Marcus Cole (musician)

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Marcus Cole
Birth nameMarcus Randell Cole
Born (1971-11-09) November 9, 1971 (age 47)
Saginaw, Michigan
OriginDetroit, Michigan
GenresGospel, Christian R&B, urban gospel, black gospel
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, worship leader
Instrumentsvocals, singer-songwriter
Years active1999–present
Associated actsCommissioned

Marcus Randell Cole (born November 9, 1971) is an American gospel musician and worship leader, Christian R&B, urban gospel and black gospel recording artist and singer. He started his music career, in 1996, with the gospel music group, Commissioned until 2002. He has released two studio albums, Chillin' Up In Heaven, in 1999, with Godson Records, and, Write My Song, in 2006, from PureSprings Gospel. The second album was his breakthrough release, entering the Billboard magazine charts.

Early life[edit]

Marcus Randell Cole was born on November 9 1971,[1] [2][3] in Saginaw, Michigan, as the youngest in a family of five children.[4][5] He graduated from Danville High School in Danville, Illinois, in 1989, where he wrote and performed their class song.[6]

Music career[edit]

Cole's music recording career began in 1999, with becoming a member in Commissioned, and the release of his first studio album, Chillin' Up In Heaven, with Godson Records, in September of that year.[7][8] His second studio album, Write My Song, was released in August 2006, from PureSprings Gospel.[9][10] This album was his breakthrough release upon the Billboard magazine charts, while it placed on the Gospel Albums chart, where it peaked at No. 34.[11]

Personal life[edit]

He currently lives with his family in West Haven, Connecticut, where he is the worship leader at Vertical Church.[6]


  • Chillin' Up In Heaven (1999)
  • Write My Song (2006)
  • Soul Preacha (TBA)


  1. ^ Marcus Cole (TheMarcusCole) (October 28, 2009). "Hey tweeps, be sure to join me on (my birthday!) Nov. 9 on TBN I'll be ministering along with host Mark Chironna". Twitter. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  2. ^ American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. "WRITE MY SONG Work ID No. 887941561 ISWC No. T9159070947 IPI No. 402772187 (COLE MARCUS RANDELL)". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Archived from the original on March 6, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2016. WRITE MY SONG Work ID No. 887941561 ISWC No. T9159070947 IPI No. 402772187 (COLE MARCUS RANDELL)
  3. ^ "Marcus R Cole in Michigan". Intelius. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "Marcus Cole". Christian Music. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  5. ^ White, Sue (July 30, 2012). "Marcus Cole says 'We'll spark something' at 2012 Gospel Fest on Saginaw's Ojibway Island". Advance Newspapers. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Wicoff, Mary (July 30, 2012). "Gospel singer begins solo career". Commercial-News. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  7. ^ Cummings, Tony (June 1, 2000). "Review: Chillin' Up in Heaven - Marcus Cole". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  8. ^ North, Stan. "Marcus Cole (Chillin' Up In Heaven)". Gospelflava. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  9. ^ Crawford, Selwyn (February 10, 2007). "Music Reviews: 'Write My Song' by Marcus Cole". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  10. ^ Bonner, Gerard. "Marcus Cole (Write My Song)". Gospelflava. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  11. ^ Billboard. "Marcus Cole : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved February 4, 2016.

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