[MUSIC MONDAY] 5 FAMOUS FEMALE SINGERS WHO STARTED IN CHURCH

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It’s amazing how many famous and greatly talented singers who have globally impacted the world started out and developed their craft in church. Today we look at the to 5 female singers who did…..
At number 5
Diana Ross
I’m sure you remember the song “He lives in Me” from the popular animated movie series “Lion king ” Yes? This is the voice behind it. Diana went from singing in the church choir to leading a popular Motown group called “Diana Ross and the Supremes” and then went solo creating hits year after year. She also won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
At number 4
Katy Perry
Did you know Katy Perry started out singing and recording Christian Music?? Now you know. Katy’s music listening choices as a young girl was restricted to only Christian music as a child and most times she did all of her singing in church. The “Roar” crooner went by the name Katy Hudson before her entry into the pop music scene.
At number 3
Aretha Franklin
She is till date the most charted female artist in history. She grew up in Memphis, Tenessee and began her singing journey in the choir of her father’s church and at age 18, Aretha was already signed to Columbia records. When you think of the hit song “R-e-s-p-e-c-t find out what it means to me” (Haha Focus, I can already hear you singing it) think Aretha. Did I Mention she won 25 Grammys and was Nominated for another 14, Now how awesome is that?
At number 2
Whitney Houston

She is arguably one of the greatest voices of all time with her smashing hit “I will always love you” Whitney has overtime won the hearts of music lovers on a global scale. She first stood in the spotlight singing in the church choir at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark,New Jersey where her Mum was Music Director.

At number 1
Beyonce Knowles
Ladies and gentlemen, BeyHivers and Bey Haters…. Beyonce was Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyonce has performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child but you might not know is that Beyonce spent two years of her life as a soloist in the choir at st John’s United Methodist church. She rose to fame in the late 1990’s as lead singer of the group Destiny’s child.
So next time you want to skip church, think of how it has helped so many people become great…. Till next time folks.
Stay Rapturable (LMAO)
Columnist Bio
Folabi Nuel is a music minister with a difference and a genuine mandate to bring God’s people 
to the consciousness of who He is and to draw them closer in relationship with him. The young 
worshiper recognized music’s impact at a very tender age, treasuring the gift and recognizing 
it as a call to ministry. He is the Minister in charge of Music at Lifepointe church the young 
adult expression of The Elevation Church where he currently serves.

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