Koryn Hawthorne Releases Sophomore Album ‘I Am’

Billboard Music Award and NAACP Image Award winner and two-time GRAMMY- nominee Koryn Hawthorne, released her highly anticipated album, I Am. The new album is the second full-length project from the dynamic inspirational artist. In conjunction with the album release, Hawthorne has released a new single, “How Great,” and a video featuring contemporary Christian music artist and songwriter, Matt Maher. “How Great” demonstrates how her journey has come full circle, referencing the hymn “How Great Thou Art,” which she performed on NBC’s The Voice and received her first #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart with five years ago.

With a track record of topping charts and breaking records, Hawthorne’s single “Speak to Me,” is the #2 most added song at Urban AC radio this week. The melodic feel-good single was co-written by Austin, Taylor and Hicks, and is currently playing on both Gospel and Urban AC radio in partnership with Epic Records. “Pray,” I Am’s first single, which was released earlier this summer, hit #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Digital Song Sales Chart within the first week of release. And Hawthorne holds the title of the most weeks at # 1 by a female artist on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs Chart, where her infectious hit “Won’t He Do It,” stayed for 41 weeks.

“The album is entitled I Am because my journey has come full circle. I am who God says I am. I am called to be everything that He has called me to be. I pray that people step into their calling. I pray that this album turns hearts towards God. That when you go deeper and discover Him, you will discover yourself,” expresses Hawthorne.

Koryn Hawthorne Releases New Single “Speak To Me”

Two-time GRAMMY-nominated and Billboard Music and NAACP Image Award-winning artist, Koryn Hawthorne, released new single “Speak to Me” off her highly anticipated sophomore album, I Am, available for pre-order via major digital stores. The album will be released on Friday September 18th, comprising ten tracks.

Headed to Gospel and Urban AC radio in partnership with Epic Records, “Speak to Me” marks the second single off the new album. In conjunction with the release of new track, Hawthorne released an accompanying music video.

Providing a fresh sound and boundless vocal artistry, Hawthorne recently released the timeless track “Pray,” which she co-wrote along with Troy Taylor, Jeremy “TryBishop” Hicks, and Daniel Breland. The reassuring track hit #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Digital Song Sales Chart. With a track record of dominating the charts, the hitmaker shattered Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs Chart in 2018 claiming the title of longest reign by a female artist, with her infectious #1 smash hit “Won’t He Do It.” Garnering RIAA-Certified Gold recognition last year, “Won’t He Do It,” continues to be a fan favorite and Hawthorne’s living testimony. In addition to releasing new music, the songstress will be co-hosting the 35th Annual Stellar Awards, premiering on BET on August 23rd.