The dynamic, instantly recognizable, and captivating voice of Kim Burrell is undeniably
one of the most powerful in music today. Her undying passion for ministry and music
coalesce on her recently released sixth solo recording, From a Different Place,
which showcases her unrivaled instrument, impeccable musicianship, and ability to tap
into the human experience and emotion.
The Grammy-nominated and Stellar-winning singer has collaborated with diverse
artists from Harry Connick Jr. to funk master George Clinton. She has also worked with
R. Kelly, Stevie Wonder, and Shirley Caesar. Burrell's soulful vocal runs
have influenced a generation of mainstream recording artists, ranging
from Jazmine Sullivan to Justin Timberlake. She has a burgeoning A-List fan club that
includes Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Omarion, Jessica Simpson, P. Diddy, and Chaka Khan. Whitney
Houston once declared Burrell to be "one of the greatest voices of our time."
This year's Essence Festival honored Burrell with tributes from such stars as India.Arie,
Yolanda Adams, Lalah Hathaway, Chrisette Michele, and others in an exhilarating six-hour
concert that effortlessly united artists from the worlds of gospel, R&B, and
A Houston native, Burrell appeared at the inaugural celebration of President Barack Obama
and at Yankee Stadium for a mass led by Pope Benedict XVI. She has also performed at Jazz
at Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and other notable
venues and ministries around the world. Burrell has been featured on BET's Celebration
of Gospel and Lift Every Voice in London. A favorite on Bobby Jones's
long-running gospel program, Burrell will appear on the last episode as the show takes its
In recent years, Burrell has added yet another title
to her growing list of accomplishments, becoming a mentor on BET's Sunday Best.
This fall, she also headlined the blockbuster Festival of Praise Tour with Fred
Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker, and Israel Houghton.