Deitrick Haddon

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Deitrick Haddon
Birth nameDeitrick Vaughn Haddon
Born(1973-05-17) May 17, 1973 (age 40)
OriginDetroit, Michigan
GenresGospel, urban gospel, R&B, pop, pop rock, funk, soul, dance
OccupationsSinger, Songwriter, Arranger, Producer, Pastor, Actor
InstrumentsVocals, Piano
Years active1997-Present
LabelsTyscot, Arista, Verity, RCA Inspiration
Associated actsDeitrick Haddon & Voices Of Unity
Damita Haddon
 
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Deitrick Haddon
Birth nameDeitrick Vaughn Haddon
Born(1973-05-17) May 17, 1973 (age 40)
OriginDetroit, Michigan
GenresGospel, urban gospel, R&B, pop, pop rock, funk, soul, dance
OccupationsSinger, Songwriter, Arranger, Producer, Pastor, Actor
InstrumentsVocals, Piano
Years active1997-Present
LabelsTyscot, Arista, Verity, RCA Inspiration
Associated actsDeitrick Haddon & Voices Of Unity
Damita Haddon

Deitrick Vaughn Haddon (born May 17, 1973) is a Gospel singer, songwriter, music producer, pastor, and actor. A popular artist known for his contemporary style of music, he is well known for his progressive gospel styles.

Early years[edit]

Haddon is a native of Detroit, Michigan.

Deitrick Haddon 2009

Haddon launched his solo career as a Christian R&B vocalist with the Lost & Found on Tyscot/Verity in 2002. The set peaked at #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Charts[1] and received wide critical acclaim and spawned the hit "Sinner's Prayer" which received heavy spins on gospel and mainstream R&B radio stations.[2]

The 70's-leaning Crossroads followed in 2004, led off by the upbeat single "God Is Good". In an uncharacteristic move for marketing a gospel album, Detrick made an appearance on the long-running syndicated series Soul Train performing the single as well as the title track from the album.[3]

Haddon appeared to be pushing his Gospel artistry for many things further into the ranks of mainstream venues with 7 Days, released October 10, 2006. 7 Days was executive produced and produced almost entirely by R&B stalwart producers Tim & Bob[4] (also responsible for hits by Sisqo, Chante Moore, Karen Clark Sheard, and others). Balancing out the contemporary bulk of the album is the traditional gospel flavored lead single "Heaven Knows" which Deitrick produced himself.

On December 1, 2006, Deitrick and Damita Haddon's 85 South Gospel Street Show premiered on The Word Network. The show features notable gospel artists such as Men of Standard, Donnie McClurkin, Kierra Sheard, Natalie Wilson, and many other prominent gospel artists. In essence, Deitrick and Damita Haddon provide novice artists an opportunity to display their talents and gifts. 85 South Gospel Street airs every Friday at 4:30 p.m. on The Word Network.

Haddon once inked a recording contract with major label Arista Records, not known for producing gospel artists. Haddon and his brother Gerald also produced the comeback album Brand New Day for veteran gospel vocalist Vanessa Bell Armstrong. Deitrick Haddon & Voices Of Unity's Live The Life won Gospel Music Workshop of America Excellence Awards for "New Artist of the Year—Urban Contemporary" and "Album of the Year—Urban Contemporary".

On September 2, 2008, Deitrick Haddon released another album called "Revealed". This album includes the popular single, "Love Him Like I Do" (featuring Mary Mary and Ruben Studdard). On July 27, 2010 Haddon made his film debut in a movie released directly to DVD called "Blessed and Cursed."

On January 25, 2011 Deitrick Haddon released the much anticipated "Church On The Moon", his fifth album with Verity Records. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboards Top Gospel charts and #65 on the Billboard 200.

Haddon is currently apart of the cast of the reality television show Preachers of L.A., which chronicles the lives of six Los Angeles preachers, including Haddon. The show began airing on October 9, 2013 and currently airs on the Oxygen network in the United States.

Discography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Deitrick was married for 15 years to fellow gospel singer Damita Haddon. They however got divorced in 2011 citing irreconcilable differences. Haddon is presently married to the mother of his love child.

Deitrick's ex-wife Damita Haddon is a vocalist and has released the self-titled Damita on Atlantic Records in 2000, which was also produced in part by Deitrick. She followed it with a sophomore effort, No Looking Back in 2008 on Tyscot Records of Voices of Unity fame. Damita has yet to publicly deny or confirm the reasons for her divorce from Deitrick.

On July 20, 2013, (only four months after his divorce from Damita was finalized) Deitrick married Dominique McTyer, the mother of his first child, daughter Destin Monet. Deitrick is also one of the ministers/preachers on Preacher's Of L.A. On the Season Finale of Preacher's Of L.A. He and Dominique announced that there was another baby on the way. The show was recorded in early July and ended in Mid August and the show aired on Oct. 9, 2013 and ended November 27, 2013

On January 23, 2014, Dominique gave birth to their second daughter, Denver Monroe Haddon .

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