands," "Letting Go," "The Mission," "Salve Regina," and "Stella Maris."

Rivera said her newest album was released last Wednesday in all record bars nationwide.