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The Experience, James Fortune

James Fortune

November 30th, -0001

Born:
November 29, 1978 in Richmond, TX

Genre:
R&B/Soul

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






James Fortune

Biography

James Fortune understands that if you're going to preach redemption in the 21st century, you're going to have to make a production of it, and his albums are a bit like urban gospel hip-hop soul revues all done up in show biz style on Broadway, complete with Fortune's spoken, sung, and shouted encouragement. Fortune, who was born November 29, 1978, in Richmond, Texas, was raised in the church where his dad was a pastor, and was playing drums by the age of five. He graduated from Kempner High School in Sugar Land, Texas and then attended Cal State Northridge, and consequently became the choir director at Dimension Church in Houston. As much or more a preacher, choir leader, master of ceremonies, and a worship service manager as he is a straight-up singer, Fortune's strength is in understanding how to put gospel and praise songs over to a young 21st century audience, and with his featured choir, FIYA (which stands for Free in Yahweh's Abundance), he freely incorporates hip-hop arrangements and urban beats into his recordings, which include You Survived (2004), The Transformation (2007), Encore (2010), and Identity and Grace Gift (both released in 2012). . James Fortune understands that if you're going to preach redemption in the 21st century, you're going to have to make a production of it, and his albums are a bit like urban gospel hip-hop soul revues all done up in show biz style on Broadway, complete with Fortune's spoken, sung, and shouted encouragement. Fortune, who was born November 29, 1978, in Richmond, Texas, was raised in the church where his dad was a pastor, and was playing drums by the age of five. He graduated from Kempner High School in Sugar Land, Texas and then attended Cal State Northridge, and consequently became the choir director at Dimension Church in Houston. As much or more a preacher, choir leader, master of ceremonies, and a worship service manager as he is a straight-up singer, Fortune's strength is in understanding how to put gospel and praise songs over to a young 21st century audience, and with his featured choir, FIYA (which stands for Free in Yahweh's Abundance), he freely incorporates hip-hop arrangements and urban beats into his recordings, which include You Survived (2004), The Transformation (2007), Encore (2010), and Identity and Grace Gift (both released in 2012).

Top Albums

The Experience, James Fortune
1. The Experien..
Identity, James Fortune
2. Identity
Grace Gift, James Fortune
3. Grace Gift
Encore, James Fortune
4. Encore
The Transformation, James Fortune
5. The Transfor..
James Fortune & Fiya Story - The Greatest Hits, James Fortune
6. James Fortun..
It's Not Over (When God Is In It) [feat. James Fortune & Jason Nelson] - Single, Israel & New Breed
7. It's Not Ove..
Still Able - Single, James Fortune
8. Still Able -..
You Survived, James Fortune
9. You Survived

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Hold OnIdentity5:17$1.29
2.
Still AbleStill Able - Single5:19$0.99
3.
I Trust You (feat. FIYA)Kerry Douglas Presents Gosp..5:43$0.99
4.
Curse Is BrokenIdentity5:23$1.29
5.
Still AbleIdentity5:20$1.29
6.
I Believe (feat. Zacardi Cortez)CoCo Brother Presents Gospe..5:42$0.99
7.
With YouIdentity5:12$1.29
8.
I Trust YouGospel Mix, Vol. III (Kerry..5:45$0.99
9.
I Believe (feat. Shawn McLemore &..Experience5:35$0.99
10.
There Ain't NothingExperience6:06$0.99
11.
I Need Your Glory (feat. William Mur..Experience8:00$0.99
12.
Draw Me (feat. Josiah Martin)Experience6:26$0.99
13.
God CanExperience4:46$0.99
14.
Holy Is Our GodExperience4:09$0.99
15.
Greatest (feat. Kierra Sheard)Experience6:20$0.99
16.
EncoreExperience4:45$0.99
17.
I Trust YouExperience5:43$0.99
18.
You SurvivedExperience4:54$0.99
19.
Trade It All (feat. Josiah Martin)Transformation3:46$0.99
20.
There Ain't NothingTransformation4:09$0.99
21.
Blood (feat. Zacardi Cortez)Transformation4:00$0.99
22.
I Wouldn't Know You (feat. Nakit..Transformation2:51$0.99
23.
I Need Your Glory RepriseTransformation6:36$0.99
24.
I Need Your GloryTransformation3:59$0.99
25.
I Trust YouTransformation4:39$0.99

Top Music Videos

Hold On (Album Version), James Fortune
1. Hold On (Albu...


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