A network we were talking to was intrigued I was doing real estate. I said, ‘But, I’m a singer,’” laughed Gospel’s living legend Deleon Richards-Sheffield about how she became involved in a reality show. Deleon was the youngest Gospel artist ever signed to a major record deal. She released her debut album at eight years old then made history again, as the youngest to be garnered a Grammy Award nomination – Michael Jackson was the previous title holder. On November 30, 2017 Deleon will launch a reality show, “Sheffield Real Estate,” on the FYI Network (a division of A&E Networks). The show will have the audience seeing her as a real estate agent.
Another child prodigy from the Gospel industry, Ruth La’Ontra, is releasing a project. Her project is a Contemporary Gospel album titled “I Got You” (Tyscot Records). Ruth’s debut happened when she was fresh out of high school and that debut album release, “So Good” (Tyscot Records), garnered a Stellar Award nomination.
“This is my sophomore album,” said Ruth La’Ontra pointed out.
When I asked her how she came to be such a young artist on the Tyscot label she said, “My dad. He’s in radio….for 30 years. He is well known…had connections. We did a three song EP and put it out there – Tyscot saw it. My fans and supporters said, ‘We like to hear some more from you.”
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