Joshua Rogers

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Joshua Rogers
Birth name Joshua Rogers
Born (1994-03-22) March 22, 1994 (age 20)
Greeleyville, South Carolina, U.S.
Genres Gospel
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals, Drums
Years active 2012–present
Labels Music World (2012 – present)
Website www.thejoshuarogers.com

Joshua Rogers (born March 22, 1994) is an American gospel singer who rose to prominence in 2012 when he became the first male and youngest winner of BET's Sunday Best during the show's fifth season.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

A native of Greeleyville, South Carolina, Rogers grew up singing and playing the drums in the Apostolic church pastored by his grandmother. He graduated from C.E. Murray High School in 2012.[2]

Sunday Best[edit]

Rogers auditioned for the fifth season of Sunday Best in Atlanta, and was immediately a favorite of fans and the celebrity judging panel of Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, and CeCe Winans. Sunday Best host Kirk Franklin gave Rogers the nickname "Young Buck". After weeks of consistent performances of songs such as Vanessa Bell Armstrong's "Peace Be Still", Deitrick Haddon's "Well Done", and Andrae Crouch's "We Expect You", Rogers landed in the finals of Sunday Best alongside another teen singer, Alexis Spight, with Rogers ultimately going on to win. He became the show's first male and youngest champion. With his win, Rogers received a cash prize, a 2013 Ford Escape, and a recording contract with Music World Entertainment.[3]

After Sunday Best[edit]

Rogers released his first album, Well Done, on December 4, 2012. The album featured songs performed by Rogers on Sunday Best.[4] Well Done debuted at #1 on the Billboard Gospel Album Charts with 5,917 sales in its first week.[5]

Preceded by
Amber Bullock
Sunday Best winner
2012
Succeeded by
Tasha Page-Lockhart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airplay, 360 (September 2, 2012). "Joshua Rogers Makes History as First Man, Youngest to Win BET's Sunday Best". airplay360.blogspot.com. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ Vengerowsky, Konstantine. "Rogers featured on BET's Sunday Best". Clarendon Citizen. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Just In: Joshua Rogers Crowned Sunday Best Winner". http://www.gospelpundit.com/tag/joshua-rogers/. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Joshua Rogers releases debut album *Well Done*". Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Arbet, DeVante. "Joshua Rogers ‘Well Done’ Debuts at #1 on Billboard Gospel Album Chart". The Gospel Guru. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 

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