Rickey Grundy

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Rickey Grundy
Also known asRicky R. Grundy (birthname)
Born(1959-01-30)January 30, 1959
Los Angeles, California, United States
DiedJuly 27, 2015(2015-07-27) (aged 56)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genresgospel, traditional black gospel, urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Instrumentsvocals, singer-songwriter
Years active1988–2015
Associated actsThe Rickey Grundy Chorale

Ricky R. Grundy (January 30, 1959 – July 27, 2015), who went by the stage name Rickey Grundy, was an American gospel musician and leader of The Rickey Grundy Chorale. He started his music career, in 1988, with Sparrow Records releasing Spirit Come Down, and they have released the two albums that placed on the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart. Grundy died on July 27, 2015, after a season of health complications.[1]

Early life[edit]

Grundy was born in Los Angeles, California, United States[2] who graduated from high school at 15 years old, and went on to the University of Southern California to study music at their conservatory of music.[3][4]

Music career[edit]

His music recording career started in 1988, with the release of Spirit Come Down by Sparrow Records,[5] and this charted on the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart at No. 22.[6] The subsequent album, The Rickey Grundy Chorale, was released in 1990,[5] and this placed at No. 10 on the aforementioned chart.[6] Grundy portrayed the choir leader in the 2004 motion picture The Ladykillers by the Coen brothers.


List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[6]
Spirit Come Down 22
The Rickey Grundy Chorale 10


  1. ^ "Gospel Artist, Songwriter & Choir Leader Rickey Grundy Passes". GospelPundit.com. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  2. ^ California Birth Index. "Ricky R Grundy, Born 01/30/1959 in California". California Birth Index. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  3. ^ Carpenter, Bil (2005). "Uncloudy Days: The Gospel Music Encyclopdia": 167–8.
  4. ^ "Songwriter/Composer: GRUNDY RICKEY R". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  5. ^ a b AllMusic. "Rickey Grundy : Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c Billboard. "Rickey Grundy : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved April 7, 2015.

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