Billboard Bits: Jim Brickman, Ndegeocello, OK Go

News on Jim Brickman, Meshell Ndegeocello, OK Go

JimAlthough he just released the new album "Grace" via Windham Hill, pianist Jim Brickman has already settled on his next project. The artist tells Billboard he is working on an album of Disney songs, tentatively titled "Imagination," for release on Walt Disney Records.

"I'm seeing a lot more families at my concerts, multi-generations," Brickman says. "I wanted music that was familiar, family-oriented, positive, hopeful, inspirational. The two things that come under that category are faith-based songs and Disney songs."

Brickman's deal with Windham Hill is up; the artist's 10-plus releases have sold 4.2 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Grace" debuted earlier this month at No. 1 on Billboard's Top New Age Albums chart and No. 2 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums tally.

-- Deborah Evans Price, Nashville