*Multi-award winner Tasha Cobbs Leonard added two more honors to her already-impressive list last night at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The acclaimed Motown Gospel powerhouse nabbed the title of Top Gospel Artist and Top Gospel Album (for Heart. Passion. Pursuit.) at the star-studded awards show in Las Vegas, NV.
Last week, Tasha Cobbs Leonard also earned her fifth BET Award nomination in the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational category. The winners will be announced at the 2018 BET Awards in Los Angeles, CA on June 24, 2018.
Heart. Passion. Pursuit., produced by The singer and her husband continues to impact audiences worldwide. Cobbs Leonard’s current single, “I’m Getting Ready” featuring Nicki Minaj, broke into the Top 10 at Gospel radio and continues to rise. Another fan favorite on the album, “Your Spirit” featuring powerhouse Kierra Sheard, is seeing viral success with its performance music video. With over 26 million total views, receiving over 1 million views each week, “Your Spirit” has been one of the top 5-viewed videos in Christian & Gospel music for over a month.
The award wins, nominations and chart successes and just the latest in a series of nonstop victories for Tasha Cobbs Leonard’s historic August 2017 album which, in just 4 months of its release, became the highest-selling new gospel album and longest-running #1 album of 2017. At the top of the year, Tasha took four Stellar Awards, including CD of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.
Natasha Tameika “Tasha” Cobbs Leonard (born July 7, 1981) is an American urban contemporary gospel musician and songwriter. She released the extended play Grace in 2013 with EMI Gospel (now Motown Gospel). The EP reached number 61 on the Billboard charts. At the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Cobbs won the Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance.
Tasha was born as Natasha Tameika Cobbs, on July 7, 1981 in Jesup, Georgia. Her parents are Bishop Fritz Cobbs (1954–2014) and Lady Bertha Cobbs. She grew up in the church at Jesup New Life Ministries, which her parents led. These worship services are where she started singing, from her childhood and into her young adult years.
On 3 March 2017 in a private ceremony attended by family and friends she married her long-term love Kenneth Leonard. His 3 children were present at the ceremony to welcome her to their family.