Nicole C. Mullen

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Nicole C. Mullen
Birth name Aileen Nicole Coleman
Born (1967-01-03) January 3, 1967 (age 47)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Genres Contemporary Christian, Contemporary Gospel
Occupations Singer, songwriter, choreographer
Instruments Voice, guitar
Years active 1991–present
Labels Frontline, Word
Website www.nicolecmullen.com

Aileen Nicole Coleman-Mullen, known professionally as Nicole C. Mullen, (born January 3, 1967)[1] is an American award-winning singer, songwriter, and choreographer. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Music career[edit]

Mullen recorded her first solo album, Don’t Let Me Go, in 1991 with the independent label Frontline Records. She continued her singing-songwriting-choreography career in the 1990s, singing backup for Michael W. Smith and the Newsboys, writing for Jaci Velasquez, and working as a dancer/choreographer with Amy Grant. She also provided backup vocals for the music video at the end of the VeggieTales program, Larry-Boy and the Fib from Outer Space! and the opening of the VeggieTales presentation, Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed. She was signed to Word Records in 1998 by VP of A&R Brent Bourgeois. Her fourth album, Talk About It, was certified gold for sales in excess of 500,000 copies on April 15, 2008.

Outreach[edit]

Mullen established a mentor group for girls called “The Baby Girls Club”. She and her husband, David Mullen, are youth leaders in their local church, tutor inner-city youth, and participate in Kids Across America summer camp for inner city youth. Mullen is also active with the International Needs Network Ghana, an organization that works to free Trokosi slaves in Ghana. She is also a pro-life activist.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • 1991: Don't Let Me Go
  • 1992: Wish Me Love
  • 2000: Nicole C. Mullen
  • 2001: Talk About It
  • 2002: Christmas in Black & White
  • 2004: Everyday People
  • 2007: Sharecropper's Seed, Vol. 1
  • 2008: A Dream to Believe In, Vol. 2
  • 2011: Captivated
Live
  • 2003: Live from Cincinnati: Bringin' It Home
Compilations

Awards and honors[edit]

Mullen was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame[2] on November 5, 2011. Mullen is the only African American artist to win the Dove Award for Song of the Year.

GMA Dove Awards[edit]

Year Award
1998 Song of the Year for "On My Knees" (co-writer)
2001 Song of the Year for "Redeemer" (songwriter)
Songwriter of the Year
Pop/Contemporary Record of the Year for "Redeemer" (singer/songwriter)
2002 Female Vocalist of the Year
Short Form Music Video of the Year for "Call on Jesus"
2005 Female Vocalist of the Year
Urban Album of the Year for Everyday People

Grammy Award nomination[edit]

Year Award
2005 Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year for Everyday People

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nicole C. Mullen's return". The Zimbabwean. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Christian Music Hall of Fame website[dead link]

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