Today’s top gospel music reports should shock fans this afternoon, but for some reason, I have a feeling you all will be surprised for a variety of reasons.
It has officially been confirmed and reported that Music World Gospel recording artists Trin-i-tee 5:7 today announced their transition from a trio to a duo. Say what? yes, you’ve read that correctly. New Orleans natives and original group members, Chanelle Haynes and Angel Taylor will move forward as a duo and exiting Adrian Anderson will pursue other career opportunities.
What comes as a big shock to me is that of course this news arrives just as the girls were supposed to hit the road on the “Most Powerful Voices in Gospel” Tour with contemporary gospel newcomer Brian Courtney Wilson and other special guests as a part of the American Heart Association‘s trek to raise awareness on strokes in the African American community.
Now to be completely honest, I would’ve toured and made some money right quick before leaving the group, but that’s just me. Conflicting circumstances might now have allowed Anderson to do that, but who knows? Maybe we’ll see the other two girls shine if the tour hasn’t lost it’s momentum already with the changes in the lineup and a few rescheduled appearances.
If you recall, Adrian Anderson officially joined Trin-i-tee 5:7 just ten years ago in 2000, replacing former group member Terry Brown. (I always thought major member switches belonged to Destiny’s Child, but then again, the girls are still signed to Music World Gospel and we all know who runs things over there.)
Anderson recently spoke of her decision to leave the trio and here’s what she had to say about it.
“The season of transition has presented itself,” said Anderson. “I move forward to a new season, launching my beauty company, ‘Halo Tu’ Beauty,’ which celebrates kindness, love and glamour, and working corporately in the entertainment/music industry. To all of our fans, I love you and will continue to share my artistry and creativity in various ways. I partner with you in my new journey.”
The remaining members will continue to support their current project Love, Peace, Joy at Christmas – their first-ever holiday CD and bonus DVD. The duo will release their forthcoming project A New Day in the first quarter of 2011.
So what do you all think of the news? Are we losing our gospel groups left and right or were you all expecting this one? I’ve got mixed feelings having just recently appreciated the talent pool within this group. Post a comment on or two on the story and let us know what you think in the message board below.
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