Richard Smallwood is a Grammy-winning gospel singer and songwriter whose debut album was 1982's Richard Smallwood Singers. The album spent 87 weeks on Billboard's Gospel chart. While he has been nominated for several Grammy Awards, he won for production on Quincy Jones' Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration. In the early 90s, Smallwood retired the Smallwood Singers and began recording with his new choir, Vision. With deep roots at Howard University, he received his Masters degree in Divinity in 2004. Two years later, he was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.