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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)

 


 

VaShawn Mitchell

Six-time Stellar Award-winner and GRAMMY® Award-nominated recording artist VaShawn Mitchell s0ared to the top of the charts last year with his mega-hit single “Nobody Greater,” from his top-selling, award-winning album Triumphant.  In 2011, Mitchell received 11 Stellar Award nominations, the most nominations received by an artist that year.  Billboard magazine declared “Nobody Greater” the #1 Most Played Gospel Song of 2011. Mitchell was named Billboard’s #1 Gospel Radio Artist of 2011 and Triumphant was among the Top 5 Gospel Albums of 2011.

The single held the #1 position for nine consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart and crossed-over to the Urban Contemporary Adult charts.  Mitchell also received two GRAMMY® and two GMA Dove Award nominations for both the album and single.  
 
Now the acclaimed singer-songwriter is back with a new project, Created 4 This, which will be available in stores and online everywhere on August 28. Created 4 This picks up where Triumphant left off.  This project is a body of music that features Mitchell’s signature style: contemporary themes with a traditional Gospel vibe. The praise and worship music on the CD is encouraging, inspiring, and uplifting.  “I wanted to build on ‘Nobody Greater’ and Triumphant to create a new compilation of music to empower and equip people in this economy to understand why we are here and what we are created for,” says Mitchell. “The whole message of the album is that we still have hope, that we shall overcome and be victorious, and that God will be there to sustain us in this next phase of our lives.” 
 
Created 4 This is produced through a partnership between EMI Gospel and Mitchell’s production company, V-MAN Entertainment. The album was recorded live at the Thornton High School Auditorium in Mitchell’s home town of Harvey, IL, a suburb of Chicago. Produced by VaShawn Mitchell, Calvin Rogers, and Phillip Feaster, it features 11 songs that range from high octane praise to contemplative worship, and showcases Mitchell’s acclaimed songwriting—he wrote or co-wrote most of the songs on the album—and compelling vocal style.  A deluxe edition of the project, which will be released at the same time, contains two bonus songs on the CD and a DVD that features videos of live performances and behind-the-scenes footage of Mitchell gearing up for the live recording session and reflecting on growing up in the Chicago area. 
 
“Turning Around for Me,” the powerful praise and worship song that is the first single from the album, is Mitchell’s personal testimony.  “I believe I got so busy doing the work of the Lord that I forgot about the Lord of the work,” he says. “Things weren’t going so well for me, even though things looked great on the outside. But God told me to find Him again and He would turn things around.” Mitchell wrote the song to encourage people that God can turn their situations around. The album opens with “Psalm 150,” a high energy praise song that introduces the theme of the CD with lyrics that come straight from Psalm 150—“let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”  “Faithful” is an upbeat praise and worship song that Mitchell describes as a “happy song” because it reminds us that we serve a faithful God who we can always depend on, no matter what we encounter. “Greatest Man” is a simple song with an infectious and memorable tune that Mitchell describes as “timeless.” The song features multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner Israel Houghton in a performance that Mitchell describes as “one of the greatest moments of the live recording session.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Albums

  Name Artist Released  
Created4This (Deluxe Edition) Vashawn Mitchell 08/24/12
Promises VaShawn Mitchell & Friends 09/24/07
Believe In Your Dreams Vashawn Mitchell 05/29/07
My Songbook VaShawn Mitchell 03/15/11
Believe In Your Dreams Vashawn Mitchell 05/15/07
Triumphant (Deluxe Version) Vashawn Mitchell 10/07/11
So Satisfied! (Live) VaShawn Mitchell 08/12/97
Chasing After You
(Celebration of Gospel 2014) - Single
Vashawn Mitchell &
Chante Moore
04/06/14