Gladys Knight and the Saints Unified Voices Nominated for Grammy
One Voice, the debut album from Gladys Knight and the Saints Unified Voices, was announced over the weekend as a nominee for Best Gospel Album in the 48th Annual Grammy Awards.
Since the January release, One Voice has remained in the top-40 on Billboard’s Gospel charts for the better part of 48 weeks. In the first week, the album soared to immediate success and snagged the title of Billboard’s #1 Hot Shot Debut and landed at #9, while it simultaneously shot to the #1 Gospel Album and #2 Inspirational Album on iTunes.
Knight won Best Gospel Performance last year (the sixth Grammy of her career) for her duet “Heaven Help Us All” with the late Ray Charles on his posthumous album Genius Loves Company.
Created and directed by Knight, the Saints Unified Voices, is a matchless gospel choir consisting of more than 100 members from several cultural backgrounds whose mission is to build faith while breaking down cultural barriers. From the energetic, gospel classic “Pass Me Not,” to the moving duet “Did You Know?” with John Fluker, One Voice offers uplifting and inspirational musical insight.
Other nominees in the Best Gospel Album category include the albums, I Speak Life by Donald Lawrence & Company, Live at the Fellowship by VIP Mass Choir, One Church by The Choir of Life (Japan), The Choir of Life (USA) & The Kurt Carr Singers, and 20/85 The Experience by The Love Fellowship Choir. For a complete nominee listing please visit http://www.grammy.com/.
For more information about the Saints Unified Voices please visit http://www.suvchoir.org/.
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