Koryn Mattanah Hawthorne or better known as Koryn Hawthorne is a popular American contemporary Christian music and gospel singer. At the age of 17, Koryn was a finalist in season 8 of NBC’s The Voice. She was a member of Pharrell William’s team. Her soulful and melodious voice helped her rank fourth on the show. Soon after, Koryn was signed to RCA Inspiration. The talented contemporary Christian and gospel music artist has been releasing several stellar tracks since then.
Born on December 26th, 1997, Koryn Hawthorne was raised in Abbeville, Louisiana. She is the daughter of a minister. Koryn was introduced to music at a very young age in church. Throughout her childhood, she used to sing at local festivals, charity events, and nursing homes. Her talent and soulful voice was the reason behind her selection for season 8 of NBC’s The Voice. Koryn Hawthorne cites several artists as her influences and inspirations. These include Mary J. Blige, Etta James, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, and many more.
After being signed to RCA Inspiration, a branch of Sony Music dedicated to gospel music recordings. Koryn Hawthorne released her debut studio album titled “Unstoppable” on July 13th, 2018. This album was a great success and earned her multiple award nominations, which include two Grammy Award Nominations. The album also reached the number one spot on the Top Gospel Albums Chart. Her lead single “Won’t He Do It” was one of the most popular tracks. It also reached the number one spot on Billboard’s three main gospel charts.
Apart from receiving Grammy Award nominations, Koryn Hawthorne also received seven Stellar Awards nominations. She also received two NAACP Image Awards nominations and was nominated for the Billboard Music Award in 2019. Her track “Won’t He Do It” was also certified as Gold. Her 2020 hit “Pray” was also a chart-topper from her second studio album titled “I AM”. Overall, Koryn Hawthorne is an extremely talented gospel singer and we can’t wait to see what she has next in store for us.
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