A multi-instrumentalist, producer, and vocalist for the soulful black gospel group Commissioned during the 1980s and ’90s, Fred Hammond also became one of the most popular praise & worship leaders in the world. He is originally from Detroit, where he began singing with his church choir in his early teenage years. He played bass and sang with the Winans during the early ’80s, before joining Commissioned later in the decade, showcasing his superb arranging, production, and song-writing skills as well as his soaring vocals.
Hammond has now established his own label imprint, Hammond Family Entertainment, and released the several CD/DVD set which includes “Live in the Word” (2010) and “God, Love & Romance”, released in 2012.
Donnie McClurkin is an African American worship leader, recording artist and minister of the gospel. He became a major recording artist during the 1990s with several successful recording projects to his credit. He has received two gold albums and two platinum albums since 1996.
McClurkin currently owns his own indy label, called Camdon Music.
Fo Yo Soul Productions is Kirk Franklin’s record label, which produced one of the most successful gospel soundtracks in 2001. Several of his albums were released jointly by Fo Yo Soul Productions, B-Rite Records and GospoCentric Records.
Kirk Franklin is the second best-selling gospel artist worldwide behind Amy Grant with 25 million records sold during his career.
Winans founded the Puresprings Gospel label in 1999. It was originally called Wellspring before the change to the present name.
CeCe Winans is one of the best-selling African America female gospel artists in the world with 11 million copies sold. CeCe and Yolanda Adams are the only female solo gospel artists to achieve platinum certification within America over the last fifteen years.