Anthony Tyrone Evans, Jr. is an African American Christian singer and songwriter. He has made six studio albums during his career as a musician.
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Birth and Family
Anthony Evans Jr. was born on July 14, 1978 in Dallas to Dr. Tony Evans and Lois Evans. His father, a Christian radio personality, is senior pastor at the megachurch Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas. He has one brother – Jonathan – and two sisters: Chrystal and Priscilla, the latter a best-selling author. Evans graduated from Liberty University.
On June 8, 2004, Evans released his debut studio album entitled Even More that was with the record label Epic Records. On March 7, 2006, Evans released his second studio album Letting Go with Integrity Music. His third studio album would come out on June 10, 2008 entitled The Bridge that was released under the EMI Gospel label. On October 2, 2009, Evans released his first ever Holiday album with INO called What Christmas Means. The fourth studio album by Evans was titled Undisguised, which came out on January 26, 2010, and that was with INO Records that later became Fair Trade Services. Evans released his fifth studio album on November 15, 2011 titled Home through Fair Trade Services.
Evans appeared on the second season of NBC’s The Voice. In the blind audition broadcast on February 20, 2012, he sang “What’s Going On” from Marvin Gaye. Only Christina Aguilera turned her chair during the blind audition, with the other three, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green and Blake Shelton abstaining. On Team Aguilera as a default, he was put in the Battles round against another Aguilera contestant, Jesse Campbell. On an episode broadcast on March 5, 2012, they both sang “If I Ain’t Got You”, an Alicia Keys song , with Aguilera, after an epic musical confrontation, opted to keep Campbell. The show hadn’t installed the “steal option” for other judges yet, so Evans was eliminated from the show.
After The Voice, Evans released his sixth studio album on April 8, 2014 called Real Life/Real Worship with Fair Trade Services. It proved to be commercially his most successful album release. The album charted on the Billboard on the week of April 26, 2014, at number 60 most sold album in all the United States by the Billboard Hot 200. The album made it also to number 4 on the Top Christian Album chart the same week. In addition, the album reached number 2 on the most sold Top Gospel Albums chart.