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Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Matt 28:19-20 (KJV)

 


 

Kierra Sheard

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Sheard spent her formative years surrounded by the strong influences of her family, their faith, and their music. At age 6, she began singing in the choir at Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ, pastored by her father Superintendent J. Drew Sheard. Even at a young age, Sheard had a preternatural grip on the signature "Clark sound" pioneered by her mother and aunts, executing high and fast melismas, riffs, runs, and deep, throaty growls sometimes referred to as "squalls" (the latter is prominently displayed on "Done Did It", a traditional gospel leaning track from her album I Owe You).

Sheard made her stage debut at the age of 10 duetting with her mother on the Twinkie Clark-penned "The Will Of God", the standout closing track from her mother's debut solo album Finally Karen in 1997. The song won a Stellar Award for Best Children's Performance the following year. In the years following, she honed her skills as a performer accompanying her mother on stage. By 2003, EMI Gospel won a bidding war between several record companies to sign Kierra to her first recording contract.

Cover of Japanese remix single "Let Go" (2006)Her debut album I Owe You was released September 7, 2004. The 11-track set included production and songwriting from such notable music luminaries as Rodney Jerkins, Warryn Campbell, Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary, J Moss, and Tonéx. The album also functioned as the production debut for her brother J Drew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Albums

  Name Artist Released  
Free (Deluxe Edition) Kierra Sheard 10/14/11
Graceland Kierra Sheard 07/22/14
Double Take: Kierra "Kiki" Sheard
(feat. Kierra "Kiki" Sheard, Kierra "Kiki" Sheard &
Kierra "Kiki" Sheard)
Kierra Sheard 12/26/06
Power Play - 6 Big Hits!: Kierra Sheard - EP Kierra Sheard 01/22/10
Just Until... Kierra Sheard 08/02/05
You Don't Know (Live) - Single Kierra Sheard 06/27/06
Let Go (Live) - Single Kierra Sheard 06/27/06