Who are the most famous gospel singers? How do they look like? Check our top 10 of the most famous gospel singers!
1. Albertina Walker
Albertina Walker is one of the most well-known and accomplished female gospel singers of all time. She is considered to be the “Queen of Gospel Music. " Walker had achieved so much in her six decades of music ministry. She earned five Gold Records, three Stellar Awards, and three Dove Awards. Furthermore, her main award was a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album (Songs of the Church).
2. Yolanda Adams
This four-time Grammy and Dove Award winner has been topping the gospel music charts since the early ’90s, and has even added radio show host and fashion designer to her list of accomplishments.
3. Priscilla "CeCe" Marie Winans Love
Priscilla "CeCe" Marie Winans Love is an American gospel singer. She is the best-selling female gospel artist of all time. CeCe has won numerous awards, which include ten Grammy Awards and seven Stellar Awards. She has sold twelve million records world wide.
4. Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams
Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams is known professionally as Shirley Caesar. She is an American Gospel music singer, songwriter and recording artist. Her career lasted over six decades. Shirley Ceasar is known as the "First Lady of Gospel Music". She is a multi-award winning artist, with eleven Grammy Awards and seven Dove Awards to her credit. Shirley Caesar has released over forty albums.
5. Karen Clark-Sheard
Karen Clark-Sheard is an American gospel four-time Grammy Award. In addition, she is winning singer, musician, and songwriter. Sheard is the youngest daughter of pioneering gospel choral director Mattie Moss Clark. She is the mother of contemporary gospel singer and actress Kierra "Kiki" Sheard. Sheard began her career as a member of the gospel legendary female group, The Clark Sisters, Grammy-Award winning,
6. Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer. She became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world. Mahalia possessed a powerful contralto voice and was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". She was described by entertainer Harry Belafonte as "the single most powerful black woman in the United States". Jackson was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist. She recorded about 30 albums during her career,
7. Kimberly Burrell
Kimberly Burrell is an American gospel singer from Houston, Texas. Though she is comparatively new to the gospel music industry, having only performed since 1989, she has quickly become one of the most influential voices in the genre, often said to be "this generation's Ella Fitzgerald." She calls her musical style jazz gospel. In 2010, she founded The Love & Liberty Fellowship Pentecostal Overcoming Holy Church. She serves as Senior Eldress/Overseer-Bishop on this church.
8. Dottie Peoples
Dottie Peoples is an American gospel singer. She was born on August 12, 1950 in Dayton, Ohio. Peoples began singing in early age. After completing high school, she toured with gospel pioneer Dorothy Norwood, a member of The Caravans.Then Dottie joined a jazz ensemble, performing in various venues across the country.
9. Darlene Joyce Zschech
Darlene Joyce Zschech is an Australian Pentecostal Christian worship leader and singer-songwriter. People describe her as a "pioneer of the modern worship movement". She primarily writes praise and worship songs. Darlene Joyce Zschech is the former worship pastor of Hillsong Church and is currently a member of Compassionart, a charity founded by Martin Smith.
10. Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark-Terrell
Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark-Terrell is a two-time Grammy award–winning. She is American gospel singer, musician, composer, and evangelist. In addition, she is a member of the Hammond Organ Company's Hall of Fame. Twinkie is a member of The Clark Sisters, an influential gospel vocal ensemble active since the late 1960s.
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