Who Is Kelontae Gavin?

ATLANTA,  GA (Monday, February 26, 2018) - - On the heels of delivering a solid  and commanding performance at the Gospel Superfest TV taping in Dayton,  OH earlier this month, 18 Year-Old Stellar Award nominee and  multi-faceted millennial worship leader, Kelontae Gavin, celebrates his  first Billboard Top 30 entry on the Gospel Airplay chart this week with  his riveting single "No Ordinary Worship" landing at No. 28.

Gavin,  who’s been called a live-wire prodigy by New York Times Pop critic Jon  Caramanica, is slated to perform "No Ordinary Worship" at this years  Stellar Gospel Radio Awards & Showcase on Saturday, March 24 in Las  Vegas. Gavin is also nominated for a Stellar Award for Youth Project of  the Year for his 2016 EP release, Higher (MBE/Tyscot).

Gavin  is set to release his debut full-length live project THE HIGHER  EXPERIENCE (MBE/Tyscot Records) on Friday, April 27, available in stores  and online wherever music is sold or streamed. Fans can pre-order now  and receive three instant grat tracks, "Higher," "I Won't Complain," and  "No Ordinary Worship"  

 

The 11-track project, which was recorded live at Fresh Start Church in   Duluth, GA (a suburb of Atlanta, GA) last April features a guest   appearance by BET's Sunday Best winner Geoffrey Golden and is produced   by Tedy P (Bri, Micah Stampley) and Marquis Boone (Casey J, Bri).

About Kelontae Gavin: Kelontae Gavin, an energetic contemporary gospel vocalist from  Ridgeville, South Carolina, unwittingly launched his career with a  performance of the Rev. Paul Jones' "I Won't Complain." Recorded in his  high-school cafeteria in 2014 and uploaded to YouTube, the  interpretation caught the attention of Atlanta-based pastor and music  executive Marquis Boone. Gavin signed with Marquis Boone Enterprises  (MBE) in early 2016 and through Boone's partnership with the  long-running Tyscot label, released his debut single and EP, "Higher,"  that November and reached Top 25 on Billboard's Hot Single Sales chart  and Top 40 on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart. The song was written by  his mother, Priscilla Smalls, and produced by the Grammy-winning Myron  Butler.

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