Lexi Returns On Motown Gospel With First Album In Six Years, 'Just Listen;' Kicks Off #RunningWithLexi 5K Fitness Challenge

Gospel artist Lexi on Friday offered up her anticipated new album Just Listen for digital pre-order. Fans pre-purchasing Just Listen before its national release date on June 8 will receive two songs instantly-the radio hit "In The Room" as well as Lexi's rendition of the classic The Winans song "Wherever I Go."

The talented singer's first new album in six years, Just Listen finds Lexi in a renewed and more exciting space. Returning to music and signing with Motown Gospel last year, listeners are likely to discover a more soulful singer than heard on previous records.

"For as long as I can remember, there have been a few things that have remained at the center of my life- God, family, music & laughter," says Lexi. "Motown Gospel and I agree that it is time to re-focus on the music. I'm encouraged and motivated, and I'm anticipating great things with such an amazing team at Motown Gospel."

Lexi, whose full name is Lexi Allen, is a natural talent who has been singing since she was a child growing up in her grandfather's church. Her 1990 debut, Call Me Lexi, caught many people's attention and launched a career that would expand into acting, comedy, and more. Her most recent release ahead of Just Listen was her 2012 Phenomenal, which featured the hit singles "Burn It All Down," and "Abide."

Most recently, many people recognize Lexi as a popular television personality and Internet sensation, whose viral comedic videos have exceeded 33 million views on YouTube. She is well-known for her hilarious Instagram videos that include her get-to-church videos and her daily workouts.

Lexi is taking her fitness to the next level and launching the "#RunningWithLexi Virtual 5K Challenge" in conjunction with National Running Day on June 6. She hopes everyone can join her quest to "stop church fat" by running, jogging, or walking a full 5K (3.1 miles) on June 6, and encourages people to share their participation on social media with the #RunningWithLexi hashtag. People who want to find out more and join the challenge can register at RunningWithLexi.com.

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Click below to watch the official music video for Lexi's radio single "In The Room" from the upcoming album: