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Is Eddie Levert finally going gospel? Too late, he actually already did. Yes, you read the headline correctly. Eddie Levert has decided to lend his husky voice and an incomparable baritone to the new gospel compilation project “I’ve Been Saved.” The singer, known for leading R&B hits like “I Love Music,” “Love Train,” and “Backstabbers,” among others, is joining the crew of artists petitioned for the WKM (We Know Music) collection of gospel songs.

Levert’s contribution to the lineup is featured on the single “Why,” an emotional yet uplifting song that deals with the spiritual exploration of loss. Think of it as Levert’s sonic delivery of the experiences he’s had to endure after losing his sons Gerald and Sean within a year of each other.

Additional guests on the compilation include Najee, vocalist Mary Griffith, Zacardi Cortez and Hope Lester who was recently featured on the Bobby Jones Gospel Hour. The project includes 12 original compositions and three covers. The “I’ve Been Saved” gospel compilation is due in stores in just a few weeks on June 22nd – perfect setup for a unique compilation of singers celebrating Black Music Month throughout June.

We all know this isn’t exactly Levert’s first time singing gospel. He and friend Walter Williams actually started out singing gospel tunes on the radio in Canton, OH. Their duets ultimately led to the formation of the famed O’Jays. For more information on the compilation and to check out what else Eddie Levert had to say about it, visit today.

R&B and gospel fans alike, what do you think of the news of the compilation project? Will you be on the lookout for the new music from Eddie Levert and the other artists featured on the album? If so, share with us your thoughts by posting in the comments section below.

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