Nicole C. Mullen
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|Nicole C. Mullen|
|Birth name||Aileen Nicole Coleman|
January 3, 1967 |
|Genres||Contemporary Christian, Contemporary Gospel|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, choreographer|
Aileen Nicole Coleman-Mullen, known professionally as Nicole C. Mullen, (born January 3, 1967) is an American award-winning singer, songwriter, and choreographer. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mullen recorded her first solo album, Don’t Let Me Go, in 1991 with the independent label Frontline Records. She continued her singing-songwriting-choreography career in the 1990s, singing backup for Michael W. Smith and the Newsboys, writing for Jaci Velasquez, and working as a dancer/choreographer with Amy Grant. She also provided backup vocals for the music video at the end of the VeggieTales program, Larry-Boy and the Fib from Outer Space! and the opening of the VeggieTales presentation, Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed. She was signed to Word Records in 1998 by VP of A&R Brent Bourgeois. Her fourth album, Talk About It, was certified gold for sales in excess of 500,000 copies on April 15, 2008.
Mullen established a mentor group for girls called "The Baby Girls Club". She and her husband, David Mullen, are youth leaders in their local church, tutor inner-city youth, and participate in Kids Across America summer camp for inner city youth. Mullen is also active with the International Needs Network Ghana, an organization that works to free Trokosi slaves in Ghana.
- Studio albums
- 1991: Don't Let Me Go
- 1992: Wish Me Love
- 2000: Nicole C. Mullen
- 2001: Talk About It
- 2002: Christmas in Black & White
- 2004: Everyday People
- 2007: Sharecropper's Seed, Vol. 1
- 2008: A Dream to Believe In, Vol. 2
- 2011: Captivated
- 2013: Crown Him: Hymns Old & New
- 2003: Live from Cincinnati: Bringin' It Home
- 2001: Following His Hand: A Ten Year Journey
- 2006: Redeemer: The Best of Nicole C. Mullen
- 2009: The Ultimate Collection
Awards and honors
GMA Dove Awards
|1998||Song of the Year for "On My Knees" (co-writer)|
|2001||Song of the Year for "Redeemer" (songwriter)|
|Songwriter of the Year|
|Pop/Contemporary Record of the Year for "Redeemer" (singer/songwriter)|
|2002||Female Vocalist of the Year|
|Short Form Music Video of the Year for "Call on Jesus"|
|2005||Female Vocalist of the Year|
|Urban Album of the Year for Everyday People|
Grammy Award nomination
|2005||Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year for Everyday People|
- Christianity Today: “Nicole C. Mullen”, accessed October 17, 2005.
- Billboard.com, accessed April 28, 2008.