Kim Burrell (Wiley) a native of Houston, TX, is a Grammy Award nominee & Stellar Award winner, has a love of ministry and music that has propelled her to be a great success to the world, with the help of the Lord. With her distinct and captivating voice that stirs the spirit and causes man to instantly worship God, she is reaching beyond the traditional gospel audience. Honored by colleagues, critics and winner of the respect and admiration of a vast national public, this singing sensation is encompassed by music Being the daughter of a pastor/musician father and an evangelist/singer mother, she started her musical career with the Greater Emmanuel COGIC Choir of Houston, Texas.
Early in her career she was featured on recordings with GMWA Youth Choir; Trinity Temple Full Gospel Mass Choir of Dallas, Texas; along with Kirk Franklin, and The Inspirational Sounds Mass Choir of Houston, TX. Since her first solo project, "Try Me Again", Kim has shared the stage with Great Gospel artists such as Shirley Caesar, Albertina Walker, Donnie McClurkin, Karen Clark-Sheard, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin and Marvin Winans - Just to name a few. She has also worked with and earned the respect of secular artists such as: Missy Elliot, Harry Connick, Jr., R. Kelly, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder George Duke, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, Whitney Houston, and Prince — still, to name only a few. Kim has been featured on bet's Celebration of Gospel as well as the Bobby Jones Gospel Show. Recently MTV featured & interviewed Kim in a short documentary, “From the Church to the Charts”. Kim has appeared at Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, Rock & Roll Music Hall of Fame and other notable venues and ministries around the world. Kim has earned the respect of musicians and artists in all genres and is hailed in Colleges & Universities throughout the United States. She is also widely known as a musician, writer/producer, orator, preacher and workshop facilitator.
Kim overwhelmed the musical industry on Tommy Boy Gospel with her hit projects "Everlasting Life" and "Kim Burrell Live", with hits like "I Keep Holding On"; "I Come to You More Than I Give"; "Anything"; "Victory" and "I'll Be There", she is bound to reach the jazz, R&B and gospel markets. You’re sure to hear new standards set in music on her next upcoming project on the Sony – Epic label. Kim Burrell is the one of the most sought after gospel artist, musician & producer who is diverse in the entertainment industry as well as ministry, You can look to see her in the future with the Boston Pops Symphony or just playing the piano and singing her songs or even preaching to the masses.
Kim appreciates the quality of life with her loving husband, Joseph and son, Christian along with the extension of her immediate family. Ultimately, Kim's prayer is that her spirit-filled singing will touch the lives of countless of millions of listeners through numerous appearances on radio, television, and concerts throughout the United States and foreign lands.