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Benita Jones
Birth nameBenita Jones
Born (1976-04-23) April 23, 1976 (age 43)
Selma, Alabama
OriginNashville, Tennessee
Genresgospel, traditional black gospel, urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Instrumentsvocals, singer-songwriter
Years active2004–present
LabelsLight, ReddApple Seed Entertainment, Shanachie
Websitebenitajones.com

Benita Jones (born April 23, 1976) is an American gospel musician and recording artist. She started her music career, in 2004, with the release of Hold On by Light Records. This album was her breathrough on the Billboard magazine charts, debuting at number 6 on the Gospel Albums chart. Her second album, Renaissance, was released by ReddApple Seed Entertainment in 2007. The album would chart on the Gospel Albums chart at number 17. She released a third album, The Word Remains with Shanachie Records.

Early life[edit]

Jones was born on April 23,[1] 1976,[2] in Selma, Alabama,[3] as Benita Jones.[4] She went to the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, AL, where she studied Voice Performance.[5] She won the Gospel Dream contest in Atlanta, Georgia in July 2003 which propelled her individual musical career.[6]

Music career[edit]

Her music career started in 2004, with the release of Hold On, by Light Records on July 13, 2004.[7][8] This would be her Billboard magazine breakthrough release on the Gospel Albums at No. 6 and at the No. 35 position on the Independent Albums chart.[9] She released her subsequent album, Renaissance, with ReddApple Seed Entertainment on February 13, 2007.[7][10] The album would chart on the Gospel Albums chart at No. 17.[9] The latest album, The Word Remains, was released by Shanachie Records on June 29, 2010.[11] Benita has served as Overseer of Worship at Mount Zion Baptist Church Nashville, TN for the last 10 years and has toured with many Gospel Artists such as CeCe Winans and Donnie McClurkin.

Personal life[edit]

Jones married Delvin Washington in 2001 and later divorced in 2017. They have two children together.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[9]
US
Gos
US
Indie
Hold On 6 35
Renaissance 17
The Word Remains

References[edit]

  1. ^ Washington, Benita (April 23, 2014). "Happy birthday to me!!! #evolve - I achieved the Birthday Treat trophy with my Nike+ FuelBand. #nikeplus". Twitter. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Intelius. "Benita Washington in Nashville, TN". Intelius. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  3. ^ Washington, Benita (January 9, 2015). "I Remember. I Am. #SELMA". Benita Washington. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  4. ^ American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. "Cast Your Cares Work ID No. 334293091". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Archived from the original on March 6, 2013. Retrieved March 26, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help) Work ID No. 334293091
  5. ^ Washington, Benita (January 14, 2015). "...the Evolution of THIS Worship Leader: Finding My Voice". Benita Washington. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Staff. "Interview: Benita Washington". Da Gospel Truth. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  7. ^ a b Billboard. "Benita Washington : Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  8. ^ AllMusic (July 13, 2004). "Hold On - Benita Washington". AllMusic. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  9. ^ a b c Billboard. "Benita Washington : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  10. ^ AllMusic (February 13, 2007). "Renaissance - Benita Washington". AllMusic. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  11. ^ Benita Washington (June 29, 2010). "The Word Remains: Benita Washington". Shanachie Records. Retrieved March 26, 2015.

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