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Donnie Mcclurkin Biography, Parents, Albums, Songs, Awards, Age And Net Worth

Donnie Mcclurkin Biography

Donald Andrew Mcclurkin II, known popularly by his stage name “Donnie Mcclurkin”. He is an American singer and minister. He has sold over 10 million albums worldwide and is one of the top selling Gospel music artists. Donnie Mcclurkin was dubbed as the “Reigning King of Urban Gospel”.

Donnie Mcclurkin Parents – Donnie Mcclurkin Age

Donald Andrew Mcclurkin II was born to Frances McClurkin and Donald Andy McClurkin Snr on November 9, 1959 in Chester, South Carolina in the United States of America. When McClurkin was 8years old, his two year old brother was struck and killed by a speeding driver. As a result of this loss, Donnie MCclurkin experienced family turmoil. Thereafter, his great uncle abused him sexually and years after that his great uncle’s son did same to young Donnie. The abuse left long-term scars as he later struggled with homosexuality, McClurkin found solace in the local church groups and became active in gospel choirs from the tender age of nine. By the time he was a teenager, he formed his own gospel group called “The McClurkin Singers” with the members of his family and close friends. He later formed another group “The New York Restoration Choir”.

Donnie Mcclurkin Ministry

As an adult, McClurkin served as an associate minister to Reverend Marvin L. Winans for over a decade at Perfecting Faith Church in Detroit, Michigan, in 1989. At 31 years of age, he battled and overcame Leukemia through his faith, which had threatened to take his singing abilities as well as his life. By 2001, he was ordained and sent out by Reverend Marvin Winans to establish Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, New York, where he presides as Senior Pastor till date.

Donnie Mcclurkin Music/Career

Reverend Winans helped Donnie McClurkin secure a recording contract for a solo project. The debut was self-titled and was completed in 1996. The debut, which featured the eternally popular “stand” as well as gospel classics like “Holy, Holy, Holy” got publicly lauded by Oprah Winfrey and shortly after that, the debut won a gold record. McClurkin’s recording career had an excellent start off. He won a Grammy Awards in the category of Traditional Soul Gospel Album, for “Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs”.  He is best known for his hit songs “Stand” and “We Fall Down” which have been played repetitively on Gospel and Urban radio. In most live performances, McClurkin includes a language medley; Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Dutch, this medley was borne out of his love for people and a deep desire to share gospel music globally. McClurkin’s three solo albums have topped the Billboard Charts. He also published an inspirational memoir “Eternal Victim, Eternal Victor” He wrote in details about his own recovery from sexual abuse and his struggle to define his sexuality in according to his Christian principles.

Donnie Mcclurkin Relationship – Donnie Mcclurkin Wife

In 2016, it was said that McClurkin had entered a relationship with singer-songwriter Nicole C. Mullen. Though not yet married, Donnie Mcclurkin at various interviews has expressed his desire to get married but he is afraid of falling in marriage.

Donnie Mcclurkin Children – Donnie Mcclurkin Son

He has a biological son and an adopted daughter. His son’s name is Mathew and his daughter’s name is Michelle.

Donnie Mcclurkin Radio & Television

Donnie McClurkin got signed to T&T creative by Tom Versen and Tony Sisti to a radio syndication deal with Dial-Global and Gary Bernstein. T&T creative provided Pastor Donnie’s Church with a mobile recording Studio. He started his own television series broadcast; “Perfecting Your Faith” on cable television.  His appearances on television includes; Good Morning America, CBS’s The Early Show, The view, Girlfriends and The Parkers.

Donnie Mcclurkin Videography

  • Live in London and More (VHS) (2001)
  • Again (VHS) (2004)
  • Psalms,Hymns & Spiritual Songs (VHS) (2005)

Donnie Mcclurkin Music Videos

  • Stand
  • We Fall Down
  • The Prayer (With Yolanda Adams)
  • Ooh Child (With Kirk Franklin)
  • I Need You

Donnie Mcclurkin Filmography

Film

  • The Prince Of Egypt (Wrote and Sang I AM & Humanity) (1998)
  • The Fighting Temptations (2003)
  • Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem (2004)
  • The Donnie McClurkin Story: From Darkness To Light (2004)
  • The Gospel (2005)

Television

  • 17th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards – co-host (2002)
  • 19th Annual stellar Gospel Music Awards – co-host (2004)
  • 20th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards – co-host (2005)
  • 21st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards – co-host (2006)
  • An Evening Of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder (2006)
  • 24th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards – co-host (2009)
  • BET’s Sunday Best – Judge (2010)
  • 25th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards – host (2010)

Donnie Mcclurkin Albums

  • Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs
  • We All Are One
  • The Journey
  • Again
  • The Essential Donnie McClurkin
  • Duets
  • The Ultimate Collection
  • Rural Renewal
  • WOW Gospel (2011, 2015, 2016)

Donnie Mcclurkin Songs

  • We Fall Down
  • Only You Are Holy
  • Great Is Your Mercy
  • I call You Faithful
  • I Need You
  • Holy
  • Stand
  • Speak To My Heart
  • Caribbean Medley
  • Church Medley
  • Days of Elijah
  • Lord I lift Your Name on High
  • Create In Me A Clean Heart
  • We Are Victorious
  • Victory Chant
  • That’s What I believe
  • Jesus Medley
  • I’ll Trust You Lord
  • I Am Amazed
  • Ooh Child
  • All We Ask
  • I Love to Praise Him
  • Draw Me Close, I am Thine oh Lord
  • Agnus Dei
  • I will Sing
  • The Prayer
  • Great And Mighty Is our God
  • Just For Me
  • The Great I am
  • Wait On The Lord
  • Total Praise
  • Language Medley

Donnie Mcclurkin Awards

Donnie Mcclurkin has won so many awards for his exploits in gospel music including; Three Grammy Awards, Ten Stellar Awards, Two BET Awards, Two Soul Train Awards, One Dove Awards, NAACP Image Awards. Some of these awards are;

  • 2004 NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Gospel Artist
  • 2004 Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
  • 2001 and 2005 BET Awards for Best Gospel / Inspirational Artist
  • 2010 Grammy Awards for Best Gospel / Contemporary Christian Music Performance
  • 2002 and 2006 Soul Train Award for Best Gospel Album
  • 2006 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album
  • 2017 GMA Dove Award for Traditional Gospel Album of The Year

Donnie Mcclurkin Net Worth

Donnie McClurkin is currently worth an estimated $5 million.

 

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