Margaret Bell-Byars

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Margaret Bell-Byars
Birth nameMargaret Bell
Born (1962-07-29) July 29, 1962 (age 57)
Detroit, Michigan
GenresGospel, Christian R&B, CCM, traditional black gospel
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Instrumentsvocals, singer-songwriter
Years active1970–present
LabelsWarner Alliance
Associated actsVanessa Bell Armstrong, BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans

Margaret Bell-Byars (born July 29, 1962) is an American gospel musician, who is a traditional black gospel and Christian R&B recording artist. She started her music career, in 1980, when enrolled at Oral Roberts University, signing in their choir. Her only studio album, Over and Over, was released in 1991, with Warner Alliance Music. This album was her breakthrough release upon the Billboard magazine charts.

Early life[edit]

Bell-Byars was born on July 29, 1962, in Detroit, Michigan, to Jesse Garfield and Mildred Bell, where her father was the pastor of Mount Everett Church of God in Christ, while she was raised with two older sisters, Charlene and Vanessa.[1][2][3] She graduated with her baccalaureate degree in broadcasting from Oral Roberts University.[1][2]

Music career[edit]

Her music recording career was brief, where she only released, one studio album, Over and Over, with Warner Alliance Music, in 1991.[4][5] This album was her breakthrough release upon the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart, where it peaked at No. 23.[6]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to former professional football player, Keith Byars.[1][2]


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[6]
Over and Over 23


  1. ^ a b c Carpenter, Bil (2005). "Uncloudy Days: The Gospel Music Encyclopedia": 43.
  2. ^ a b c Carter, Kevin L. (November 2, 1991). "Grueling Gospel: The Pop Tour Margaret Bell Welcomes A Break Before Her Concert Here Tomorrow". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. 2009. 618232144. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  4. ^ McDonald, Steven. "Over and Over - Margaret Bell". AllMusic. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  5. ^ Berry, Chris (February 1, 1992). "Review: Over and Over - Margaret Bell". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Billboard. "Margaret Bell : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved February 3, 2016.

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