What do 7 such different artists have in common?

Katty Perry, Withney Houston, Diana Ross, Usher, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, and Avril Lavigne have all started performing in public in their churches.

Et Gospel music has not only nourished the roots of these artists, it is also a source of inspiration for different musical movements, from blues to country, or from rock to Rn'B. The original gospel of the black American slaves, remains today in many events, a music of choice.

Weddings, funerals, celebrations, commemorations, but also major historical events. Robert Daren recalls that Gospel music, the origin of which plunges straight into faith, and hope in Jesus, was played during the events of Tiananmen Square, at the time of the Arab Spring, or even during the fall of the wall. from Berlin. Charisma News reports his words as follows:

“No need to be black, no need to be a Christian. There is something about these songs that cross generations, cultures, religions for all the oppressed around the world. ”

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Here is a little reminder of the genesis of these 7 artists so different, whose parents had all chosen to raise them within the church.

  • Withney houston

Before playing the Body Guard companion, alongside Kevin Costner, a role that would lead the singer to the height of her fame, Withney Houston sang in the choir at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, where her mother was. choir leader. It was in this same church that she was buried, following her tragic death.

  • Diana Ross

Diana Ross was also singing in her church choir when she became an undisputed benchmark of iconic Motown. The diva and her group had largely contributed to the rise of Motown.

  • Usher

Known throughout the world, the dancer and lyricist, RnB star grew up in a church, and sang there regularly as a solo from the age of 9.

  • Aretha Franklin

The famous Aretha has marked generations of fans, with her music that has survived the decades. She had started singing in her father's church choir.

  • Katty Perry

In her famous hit, she claims to have kissed a girl, but before becoming a pop star, the young woman was raised by rather strict Christian parents. The little girl was not allowed to listen to secular music. She sang at her parents' church.

  • John Legend

A native of Ohio, the one to be revealed in the RnB universe, sang for the first time in public, in his church, at the age of 4.

  • Avril Lavigne

The Canadian punk rock singer, whose debut album sold over 15 million copies, was born into a strict Christian family, and began singing in church choirs.

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