Vocalist Heather Headley will on Jan. 31 release her sophomore RCA album, “In My Mind,” which features guest turns by Lil Jon on “Back When It Was” and Shaggy on “Rain.” Production was supplied by Babyface and Jimmy Jim and Terry Lewis. The title cut was co-written with Shannon Sanders (India.Arie, Kimberley Locke) and jumps 22-19 this week on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart.
“In My Mind” is the follow-up to 2002’s “This Is Who I Am,” which peaked at No. 38 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 677,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It garnered Headley Grammy nominations for best new artist and best R&B vocalist.
“I wanted the album to be like a book, almost,” Headley says. “Where the songs provide glimpses into my personality, taking you to some very different places musically, and hopefully are full of fun and surprises along the way.”