About Tauren Wells
A Christian vocalist and songwriter, Tauren Wells makes emotive, dance-oriented pop and R&B. Wells initially garnered attention as the frontman for the CCM outfit Royal Tailor before launching his solo career with 2017's Grammy-nominated Hills and Valleys.
A native of Battle Creek, Michigan, Wells co-founded the faith-based dance-pop band Royal Tailor in 2011 with fellow Indiana Bible College classmates DJ Cox, Jeremy Guzman, and Blake Hubbard (Jarrod Ingram rounded out the group soon after). Together, the band released two popular full-length albums and one EP between 2011 and 2013, during which time they also picked up two Grammy nominations and a Dove New Artist of the Year award. Wells eventually parted ways with the group to pursue a solo career and in 2016 inked a deal with Sony CCM imprint Provident Label Group and released his first single, "Love Is Action," followed by the EP Undefeated.
Early 2017 saw the release of the single "Hills and Valleys," which proved a Christian radio hit and paved the way for his debut full-length, also called Hills and Valleys, that June. Boosted by heavy Christian radio airplay of "Hills and Valleys" and "When We Pray," the album earned a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. In 2010, Wells returned with his sophomore full-length album, Citizen of Heaven, which landed at number three on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart. ~ James Christopher Monger
HOMETOWNBattle Creek, MI
BORNApril 7, 1986