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Grammy Winning Dorinda Clark Cole Readies Her Release of "I Survived"

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Acclaimed Singer's New Album Is First Since 2008's Take It Back

Grammy-winning contemporary gospel artist Dorinda Clark-Cole is ready to unveil "I Survived," the irresistible modern gospel groove, first single and title track from her long-awaited new album.

Clark-Cole's first full-length album since 2008's Take It Back, I Survived premieres joyous new songs and performances including "God Will," "He Brought Me," "Holy One," and "This Is Why."  

Based in Detroit, Dorinda Clark-Cole developed her musical and performance crafts in the early 1970s as a member of the Clark Sisters, an influential multi-generational contemporary gospel vocal ensemble whose signature harmonies and intricate sound helped connect the worlds of R&B, pop and hip-hop with contemporary Christian music.

One of America's top female gospel groups, the Clark Sisters scored a crossover dance smash in 1983 with "You Brought the Sunshine," which hit #16 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart and #27 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play chart while its b-side, "Overdose of the Holy Ghost," provided a showcase for Dorinda's natural talent and vocal range.

She released Dorinda Clark-Cole, an eponymous debut solo album, in 2002; featuring the hits "I'm Coming Out" and a breathtaking "I'm Still Here," the album earned her a Soul Train Lady of Soul Award (Best Female Gospel Artist) and a pair of Stellar Awards. 2005 saw the release of The Rose of Gospel, a live tour de forcewhich brought home another Stellar Award.

Her 2008 solo album, Take It Back-- which included the songs "Faithful," "Praise Your Way Out," "Yesterday," "It's OK," "No Weapon," "If I Were," "Got To Hold On" and "Take It Back" -- became her third straight album to hit Top 5 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.   The title track, which peaked at #2 on Billboard's Hot Gospel Songs chart, received a BMI Song of the Year Award.

Live: One Last Time, a 2007 Clark Sisters reunion album that was both a popular crossover success and major event in the gospel music world, hit #1 on the Top Gospel Chart and #56 on the Billboard 200 while earning three Grammy Awards including Best Traditional Gospel Album, Best Gospel Performance ("Blessed & Highly Favored") and Best Gospel Song ("Blessed & Highly Favored").

Outside her recording career, Dorinda Clark-Cole is an acclaimed evangelist, entrepreneur, spokesmodel, conference & television host, radio personality and televised music contest judge.

In 1999, as founder and CEO of Lifeline Productions, Inc., she created an annual Singers & Musicians Conference with the goal of educating a new generation of ministers of the importance of "keeping ministry in the music," by offering various activities including daily workshops and evening worship services featuring from artists whose ministries have gone beyond ministering in song.

Dorinda has launched her own fashion line - "The DCC Rose Collection" - and is host of her own television program, "The Dorinda Show," airing on TCT, and radio broadcast, "Serving Up Soul with Dorinda Clark-Cole."

Dorinda Clark-Cole will play Kia Radisson in the upcoming film, "The Marriage Lover."