J.J. Hairston
J.J. Hairston

J.J. Hairston

About J.J. Hairston

Gospel singer J.J. Hairston and his Youthful Praise choir gained mainstream attention after singing with Shirley Caesar and Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) at the 2002 Stellar Awards.

Thank You for the Change, their 2004 sophomore album, featured guest vocals from Cheryl “Coko” Gamble of the Grammy-nominated R&B trio SWV.
∙ The title track of 2009’s Resting On His Promise became a Top 5 hit and earned a Soul Train Music Award nomination for Best Gospel Performance.
∙ During the 2013 TV special Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular, Hairston and his choir performed a whimsical duet of “Santa Baby” with Miss Piggy.
∙ In 2017, their emotionally charged worship single “You Deserve It” reached No. 1 across four separate Billboard charts.
∙ Hairston and his choir took home six Stellar Gospel Music Awards in 2018, including Song of the Year for “You Deserve It.”

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