Rizen (gospel group)

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Origin Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Genres Gospel
Years active 2003 (2003)–present
Labels Verity
Members Adriann Lewis
Aundrea Lewis
Past members Kanika Trigg
Ashley Jones

Rizen is a two-time Stellar Award–winning gospel music group that records both traditional and contemporary music. It currently consists of sisters Adriann Rayshell Lewis and Aundrea Roeshell Lewis.[citation needed]


Early lives[edit]

Aundrea and Adriann Lewis are the daughters of Elder Luciose Lewis Jr., pastor of the New Galilee Baptist Church in Saginaw, Michigan, and Lady Kayron Lewis.[citation needed]Adriann sang her first solo at age three in her father's church. Aundrea was a choir member, then choir director.

RiZen was formed in the 1990s.[citation needed]

Recordings and awards[edit]

RiZen, consisting of Adriann and Aundrea Lewis, Kanika Trigg, and Ashley Jones, released its self-titled CD RiZen in 2003. The group won a Stellar Award in 2004 for Best New Artist.[1]

RiZen's second CD, RiZen2, was released in 2005. According to Adriann, RiZen 2 is more of RiZen and has a lot to do with the girls' personal experiences. After the release of RiZen2, Trigg and Jones left the group, leaving it a duo of the Lewis sisters. RiZen won a Stellar Award in 2006 for Best Traditional Group/Duo.[citation needed]

RiZen's third CD, released in 2009 Free, was produced by urban gospel label artist Fred Hammond, as well as by Aaron Lindsey, Daniel Weatherspoon and RiZen musical director, Ay’Ron Lewis.



  • Rizen (2003)
  • RiZen 2 (2005)
  • Free (2009)
  • Free Remixes (2010)


  • "View the City" (2003)
  • "Trust and Never Doubt" (2004)
  • "We've Come To Magnify the Lord" (2005)
  • "Free" (2009)
  • "He'll Make A Way" (2010)
  • "Just For Me (He Did It)" (2010)

Songs in Other Projects[edit]

  • "View the city - from (Stellar award hits) (Integrity Gospel/Sony Gospel/Epic, 2004)
  • "Lift up Jesus" - from (Sistas in the spirit) (Integrity/Columbia, 2006)
  • "Never Doubt Him (Live)" (From Sisters in the spirit) (Central South, 2008)


  • Rizen (Live) (2004)
  • Donna Richardson Joyner's Sweating In The Spirit 2 (2006)
  • Sisters in the spirit (2008)


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