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Motown Gospel

Motown Gospel ( was founded April 1, 1998, with a focus on the Message, Music, and Relationship through: The creation of authentic Gospel music that clearly communicates the message of Christ. The label is committed to the development of recording artists who have world-class talent and a passion to use that talent to spread the gospel through music. Motown Gospel reaches the urban gospel and mainstream audience with traditional and contemporary music. Motown Gospel is the home of some of the most influential artists in the industry with a roster that includes Smokie Norful, Kierra "Kiki" Sheard, LaShun Pace, Tri-City Singers, Myron Butler and Levi, Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, Darlene McCoy, Aaron Neville, The Blind Boys Of Alabama (through an agreement with Narada/Real World), The Clark Sisters and The Mighty Clouds of Joy among others.

  • Smokie Norful was Billboard Magazine's #1 Gospel Artist in 2004.
  • Motown Gospel honored as Billboard Magazine's #2 Gospel Imprint in 2004.
  • Motown Gospel artists have received 16 Stellar Awards and more than 30 nominations.
  • In 2005, Motown Gospel artist Smokie Norful earned the label's first Grammy Award.
  • Kiki Sheard made history with the first album by a new artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard top Gospel Albums Chart and a gold record in Japan for her second album.
  • Smokie Norful was awarded gold records for his debut album, I Need You Now and his second album, Nothing Without You.
  • The Tri-City Singers were awarded a gold DVD for their project, Finale.
  • Motown Gospel/ Dexterity Sounds won a Grammy Award for Bishop T.D. Jakes' Potter's House Choir album, A Wing and A Prayer.