Top-ranked gospel performer, producer, and pastor of the New Life Fellowship Church, John Pee kee releases a hot new album, titled “I Made It Out.”
Kee’s new album I Made It Out debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Chart and #1 on Billboard’s Current Gospel Albums Chart. Winning many accolades including a Billboard Music Award, a Soul Train Award and numerous Stellar Awards, Kee’s songwriting and vocals have been hailed by critics throughout his career – often by mainstream artists across various genres of music. He is currently enjoying the success of his current single and album title track, “I Made It Out (feat. Zacardi Cortez),” sitting in Billboard Gospel Airplay’s top-ten chart.
I Made It Out features Kee’s signature vocals on standout tracks, including “He Careth For You,” an encouraging song for those dealing with depression, “One God” featuring powerhouse vocalist Chrystal Rucker, and the sure-to-be fan favorite “One Yes Away” with Isaiah Templeton and Samoht. The album also features a remake of Kee’s catalog hidden gem “Colorblind” with lead vocals by PJ Morton.
The 15th of 16 children, Kee (born John Prince Kee) showed musical talent at a very early age. After studying at a special school for musically gifted children, the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, he formed his first choir at 13. Moving to California, he studied music with his older brothers, Al and Wayne, attending the Yuba College Conservatory School of Music in Marysville and becoming involved with the area’s top musicians. While in California, he also played briefly with groups like the Blackbyrds and Cameo. However, his talents didn’t save him from difficult times. By his late teens he had begun living a hard-edged street life. That lifestyle followed him to California and back again. When he returned to his home state, he moved to Charlotte’s Double Oaks community and continued to slide down to a life of drugs and violence.