Virtue (musical group)

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Virtue
OriginNew Orleans, Louisiana
United States
GenresUrban Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Inspirational/Worship
Years active1997 – Present
LabelsVerity Records (1997-2005)
Darkchild Gospel (2006-present)
Associated actsOut of Eden
Mary Mary
MembersEbony Holland
Heather Martin
Karima Kibble
Past membersNegelle Sumter (1997-2001)
Shavonne Sampson (1995-1999)
 
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Virtue
OriginNew Orleans, Louisiana
United States
GenresUrban Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Inspirational/Worship
Years active1997 – Present
LabelsVerity Records (1997-2005)
Darkchild Gospel (2006-present)
Associated actsOut of Eden
Mary Mary
MembersEbony Holland
Heather Martin
Karima Kibble
Past membersNegelle Sumter (1997-2001)
Shavonne Sampson (1995-1999)

Virtue is a popular gospel music group. The group currently consists of sisters Ebony Holland, Karima Kibble and Heather Martin.

Biography[edit]

The group was formed 1994 by Karima Trotter (Kibble), Ebony Trotter (Holland), Negelle Sumter, and Shavonne Sampson. All four women attended the historically Black Seventh-day Adventist institution, Oakwood University (then Oakwood College).

After signing to Verity Records, Virtue recorded an album with production by Mitchell Jones (Commissioned), Dawkins & Dawkins, Montrel Darrett (Commissioned) and the help of Mark and Joey Kibble of the group Take 6. In 1995, Virtue recorded on Verity's Tribute to Rosa Parks under the production of Fred Hammond(Commissioned) on We Will Be The Ones.

In 1999, Heather Trotter (Martin) joined the group, replacing Sampson. Sumter later left the group, but appears on several songs on the group's album Virtuosity!

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

YearAlbumChart positions
U.S.
Gospel
U.S. ChristianU.S. Heatseekers
1997Virtue618
1999Get Ready
  • 2nd studio album
  • Released: May 18, 1999
  • Label: Verity Records
41022
2001Virtuosity
  • 3rd studio album
  • Released: September 11, 2001
  • Label: Verity Records
42333
2003Free
  • 4th studio album
  • Released: August 19, 2003
  • Label: Verity Records
1034
2004Nothing But The Hits
2006Testimony
  • 6th studio album
  • Released: June 20, 2006
  • Label: Darkchild Gospel
23

Other appearances[edit]

Virtue performed on the Sisters in the Spirit tour with Shirley Caesar, Yolanda Adams and Mary Mary. They also performed on the Evolution II Tour 2003 with Byron Cage, Percy Bady Tonex, Lisa McClendon, and Corey Red & Precise.[1]

They appeared on the album Bridges: Songs of Unity and Purpose in a duet with Clay Crosse and sang background for Darwin Hobbs on the song So Amazing from his album Vertical.

Award history[edit]

YearAward-giving bodyAward CategorySong /Album Title
2003Dove AwardsUrban Album of the YearFree

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ ""Prince of Praise" Headlines Evolution II Tour 2003". Gospelwire.com. Retrieved 2007-01-12. 

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