Trinitee 5:7

Trin-i-tee 5:7 is a gospel trio from New Orleans, Louisiana. The group was marketed as a gospel alternative to R&B girl groups such as Destiny’s Child and TLC. In 2008, Trin-i-tee 5:7 became the first gospel trio to have a certified platinum album “T57″. Trin-i-tee 5:7 has sold over 2.5 millions albums.

Origins

In 1997 the New Orleans-based gospel group composed of high school friends Angel Taylor, Chanelle Hayes, and Terri Brown, was brought to the attention of gospel label GospoCentric Records by their manager Kenneth Grant. Label owner Viki Mack Lataillade pictured them crossing over to urban market as her flagship artist Kirk Franklin had four years before. “A great deal of attention was put into their imaging because there’s a fine line you have to walk with female talent with relation to church and secular audiences as well,” Lataillade told Billboard magazine in 1998.

The label named the group Trin-i-tee 5:7 based on 1 John 5:7 biblical scripture that refers to the Trinity.[1]

Philanthropy

Following Hurricane Katrina, Trin-i-tee 5:7 formed the Trin-i-tee 5:7 Ambassador of Hope and Triumph Campaign. The group has taken the campaign to New Orleans, offering help to those affected by the hurricane. They have also visited Mississippi. In 2008, Trin-i-tee 5:7 took the campaign to Sacramento and Los Angeles, California, and Houston, Texas.Personal life

Chanelle Hayes dated Lamman Rucker from the soap opera As the World Turns.  Angel Taylor became the co-host for BET’s 106 & Gospel, which premiered January 11, 2009.

Style

Trin-i-tee 5:7′s songs would usually start with Chanelle singing the first verse, following up with Angel singing the second verse. Adrian could be heard singing the chorus, or bridge, echoing during the song. During 2007, the group recorded individual songs. Chanelle released a song entitled “I Still Love You” which was featured on T57.

Discography

Albums

  • 1998: Trin-i-tee 5:7
  • 1999: Spiritual Love
  • 2002: The Kiss
  • 2007: Holla: The Best of Trin-i-tee 5:7
  • 2007: T57
  • 2009: “Love,Peace, and Joy At Christmas”

Tours

  • 2000: Spiritual Love Tour
  • 2007: The Sisters In Spirit Tour

Awards and Nominations

  • BET Award
    • Best Gospel Artist (2008) – Nominated
  • Dove Award
    • Urban Recorded Song of The Year (2008) “Listen” – Won
    • Urban Album of The Year (2008) “T57″ – Won
  • Grammy Award
    • Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album (2003) “The Kiss” – Nominated
    • Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album (2008) “T57″ – Nominated

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