Oh Happy Day: An All-Star Music Celebration

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Oh Happy Day: An All-Star Music Celebration
Oh Happy Day cover.jpg
Compilation album by
Various artists
ReleasedMarch 31, 2009
LabelEMI Gospel/Vector Recordings
ProducerKen Levitan, Jon Bon Jovi, Bill Hearn, Jack Rovner, Ken Pennell, Cedric Thompson
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.0/5 stars[1]

Oh Happy Day: An All-Star Music Celebration is a compilation album that features popular gospel songs and gospel-themed pop songs recorded by artists of multiple racial, denominational and stylistic backgrounds.[2] It won Best Traditional Gospel Album at the 2010 Grammy Awards.

"Some of secular music's top acts -- among them Queen Latifah, Jon Bon Jovi, Joss Stone and 3 Doors Down -- take a walk on the spiritual side for Oh Happy Day: An All-Star Music Celebration."[3]

Production and recording[edit]

The album was produced by Ken Levitan, Jon Bon Jovi, Bill Hearn, Jack Rovner, Ken Pennell, and Cedric Thompson. Songs were produced by Drew & Shannon, Johnny K, Sanchez Harley, Obie O’Brien, Keith Thomas, Simon Climie, Michael McDonald, Tommy Sims, Barry Beckett, Joss Stone and Buick Audra.

The album was mastered by Ken Love at Mastermix, in Tennessee.


In 2010, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Special Event Album of the Year at the 41st GMA Dove Awards.[4]

Won the Grammy Award Best Traditional Gospel Album at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. [5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Believe" - Jonny Lang & Fisk Jubilee Singers
  2. "In the Presence of the Lord" - 3 Doors Down & The Soul Children Of Chicago
  3. "Higher Ground" - Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters
  4. "Keep the Faith" - Jon Bon Jovi & Washington DC Youth Choir
  5. "People Get Ready" - Al Green & Heather Headley
  6. "Waiting for My Child to Come Home" - Mavis Staples, Patty Griffin & The Tri-City Singers
  7. "Storm Before the Calm" - Michael McDonald & West Angeles COGIC Mass
  8. "Redemption Song" - Angelique Kidjo
  9. "A Change Is Gonna Come" - Aaron Neville & Mt. Zion Mass Choir
  10. "Oh Happy Day" - Queen Latifah & Jubilation Choir
  11. "This Little Light of Mine" - Joss Stone & Buick Audra


  • Art Direction: Jan Cook, Tim Frank
  • Design: Matte Varnish
  • Liner notes written by John Thompson
  • Contracts and Clearances: Sharon Reavis


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Oh Happy Day (Wal-Mart Exclusive), Various Artists - Gospel: Christian / Gospel". Walmart.com. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  3. ^ "Jon Bon Jovi, Queen Latifah go gospel for "Day"". Reuters. March 27, 2009.
  4. ^ 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees announced on The Tennessean (February 18, 2010) Archived July 7, 2012, at Archive.today
  5. ^ Past Winners Search | GRAMMY.com

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