(Hollywood, CA) Featuring multiple Grammy winner Hezekiah Walker & Hollywood Mogul Dr. Holly Carter(Clark Sister movie, Preacher’s of LA), JDI Records artist Renee Spearman hits #1 on Billboard! Celebrating 36 weeks in a row atop the Billboard chart, Renee Spearman is nominated for this year’s Stellar Award Traditional Duo/Group of the Year!
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n her hit single “I LOVE HIM”(Billboard’s #1 Most Added Song at Radio), Renee Spearman’s hit single is one of the breakout songs of the year! Acclaimed singer/songwriter & Grammy nominee, Renee Spearman has worked with some of gospel’s biggest stars including Yolanda Adams, Dr. Bobby Jones, and Byron Cage, just to name a few.
The highly-anticipated follow-up to “whoa to WOW!”, Renee’s hit CD which debuted #4 on Billboard & featured the choir classic “Great God”, “I LOVE HIM” features an all-star cast including not only the incomparable Hezekiah Walkerbut also gospel trailblazer Dorinda Clark-Cole, etc. Renee’s career has soared on highly regarded indie powerhouse label JDI Records (Brent Jones, Beverly Crawford, Norman Hutchins, etc.) with 4 Billboard topping releases in a row.
California native Renee Spearman is a Billboard-charting gospel singer/songwriter known for her solo material and for her musical partnership with Prez (Prez Blackmon II). She began her recording career in the late 1990s, often working as a session singer before teaming up with Blackmon for a pair of successful albums in the 2000s. Spearman finally stepped out on her own with 2012’s Whoa to Wow!, her first solo album. A follow-up, I Love Him, arrived in 2019.
The daughter of a pastor, she sang and was involved in her church’s music department from a young age. In 1995, she led the Prosperity Crusade Choir on her recording debut, Change the World, released on the GRC label. A second album with the choir, From a Songwriter’s Perspective, arrived in 1999 via Reality Entertainment. Over the next couple of years, Spearman found work providing backing vocals on albums by the likes of Gladys Knight and Yolanda Adams.
In 2001, Spearman and Blackmon formed their own label, BlackSphere Entertainment. A year later, the duo released Celebrate, an urban contemporary-styled gospel album credited to Renee Spearman and Prez featuring Prosperity. It hit the Top 30 of Billboard’s gospel albums chart in 2003 and remained on the chart for over 30 weeks. Another collaboration with Prez, He Changed Me, arrived on JDI Records in 2008 and returned them to the gospel chart, where it reached number 13.
Spearman‘s next Billboard appearance came with the song “Whoa to Wow!” featuring D.J. Rogers, a gospel Top 25 hit in 2012. An album by the same name was released by JDI that October. Two years later, she was a featured vocalist on the Bobby Jones LP Rejoice with Me! She returned with solo material in early 2017, releasing the single “Good Morning (You Made It).” That song later appeared on her 2019 LP, I Love Him, whose title track became a hit single for Spearman and special guests Hezekiah Walker and Dr. Holly Carter.