Biography Of Briana Scott (Gospel Artist)

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Briana Scott (pronounced Bry’nuh) is an American contemporary Christian music solo singer-songwriter.
Scott, a native of Arizona, began singing as a child at the Emmanuel church under the leadership of the late Bishop Felton King. She went on to become a lead singer in a number of choirs and groups throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area as well as nationally.

In 2005, Briana released her debut album, “While I’m Here”, which earned her 2 Stellar Award nominations as well as 3 GMA Dove Award nominations in 2007. Though the project featured many great songs, the most prominent songs included: While I’m Here, Clean Heart and of course the worship medley featuring Here I Am to Worship and I Give You My Heart, penned by Tim Hughes and Hillsong’s Reuben Morgan, respectively.

In 2008, Briana released her second musical offering, a Christmas album titled “O What A Night” that invites everyone to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It features popular songs that we have all come to know and love and soulfully merges gospel influences with multiple genres. It includes a stirring rendition of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” and “Who Would Imagine A King” (a beautiful song made popular by Whitney Houston). The project has earned Briana a 2009 Stellar Award nomination for Special Event CD of the Year.

Briana has appeared on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) and on the Gospel of Music with Jeff Majors Show, which is aired on TV One, a cable and satellite network founded by Cathy Hughes. Additionally, Briana has been the guest worship leader and psalmist at many conferences and churches including those of highly revered leaders such as, Bishop Charles E. Blake of West Angeles Church of God in Christ, Bishop Ernestine Reems, and Pastor E.V. Hill, II.

Throughout her musical journey, Briana’s had the awesome privilege of sharing the platform with: The Clark Sisters, Tramaine Hawkins, Stevie Wonder, The Winans, Sandi Patty, Krystal Lewis, Kim Burrell, Israel Houghton, Avalon, Jeff Deyo and a host of others.

Briana currently resides in Phoenix with her husband and their two sons. In addition to being an anointed psalmist and writer; Briana is a student of the word. “The word of God is my song;” therefore, “Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed” (Psalms 119:80).

As of late, Briana has been busy writing and recording new songs for her third full length project. Scott says, “A release date for this project has not been set yet. The project will include songs that I’ve written as well as a few songs written by others. I believe the project will not only show how much I have grown as an artist, but most importantly inspire and encourage all people to praise and worship God intimately. That’s what I aim to do with the gift that God has blessed me with; inspire and encourage all people to praise and intimately worship him.”

Discography
Albums
Album information
While I’m Here
Released: November 7, 2006
Label: Briana Scott Music / Central South Distribution
Album information
O What A Night
Released: October 28, 2008
Label: Briana Scott Music / Central South Distribution
Album information
Nothing Compares
Released: TBD
Label: Briana Scott Music
Single(s): “There Is A River”, “Hello”, “Nothing Compares”
Guest Appearances
Celia King: “This Is My Story” (Briana Scott – lead vocals on Fall Fresh On Me,
recorded live at River of Life Church-Phoenix,

Bridgette Kern: “Broken Spirit” (Briana Scott – lead & background vocals on Feeling Sentimental,
recorded with the former female gospel group Persuaded, which featured Briana Scott, Celia King, and Bridgette Kern)

Bridgette Kern: “Broken Spirit” (Briana Scott – background vocals & vocal ad-libs throughout on I Am,
recorded with the former female gospel group Persuaded, which featured Briana Scott, Celia King, and Bridgette Kern)

Bridgette Kern: “Broken Spirit” (Briana Scott – background vocals on Missing My Time With You)
Studio session singer for Israel Houghton.
Awards and nominations
Stellar Awards
2007, New Artist of the Year – While I’m Here (Nomination)
2009, Special Event CD of the Year – O What A Night (Nomination)
GMA Dove Awards
2007, Inspirational Album of the Year – While I’m Here (Nomination)
2007, Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year – While I’m Here (Nomination)
2007, Urban Recorded Song of the Year – Brand New Day (Nomination)
2007, Urban Recorded Song of the Year – Clean Heart (Nomination)

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