Tasha Cobbs Leonard

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Tasha Cobbs Leonard
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Background information
Birth nameNatasha Tameika Cobbs
Born (1981-07-07) July 7, 1981 (age 37)
Jesup, Georgia
OriginJohannesburg
GenresUrban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Instrumentsvocals, singer-songwriter
Years active2010–present
LabelsEMI Gospel, Motown Gospel
Websitetashacobbs.org

Natasha Tameika "Tasha" Cobbs Leonard (born July 7, 1981) is urban contemporary gospel musician and songwriter. She released the extended play Grace in 2013 with EMI Gospel (now Motown Gospel). The EP reached number 61 on the Billboard charts. At the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Cobbs won the Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance.

Early life[edit]

Tasha Cobbs was born as Natasha Tameika Cobbs,[1] on July 7, 1981 in Jesup, Georgia.[2] Her parents are Bishop Fritz Cobbs (1954–2014) and Lady Bertha Cobbs.[3] She grew up in the church at Jesup New Life Ministries, which her parents led.[4] These worship services are where she started singing, from her childhood and into her young adult years.

On 3 March 2017 in a private ceremony attended by family and friends she married her long term love Kenneth Leonard. His 3 children were present at the ceremony to welcome her to their family.[4]

Ministry[edit]

Since 2006, Cobbs-Leonard has led worship and ministers in Atlanta, Georgia at Dream Center Church by leading the Worship and the Arts Department. On March 4, 2018, Pastor John Gray III announced that Tasha Cobbs would be moving to Greenville South Carolina, to be one of the worship leaders at Relentless Church (Formerly Redemption Church), starting on May 6 of the same year.

Music career[edit]

She started her solo music career in 2010, with the independently self-released album Smile.[2] This got the attention of EMI Gospel (now Motown Gospel), and they released her EP, Grace, on February 5, 2013. This was listed on two Billboard charts: the Billboard 200 at No. 61, and at No. 2 on the Top Gospel Albums chart.[5] The EP later reached No. 1 on the Top Gospel Albums chart.[5] The singles "Break Every Chain" and "For Your Glory" also reached No. 1 on the Hot Gospel Songs charts.[5] At the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014, Tasha Cobbs took home Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance, winning her first Grammy. Cobbs was awarded the Gospel Artist of the Year, at the 2015 GMA Dove Awards.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of musical projects, with selected chart positions
Title Project details Peak chart positions[5] Sales
US
[7]
US
Gos

[8]
Smile
Grace
  • Released: February 5, 2013
  • Label: EMI Gospel/Motown Gospel
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • EP with 8 tracks and deluxe edition with 10 tracks
61 1
One Place Live
  • Released: August 21, 2015
  • Label: EMI Gospel/Motown Gospel
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Standard edition with 12 tracks and deluxe edition with 16 tracks
28 1
Heart. Passion. Pursuit.
  • Released: August 25, 2017
  • Label: EMI Gospel/Motown Gospel
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Standard edition with 10 tracks and deluxe edition with 16 tracks
35
[11]
1
[12]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory

Guest appearances

Song Year Artist Album
"Little Chicago Boy" 2016 Common Black America Again
"My World Needs You"
(featuring Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann)
2016 Kirk Franklin Losing My Religion
"Jesus Is Willing" 2017 Kristene DiMarco Where His Light Was

Singles

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US
Gosp
[5]
US
Adult R&B

[13]
US
R&B/HH

[14]
2013 "Break Every Chain" 1 29[15] 54 Grace
"For Your Glory" 1
"O Come All Ye Faithful" 21 Motown Christmas
2015 "Overflow" 16 One Place
"Fill Me Up" 25
"Jesus Saves" 10
"Put a Praise on It"
(featuring Kierra Sheard)
2
2017 "Great God" Heart. Passion. Pursuit.
"I'm Getting Ready"
(featuring Nicki Minaj)
1

References[edit]

  1. ^ ASCAP. "COBBS NATASHA TAMEIKA Work ID #885043268 and IPI #440123901". ASCAP. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Tasha Cobbs Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  3. ^ Law, Jeannie (January 20, 2014). "Gospel Singer Tasha Cobbs' Father Died Just Days After Winning Stellar Award for 'New Artist of The Year'". Breathcast. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Tasha Cobbs. "About Tasha Cobbs". Tasha Cobbs. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e AllMusic. "Tasha Cobbs Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  6. ^ "2015 Winners". GMA Dove Award. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  7. ^ "Tasha Cobbs - Chart history - Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "Tasha Cobbs - Chart history - Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  9. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on July 16, 2015.
  10. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on September 28, 2016.
  11. ^ "Top 200 Albums - Billboard 200 chart". Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  12. ^ "Gospel Albums Chart". Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  13. ^ "Tasha Cobbs - Chart history - Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  14. ^ "Chart Search - Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  15. ^ "Chart Search - Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved October 19, 2018.