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A GRAMMY® winning artist with hit songs in each of the past five decades, Gloria continues to tour the globe each year with her 10 piece band. She’s a 2012 GRAMMY® Hall of Fame Inductee and World Music Awards “LEGEND Award” recipient.
When not focusing on her several charitable endeavors, Gloria continues to write and record new music. Her recent work in Nashville with the GRAMMY Award® winning team of Christopher Stevens (TobyMac, Mandisa, Jason Aldean), F. Reid Shippen (Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban), Bryan Fowler, Shannon Sanders, and Drew Ramsey as well as Yolanda Adams, Bart Millard (MercyMe), Mike Farris, and Jason Crabb has delivered her new album, “TESTIMONY.” Her new roots gospel album debuted in the Top 5 of the BILLBOARD Top Gospel Albums Chart, the Top 3 on the iTunes Gospel Chart and the Top 20 on the Amazon Overall Album Chart. The album has received rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Herald-Standard, CBS Sunday Morning, The TODAY Show and more! “TESTIMONY,” also received two GRAMMY® nominations for Best Roots Gospel Album and for Best Gospel Performance / Song for Gloria’s duet with Yolanda Adams on the song, “Talkin’ ‘Bout Jesus.” And Gloria took home the Best Roots Gospel GRAMMY® at the 2020 Award Ceremony. Gloria also headlined the 2020 GRAMMY® Celebration.
In addition to her legendary recording career, Gloria has published two top selling books and has performed on Broadway and TV. Her 2nd book, “We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration & the Power of Song” was a 2014 Best Spoken Word GRAMMY® Nominee. Gloria presented at the 2105 GRAMMY Awards® and was the headliner at the 2015 GRAMMY® Celebration. After an induction into the Library of Congress in 2016 for her recording of, “I Will Survive,” she was honored by the Library in May 2017 with an “In Conversation” with Robin Roberts (Good Morning America) and a concert in the Thomas Jefferson Building’s Great Hall. Born and raised in Newark, Gloria was recently inducted into the NJ Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 for her global acclaim and artistic achievement.