Deitrick Haddon

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Deitrick Haddon
Birth name Deitrick Vaughn Haddon
Born (1973-05-17) May 17, 1973 (age 41)
Origin Detroit, Michigan
Genres Gospel, urban gospel, R&B, pop, pop rock, funk, soul, dance
Occupation(s) Singer-Songwriter, Arranger, Producer, Pastor, Actor, Pianist
Instruments Vocals, Piano
Years active 1997-Present
Labels Tyscot, Arista, Verity, RCA Inspiration
Associated acts Deitrick Haddon & Voices Of Unity
Damita Haddon

Deitrick Vaughn Haddon (born May 17, 1973) is a Gospel singer, songwriter, music producer, pastor, and actor. A popular artist known for his contemporary style of music, he is well known for his progressive gospel styles. He is also one of the stars in Oxygen's reality television show Preachers of L.A..

Early years[edit]

Haddon is a native of Detroit, Michigan.

Deitrick Haddon 2009

Haddon launched his solo career as a Christian R&B vocalist with the Lost & Found on Tyscot/Verity in 2002. The set peaked at #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Charts[1] and received wide critical acclaim and spawned the hit "Sinner's Prayer" which received heavy spins on gospel and mainstream R&B radio stations.[2]

The 70's-leaning Crossroads followed in 2004, led off by the upbeat single "God Is Good". In an uncharacteristic move for marketing a gospel album, Detrick made an appearance on the long-running syndicated series Soul Train performing the single as well as the title track from the album.[3]

Haddon appeared to be pushing his Gospel artistry further into the ranks of mainstream venues with 7 Days, released October 10, 2006. 7 Days was produced almost entirely by R&B producers Tim & Bob[4] Balancing out the contemporary bulk of the album is the traditional gospel flavored lead single "Heaven Knows" which Deitrick produced himself.

On December 1, 2006, Deitrick and Damita Haddon's 85 South Gospel Street Show premiered on The Word Network. The show features notable gospel artists such as Men of Standard, Donnie McClurkin, Kierra Sheard, Natalie Wilson, and many other prominent gospel artists. In essence, Deitrick and Damita Haddon provide novice artists an opportunity to display their talents and gifts. 85 South Gospel Street airs every Friday at 4:30 p.m. on The Word Network.

Haddon once inked a recording contract with major label Arista Records, not known for producing gospel artists. Haddon and his brother Gerald also produced the comeback album Brand New Day for veteran gospel vocalist Vanessa Bell Armstrong. Deitrick Haddon & Voices Of Unity's Live The Life won Gospel Music Workshop of America Excellence Awards for "New Artist of the Year—Urban Contemporary" and "Album of the Year—Urban Contemporary".

On September 2, 2008, Deitrick Haddon released another album called "Revealed". This album includes the popular single, "Love Him Like I Do" (featuring Mary Mary and Ruben Studdard). On July 27, 2010 Haddon made his film debut in a movie released directly to DVD called "Blessed and Cursed."

On January 25, 2011 Deitrick Haddon released the much anticipated "Church On The Moon", his fifth album with Verity Records. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboards Top Gospel charts and #65 on the Billboard 200.

Haddon is currently part of the cast of the reality television show Preachers of L.A., which chronicles the lives of six Los Angeles preachers, including Haddon. The show began airing on October 9, 2013 and currently airs on the Oxygen network in the United States.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[5]
US
R&B

[5]
US
Gospel

[5]
US
Christian

[5]
Come Into This House
(with Voices of Unity)
Live the Life
(with Voices of Unity)
  • Released: March 25, 1997
  • Label: Tyscot
This Is My Story
(with Voices of Unity)
  • Released: May 12, 1998
  • Label: Platinum Entertainment
31
Chain Breaker
(with Voices of Unity)
  • Released: June 29, 1999
  • Label: Tyscot
26
Super Natural
(with Voices of Unity)
  • Released: July 24, 2001
  • Label: Tyscot
Lost And Found 5 18
  • US: 259,262 (as of 2014)[6]
All Star Edition
(with Voices of Unity)[7]
  • Released: June 8, 2004
  • Label: Tyscot
37
Crossroads
  • Released: July 13, 2004
  • Label: Verity / Zomba
178 36 1 8
7 Days
  • Released: October 3, 2006
  • Label: Verity / Zomba
135 4
Revealed
  • Released: September 2, 2008
  • Label: Tyscot
98 2
Church on the Moon
  • Released: January 25, 2011
  • Label: Releve / Verity
65 1
R.E.D. (Restoring Everything Damaged)
  • Released: September 3, 2013
  • Label: RCA
71 1
  • US: 35,266 (as of 2014)[6]
Deitrick Haddon's LXW (League of Xtraordinary Worshippers)
  • Released: April 22, 2014
  • Label: Tyscot
21 1

Live albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Gospel

[5]
Nu Hymnz: Live from the Motor City
  • Released: February 13, 2001[8]
  • Label: Tyscot
Together in Worship
(with Voices of Unity)[9]
  • Released: October 30, 2007
  • Label: Tyscot
4
Sing a Nu Song
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Tyscot

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Gospel

[5]
Just The Hits
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Tyscot
38
Anthology: The Writer & His Music
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Tyscot
7
The Best of Deitrick Haddon
  • Released: September 2, 2014
  • Label: Tyscot
6

Soundtrack albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Indie

[10]
US
Gospel

[10]
Blessed & Cursed
(with Voices of Unity)
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Tyscot
12
A Beautiful Soul
(with Voices of Unity)
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Tyscot
46 10

Singles[edit]

List of charting singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Gospel

[5][11]
US
Adult R&B

[12]
"God Is Good" 2004 4 Crossroads
"God Didn't Give Up" 5
"Heaven Knows" 2006 2 7 Days
"I'm Alive" 2008 25 Revealed
"Well Done" 2010 4 Church On The Moon
"Judah (Let Me Hear You Praise)" (with Voices of Unity)[13] 24 Blessed & Cursed
"No Betta" (feat. Faith Evans) 2012 29 A Beautiful Soul
"Have Your Way" 2013 10 36 R.E.D. (Restoring Everything Damaged)
"Great God" 2014 12 Deitrick Haddon's LXW (League of Xtraordinary Worshippers)

Personal Life[edit]

His first marriage to Damita Haddon of 15 years ended in divorce in 2011. He is currently married to Dominique McTyer-Haddon and the couple are the parents of 2 daughters, Destin Monet (2011) and Denver Monroe (2014).

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