Mali Music must love sports, because the next month is going to find him around a lot of athletes. In addition to his Clippers performance, he'll be one of the featured artists at the faith-friendly, NFL-sanctioned 16th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration on Feb. 1, sharing the stage with Natalie Grant, Israel Houghton, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond and the NFL Players Choir.
Mali Music received two GRAMMY nominations - Best Urban Contemporary Album for his ByStorm/RCA Records debut album Mali Is... and Best Gospel Performance/Song for his moving single "I Believe."
Mali Music made his presence known earlier this year with the summer release of Mali Is..., which entered at #2 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and became a favorite among critics including The New York Times, NPR, VIBE and Complex among others. In support of the album, Mali made his primetime national television debut performance of his Top 10 single "Beautiful" on American Idol, and USA TODAY declares Mali Music as one of the "Hidden Gems" from the GRAMMY nominations.