Anthony Evans (singer)

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Anthony Evans
Birth name Anthony Tyrone Evans, Jr.
Born Template:July 14,1978 40
Dallas, Texas
Genres Contemporary Christian music, urban gospel, worship
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004 (2004)–present
Labels Epic, Integrity, EMI Gospel, Fair Trade
Website anthony-evans.com

Anthony Tyrone Evans, Jr. (born July 14, 1978) is an American Christian singer and songwriter. Evans has made six studio albums during his career as a musician: Even More in 2004 with Epic Records, Letting Go in 2006 with Integrity Music, The Bridge in 2006 with EMI Gospel, Undisguised in 2010 with INO Records, Home in 2011 with Fair Trade Services, and Real Life/Real Worship in 2014 with Fair Trade Services.

In 2012, Evans made it onto The Voice during season two on Team Aguilera, but was eliminated after the battle rounds on March 5, 2012.

Background[edit]

Evans was born on July 14, 1978 in Dallas, Texas.[1][2] He is the son of Dr. Tony Evans and Lois Evans. His father, a Christian radio personality, is senior pastor at the megachurch Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas. He has one brother – Jonathan – and two sisters: Chrystal and Priscilla, the latter a best-selling author. Evans graduated from Liberty University. Evans starred in Caged No More,[3] a Christian faith-based film about sex trafficking. In 2018 he performed live at the Independence Day reception of the U.S. Embassy Berlin in Germany.[4]

Music career[edit]

On June 8, 2004, Evans released his debut studio album entitled Even More with the record label Epic Records.[5][6] The follow-up second studio album was released on March 7, 2006, titled Letting Go with Integrity Music.[5][6] His third studio album would come out on June 10, 2008 entitled The Bridge that was released under the EMI Gospel label.[5][6] On October 2, 2009, Evans released his first ever Holiday album with INO called What Christmas Means.[5] The fourth studio album by Evans was titled Undisguised, which came out on January 26, 2010 with INO Records that later became Fair Trade Services.[5][6] Evans released his fifth studio album on November 15, 2011 titled Home through Fair Trade Services.[6]

The Voice[edit]

Evans appeared on the second season of NBC's The Voice. In the blind audition broadcast on February 20, 2012, he sang "What's Going On" from Marvin Gaye. Only Christina Aguilera turned her chair during the blind audition, with the other three, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green and Blake Shelton abstaining. On Team Aguilera as a default, he was put in the Battles round against another Aguilera contestant, Jesse Campbell. On an episode broadcast on March 5, 2012, they both sang "If I Ain't Got You", an Alicia Keys song , with Aguilera, after an epic musical confrontation, opting to keep Campbell. The show hadn't installed the "steal option" for other judges yet, so Evans was eliminated from the show.

Real Life/Real Worship[edit]

After The Voice, Evans released his sixth studio album on April 8, 2014 called Real Life/Real Worship with Fair Trade Services.[5] It proved to be commercially his most successful album release. The album charted on the Billboard on the week of April 26, 2014, at number 60 most sold album in all the United States by the Billboard Hot 200. The album made it also to number 4 on the Top Christian Album chart the same week. In addition, the album reached number 2 on the most sold Top Gospel Albums chart.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[7]
US
200
US
Christian
US
Gospel
US
Heat
Even More 17
Letting Go
  • Released: March 7, 2006
  • Label: Integrity Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
42 14
The Bridge
  • Released: June 10, 2008
  • Label: EMI Gospel
  • Formats: CD, digital download
24
Undisguised
  • Released: January 26, 2010
  • Label: INO
  • Formats: CD, digital download
21 14
Home
  • Released: November 15, 2011
  • Label: Fair Trade
  • Formats: CD, digital download
23 46
Real Life/Real Worship 60[8] 4[9] 2[10]
Back to Life

Holiday albums[edit]

List of holiday albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[7]
US
Gospel
US
Holiday
What Christmas Means
  • Released: October 2, 2009
  • Label: INO
  • Formats: CD, digital download
33 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ AnthonyEvansJr (July 14, 2009). "It's my birthday!!!!!". Twitter. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Public Records. "We found Anthony T Evans in Texas". PublicRecords.com. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ 'Caged No More' Actor Anthony Evans Discusses Groundbreaking New Faith-Based Film about Sex Trafficking
  4. ^ A capella
  5. ^ a b c d e f Jesus Freak Hideout. "Anthony Evans Discography, Anthony Evans Artist Database, Anthony Evans Lyrics". John DiBiase. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e AllMusic. "Anthony Evans | Discography". Rovi. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b AllMusic. "Anthony Evans | Awards". Rovi. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ Billboard.biz (April 26, 2014). "The Billboard 200 : April 26, 2014". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ Billboard (April 26, 2014). "Christian Albums : April 26, 2014". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  10. ^ Billboard (April 26, 2012). "Gospel Albums : April 26, 2014". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 

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