Virtue (musical group)
|Origin||New Orleans, Louisiana
|Genres||Urban Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Inspirational/Worship|
|Years active||1997 – Present|
|Labels||Verity Records (1997-2005)
Darkchild Gospel (2006-present)
|Associated acts||Out of Eden
|Past members||Negelle Sumter (1997-2001)
Shavonne Sampson (1995-1999)
The group was formed 1994 by Karima Trotter (Kibble), Ebony Trotter (Holland), Negelle Sumter, and Shavonne Sampson. All four women attended the historically Black Seventh-day Adventist institution, Oakwood University (then Oakwood College).
After signing to Verity Records, Virtue recorded an album with production by Mitchell Jones (Commissioned), Dawkins & Dawkins, Montrel Darrett (Commissioned) and the help of Mark and Joey Kibble of the group Take 6. In 1995, Virtue recorded on Verity's Tribute to Rosa Parks under the production of Fred Hammond(Commissioned) on We Will Be The Ones.
In 1999, Heather Trotter (Martin) joined the group, replacing Sampson. Sumter later left the group, but appears on several songs on the group's album Virtuosity!
|U.S. Christian||U.S. Heatseekers|
|2004||Nothing But The Hits
Virtue performed on the Sisters in the Spirit tour with Shirley Caesar, Yolanda Adams and Mary Mary. They also performed on the Evolution II Tour 2003 with Byron Cage, Percy Bady Tonex, Lisa McClendon, and Corey Red & Precise.
They appeared on the album Bridges: Songs of Unity and Purpose in a duet with Clay Crosse and sang background for Darwin Hobbs on the song So Amazing from his album Vertical.
|Year||Award-giving body||Award Category||Song /Album Title|
|2003||Dove Awards||Urban Album of the Year||Free|
- ""Prince of Praise" Headlines Evolution II Tour 2003". Gospelwire.com. Retrieved 2007-01-12.
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