Shea Norman

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Shea Norman
Birth nameAlen VonShea Norman
Also known asShea Norman
Born(1971-11-02)November 2, 1971
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
OriginSheffield, Alabama, U.S.
DiedOctober 26, 2017(2017-10-26) (aged 45)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Genresgospel, traditional black gospel, urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Instrumentsvocals, piano, organ
Years active2004–2017

Minister Alen VonShea Norman (November 2, 1971 – October 26, 2017), who went by the stage name Shea Norman, was an American gospel musician. He started his music career, in 2004, with the release of My Heart Depends on You, by Verity Records. This would be his breakthrough release upon the Billboard Gospel Albums chart. The song, "'Tis So Sweet", was placed on the WOW Gospel 2005.

Early life[edit]

Norman was born in Memphis, Tennessee as Alen VonShea Norman,[1] on November 2, 1971,[2] where he was raised by a minister father the Reverend James A. Norman.[3] His first church, where he got the chance to minister was the Church of God in Christ in Millington under the tutelage of Reverend Carl Payne.[3] Up until his death, Norman was a member of New Growth in Christ Christian Center located in Memphis, for the last thirteen years.[3] He was urged by God to help the ministry, Ekklesia Christian Church, located in Sheffield, Alabama, where he has been since 2012.[3] The church is led by Apostle Kobie S. & Pastor Katina Fitzgerald.[3]

Music career[edit]

His music career commenced in 2004, with the album, My Heart Depends on You, that was released on September 14, 2004 by Verity Records.[4] This album was his breakthrough release upon the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart at No. 17.[5] While the song, "'Tis So Sweet", was placed on the compilation album WOW Gospel 2005.


Norman died of complications from diabetes in Memphis on October 26, 2017 at the age of 45.[6]


List of selected studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[5]
My Heart Depends on You 17


  1. ^ Broadcast Music, Inc. "Songwriter/Composer: NORMAN ALEN VONSHEA". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  2. ^ Family Search (2009). "U.S. Public Records Index". The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d e Staff. "Shea Norman's Bio". Bridge Builders Church International. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  4. ^ AllMusic. "Shea Norman : Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Billboard. "Shea Norman : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  6. ^ "Gospel singer Shea Norman dies at 45". WMC Action News. October 27, 2017. Retrieved October 28, 2017.

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