Gospel singers are known for deep, harmonius melodies and praise-worthy lyrics. Gospel music is considered, by the mainstream public, as the musical choice of most church going people. Since the melody of gospel is akin to the lament of woebegone, distraught or anyone with tribulations, the genre also appeals to those who would normally listen to pop, R&B and other mainstream music. Gospel singers have enjoyed a newfound area of popularity due to radio station airplay.
- Tamela Mann and David Mann David and Tamela Mann, also known as Mr. Brown and Cora respectively on the hit TV show "Meet the Browns," have brought the gospel world to the forefront of mainstream music with songs such as "Step Aside" and "Speak Lord." Both David and Tamela are thespian proteges of the acclaimed director, Tyler Perry, also known to many as the character "Madea," the gun-wielding gray-haired grandma created for his stage plays.
- Kirk Franklin Kirk Franklin epitomized the success of gospel singing by his ability to crossover from gospel to secular and back to gospel again since 1993. Kirk, formerly of the group "Kirk Franklin and The Family," created such hits as "Why We Sing" and "Shout." "Shout" is played in dance clubs and house parties, though most church choirs also include the song as a regular hymn in each Sunday gathering. Kirk, who has twice received the Black Entertainment Award as well as numerous NAACP and Stellar awards, is known worldwide as a gospel singer who certainly knows how to bring the Lord's word to the masses through music.
- Erica Atkins-Campbell & Tina Atkins Campbell (aka "Mary Mary") The popular song "God in Me" catapulted the duo singing group "Mary Mary" to stardom in the eyes of the average teenager although the two sisters, Erica and Tina Atkins-Campbell, are gospel singers by profession. Both Erica and Tina are known for their eccentric yet feminine stage dress and colorful choice of make-up. The complete stage presence of both women are enough to cause any guy to run to the nearest church singing their praises to the Lord.
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