Youthful Praise is an American gospel choir led by James "J.J." Hairston who directs the choir and composes most of their material.


Biography


Youthful Praise originated at the Bridgeport, Connecticut church Turner's Faith Temple. The outfit was originally known as Teens of TFT. They released their first album Awesome God in 2001 with Evidence Gospel, a division of online news magazine GospelFlava.com. The title track became popular with church choirs and helped make their debut album a success. The album earned Youthful Praise two Stellar Award nomination in 2003 for Choir of the Year and Contemporary Choir of the Year. The group was also nominated for a Soul Train Award for Gospel Artist of the Year, and the GMWA Excellence Award for Choir of the Year. The group's sophomore release Thank You For The Change raised their profile even more by featuring a guest vocal performance from Coko, former lead singer of SWV on "Up There" and containing the highlight song "Deliver." YP matured their sound even more on the next release Live! The Praise... The Worship which delivered the hit singles like "Incredible God, Incredible Praise" and "You Are So Awesome." Youthful Praise continued expanding their borders with television appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Stellar Awards, and Bobby Jones Gospel. The ensemble was soon invited to perform with Joan Osborne, Shirley Caesar, and Destiny's Child. Exalted, an exciting collection recorded live in Baltimore, Maryland was released on both CD/DVD in 2007. The following year saw a recap of their success with the compilation The Best of Youthful Praise. Their most recent album Resting On His Promise was released September 1, 2009 and features guest appearances from Pastor Shirley Caesar, Myron Butler, worship leader Steven Hurd, and Dorinda Clark Cole. Founding member of Youthful Praise, Pastor Shawn M. Brown died unexpectedly on January 31, 2010. One of the original co-directors of YP, Brown was the songwriter behind the group's first hit "Awesome God." More recently, he formed the group Shawn Brown & Key of David and released an independent album in 2008. YP's album After This was released in March 2012.


Discography


Awesome God (2001) Thank You For The Change (2004) Live! The Praise... The Worship (2005) Exalted (2007) The Best of Youthful Praise (2008) Resting On His Promise (2009) After This (2012) I See Victory (2014) You Deserve it (2017)


References


External links


Youthful Praise at AllMusic

You Deserve It - My Halleluyah Belongs to You You Deserve It - My Halleluyah Belongs to You - Youthful Praise

We Worship You We Worship You - Youthful Praise

Awesome Wonder Awesome Wonder - Youthful Praise

You Reign You Reign - Youthful Praise

Holy Holy - Youthful Praise

Bless Him Bless Him - Youthful Praise

Powerful God Powerful God - Youthful Praise

Incredible God Incredible God - Youthful Praise

Hear Me Lord Hear Me Lord - Youthful Praise

Reap Reap - Youthful Praise

Incredible God, Incredible Praise Incredible God, Incredible Praise - Youthful Praise

My King My King - Youthful Praise

Close to You Close to You - Youthful Praise

Sincerity Sincerity - Youthful Praise

Miracle Worker Miracle Worker - J.J. Hairston - Youthful Praise - Rich Tolbert Jr

In Your Favor In Your Favor - Youthful Praise

Great and Mighty God Great and Mighty God - Youthful Praise

Everything I Need Everything I Need - Youthful Praise

You Are So Awesome You Are So Awesome - Youthful Praise

Deliver Deliver - Youthful Praise

Still Mighty, Still Strong Still Mighty, Still Strong - Youthful Praise

Shift This Place Shift This Place - Youthful Praise

The Blood Still Works The Blood Still Works - Youthful Praise

I Will Give You the Praise I Will Give You the Praise - Youthful Praise

Praise to the Rock Praise to the Rock - Youthful Praise

Resting On His Promise Resting On His Promise - Youthful Praise

The Lifter The Lifter - Youthful Praise

Lord You're Beautiful Lord You're Beautiful - Youthful Praise

Satisfied Satisfied - Youthful Praise

He Reigns He Reigns - Youthful Praise

I See Victory I See Victory - Youthful Praise

He Is Exalted - Give You Praise He Is Exalted - Give You Praise - Youthful Praise

I Am I Am - Youthful Praise

The Presence The Presence - Youthful Praise

You Are You Are - Youthful Praise

You're Mighty You're Mighty - Youthful Praise

High Praise High Praise - Youthful Praise

Incredible God - Praise Incredible God - Praise - Youthful Praise

I Shall Praise I Shall Praise - Youthful Praise

You Can Make It You Can Make It - Youthful Praise

Now Now - Youthful Praise

Jesus Reigns Jesus Reigns - Youthful Praise

You Deserve It You Deserve It - Youthful Praise

Garment of Praise Garment of Praise - Youthful Praise

Ruler Ruler - Youthful Praise

Thank You for the Change Thank You for the Change - Youthful Praise

Great Expectations Great Expectations - Youthful Praise

He Rose He Rose - Youthful Praise

Awesome God Awesome God - Youthful Praise

All Things Well All Things Well - Youthful Praise

Great And Greatly Great And Greatly - Youthful Praise

Blood Still Works Blood Still Works - Youthful Praise

Spirit of The Living God Spirit of The Living God - Youthful Praise

It Pushed Me It Pushed Me - Youthful Praise

The Victor The Victor - Youthful Praise

He's Worthy He's Worthy - Youthful Praise

Lord You're Mighty Lord You're Mighty - Youthful Praise

I Am Your Help I Am Your Help - Youthful Praise

Up There Up There - Youthful Praise

Song of Praise Song of Praise - Youthful Praise

Wait Wait - Youthful Praise

Keys to the Kingdom Keys to the Kingdom - Youthful Praise

Wonders To Perform Wonders To Perform - Youthful Praise

Everything Is Changed Everything Is Changed - Youthful Praise

He Shall Be Praised He Shall Be Praised - Youthful Praise

Awe of You Awe of You - Youthful Praise

Oh Holy Lamb Oh Holy Lamb - Youthful Praise

Freedom Freedom - Youthful Praise

Nothing Compares Nothing Compares - Youthful Praise

Good To Me Good To Me - Youthful Praise

You You - Youthful Praise

Love Lifted Me Love Lifted Me - Youthful Praise

You Are Worthy You Are Worthy - Youthful Praise

Spirit Spirit - Youthful Praise

The Blood The Blood - Youthful Praise

After This After This - Youthful Praise

Working Out For Me Working Out For Me - Youthful Praise

Say Yes Say Yes - Youthful Praise

Lord Of All Lord Of All - Youthful Praise

I Feel You Moving I Feel You Moving - Youthful Praise

Grateful Grateful - Youthful Praise

You Are Great You Are Great - Youthful Praise

No Reason To Fear No Reason To Fear - Youthful Praise

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Albums & Songs

  • You're Mighty
  • You're Mighty
  • You're Mighty (TV Track)
  • You're Mighty (TV Track)
  • You're Mighty
  • You Are Worthy (Radio Edit)
  • You Are Worthy
  • You Are Worthy (Reprise)
  • Nothing Compares (feat. Vashawn Mitchell)
  • You're Mighty
  • Bless Me (feat. Donnie McClurkin & Greg Kirkland)
  • It Pushed Me (feat. Zebulon Ellis)
  • You Are Worthy
  • You Are Worthy (Reprise)
  • I Feel You Moving (feat. Jason Nelson)
  • Great and Mighty God (feat. Deon Kipping)
  • Wonders To Perform
  • All Things Well
  • Awe of You (feat. Karen Clark Sheard)
  • Good To Me
  • The Blood Still Works
  • I See Victory
  • Awe of You (Reprise)
  • Everything I Need
  • Everything I Need (Reprise)
  • Bless Me (feat. Donnie McClurkin)
  • Lord of All (feat. Hezekiah Walker)
  • My King
  • Now (feat. James Fortune)
  • After This (feat. Bishop Eric McDaniels)
  • Love Lifted Me (feat. Tye Tribbett)
  • You
  • The Victor
  • Grateful (feat. Minon Bolton)
  • Working Out for Me (feat. John P. Kee & Lisa Knowles)
  • I Am
  • The Blood (feat. LaShun Pace)
  • Reap
  • Lord You're Mighty
  • Lord You're Mighty
  • Lord You're Mighty
  • You Reign
  • Hear Me Lord
  • Powerful God
  • Lord You're Mighty
  • Close To You
  • Great Expectation
  • Still Mighty, Still Strong
  • High Praise
  • Awesome Wonder
  • Resting on His Promise
  • Lord You're Beautiful
  • You Can Make It
  • You Reign
  • Hear Me Lord
  • Powerful God
  • Lord You're Mighty
  • Close to You
  • Great Expectations (feat. Myron Butler)
  • Still Mighty, Still Strong (feat. Dorinda Clark Cole)
  • High Praise (feat. Shirley Caesar)
  • Awesome Wonder
  • Resting On His Promise
  • Lord You're Beautiful
  • You Can Make It
  • Intro
  • Sincerity
  • Jesus Reigns
  • Glory and Honor
  • He Is Exalted / Give You Praise
  • Great Is the Lord
  • Everything Is Changed
  • Freedom
  • You Are
  • I Will Give You the Praise
  • Spirit of God
  • Satisfied
  • Wonderful God
  • We Worship You
  • Intro
  • Sincerity
  • Jesus Reigns
  • Glory and Honor
  • He Is Exalted / Give You Praise
  • Great Is the Lord
  • Everything Is Changed
  • Freedom
  • You Are
  • I Will Give You the Praise
  • Spirit of God
  • Satisfied
  • Wonderful God
  • We Worship You
  • We Are Victorious
  • Intro
  • Sincerity
  • Jesus Reigns
  • Glory and Honor
  • He Is Exalted / Give You Praise
  • Great Is the Lord
  • Everything Is Changed
  • Freedom
  • You Are
  • I Will Give You the Praise
  • Spirit of God
  • Satisfied
  • Wonderful God
  • We Worship You
  • We Are Victorious
  • You Are Awesome
  • He Reigns
  • Incredible God, Incredible Praise
  • The Presence
  • Praise to the Rock
  • Oh Holy Lamb
  • He's Worthy
  • Shift This Place
  • Shift This Place (Reprise)
  • Holy
  • My Hiding Place
  • Great Is Our God
  • The Lifter
  • In Your Favor
  • I Am Your Help
  • The Blood
  • Shift This Place (Outro)
  • Bless Him
  • Up There
  • Jesus Is My Light
  • I Shall Praise
  • He Shall Be Praised
  • Say Yes
  • He Rose
  • Thank You for the Change
  • Balm In Gilead
  • Balm Is Gilead (Reprise)
  • God of All Comfort
  • Deliver (Remix)
  • Bless Him
  • Up There
  • Jesus Is My Light
  • I Shall Praise
  • He Shall Be Praised
  • Say Yes
  • He Rose
  • Thank You for the Change
  • Balm In Gilead
  • Balm Is Gilead (Reprise)
  • God of All Comfort
  • Deliver (Remix)