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Twinkie Clark

Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark (born November 15, 1954) is an American gospel singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, musician, and evangelist. Clark is best known as a member of the American gospel singing group the Clark Sisters. Clark is known as the "Mother of Contemporary Gospel Music".[2] In addition to singing, Clark is a heralded musician. Known as "the Queen of the B3 Hammond Organ",[3] she is a member of the Hammond organ Hall of Fame Class of 2014.[4] In 2012, Clark was honored by Dr. Judith Christie McAllister and the International Music Department of the Church of God in Christ, as a living legend and influencer during the 105th International Holy Convocation, where Clark also received an honorary doctorate of sacred music from Dr. Tony Lewis and the Christian Bible Institute and Seminary (CBIS).[5]

Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark
Twinkie Clark
Twinkie Clark
Background information
Birth nameElbernita Clark
Born (1954-11-15) November 15, 1954 (age 65)[1]
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
OriginDetroit, Michigan
GenresGospel
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • producer
  • arranger
  • organist
  • pianist
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • organ
  • piano
Years active1966–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitetheclarksisters.net

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Born to pioneering gospel musician and choral director Dr. Mattie Moss Clark and Pastor Elbert Clark in Detroit, Michigan, Clark began her tutelage in music under the direction of her mother, very early in life. From the age of thirteen, she began touring nationally with her mother, ministering and training choirs in three-part vocal harmony.[6] In 1967, she made her recording debut as a featured vocalist alongside her mother, sister Denise Clark, and Dolores Jones on the Southwest Michigan State Choir of the Church Of God in Christ's "He Will Supply Your Need", from the album A Closer Walk with Thee.[7] Clark later received formal music education at Howard University in Washington, D.C.[6]

The Clark SistersEdit

Since their formation in 1973, Clark has been the leader, principal songwriter, and producer of the gospel group the Clark Sisters, which includes sisters Jacky Clark Chisholm, Dorinda Clark Cole, and Karen Clark Sheard (sister Denise Clark Bradford departed the group in 1986).[8] The group achieved their biggest success with the mainstream, crossover hit "You Brought the Sunshine (Into My Life)" in 1983, which peaked within the top 20 of Billboard's Gospel and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts and hit a top 30 peak on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.[9][10][11] Other hit songs include, "Is My Living in Vain", "Expect Your Miracle" and "Jesus is a Love Song", all written by Clark.[12] Receiving their first Grammy nomination at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards for Sincerely (1982) in the Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group category, they received subsequent nominations for their follow-ups, Heart & Soul (1986) and Conqueror (1988), for Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo, Group, Choir or Chorus at the 30th and 31st Annual Grammy Awards. In 1990, the group received its first Grammy nomination for a live album when Bringing it Back Home (1989) was nominated for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album at the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards.[13] In 2007, the Clark Sisters were awarded three Grammys at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards: Best Gospel Song and Best Gospel Performance for "Blessed & Highly Favored"[14] and Best Traditional Gospel Album for its parent album Live: One Last Time,[15][16] which topped both the Billboard Gospel Albums and Christian Music Video charts.[17]

In 2016, the group was honored at the Essence festival.[18] In 2020, it was announced that the Clark Sisters would be honored with the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award at the 35th Annual Stellar Awards.[19] The same year, a Lifetime biographical film, The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel was released, produced by Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, and Missy Elliott, and became the highest rated original movie release by Lifetime in four years.[20]

Solo careerEdit

Clark has recorded several solo albums. Her debut studio album, Praise Belongs to God (1979), was ranked at No. 28 by Billboard on the 1981 year-end Spiritual Albums chart and followed shortly by Ye Shall Receive Power (1981).[21] In 1992, she released Comin' Home and The Masterpiece in 1996. Also in 1996, she made her live solo debut in a collaborative album Twinkie Clark-Terrell Presents the Florida A&M University Gospel Choir, which was a top 10 hit on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart, where it was placed by Billboard as the 34th Top Gospel Album of 1996.[22] In 2002, she released Twinkie Clark & Friends...Live in Charlotte which received a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album.[23][14] In 2004, it was followed by the Asaph Ward-produced Home Once Again: Live in Detroit, which became her highest charting album on Billboard's Gospel Albums chart and also appeared on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. In 2011 and 2013, Clark released With Humility and Live & Unplugged respectively on Larry Clark Gospel, before releasing a collaborative album with Larry Clark (the son of her sister Denise Clark Bradford), The Generations in 2020.[24]

Musical influenceEdit

Clark has been inspired by different genres of music, including jazz, reggae, classical, funk, and blues, and she lists artists such as Stevie Wonder, Walter Hawkins, Edwin Hawkins, Andraé Crouch, Charles Nicks, and her mother, Mattie Moss Clark, as musical influences.[6] This is evidenced by listening to her first two solo albums Praise Belongs to God and Ye Shall Receive Power, recorded for Sound of Gospel Records while still with The Clark Sisters.[1]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Gospel

[25]
Praise Belongs to God
Ye Shall Receive Power
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: Sound of Gospel (#SOG 133)[27]
  • Formats: LP
Comin' Home 40
The Masterpiece 19
With Humility
  • Released: April 5, 2011
  • Label: Larry Clark Gospel [33]
  • Formats: CD,[34] digital download[35]
14
The Generations
(with Larry Clark)
  • Released: February 14, 2020
  • Label: Larry Clark Gospel [36]
  • Formats: Digital download[37]

Live albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Gospel

[25]
US
R&B/
HH

[38]
Twinkie Clark-Terrell Presents The Florida A&M University Gospel Choir 10
[43]
Twinkie Clark & Friends...Live in Charlotte 10
[46]
Home Once Again...Live in Detroit
  • Released: August 10, 2004
  • Label: Verity Records (#82876-62293-2)[47]
  • Formats: CD,[48] digital download[49]
9
[50]
66
[51]
Live & Unplugged
  • Released: August 27, 2013
  • Label: Larry Clark Gospel [52]
  • Formats: CD, DVD,[53] digital download[54]
16

Compilation albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Gospel

[25]
Praise Belongs to God / Ye Shall Receive
  • Released: March 8, 2005
  • Label: Sound of Gospel (#SOG 2CD-3004)[55]
  • Formats: CD, digital download[56]
Praise & Worship 39
You Brought the Sunshine
(The Sound of Gospel Recordings 1976–1981)

(with The Clark Sisters)

SinglesEdit

as a lead artist
List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
US
Gospel

[61]
"He Lifted Me" 2005 14 Home Once Again...Live in Detroit
"When Praises Go Up"[62] 2010 non-album single
"God's Got a Blessing"[63][64]
With Humility
"Awesome God"[65]
(featuring Larry Clark)
"God Gave Me Favor" 2013 17 Live & Unplugged
"Speak Lord"[66]
(featuring Karen Clark-Sheard)
"There is a Word"
(featuring Larry Clark)
2014 [A]
"In My Spirit"[68]
(with Larry Clark)
2020 The Generations
as a featured artist
List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
US
Gospel

[61]
"I Gotta Feelin'"[69]
(Eric Deon featuring Twinkie Clark)
2013 non-album single
"I Thank God for Jesus"[70]
(Anthony "Junebug" Turner & the Norfolk State University Voices of Inspiration Gospel Choir featuring Twinkie Clark)
2014 non-album single
"Everything's Gonna Be Alright"[71]
(The First Cathedral Mass Choir featuring Moses Tyson, Jr., Twinkie Clark)
2014 The First Cathedral Gospel Music Extravaganza, Vol. 1

Album appearancesEdit

List of album appearances, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"He Will Supply Your Need"[7]
(Southwest Michigan State Choir of the Church of God in Christ
featuring Mattie Moss Clark, Denise Clark, Dolores Jones, Twinkie Clark)
1967 A Closer Walk with Thee
"My Faith Holds Out Til He Comes"[72]
(Mattie Moss Clark & the Michigan State Community Choir
featuring Elbernita Clark)
1972 That's Christ
"Trust in Him (He'll Bring You Out)"[73]
(Sister Mattie Moss Clark and the South Michigan State Community Choir featuring Twinkie Clark)
1973 The Hands of God Reached Out and Touched Me
"I Want To Be More Like Jesus"[74]"[75]
(Mattie Moss Clark featuring Twinkie Clark, Dorinda Clark)
A Song Is Born Vol. 1
"Oh Give Thanks"[76]
(Mattie Moss Clark featuring Ora Watkins, Twinkie Clark)
1974 I Don't Know What I Would Do Without the Lord
"Lord I Want to Be Ready"[76]
(Mattie Moss Clark featuring Twinkie Clark)
"The Wages Of Sin Is Death"[77]"
(Mattie Moss Clark & the Michigan State Community Choir featuring Twinkie Clark)
1975 The Wages of Sin Is Death
"He Was Hung Up for My Hang Ups"[78]
(Mattie Moss Clark featuring Ora Watkins, Twinkie Clark)
1976 He Was Hung-Up for My Hang-Ups
"If My People Which Are Called by My Name"[78]
(Mattie Moss Clark featuring Twinkie Clark, Karen Clark)
"That Shall He Also Reap"[79]
(Mattie Moss Clark & the Michigan State Community Choir featuring Elbernita Clark)
1978 I Am Crucified with Christ
"O, Saint of God"[80]
(UNAC 5 featuring Elbernita Clark)
1979 Volume Three
"The Wonderful Change"[81]
(Missionary Essie Moss featuring Twinkie Clark, Maria Gardner)
1980 Take One Day at a Time
"Running for the Lord"[81]
(Missionary Essie Moss featuring Twinkie Clark, Maria Gardner)
"I Can Do All things"[82]
(COGIC International Mass Choir featuring Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark)
I Can Do All Things
"Hallelujah"[82]
(COGIC International Mass Choir featuring Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark)
"I've Never Seen The Righteous Forsaken"[83]
(Mattie Moss Clark presents the Church Of God in Christ International Choir featuring Elbernita Clark)
1986 A Song Is Born UNAC 5 Houston 1986
"The Anointing Breaks The Yoke"[83]
(Mattie Moss Clark presents the Church Of God in Christ International Choir featuring Elbernita Clark)
"For Your Service, Lord"[84]
(Dr. Mattie Moss Clark featuring Twinkie Clark-Terrell)
1989 The Southern California Holy Gospel Feast
"Lift Those Hands and Bless Him"[85][86]
(Thomas Whitfield featuring Twinkie Clark-Terrell, Larry Whitfield)
1993 A Tribute to "The Maestro"
"More Like Thee"[87]
(Corey Skinner's Collegiate Voices of Faith featuring Twinkie Clark-Terrell, Mattie Moss Clark, Veronica Fly)
Dr. Mattie Moss Clark Presents Corey Skinner's Collegiate Voices of Faith
"I Found Jesus"[87]
(Corey Skinner's Collegiate Voices of Faith featuring Twinkie Clark-Terrell, Mattie Moss Clark)
"Be Strong in the Lord"[88]
(Dr. Mattie Moss Clark presents the C.O.G.I.C. National Music Choir featuring A. Lyle, Aljarita Stewart, Twinkie Clark-Terrell)
1994 Live in Atlanta
"Trust in the Lord"[88]
(Dr. Mattie Moss Clark presents the C.O.G.I.C. National Music Choir featuring Twinkie Clark-Terrell)
"Watch Ye Therefore"[89]
(Mattie Moss Clark & The Michigan State Mass Choir featuring Twinkie Clark-Terrell)
Watch Ye Therefore
"Hold On"[90][91]
(Michael Scott & the Outreach Choir featuring Gerald Rivera, Twinkie Clark-Terrell)
1995 Hold On
"Trust in Jesus"[90][92]
(Michael Scott & the Outreach Choir featuring Shavonne Edwards, Twinkie Clark-Terrell)
"The Praise"[93][94]
(Rodney Posey with the Whitfield Company featuring Twinkie Clark-Terrell)
Live in Praise And Worship with the Whitfield Company
"Lord, Let Me Hear from Heaven"[95][96]
(Michael Scott & the Outreach Choir featuring Mattie Moss Clark, Twinkie Clark-Terrell)
1996 Lord, Let Me Hear from Heaven
"Oh Come All Ye Faithful"[97]
(Twinkie Clark-Terrell)
1998 The Real Meaning of Christmas, Vol. 2
"Secret Place"[98]
(Robert Lowe & Generations featuring Twinkie Clark)
2000 Total Experience
"Joy Unspeakable"[99][100]
(Derrick Starks & Today's Generation featuring Twinkie Clark-Terrell)
2001 Sacrifice
"Children Go Where I Send Thee"[101][102]
(Michael McDonald featuring Twinkie Clark)
In the Spirit: A Christmas Album
"Timmy's Choir"[103]
(Timmy Vegas featuring Twinkie Clark)
2009 Motivation Too
"Thank You"[104]
(Dorinda Clark-Cole featuring Twinkie Clark)
2011 I Survived
"Coming Out"[105]
(Titus Jackson featuring Twinkie Clark)
2015 Changed
"God's Got a Blessing"[106]
(Larry Clark featuring Twinkie Clark)
2016 Hallelujah
"There Is a Word"[106]
(Larry Clark featuring Twinkie Clark)
"Sing & Shout"[106]
(Larry Clark featuring Twinkie Clark)
"God Gave Me Favor"[106]
(Larry Clark featuring Twinkie Clark)
"Awesome God"[106]
(Larry Clark featuring Twinkie Clark)
"The Anointing Breaks the Yoke"[106]
(Larry Clark featuring Twinkie Clark)
"Praise Break"[106]
(Larry Clark featuring Twinkie & the Clark Sisters)
"I'm Delivered"[107]
(G E I featuring Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark)
2016 GEI Live

AwardsEdit

BET AwardsEdit

The BET Awards are awarded annually by the Black Entertainment Television network. Twinkie Clark has received 2 nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2008 The Clark Sisters Best Gospel Artist Nominated
2020 "Victory" Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award Nominated

Dove AwardsEdit

The Dove Awards are awarded annually by the Gospel Music Association. Twinkie Clark has won 2 awards from 8 nominations.[108]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1987 Heart & Soul Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year Won
2008 The Clark Sisters Artist of the Year Nominated
Group of the Year Nominated
"Blessed and Highly Favored" Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year Nominated
Live – One Last Time Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year Nominated
2020 Victory Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year Nominated
The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel Inspirational Film of the Year Nominated
The Return Traditional Gospel Album of the Year Won

Grammy AwardsEdit

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Twinkie Clark has won 2 awards from 8 nominations.[109][16]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1983 Sincerely Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group Nominated
1987 Heart & Soul Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus Nominated
1988 Conqueror Nominated
1990 Bringing it Back Home Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album Nominated
2002 Live In Charlotte Nominated
2007 "Blessed & Highly Favored" Best Gospel Performance Won
Live: One Last Time Best Traditional Gospel Album Won
2009 "Higher Ground" Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated

NAACP Image AwardsEdit

The NAACP Image Awards are awarded annually by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Twinkie Clark has won 1 award from 3 nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
1983 The Clark Sisters Outstanding Gospel Artist Won
1989 Nominated
2020 "Victory" Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song – Traditional or Contemporary Nominated

Soul Train AwardsEdit

The Soul Train Music Awards are awarded annually. Twinkie Clark has received 3 nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
1988 Heart & Soul Best Gospel Album – Group or Choir Nominated
1989 Conqueror Best Gospel Album Nominated
2020 The Clark Sisters Best Gospel/Inspirational Award [110] Pending

Stellar AwardsEdit

The Stellar Awards are awarded annually by SAGMA. Twinkie Clark has received 6 awards and 1 honorary award.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2004 Live In Charlotte Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Traditional CD of the Year Nominated
2006 Home Once Again: Live in Detroit Female Vocalist of the Year Nominated
2008 Live... One Last Time CD of the Year Won
Artist of the Year Won
Group or Duo of the Year Won
Traditional Group/Duo of the Year Won
2009 Encore: The Best of the Clark Sisters Special Event CD of the Year Won
2010 Silky Soul Music... An All-Star Tribute to Maze (with Kierra Sheard and J. Moss) Won
2012 Twinkie Clark Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year Nominated
2014 Twinkie Clark Live & Unplugged Special Event CD of the Year Nominated
Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year Nominated
2020 The Clark Sisters James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award Honored

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "There is a Word" did not enter Billboard Hot Gospel Songs, but peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart.[67]

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