Lalah's Gospel Contemporaries

Lalah's Vocal Equals

Lalah's Gospel Contemporaries  - Any connoisseur of voice knows that Lalah Hathaway is one of today's premeire vocalists. Hathaway has experimented with gospel throughout her career, proving she can seamlessly trade between R&B and gospel without compromising the authenticity of her artistry. The contralto boasts a well of vocal ability and here are her gospel sisters who do the same.  (Photo: Scott Legato/Getty Images)

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Lalah's Gospel Contemporaries  - Any connoisseur of voice knows that Lalah Hathaway is one of today's premeire vocalists. Hathaway has experimented with gospel throughout her career, proving she can seamlessly trade between R&B and gospel without compromising the authenticity of her artistry. The contralto boasts a well of vocal ability and here are her gospel sisters who do the same.  (Photo: Scott Legato/Getty Images)

Le'Andria Johnson - Le'Andria Johnson, also a performer at Celebration of Gospel, has an amazing voice that boasts the ability to trade between R&B and gospel. In 2013, Johnson collaborated with R&B crooner Tyrese on "A Song for You," originally performed by Lalah Hathaway's father Donny Hathaway. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

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Le'Andria Johnson - Le'Andria Johnson, also a performer at Celebration of Gospel, has an amazing voice that boasts the ability to trade between R&B and gospel. In 2013, Johnson collaborated with R&B crooner Tyrese on "A Song for You," originally performed by Lalah Hathaway's father Donny Hathaway. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

Judge: Yolanda Adams - One of gospel's most popular female vocalists, Yolanda Adams returns for her second stint as a judge for Season 5 of Sunday Best. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

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Yolanda Adams - Gospel has gathered a myriad of influences from R&B. Yolanda Adams was one of the first artists to fuse these two genres together. By way of her soaring soprano vocals and impeccable performances, she broadens her audience one note at a time. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Jessica Reedy - Sunday Best runner up Jessica Reedy's debut album, From the Heart, is a great example artistry at the intersection of gospel and R&B. It combines the sound of R&B with the annoiting that's found gospel. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Stellar Awards)

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Jessica Reedy - Sunday Best runner up Jessica Reedy's debut album, From the Heart, is a great example artistry at the intersection of gospel and R&B. It combines the sound of R&B with the annoiting that's found gospel. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Stellar Awards)

Karen Clark-Sheard  - Where Lalah Hathaway possesses the very unique talent to harmonize with herself, Karen Clark-Sheard can echo the notes she sings. The two premiere vocalists have both performed gospel and secular recordings and tend to audiences of classically trained and soulful voices.  (Photo: David Surowiecki/Getty Images for JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise)

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Karen Clark-Sheard  - Where Lalah Hathaway possesses the very unique talent to harmonize with herself, Karen Clark-Sheard can echo the notes she sings. The two premiere vocalists have both performed gospel and secular recordings and tend to audiences of classically trained and soulful voices.  (Photo: David Surowiecki/Getty Images for JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise)

Tamela Mann - From the stage play I Can Do Bad All By Myself to "Take Me to the King," Tamela Mann has been wowing us with her powerful and annointed voice. With over 13 years in the industry, she, like Lalah Hathaway, is proving her staying power. (Photo: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

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Tamela Mann - From the stage play I Can Do Bad All By Myself to "Take Me to the King," Tamela Mann has been wowing us with her powerful and annointed voice. With over 13 years in the industry, she, like Lalah Hathaway, is proving her staying power. (Photo: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Super Bowl)