Tasha Cobbs Leonard takes home two Billboard Awards
Natasha Tameika "Tasha" Cobbs Leonard, American urban contemporary gospel musician and songwriter has walked away with two Billboard Awards for Top Gospel Album and Top Gospel Artist on May 20, 2018.
Cobbs Leonard's album "Heart. Passion. Pursuit." released on August 25, 2017 claimed the Top Gospel Album beating Anthony Brown & group therAPy's "A Long Way From Sunday," Travis Greene's "Crossover: Live From Music City," J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise's "You Deserve It," and veteran Marvin Sapp's "Close." The album features songs such as "You Know My Name" featuring Jimi Cavity and "I'm Getting Ready" featuring Nicki Minaj, that peaked at No. 12 and No.1 on the Billboard's "Hot Gospel Songs" hart respectfully. Cobbs Leonard allows outwitted Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Travis Greene, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, and Tamela Man to win Top Gospel Artist.
Taking to Instagram Tasha expressed her overwhelming joy and praised billboard and all here supporters for their support.
WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!!! No words! Thank you @billboard!!! Thank you to everyone who has supported this ministry!!! I Love you all!!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Tasha Cobbs Leonard began her music career in Atlanta, working for her pastor father and running the family's music ministry at Jesup New Life Ministries. She began three years' worth of touring America with Pastor William H. Murphy III and his dReam Center Church of Atlanta in 2006. In 2010 she launched her solo career with the album Smile, released on her own Tasha Cobbs Ministries label. Three years later, major-label EMI would release her sophomore effort, Grace. In 2015 she moved to the Motown Gospel imprint for One Place Live, an album recorded at the Redemption Church in Greenville, South Carolina.
Cobbs married music producer Kenneth Leonard on March 3, 2017. Five months later, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard released a new album, Heart. Passion. Pursuit. ~ David Jeffries