Grammy-nominated gospel music artist AnthonyBrown is well known for his exploits alongside his famous backup team dubbed “group therAPy”. Having established himself as an acclaimed songwriter from an early age, Brown took the gospel music scene by storm in 2012 with the release of his hit debut album. Anthony Brown and TherAPy Group. He maintained a steady progression never since then with the release of other albums that were more successful and for which he received high praise from critics. Among many accolades, Anthony Brown received his first Grammy nomination for Best Gospel Song in 2015.
Biography of Anthony Brown
Anthony Jamar Brown was born on October 22, 1981, in Baltimore, Maryland. His destiny was well defined from birth since his father was a musician and pastor and his mother was also a singer. As expected, he became interested in music from the age of 3, and in elementary school he already started writing and singing his own songs. He was educated in high school at the Baltimore School for the Arts where he studied classical music and other art forms.
He was educated at Morgan State University and there he formed his first music group “Answered Prayers” in 2000. Brown, alongside other band members, honed his talents performing in several programs for which he gained some popularity in his local community. He also honed his songwriting skills during this process, which allowed him to work with giants in the music industry. Among his most notable accomplishments was former Billboard hit “It Ain’t Over,” written for Maurette Brown-Clark, and that song officially propelled him into the league of prolific songwriters.
Anthony Brown finally dropped out of college after 4 years of a full-time music career. Initially, he worked in the background, as a producer or screenwriter. Among his clients were Myron Butler, Donald Lawrence, Brown-Clark and several others. He also served as associate minister of music at his First Baptist Church in Glen Arden. His 10-person “Group TherApy” backup team is an offshoot of his college group with the addition of a few new members. The group has participated in three editions of the annual gospel music festival “Celebration of Gospel” on the BET network.
Brown’s self-titled debut album Anthony Brown & Groupe Thérapie was released in 2012 under Tyscot Records. Among other collaborators, the album featured contributions from VaShawn Mitchell and Maurette Brown Clark. The success of the album titled “Testimony” helped propel the singer and his team onto the gospel music map. It also earned him 2 Stellar Awards out of 11 total nominations and he was also nominated for a Dove Award.
In 2015, the multi-talented star surpassed her debut album success with the release of her second album. Jesus everyday. The album turned out to be a mega commercial success and it also earned him a lot of praise. The album’s lead single, “Worth,” spent 26 weeks at career peak. Gospel Airplay Chalkboard Billboard . Brown received her first Grammy nomination for Best Performance/Song, 3 Billboard Music Award nominations as well as a BET nomination. He also won 2 Dove Awards and an unprecedented 10 from 10 nominations at the 2016 Stellar Gospel Music Awards.
In July 2017, Anthony Brown raised his profile with the release of his third studio album. Far From Sunday which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel Top Albums chart. The multi-talented music star has proven to be the complete package when it comes to gospel music, thanks to his unique voice, superior songwriting and music production abilities.
The Evangelical Artist’s Family Life
Unlike his thriving music career, AnthonyBrown maintains a fairly low profile in terms of his private life. He is known to be married, but the identity of his significant other is not well known. Some believe that his wife is a member of his rescue group, but this information is unconfirmed. It’s also unclear whether the couple have any children, with further details regarding the gospel singer’s private life being kept under wraps.
Anthony Brown has remained relevant in the music industry for a long time, due to the multifaceted nature of his talents. He has also enjoyed huge commercial success since the release of his debut album in 2012. The multi-talented gospel artist also has his own clothing line ‘Mercy Life + Apparel’, among other trustworthy designs. However, his exact net worth is yet to be verified.