Angie Rose is a dynamic powerhouse Pop/Hip-Hop artist from the Bronx. From Puerto Rican roots, the Latina inspires her fans to be unstoppable through a combination of raw energy and undaunted lyrics. Her music promotes diversity and overcoming all obstacles, pulling from her past experiences with loss, drugs, and hurt.
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MOSAIC MSC, a collective of some of Los Angeles’ most talented and culturally diverse singers and musicians, scored their biggest Billboard hit to date in March 2018 with the soulful anthem “Tremble,” which spent 33 weeks on the Hot Christian Songs chart. The group, which has garnered more than 100 million streams and one million monthly listeners around the world, is the heartbeat of Mosaic, a church founded by cultural pioneer and best-selling author Erwin McManus.
“We wanted to write a song that let people sing God’s words over their life – that they are good, wanted, and chosen by Him. This song has served as a powerful reminder in worship of how grateful we are that God loves us—and that He views us as worthy of His love.” – Brooke Figueroa, Mosaic MSC
Bryan and Katie Torwalt are worship leaders and songwriters who have a passion to see lives changed through encounters with the presence of God. This is the foundational premise from which their music is derived. The songs they write are declarative anthems for the body of Christ that reflect their passion for freedom, healing, and the assurance that God’s goodness surrounds us in any circumstance. Realizing the likeness in vision and spirit, the Torwalts joined with the Jesus Culture Music label in the fall of 2010 as they began working on their debut album "Here on Earth.” As they brought pen to paper, they had no idea they were crafting one of the biggest worship anthems of this decade. The song "Holy Spirit" has since gone on to win a Grammy for best Christian song of the year and it continues to be a staple in worship sets around the world. Their second album, Kingdom Come, is full of dynamic songs of faith and praise. The latest offering from Bryan and Katie, “Champion”, conveys a message of the victory we have in Jesus, even in the midst of hardship, and is full of prophetic declarations of the ever-present God who has overcome for us.
Chris Quilala is an artist on the Jesus Culture Music label and serves as worship pastor for Jesus Culture Church in Sacramento, CA. Chris has been involved in Jesus Culture since it was founded and he is an integral part of the Jesus Culture leadership team. He is a talented and anointed worship leader and musician with a love for the presence and power of God. He has a heart to write songs that will bring freedom and strength to the local church. Chris and his wife Alyssa have 4 beautiful children, Ella, Aria, Jethro (born December 3rd 2014 and is living in heaven) and their newest addition, Liv.
Chris McClarney grew up in the church as the son of a youth pastor and met Jesus at a very young age. When he was 14 he began leading worship for a small group, which then led to full-time ministry in local churches and inner-city ministry across Nashville, TN. Chris’ powerful worship anthem “Your Love Never Fails” has become one of the most popular songs in America’s churches as reported in the TOP 25 of CCLI and a #1 song on the Billboard Christian chart. Chris recently partnered with Jesus Culture music recording his debut live album “Everything and Nothing Less.” This powerful live album features 9 brand new songs recorded live at the 2015 Jesus Culture Sacramento conference.
While she maintains a solo career, Kim Walker-Smith is also a member of the Jesus Culture band and youth outreach ministry. Born in Albany, Oregon, the future singer, songwriter, and worship leader moved to Redding, California to attend college. It was there that she began attending the Bethel Church, where she later became worship leader, and in 1999, the church launched its Jesus Culture ministry. She made her recording debut in 2006 on the first Jesus Culture Music release Everything, then two years later her solo album Here Is My Song appeared under the name Kim Walker. Further Jesus Culture releases and her marriage to photographer Skyler Smith kept her from returning to her solo career until the 2013 live album Still Believe arrived as a Kim Walker-Smith release. The Smiths put out a collaborative effort later that year with the folkier Home, and in 2014 Walker-Smith presented her first seasonal album, When Christmas Comes. It reached the top half of the Billboard 200. Her first LP to consist entirely of original songs and no covers, On My Side followed in 2017 faring similarly well on both the Christian and pop charts and prompting the release of a live concert album, On My Side, in early 2018. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi
Hailing from Southern California, THE YOUNG ESCAPE (Capitol) delivers a fresh shot of EDM-infused Indie pop with the energetic live show to match. Comprised of siblings Ryan, McKenna, Kyrsten, and Luke Johns, the band’s debut singles “good life” and “neverfade” are an alchemy of modern pop sheen and sophisticated edge, carried to otherworldly heights by McKenna’s vocal. With an average age of 18, TYE speaks to the themes of insecurity, anxiety, and pressure facing every kid in the modern age with the hope and escape that’s found in the kinetic spirit of youth.
It takes courage to be a misfit – just ask South Florida rappers Fern and Marty. From prisonsentences to church expulsions, there’s nothing these two haven’t gone through or risen above. With God as the cornerstone of their story, this unstoppable duo brings their experiences to life through their own breed of faith-based hip-hop.
To understand Social Club Misfits is to know the story of Fern and Marty. Though they’vetriumphed through five headlining tours, five albums, and three EPs, they haven’t alwayshad it easy. Fern, a pastor’s son, endured a three-year prison sentence for drug trafficking before forming a real connection with God. Marty, who was saved at 18, was fired from his church as a result of being a whistleblower. A chance encounter at a local radio station would bring the artists together and cement the beginning of Social Club Misfits.
From the get-go, Fern and Marty enticed crowds with candid conversations about God, butit wasn’t until Misfits 2 that they saw commercial success. The 2014 album tackled everything from trap-heavy bangers to fist-raising anthems, attesting to their unparalleled creative chemistry and not to mention, flexible flow. Fern and Marty explored the key theme of, well, being a misfit -- or, as they put it, “one who’s uncomfortable with his or hersurroundings.” The guys got real on love, family, and faith, but never let things get too serious. Life, in their eyes, is complex – “sorta like a Coogie sweater.” As it turns out,infusing their rhymes with depth and humor paid off; Misfits 2 landed at No. 59 onBillboard’s Hot 200 chart.
Building on the impact of Misfits 2 and its successor Us, Social Club Misfits inked a deal with Capitol Christian Music Group. From there, the accolades continued to roll in. 2017’s The Misadventures of Fern and Marty scored a No. 80 spot on the Billboard 200; 2018’s Into the Night follow-up racked up over 25M global streams and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart; and their single “War Cry (Feat. Tauren Wells)” earnedthem a Dove Award for Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year.
On their most recent EP, MOOD, the guys stay true to the project’s title. From the Spanglish, dancefloor-filling “Que Lo Que” to hype tracks like “Everytime,” MOOD promises a song in every shade. Wrapping up the first leg of their BIG MOOD USA Tour, Social Club Misfits continue to do what they do best – cater to a global fan base of fellow misfits. With a new Hot AC radio single, “Testify (ft. Crowder),” slated for a summer 2019 release, this pairshows no signs of slowing down.
Bringing in over 115M global streams across all platforms and 18M views on Youtube and Vevo combined, Fern and Marty have amassed something of a cult following. No matter the mood, song, or stage, Social Club Misfits are proud to tell their unlikely tale and remind like- minded fans worldwide to be proud misfits no matter where they are in their journey.
One of the most commercially successful contemporary Christian and gospel vocalists of the late 2000s and early 2010s, Mandisa, born Mandisa Lynn Hundley in 1976, grew up in Sacramento, California. She sang in her church and eventually studied vocal performance at American River College. Later, she continued her musical studies at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she was a member of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. After college, Mandisa found work as a session and backup vocalist for such name artists as Trisha Yearwood and Shania Twain. In 2006, she competed during the fifth season of American Idol and gained a following through performances of Alicia Keys' "Fallin'," Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman," and Mary Mary's "Shackles (Praise You)."
After her elimination from American Idol, Mandisa quickly plugged herself into the contemporary Christian and gospel markets. In early 2007, she appeared with Kirk Franklin on tobyMac's Portable Sounds. Later that year, she released her debut album, True Beauty, on which she was joined by the Fisk Jubilee Singers and tobyMac. It topped Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart. She followed it with a holiday recording, It's Christmas, and released her second proper studio album, the Grammy-nominated Freedom, in 2009. Her output became less gospel-oriented, rooted more in straight-ahead CCM. What If We Were Real, released in 2011, was also nominated for a Grammy, while 2013's Overcomer took the award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. Out of the Dark arrived four years later, following a deep depression precipitated by the death of a close friend. ~ Matt Collar & Andy Kellman, Rovi