By now, if you don’t know Tye Tribbett, you just might have not been paying close enough attention. He’s a two-time GRAMMY® award winner, Soul Train, Dove and Stellar Award winner. He’s toured with numerous artists including Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Don Henley and has sung on recordings for Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Sting and many others. His own music has topped the sales and radio charts, graced a many television shows and movies and for some time now, Tye Tribbett has been the host of BET network’s gospel music hour, Joyful Noise. Tye Tribbett, singer, songwriter, performer and preacher, is an innovator and one of the most important relevant voices of not only this generation, but throughout music history.
Now approaching the release of his sixth album, due out on October 13, 2017 on Motown Gospel/Capitol Christian Music Group, titled The Bloody Win, Tye is poised to further cement his standing. The album is now available for pre-order at iTunes and fans that have or will purchase the pre-order will receive an advance song from the album every three weeks leading up to the album’s in-store release date. The first single, “Work It Out,” is already available and the accompanying lyric video is surpassing two million views. On July 21, the pre-order went live and fans were given his most recent release, “Already Won.”
Ranging from high-energy praise songs to intimate worship moments and from African rhythms to trap gospel beats, this 12-track live recording remains cohesive as it captures Tye Tribbett’s unique and passionate artistry at its best.
Tye digs into the album’s concept explaining, "My album ‘The Bloody Win’ is conceptually about aggressive victory. It’s a message that now is not the time to be passive. When there's darkness in the world, you have to fight for the light." Adding to that, Ken Pennell, President of Gospel Music, Capitol Christian Music Group, says, “It’s not easy to capture Tye Tribbett’s high energy, passionate performance on a recording but he has done it with ‘The
Bloody Win.’ Motown Gospel is pleased to partner with Tye to reach and expand his growing worldwide audience.”
Tye Tribbett just completed his sold-out spring tour, “The Bloody Win Tour,” in preparation for his fast-approaching fall album release. Tye was joined by Soul Train winner J.J Hairston and Jekalyn Carr. The twenty-city tour launched April 16th in Orlando, FL in the lead to the launch of his new church, liVe Church and his upcoming album. Despite being on the cusp of releasing his sixth album and considering the massive success he’s already accomplished, Tye Tribbett has never lost sight of his humble beginning.
A native of Camden, New Jersey, Tribbett's music ministry is the continuation of a powerful family legacy. He’s the son of a pastor whose mother was the pastor of the same church previously. But the legacy extended beyond the pulpit. Tye’s father was also a musician. Tye credits his father for his musical discovery. “My father played the organ. I’d watch him and then experiment with the piano. After some time, I started adding harmonies to the songs. I found that I could play with both hands by ear so that gave me the confidence to start playing in church. Immediately I knew it was my passion,” explains Tye.
Tribbett would invite other singers and musicians to his home, and the family garage became the place to jam. "Then every Sunday I would stand in front of the choir and eventually the music that we were playing in the garage became full instrumentals," Tribbett recalls. "I started putting words to some of the music and I was like, 'Oh my goodness! I think we're writing here.' So we'd get together on a Saturday and teach the songs and perform them in church the next day."
Tribbett's skill as a songwriter, musician and choir director began generating a buzz in the area. It wasn’t long before Tye and his choir began winning national talent competitions. DreamWorks recruited Tribbett and his group Greater Anointing for several tracks on the inspirational album that accompanied the animated film The Prince of Egypt, including "Let Go, Let God," a collaboration with Gospel sensation Mary Mary. Tribbett's career further gained momentum when he accompanied a friend who was auditioning for Sony Music chief Tommy Mottola. Tye's friend, Vivian Green, landed a deal and Mottola asked about her talented keyboard player. Soon after, Tribbett also had a deal. Tye Tribbett and Greater
Anointing debuted with the 2004 project “Life” and exploded onto the scene as one of the most acclaimed new acts in gospel music. Their 2006 sophomore album, “Victory,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel chart, earning three GRAMMY® nominations and winning three Stellar Awards. He followed that with another chart-topping album, 2008's “Stand Out.” Tribbett stepped out solo in 2010 with the album “Fresh,” a groundbreaking effort for which he wrote or co-wrote every song. It also debuted at No. 1 on the gospel album chart.
On “Greater Than,” Tribbett once again offered a collection of songs that burned with memorable melodies and were anchored in truth. After devoting himself completely to these albums, the most obvious question that beckons is, “Now what?”
The Bloody Win is certainly a progression from his previous five albums. It’s aggressive for a purpose. It’s vigorous for a purpose. And it’s triumphant purposefully. It rages against the darkness much in the same way as poetically and beautifully written by Dylan Thomas.
“Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.”
This album may just be Tye Tribbett’s most important victory yet. It delivers on time just when the world needs to hear from one of its most crucial voices the most.