Fred Hammond

Gospel/R&B/Soul

Contemporary Gospel,Group Choir,Praise & Worship

http://www.fhammondfamilyent.com/

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For more than 25 years, music listeners around the world have known Fred Hammond as a talented songwriter, bassist and vocalist. He is also known throughout the music industry as a gifted musical arranger and producer. But, Fred Hammond's work with Face to Face Productions Corporation, the company for which he is both founder and CEO, has earned him the title the "Babyface" of gospel.

Few gospel artists can boast of the consistency of sales, radio airplay and concert appearances that Fred Hammond has achieved over the course of his career. As a solo artist, founder of the pioneering urban group, Commissioned, and his work with Radical for Christ combined, Fred Hammond has sold over 7 million albums and these endeavors have made him a mainstay on Billboard’s Gospel Chart top 10, along with frequent appearances on the magazine’s Heatseekers and Music Video Sales charts. In addition, as if that were not enough, Fred Hammond’s work as a producer has landed him in the #1 spot among gospel producers according to the Gospel Music Round-up. Throughout his professional career, Fred Hammond has maintained a reputation for excellence, racking up numerous awards and nominations including the Grammy, BET, N.A.A.C.P. Image, Stellar, Dove, and GMWA Excellence Awards.

Beyond Fred Hammond’s individual success, his achievements as CEO of Face to Face Productions and the FHammond Music Label have placed him in a class by himself. Since their inception, Fred Hammond has served as producer on more than 80 album projects. With that level of productivity, it is not surprising that the Face to Face sound has dominated the gospel marketplace. Their recent success in bringing the praise and worship format to the African-American church has resulted in the development of a new genre of gospel music, Urban Praise & Worship. As the architect behind the new phenomenon in Gospel music, Fred Hammond has become one of the most respected names in the industry. His previous release {Pages of Life} Chapters I & II has exceeded Double Platinum status and held the #1 position on the Billboard Gospel Charts for over 15 weeks. Fred Hammond's latest release Free To Worship bombarded Billboard’s #1 position on the Gospel Charts, and was hailed as one of the year’s best-selling gospel albums for 2006. Its debut release entitled “In Case You Missed… And Then Some”, featured brand new artists on the F. Hammond Music Label including Joann Rosario, Shea Norman, & The Singletons and has sold well over 200,000 copies.

Fred Hammond has taken his creative savvy to a higher level moving into from the stage to the big screen with the movie, The Gospel. This feature film was both Executive Produced and Inspired by Fred Hammond, and boasted a stellar cast including Boris Kojo, Nona Gaye, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Hezekiah Walker and Martha Munizzi. In his latest venture Fred Hammond will serve as producer for the soundtrack to the upcoming feature film Mamma I Wanna Sing.

In addition to Fred Hammond’s studio career, he has continued to take his special brand of gospel to audiences around the world, performing an average of 30 weeks per year. Hammond has headlined thousands of concert dates with an average audience attendance of 3,000, in addition to television appearances on the nationally syndicated Stellar Awards, Lou Rawls Parade of Stars, BET’s Celebration of Gospel Music, BET’s Walk of Fame, N.A.A.C.P.’s A Tribute to Stevie Wonder, 106 & Park and TBN’s highly-rated shows The Pat Boone Show, Praise the Lord, and The 700 Club.

Halfway through his third decade in the industry, Fred Hammond shows no signs of slowing down. In 1997, he shared the stage with Kirk Franklin & Yolanda Adams performing before more than 500,000 people on The Tour of Life, the most successful tour in gospel music history! In 1998, he continued to find touring success as the Creative Director and Featured Artist on Walt “Baby” Love’s Power 98 Tour, ALW’s The Living Proof Tour and ALW’s The Shout 2000 Tour.

Fred Hammond continues to take the entertainment industry by storm, writing and directing the smash hit musical drama “Been There, Done That” with America’s favorite TV Judge, Greg Mathis. As for Hammond’s acting career, this production merely rekindled the fire! In addition to his work on the hit play “Only The Strong”, Fred Hammond has debuted in several Daimler-Chrysler commercials. Hammond has now launched an Urban Entertainment Company fHammond Family Entertainment, Inc. which will provide a complete portfolio of integrated entertainment services that collectively addresses the exclusive needs of the urban family market with core offerings including: a film division releasing direct-to-DVD titles; a music and book publishing division; an online multi-media website including radio programming and streaming video content; theatrical presentations; as well as perpetual music production from new and established artists under the famed, F. Hammond Music label. The products released from the FHFE brand will establish a global presence while conveying universal messages that everyone can embrace.

So as you can see, Fred Hammond is truly on a mission to exceed the bounds of mediocrity!

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Discography

Album Title Year Label
I Am Persuaded1991Benson Music
Deliverance1993Benson Music
The Inner Court1995Benson Music
Shakin' the House: Live in L.A.1996Benson Music
The Spirit of David1996Benson Music
Pages of Life: Chapters 1 & 21998Verity Records
Purpose by Design2000Verity Records
In Case You Missed It...And Then Some2001Verity Records
Fred Hammond Christmas: Just Remember2001Verity Records
Speak Those Things: Pol Chapter 32002Verity Records
Nothing But The Hits2003Verity Records
Somethin' 'Bout Love2004Verity Records
Free to Worship2006Verity Records
The Essential Fred Hammond2007Verity Records
Love Unstoppable2009Verity Records
God, Love & Romance2012Verity Records

Category:

Location:

Detroit

Michigan

United States

Record Label:

Verity Records

Christian Label:

Yes

Years Active:

90's

00's





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