Warren Dean Flandez

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Warren Dean Flandez is a Canadian gospel and rhythm and blues singer.[1] He is a two-time Juno Award nominee for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year, receiving nods at the Juno Awards of 2017 for Eternally Grateful[1] and at the Juno Awards of 2019 for Speak.[2] Warren is also a seven-time GMA Covenant award winner.[3]

Warren Dean Flandez is of Filipino, Polynesian, Spanish, and Chinese descent. He was born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He released his debut album Vintage Love in 2011,[4] and competed in the reality show Cover Me Canada that year where he placed fourth in the country.[5] The album received a Western Canadian Music Award nomination for Best Urban Album in 2012.[6] He released the gospel EP What the World Needs Now in 2015 under the pseudonym WDF, before releasing the full-length gospel album Eternally Grateful in 2016 which in addition to his Juno Award nomination, received a Western Canadian Music Award for Spiritual Artist of the Year in 2017.[7] In 2018, Warren released the gospel crossover album Speak, which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Inspirational charts and #20 on the iTunes overall charts Top 100.[8] Born for Greatness was the first single from Speak which features Riverdale star KJ Apa.[9] 100% of first week sales of Born for Greatness were donated to Music Heals, a Canadian charity dedicated to Music Therapy.[8]

In addition to his music career, Flandez launched the Vancouver-based arts project Studio Cloud 30, a multidisciplinary artist development studio with locations in Vancouver, Burnaby and Tsawwassen.[10]

In 2012, Warren married marketing director and physicist, Katherine Borthwick Flandez in Hawaii. They have a son, Noble Flandez.

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  1. ^ a b "Warren Dean Flandez has a leap of faith". Vancouver Sun, April 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "Shawn Mendes and the Weeknd lead the 2019 Juno nominations". CBC Music, January 29, 2019.
  3. ^ "GMA Canada". GMA Canada. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  4. ^ "Ready to pop - without pop: Vancouver singer won't water down his debut". Toronto Star, July 25, 2011.
  5. ^ "'It's a stepping stone to the future'; Singers Ali Milner and Warren Dean Flandez embrace challenge and platform show offers". The Province, September 19, 2011.
  6. ^ "The Deep Dark Woods leads the awards pack". Regina Leader-Post, June 6, 2012.
  7. ^ "Flandez teams up with choir for Soul Gospel II". Delta Optimist, June 2, 2017.
  8. ^ a b Jacques, Ian. "Tsawwassen recording artist nominated for a Juno". Delta Optimist. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  9. ^ Wallace, Francesca (2017-12-15). "KJ Apa has a secret album on iTunes and you can listen right now". Vogue.com.au. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  10. ^ "Artists of all walks have place to flourish; Singer Flandez helps bring performers from all disciplines together with new workplace". The Province, February 12, 2013.

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