10 things to know about the ‘Elvis of Gospel’ Mr. Tye Tribbett ahead of London Show

With a career of groundbreaking and chart-topping, albums, hit singles and career achievements. Tribbett’s musical style, has always been considered forward and refreshing, he is a true talent and amazing stage performer. His ministry speaks to the heart of a new generation and his uniqueness is unmatched.

1. Tye Tribbett first came to national attention in 1997 when he entered his group, GA, into the McDonalds and Wrigley’s Gospel choir competitions, where they ‘swept the competitions,’ winning first place in all categories.

2. The group quickly became highly in demand, performing with music industry superstars Gloria Estefan, LeAnn Rimes, Elton John, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, India Arie, John Mellencamp and Musiq Soulchild among many other artists.

3. Tribbett and his group performed ‘Let Go, Let God’ on the soundtrack of the Dream Works animated film ‘The Prince of Egypt’ with award-winning duo Mary Mary.

4. The group also appeared on Commons’ Electric Circus album, Jessica Simpsons’ Christmas album, Will Smiths’ project ‘Lost & Found’, on a song featuring Mary J. Blige, and Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me A River.’

5. His highly anticipated debut album, ‘Life’ (2004), brought Tribbett and his group, GA (Greater Anointing), a wide array of new fans and a Stellar Award nomination.

6. Tribbett’s sophomore project with GA, ‘Victory’, was released in 2006, debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart. This break-out project, which included the #1 gospel radio single, ‘Victory,’ received three Stellar Awards, three GRAMMY® Award nominations and a Dove Award nomination.

7. His third release, ‘Stand Out’ (2008), again topped the charts and earned the group another nomination for a GRAMMY® Award.

8. In 2009, Tribbett, who is also an accomplished musician who plays multiple instruments, retired GA and made other changes in his musical style and direction, resulting in the 2010 release of the aptly named ‘Fresh’. The CD, which the Washington Post called ‘a wondrous album,’ also entered Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart at #1.

9. Tye Tribbett with his high energy, powerful, and infectious music, has helped redefine gospel music, and earned him two #1 albums, two Stellar Awards, 2 Grammy Awards and 1 Dove Award. Currently fans worldwide are still raving over Tye’s 2013 release ‘Greater Than’ which has impacted the world of music from when it debuted at #1 on Billboards’s Top Gospel Chart #9 on Billboard’s Top 200, and #4 on iTunes!

Family Fact
10. Tribbett was raised in a Pentecostal Apostolic church in Camden, New Jersey. His father is a pastor and his mother is a minister as well as a well known disc jockey in the Philadelphia area. He is married to Shanté Tribbett, who was a member of Greater Anointing, and they have two daughters together.

BONUS Fact
Just in case you have not yet heard, Tye Tribbett is now in London and will be playing 2 live shows with a host of top UK support. You don’t want to miss these momentous events.

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