Mr. TalkBox

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Mr. TalkBox
Birth nameByron Manard Chambers
Born (1976-07-30) July 30, 1976 (age 44)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, talk box
Years active2004–present
LabelsRemnant, Save the City
Associated actsTobyMac, Beckah Shae
Websitemrtalkbox.com

Byron Manard Chambers (born July 30, 1976), who goes by the stage name Mr. TalkBox, is an American Christian hip hop and Christian R&B musician, who plays urban contemporary gospel, contemporary R&B, and funk. He has released three studio albums, My Testimony in 2004, The Remix Animated in 2008, and My Time in 2010.

Early life[edit]

Chambers was born, Byron Manard Chambers,[1] on July 30,[2][3] 1976, in Orlando, Florida, to gospel musician parents.[4]

Music career[edit]

Chambers music career started in 2004, with the studio album, My Testimony, that was released by Remnant Sounds,[5] in August 2004.[6] The subsequent studio album, The Remixes Animated, was released on April 23, 2008, with Remnant Sounds.[5] He released, My Time, on March 2, 2010,[7] from Save the City Records.[8][9] Chambers released an extended play, Show Me the Way, on January 29, 2013, with Save the City Records.[10]

During his career, he has also appeared on various Christian Songs charts as a writer and/or collaborator. Artists like Beckah Shae have charted with songs he has written, and he is featured on charting songs by artists such as tobyMac.[11] He is featured on tobyMac's single "Feel It", from the 2015 album This Is Not a Test. He also recently performed the talkbox intro to the song "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars, released in October 2016,[12] which was also sampled in Kendrick Lamar's song "Loyalty". Chambers appeared on "Mr. Pusher Man", the third track on World Wide Funk by former Parliament-Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins which was released on October 26, 2017. In November 2017, he appeared on R&B artist T-Pain's Oblivion album. On April 17, 2018, Chambers' contributions on the intro of "24K Magic" earned four different Grammy Awards.[13]

In April 2020, Chambers was featured on the Brian Culbertson album XX on the first track and single, "Get Up!".[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

  • My Testimony (August 2004, Remnant)
  • The Remix Animated (April 23, 2008, Remnant)
  • My Time (March 2, 2010, Save the City)
  • Playlist (September 25, 2020)

Extended plays

  • Show Me the Way (January 29, 2013, Save the City)

Singles

  • "Ground Zero (Hip Hop Hero)"[14] (August 2013)
  • "Somethin' Good"[15] (May 5, 2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. "My Time Work ID No. 880936874 ISWC No. T9034310480". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved October 25, 2015. Work ID No. 880936874 ISWC No. T9034310480
  2. ^ Byron Mr Talkbox (mrtalkbox) (July 30, 2015). "Guess who's special day it is? >>>>This guy!!!! Help us wish Byron Mr. Talkbox Chambers a Happy…". Twitter. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  3. ^ Byron Mr Talkbox (mrtalkbox) (July 30, 2015). "Here's a little treat today for my bday 🙌🙌". Twitter. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  4. ^ Cummings, Tony (April 17, 2011). "Byron 'Mr Talkbox' Chambers: A master of the funk and the talk box". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Bryon "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers : Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  6. ^ Bonner, Gerard. "Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers (My Testimony)". Gospelflava. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  7. ^ Hoskins, Kevin (April 8, 2010). "Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers, "My Time" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  8. ^ Rimmer, Mike (March 8, 2011). "My Time – Byron Mr Talkbox Chambers". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  9. ^ Gelwicks, Roger (April 8, 2010). "Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers, "My Time" Review – Second Staff Opinion". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  10. ^ Ryan, Mark (April 4, 2013). "Ecclesiastes 1:9". New Release Today. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  11. ^ Search for "Mr. Talkbox" at billboard.com/biz
  12. ^ 24K Magic (CD booklet). Bruno Mars. Europe: Atlantic Records. 2016. 7567-86627-3.CS1 maint: others (link)
  13. ^ Jesse, Knutson. "Mr. TalkBox Reflects On Incredible Grammy Night". News Channel 5. The E.W. Scripps Co. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  14. ^ "Jesusfreakhideout.com Music News, November 2009: MR. TALKBOX HITS AIRWAVES TO RAVE REVIEWS". www.jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  15. ^ Longs, Herb. "Mr. Talkbox Releases New Single "Somethin' Good"". TheChristianBeat.org. Retrieved January 31, 2020.

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