Rizen (gospel group)

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Origin Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Genres Gospel
Years active 2003 (2003)–present
Labels Verity
Members Adriann & Aundrea Lewis
Past members Kanika Trigg
Ashley Jones

Rizen is a two-time Stellar Award–winning gospel traditional and contemporary group consisting of sisters Adriann Rayshell Lewis and Aundrea Roeshell Lewis.[citation needed]


Early life[edit]

Aundrea and Adriann Lewis are the daughters of Elder Luciose Lewis Jr., who is a pastor of the New Galilee Baptist Church in Saginaw, Michigan, and Lady Kayron Lewis.[citation needed]

Adriann sang her first solo at age three in her father's church. Aundrea spent most of her young life as a member and later director of the church choir, coming into her own as a soloist in the 1990s with the formation of RiZen.[citation needed]

Recording career[edit]

RiZen - Adriann and Aundrea Lewis, Kanika Trigg, and Ashley Jones - released their self-titled CD RiZen in 2003. It won a Stellar Award in 2004 for Best New Artist.[1]

Their second CD, RiZen2, was released in 2005.

According to Adriann, RiZen 2 is more of RiZen and has a lot to do with the girls' personal experiences. They won a Stellar Award in 2006 for Best Traditional Group/Duo.[citation needed] However, in between that second CD and their latest, Free, the trio became a duo of two tight-knit sisters Adriann and Aundrea Lewis.

The third CD released in 2009, Free, was produced by urban gospel label mate Fred Hammond, as well as Aaron Lindsey, Daniel Weatherspoon and RiZen’s younger brother and musical director, Ay’Ron Lewis.



  • Rizen (2003)
  • RiZen 2 (2005)
  • Free (2009)
  • Free Remixes (2010)


  • "View the City" (2003)
  • "Trust and Never Doubt" (2004)
  • "We've Come To Magnify the Lord" (2005)
  • "Free" (2009)
  • "He'll Make A Way" (2010)
  • "Just For Me (He Did It)" (2010)

Songs in Other Projects[edit]

  • "View the city - from (Stellar award hits) (Integrity Gospel/Sony Gospel/Epic, 2004)
  • "Lift up Jesus" - from (Sistas in the spirit) (Integrity/Columbia, 2006)
  • "Never Doubt Him (Live)" (From Sisters in the spirit) (Central South, 2008)


  • Rizen (Live) (2004)
  • Donna Richardson Joyner's Sweating In The Spirit 2 (2006)
  • Sisters in the spirit (2008)


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