regina belle*Acclaimed artist Regina Belle is getting ready to release her ninth album and second gospel project, “Higher.”

Available in stores on June 5, the album is now accessible online at various Internet stores for only $9.99.

“Higher,” which has already reached the Top 20 on the gospel radio charts, is a project that pulls on the heartstrings of listeners, sending them into a place of praise, joy, and thankfulness.

In 2009, following the release of her last album, “Love Forever Shines,” Belle was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which not only threatened her career, but her life.  However, she made a full recovery and attributes this to God’s love and mercy, as well as her faith, which she had to remember to hold steadfastly to.

Appearances on the album include Pastor  Shirley Caesar, Kathy Taylor, and Lowell Pye.

Belle hopes to convey a simple but powerful message.  “I pray that each listener has an experience. My whole objective in doing this record is to bring people into the presence of God,” she says.