Kim Burrell Biography, Music, Age, Family, Siblings, Spouse, and Net Worth
Who is Kim Burrell?
Kimberly Burrell recognized as Kim Burrell is a famous American gospel singer from Houston, Texas.
Kim Burrell Career
Rise to fame
Kim’s performance went on with the Trinity Temple Full Gospel Mass Choir of Dallas and The Inspirational Sounds Mass Choir of Houston. She was a featured singer on the reprise of ”Jesus Paid It All” on Ricky Dillard & New G’s album Worked It Out in 1996. Kim’s first independent album, Try Me Again was launched on the Texas-based boutique label Pearl Records in 1995. This led to her being signed to Tommy Boy Gospel and releasing another album, Everlasting Life (1999), produced by Asaph Alexander Ward. The Album topped at No. 10 on the Billboard Gospel Charts.
She then recorded Live In Concert, a live album in November 2000 at the annual COGIC Convention in Memphis, Tennessee. The album was launched in 2001 and nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Album in 2002. Even though Tommy Boy Gospel closed shortly following the launch of Live In Concert, by 20002, she had signed a recording deal with Elektra Records. Under this deal, she recorded only a guest appearance on the all-star gospel track ”Higher Ground”, which first appeared as a bonus track on Missy Elliot’s album Miss E…. So Addictive. She was later featured on Karen Clark Sheard’s 2nd Chance album. Kim has gone on to perform live and collaborate with other artists. Despite being only intermittently active as a recording artist, she established and hosts the annual Ephesians 4 conference, a workshop for performing artists.
In 2004, she was a guest performer together with Kelly Price on R. Kelly‘s ”3-Way Phone Call” playing the part of Price’s ”prayer partner” in the soap opera-like song. Kim then appeared in George Clinton’s original song ”Mathematics of Love ” on Clinton’s 2008 album of covers, George Clinton and Some Gangsters of Love. She launched her first studio album in 11 years, No Way Tired, on April 7, 2009, through Shanachie Records. The album features covers of classic gospel songs like ”My Faith Looks Up to Thee”, ”What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” ”O Lamb Of God” and ”I Surrender All,” and also the classic James Cleveland song following which the album is named. She sang ”I See a Victory” with Pharrell Williams for the soundtrack to the feature movie Hidden Figures (2016).
A video surfaced showing Burrell preaching a sermon at the Love & Liberty Fellowship Church in December 2016. In that sermon, Kim called people who engage in homosexual acts ”perverted” and said they had been deceived by the ”homosexual spirit’.” She warned that people who ”play with” homosexual sin would ”die from it” in 2017. In response to considerable criticism, Kim said that she makes ”no excuses or apologies” for the sermon, adding ”I Love you, and God loves you, but he hates the sin in you and me.”
Briefly following the video of the sermon surfaced, The Ellen DeGeneres Show canceled Kim’s scheduled appearance, as did the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music event, where she was removed as an honoree. Kim’s radio talk show, Bridging the Gap with Kim Burrell, was canceled by Texas Southern University. She then faced backlash for making remarks about ”broke” and ”ugly” churchgoers in addiction to promoting anti-masking and anti-vaccination with respect to COVID-19, in July 2022.
How old is Kim Burrell?
Kimberly Burrell is aged 49 as of 2021, having been born on August 27, 1972, in Houston, Texas, U.S. She shares her birthday with famous people including Robert Walpole, Melissa McCarthy, Macaulay Culkin, Albert Sabin, Mother Teresa, Ben Bradlee, Geraldine Ferraro, Jorge Paulo Lemann, Rick Hansen, Adrian Young, Branford Marsalis, Brett Cullen, Brian Kelley, Chris Pine, Lil Tecca, Keke Palmer, Ayla Woodruff among others.
Kim Burrell Family
Who are Kim Burrell’s parents?
Kimberly Burrell was born to his parents, Helen Graham Spears and Julius Burrell Jr., in Houston, Texas. Her father is a pastor and an evangelist singer in The Church of God in Christ. Not much is known about her parents and she has also not shared any information about her parents.
Does Kim Burrell have siblings?
Burrell was born to her parents into a family of five children. She has four siblings, two brothers, Kevin Jordan and Julius Lynn Burrell, and two sisters, Kathryn Burrell and Karen Jordan.
Kim Burrell Education
Burrell has not shared much information about herself with the media and her educational background is not known.
Kim Burrell Interests
Burrell started performing with Reverend James Cleveland’s GMWA Youth Mass Choir (also known as Rev. James Cleveland’s Kids). She is a Christian in faith and plays the piano and
Kim Burrell Spouse
Burrell is currently single and divorced and was previously linked to a relationship in the past. She was married to musician Joseph Wiley, but their marriage ended in a divorce.
Kim Burrell Kids
Burrell and her ex-husband share one child together. They have a son together named Christian Joseph Wiley.
Kim Burrell Height
Burrell has a beautiful, sexy, and physically fit body adding up to an average height of 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) and a weight of 77 kg (170 lbs).
Kim Burrell’s Net Worth
American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, pastor, and bishop, Burrell has been active from 1989 to the present, in her music career. She has garnered an accumulative net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2023.