Group 1 Crew

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Group 1 Crew
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Group 1 Crew at the Generation Rising tour. From left to right: Pablo Villatoro,
Blanca Reyes (Callahan), and Manwell Reyes.
Background information
Origin Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Genres CCM, pop, R&B, pop rap
Years active 2003–present[1]
Labels Fervent, Word
Website www.group1crew.com
Members

Jose "Manwell" Reyes

  • Sarah Sandoz
Past members
  • Pablo Villatoro
  • Blanca Callahan
  • Ben Callahan

Group 1 Crew is a Christian hip hop band signed to Fervent Records and Warner Bros. Records. They made their debut with their hit song "Can't Go On" on WOW Hits 2007. Soon after they released their first EP I Have a Dream (2006), the band released their self-titled full-length debut studio album, Group 1 Crew, in February 2007. Their song "Love is a Beautiful Thing" charted into the Top 20 in May 2007 on R&R magazine's Christian chart.[2] The group's second studio album Ordinary Dreamers was released on September 16, 2008.[3] Their popular radio single "Forgive Me" appeared on an episode of One Tree Hill. In September 2010, they released the album Outta Space Love which has proven to be their most mainstream effort yet, as many of the songs were used in America's Got Talent.

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Jose "Manwell" Reyes – vocals & rap (2003–present)
  • Sarah Sandoz - vocals & rap (2014-present)

Former members[edit]

  • Pablo Villatoro – vocals & rap (2003–2011)
  • Blanca Callahan – lead vocals (2003–2013)
  • Ben Callahan - percussion and background vocals (2006–2013)

Personal life[edit]

On January 21, 2013, Blanca announced that she and her husband were expecting their first child.[4] She had a son in July 2013.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album US
200
US
Christian
US
Heatseekers
2007 Group 1 Crew 38 40
2008 Ordinary Dreamers 19 11
2010 Outta Space Love 96 4
2012 Fearless 6

EPs[edit]

Year Album US
200
US
Christian
US
Heatseekers
2006 I Have a Dream
2007 No Plan B EP
2009 Movin' the EP
2010 Spacebound 22 35
2012 Christmas
2014 #Faster

Singles[edit]

Year Title US Christian AU Album
CHR AC Hot Songs
2007 "Can't Go On" 17
Group 1 Crew
"Love is a Beautiful Thing" 16 28
2008 "(Everybody's Gotta) Song to Sing" 17
"Forgive Me"
2009 "Keys to the Kingdom'" 3 19
Ordinary Dreamers
"Movin'" 4 38
"Our Time" 12 48 15
2010 "Breakdown"
Outta Space Love
"Walking on the Stars" 4 26 4
2011 "Please Don't Let Me Go" 8 35
"Let's Go" 10 49 18
2012 "He Said" (featuring Chris August) 1 9 10
Fearless
"His Kind of Love" 1 17 20 26
"O Holy Night" 29
Christmas
"No Christmas (Without You)" 29
2013 "Dangerous" 1 40
Fearless
2014 "I Get a Little Closer" 28
#Faster

Compilation Contributions[edit]

[1]

Release date Song Compilation
2006/10/03[6] WOW Hits 2007 Can't Go On from I Have a Dream
2007/04/03[7] The CCM New Music Collection: Vol. 1 A Lot In Common from Group 1 Crew
2007 Hip Hope 2008 Let It Roll from Group 1 Crew
2009/10/06[8] WOW Hits 2010 Keys To The Kingdom from Ordinary Dreamers
2011/05/23[9] Artists In Adoration: 15 Worship Songs from your favorite Christian Artists Closer from Ordinary Dreamers
2011/09/20[10] Word: Six Decades Of Hits Keys To The Kingdom from Ordinary Dreamers
2011/09/27[11] Music Inspired By the Story Bring Us Home (JOSHUA) with Michael Tait & Lecrae
2011/09/27[12] WOW Hits 2012 Walking On The Stars from Outta Space Love
2012/09/25[13] WOW Hits 2013 He Said featuring Chris August from Fearless

Album appearances of Blanca[edit]

Year Artist Album Song
2007 KJ-52 The Yearbook "You're Gonna Make It"
2009 Mandisa Freedom "The Definition of Me"
KJ-52 Five-Two Television "Firestarter"
2012 tobyMac Eye on It "Unstoppable"
2013 Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers Show Me the Way "Party"
Audio Adrenaline Kings & Queens "20:17 (Raise the Banner)"
Hawk Nelson Made "Elevator"
Building 429 We Won't Be Shaken "Wrecking Ball (Press On)"
BenJah Haze & Reflections (Vanity Fare Remixed) "Rainbows (Ginger Beer Remix)"

Album appearances of Manwell[edit]

Year Artist Album Song
2009 KJ-52 Five-Two Television "Firestarter"
2012 Chris August The Upside of Down "Center of It (Remix)"
Press Play World Anthem "F-I-R-E"
"Walking on Air"
2013 Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers Show Me the Way "Party"
V.Rose Electro-Pop (Deluxe) "Supernova"
Anthem Lights Anthem Lights Covers "All Around the World"
"As Long As You Love Me"
Amanda Noelle Beautiful Name "Lights Out"
2014 Jamie Grace Ready to Fly "Just a Friend"

Awards and nominations[edit]

GMA Dove Awards[edit]

Group 1 Crew has been nominated to nine Dove Awards in their career, winning five of them so far.[14]

Year Award Result
2008 New Artist of the Year Nominated
Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (Group 1 Crew) Won
2009 Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year ("Keys to the Kingdom") Nominated
Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (Ordinary Dreamers) Won
Short Form Music Video of the Year ("Movin'") Nominated
2010 Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year ("Movin'") Won
2011 Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year ("Walking On the Stars") Won
Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (Outta Space Love) Won
2012 Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year ("Please Don't Let Me Go") Nominated
2013 Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year ("Dangerous") Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Group 1 Crew Discography, Group One Crew Artist Database, Group 1 Crew Lyrics". Jesusfreakhideout.com. January 22, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ May 15, 2007 R&R chart as played on the Weekend 22, Retrieved May 25, 2007
  3. ^ "Group 1 Crew Discography". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved August 6, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Twitter / blancareyes: Always wanted to park here". Twitter.com. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Blanca of Group 1 Crew Steps Down". CCM Magazine. 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2014-09-11. 
  6. ^ "Various Artists, "WOW Hits 2007" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. October 3, 2006. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ "The CCM New Music Collection Vol 1 by Various Artists - General Miscellaneous | CD Reviews And Information". NewReleaseTuesday.com. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Various Artists, "WOW Hits 2010" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. October 6, 2009. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Various Artists, "Artists In Adoration: 15 Worship Songs from your favorite Christian Artists" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. May 23, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Various Artists, "Word: Six Decades Of Hits" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. September 20, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Various Artists, "The Story" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. September 27, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Various Artists, "WOW Hits 2012" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. September 27, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Various Artists, "WOW Hits 2013" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. September 25, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  14. ^ [1][dead link]

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