Music|November 10, 2023 06:38 EST
Tasha Cobbs Leonard earns two 2024 Grammy nominations
Congratulations to Tasha Cobbs Leonard, who is proud to have earned two 2024 GRAMMY nominations for Best Gospel Album for her release of Hymns (Live) and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for her single with Lecrae, “Your Power.” This achievement marks the seventh nomination for the Motown Gospel/TeeLee Records artist, named Billboard’s Top Gospel Artist of the Decade. Previously, Leonard won the Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance GRAMMY Award for her Billboard chart-topping single, “Break Every Chain.”
“It is always an honor to be recognized by my peers in this way,” says Tasha Cobbs Leonard on the Grammy nominations. “I’m so humbled that my music continues to impact people and connect them to God!”
Hymns (Live) was captured in front of a live audience of more than 3,000 at The Greenwood Oasis on the campus of New Life Southeast in Chicago. The record is a larger-than-life reimagining of classic hymns of love and grace, one that speaks to our modern world even as it reaches far beyond it. The arrangements are sweeping and cinematic, drawing on worship and gospel and even hints of country, pop, and R&B, radiating an undeniable sense of joy and fellowship at every turn. Hymns (Live) touches all corners of gospel greatness, featuring extraordinary guests: Jennifer Hudson, Kierra Sheard, The Walls Group, Ricky Dillard, and even Mary Mary, who haven’t released music in over five-years.
ABOUT TASHA COBBS LEONARD:
A pastor’s daughter born and raised in Georgia, Leonard first emerged to widespread acclaim with her breakout 2013 release, the RIAA-certified gold album Grace, which garnered a GRAMMY, three Doves, and three Stellar Awards on the strength of its chart-topping, platinum-selling lead single, “Break Every Chain.” In the years that followed, Leonard would go on to establish herself as one of her genre’s most celebrated voices, racking up more than two billion streams across platforms, landing three more #1 singles and five #1 albums, three additional gold-selling singles, performing with everyone from Common and Nicki Minaj to Ne-Yo and Ciara, and making national television appearances on Good Morning America, Soul Train Awards, CNN's Fourth of July, BET's Black Girls Rock, CBC’s A Day Of Healing, and the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Billboard named Leonard the Top Gospel Artist of the Decade, while NPR declared her a “gospel sensation,” and Forbes hailed her as “by far one of the most successful contemporary gospel artists of our time.” A tireless advocate for empowerment and positivity, Leonard also broke new ground as an author, actress, entrepreneur, and executive pastor at The Purpose Place Church in her adopted home of South Carolina, where she co-pastors with her husband and producer, Kenneth Leonard, Jr.
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