Kierra Sheard
American singer
Kierra Sheard
Kierra "Kiki" Sheard is an American gospel recording artist. She is the daughter of gospel singer Karen Clark Sheard (member of gospel singing group The Clark Sisters) and the granddaughter of gospel choral director Mattie Moss Clark.
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Motown Goes To Church
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
This week legendary record label, Motown Records announced the launch of its newest label in conjunction with EMI Gospel simply titled, Motown Gospel. Some of the names among the label’s expanding roster of stellar talent are Smokie Norful, Tasha Cobbs, Tye Tribbett, and Kierra Sheard, VaShawn Mitchell, and multi-Grammy Award-winner CeCe Winans. “UMG's acquisition of EMI music offered the ideal opportunity to merge the EMI Gospel label with the strength of the newly revitalized Motown Records,” UMG East Coast Label Group Chairman & CEO, Barry Weiss said in a press release. “The new Motown Gospel label will offer broader Urban AC crossover potential and further opportunities and synergy between Motown Gospel artists and the Motown and Island Def Jam urban roster.” Among the label’s upcoming scheduled releases will be CeCe Winans’ as-yet-untitled album (Early 2014), Ty Tribbett’s “Greater Than” (June 4), followed by Kierra Sheard and Smokie Norful’s new solo ...
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Coco Brother Live: Stand Campaign - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
The concert is Sat., Oct. 1, at the Georgia Dome starting at 6 pm Guest performances and speakers will include: Fred Hammond, Deitrick Haddon, Kierra Sheard, James Fortune, Bishop Dale Bronner, and a special message from Bishop TDJakes
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Hammond, Munizzi, and Sheard to Perform in the IE - Black Voice News
Google News - over 5 years
B Ready Productions will present “Gather” Gospel Concert to the Inland Empire with Special Guests Fred Hammond, Martha Munizzi, and Kierra Sheard on Friday, September 2, 2011. Get ready for an evening of powerful praise and worship by three of gospels
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Summer music series: ?The Levites? - Austin News
Google News - over 5 years
The Levites have shared the stage with many Contemporary Christian artists and Gospel greats including, Dr. Bobby Jones, Kim Burrell, Billy Buchanan, By The Tree, Sanctus Real, Detour 180, Tye Tribbett, Kierra Sheard, J. Moss. The bands' first release,
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Audrey's Society Whirl: Verizon W... - Eurweb.com
Google News - over 5 years
... at the center that was turned into a House of Worship filled with anointed performances from celebrated gospel stars including Kelly Price, Shirley Murdock, Kierra Sheard, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Fred Hammond, Deitrick Haddon and Trin-i-tee 5:7
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LB Gospel Fest set for this Sunday - Contra Costa Times
Google News - over 5 years
Hosted by KJLH's Aundrae Russell, Gospel Fest 2011 will feature a lineup that includes Grammy Award-nominated Dove and Stellar Award winning artists Kierra Sheard and Trin-i-tee 5:7, three-time Stellar Award winner James Fortune and Fiya,
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Gospel Festival Grows Toward Beach - Gazette Newspapers
Google News - over 5 years
Other highlights of the lineup include James Fortune (“Probably one of the more celebrated artists in the industry right now,” Chaney said), Kierra Sheard, Trin-i-tee 5:7, Myesha Chaney, Micah Stampley, Duward Davis, Kevin Henderson & Redefined,
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Kierra Sheard debuts at New Orleans Essence Fest - NOLA.com
Google News - over 5 years
AP NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even though Kierra Sheard has been singing most of her life and comes from a family of stellar performers, she said Sunday's appearance at the Essence Music Festival was a bit intimidating. "I'm super nervous and really excited
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Kierra Sheard: New single 'Mighty' available for download - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
DC fans will be happy to hear Gospel progeny Kierra Sheard's new single “Mighty” is available for download. The song is the lead single from her fourth album, “Free”. The album is scheduled to be available in stores July 12th. Kierra Sheard has a rich
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Karen Clark Sheard's Amazing ... - Eurweb.com
Google News - over 5 years
Karew launched with The Clark Sisters Family Christmas album in 2009 and is proud to announce its third release coming this summer on July 19: a solo album by Karen's daughter, Kierra Sheard, titled Free. Reflecting on the amazing year,
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Local religion briefs - News Chief
Google News - almost 6 years
The concerts feature Kierra Sheard, Tim Moses, FGM Muzik, WOW, OFF Glass, Psalm 91, Tri-Faith and others. Concerts are at 7 pm May 27 at Trinity Worship Center, 304 W. Bridgers Ave., Auburndale, and 7 pm May 28 at Jones High School, 801 S. Rio Grande
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2011 ESSENCE Music Festival Announces the Day-by-Day Line-Up for the All New ... - Centre Daily Times
Google News - almost 6 years
... Sophia Nelson, Louisiana State Senator Karen Carson Peterson A full-day of praise and worship, with performances by Kierra Sheard, Deitrick Haddon and Dr. Juanita Bynum, Kelly Price, Tyronne Foster and the Arc Singers, Vanessa Bell Armstrong,
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2011 ESSENCE Music Festival Announces the Day-by-Day Line-Up for the All New ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
... Sophia Nelson, Louisiana State Senator Karen Carson Peterson A full-day of praise and worship, with performances by Kierra Sheard, Deitrick Haddon and Dr. Juanita Bynum, Kelly Price, Tyronne Foster and the Arc Singers, Vanessa Bell Armstrong,
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Weekly Offerings - The Ledger
Google News - almost 6 years
Features Kierra Sheard, Tim Moses, FGM Muzik, WOW, OFF Glass, Psalm 91, Tri-Faith, more. 7 pm May 27. $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $20 VIP seats. Trinity Worship Center, 304 W. Bridgers Ave., Auburndale. 949-0892, 967-7800 Honors Lindel Keaton's 25
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kierra Sheard
    TWENTIES
  • 2015
    Age 27
    In June of 2015, Sheard released the Fall/Winter collection of Eleven60 which honors her inspiration, her mother, the bold and classy Karen Clark Sheard.
    More Details Hide Details Eleven60 is the month and year that Clark-Sheard was born. Kierra has personally designed classic and refreshing looks for the professional curvy woman that is chic, sexy, bold and eclectic. Sheard has crisscrossed the globe and absorbed the fashion trends of New York City, London, Paris, Tokyo and Seoul.
  • 2014
    Age 26
    The show is based on the lives of Sheard, her brother and producer, J. Drew, and her parents, Grammy-award winning Karen Clark Sheard and Pastor J. Drew Sheard Sr. Season 1 had a run of eight episodes, and it was announced by the BET Twitter account that Season 2 would debut in Fall 2014.
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  • 2013
    Age 25
    In 2013, Sheard began preaching at her father's church and others.
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    She released the single "Trumpets Blow" in 2013, and "2nd Win" was a song played on SoundCloud in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Her fifth album "Graceland" was released on July 22, 2014. This album hit #1 overall on iTunes, and is nominated for multiple awards at the 2015 Stellar Awards. Sheard is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where she received her bachelor's degree in English with a minor in psychology. Though her touring schedule has been curbed to accommodate her academic goals, Sheard did embark on a Japanese tour with her mother Karen Clark-Sheard in August 2006.
    On April 7, 2013, Sheard and her family debuted in a new BET reality series entitled, The Sheards.
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  • 2011
    Age 23
    Sheard's fourth album, titled Free, was released on October 18, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details This, being Sheard's first album on her family's gospel label, Karew Records (Kuh-Rue). Originally scheduled for a July 2011 release, the album was leaked and subsequently pushed back and reformatted with a different track listing. The album features Sheard's BRL (Bold Right Life) Choir.
  • 2010
    Age 22
    Sheard had a role in Preacher's Kid (starring platinum-selling R&B artist LeToya Luckett, Durrell Babbs, Clifton Powell, Gregory Alan Williams, Sharif Atkins) which was released in theaters across the U.S. on January 29, 2010 and was released on DVD and Blu-ray disc on May 4, 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 21
    Sheard released a greatest hits EP entitled KiKi's Mixtape on September 22, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The EP included 3 new unreleased songs, 2 remixes, singles from previous albums and "This Christmas" with Marcus Cole.
    In January 2009, Sheard appeared at the BMI Trailblazers performing "Jesus Is a Love Song" as a salute to her aunt, Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark.
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  • 2008
    Age 20
    In October 2008, Sheard released her third album, Bold Right Life.
    More Details Hide Details The album spawned the two lead singles "Praise Him Now" and "Won't Hold Back". Sheard was also featured on what would be the biggest single of her career to date, "God In Me", from Mary Mary's The Sound album.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2006
    Age 18
    The album was Grammy Award-nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album in December 2006.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to performing at the 2007 Stellar Awards ("Why Me? "), Sheard appeared on BET's Celebration of Gospel standing in for pregnant Faith Evans in "Endow Me" (as popularized by Sheard's aunts) along with Coko, Lil' Mo, and Fantasia. Sheard also sang with her mother for A Tribute to Aretha Franklin.
    Shortly after graduating high school, Sheard readied her second album This Is Me. It debuted at #1 on Billboards Top Gospel Albums chart when it was released June 27, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details A midtempo fan favorite, the Fred Jerkins III-produced "Why Me?" was chosen as the lead single for the album. Sheard shot her first music videos for two subsequent singles from the album, "Yes" and "This Is Me".
  • 2004
    Age 16
    Her debut album I Owe You was released on September 7, 2004.
    More Details Hide Details The 11-track set included production and songwriting from such notable music luminaries as Rodney Jerkins, Warryn Campbell, Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary, J Moss, and Tonéx. The album also functioned as the production debut for her brother J Drew. The following year, EMI commissioned a collection of remixes entitled Just Until on August 2, 2005. The title of the stopgap release was abbreviated from its working title "Just Until The Next Record". The album had a surprise international hit in The Godson Concept remix of "Let Go". The upbeat gospel single, released only in Japan, raced to the top of mainstream R&B charts and remained there for several weeks.
    After appearing on her mother's albums, Sheard broke to the music scene with the release of her debut album I Owe You in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Her hit single "You Don't Know", was written about her mother's bout with an almost fatal blood clot. Born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in the suburb of West Bloomfield, Sheard spent her formative years surrounded by the influences of her family, their faith, and their music. At age 6, she began singing in the choir at Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ, pastored by her father Bishop J. Drew Sheard. Even at a young age, Sheard had a preternatural grip on the signature "Clark sound" pioneered by her mother and aunts, executing high and fast melismata, riffs, runs, and deep, throaty growls sometimes referred to as "squalls" (the latter is prominently displayed on "Done Did It", a traditional gospel leaning track from her album I Owe You).
  • 2003
    Age 15
    In 2003, EMI Gospel won a bidding war between several record companies to sign Sheard to her first recording contract.
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  • 2002
    Age 14
    In 2002, Sheard was featured on her aunt Dorinda's self-titled debut album.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, she performed two tracks again on her mothers' third album, The Heavens Are Telling. On The Heavens Are Telling, she was featured with her mother on a popular cover of Jill Scott's He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1997
    Age 9
    Sheard made her professional stage debut at the age of 10 performing on two tracks on her mother's debut solo album Finally Karen in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details One of those songs was "The Will Of God", penned by Evangelist Richard "Mr. Clean" White as the standout closing track. The song won a Stellar Award for Best Children's Performance the following year. In the years following, she honed and matured her skills as a performer and vocalist. Sheard started singing as a background vocalist for her mother, her aunt Dorinda Clark-Cole, and The Clark Sisters.
  • 1987
    Born
    Born on June 20, 1987.
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