Calvin Bridges (musician)

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Calvin Bridges
Birth nameCalvin James Bridges
Born (1952-01-24) January 24, 1952 (age 67)
OriginChicago, Illinois
Genresgospel, traditional black gospel, urban contemporary gospel, soul
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Instrumentsvocals, singer-songwriter
Years active1988–present
LabelsWord, A&M, Birthright, Pneuma, Spirit
Associated actsFaith Tabernacle Choir
Websitecalvinbridges.org

Calvin James Bridges (born January 24, 1952) is an American gospel musician. He started his music career, in 1988, with the release of, Renew My Spirit, by Word Records, and this was his breakthrough release upon the Billboard Gospel Albums chart. His subsequent album, Awesome, was released by A&M Records, which was his second and last album to chart on the aforementioned chart. He released five more albums, but they did not chart.

Early life[edit]

Bridges was born on January 24, 1952, as Calvin James Bridges.[1][2][3]

Music career[edit]

His music recording career commenced in 1988, with the album, Renew My Spirit, and it was released by Word Records in 1988.[4] This release coincidently was his breakthrough album upon the Billboard Gospel Albums chart, placing at a peak of No. 12.[5] The subsequent album, Awesome, was released in 1990 by A&M Records,[4] and this placed at a peak of No. 26 on the aforementioned chart.[5]

Discography[edit]

List of selected studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[5]
US
Gos
Renew My Spirit 12
Awesome 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. "Renew My Spirit Work ID: 480191737 ISWC: T0701296856". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Archived from the original on March 6, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2015. Renew My Spirit Work ID: 480191737 ISWC: T0701296856
  2. ^ Carpenter, Bil (2005). "Uncloudy Days: The Gospel Music Encyclopedia": 54–5. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. 2009. 231814925.
  4. ^ a b AllMusic. "Calvin Bridges : Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c Billboard. "Calvin Bridges : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved April 16, 2015.

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