Six-time Stellar Award-winner and GRAMMY® Award-nominated recording artist and acclaimed songwriter VaShawn Mitchell soared to the top of the charts last year with his mega-hit single “Nobody Greater,” from his top-selling, award-winning album Triumphant. In 2011, Mitchell received 11 Stellar Award nominations, the most nominations received by an artist that year. Billboard magazine declared “Nobody Greater” the #1 Most Played Gospel Song of 2011. Mitchell was named Billboard’s #1 Gospel Radio Artist of 2011 and Triumphant was among the Top 5 Gospel Albums of 2011. The single held the #1 position for nine consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart and crossed-over to the Urban Contemporary Adult charts. He also received two GRAMMY® and two GMA Dove Award nominations for both the album and single. As a songwriter, Mitchell has penned hits for a number of Gospel’s most well-known voices, including Smokie Norful, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, and Bishop Paul Morton. He is also a worship leader, and throughout the years, he has written several top-selling choir recordings and spawned such memorable hits as “My Worship Is For Real” and “Trouble Don’t Last.” In August 2012, EMI Gospel released his current CD project, Created 4 This. In 2012, Mitchell started the Norman Youth and Arts Foundation, named in memory of his grandfather. The Foundation sponsors summer youth camps for the arts in the Chicago area. During the same year, Mitchell was honored by his hometown when they named the street where he grew up “VaShawn Mitchell Street.”
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