Dana Divine

Dana Divine

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
SoloChristianGospel

Singer/Songwriter Dana Divine has penned over 35 recordings with three #1 Billboard singles. Her songs have been licensed for Sony PlayStation, BET Television, and BBC television in the UK. Her music is featured in movies, soundtracks, and stage productions across the nation.

Biography

Independent artist Dana Divine is versatile, multi-talented, and proven. She is a singer, songwriter, actress, producer, and host of music and television. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Dana began her music career working with industry superstars such as R. Kelly, Will Smith, and Billy Ocean. It was the house music classic Brighter Days which Dana co-wrote that confirmed her calling to inspire.

In 2000, Mary Mary placed their call to Take the shackles of my feet so I can dance. Dana followed suit writing and independently releasing the original gospel line dance, The Gospel Slide. The success of The Gospel Slide led Dana to launch her ministry globally in the UK, Jamaica, and the Bahamas, along with many churches and venues stateside.

Chicago, with deep roots in Gospel music continues to be the epicenter for Dana to expand her ministry. Dana Divine launched her own media company, Tri-M Entertainment in 2001, and has been focused on its motto of Music, Ministry and Message ever since. She has worked with many of Chicagos premier gospel talents including, Donald Lawrence, DeWayne Woods, Darius Brooks, The Brown Sisters, Walt Whitman, and many others.

In 2004 Dana released her first independent full length gospel album, A Nu Language. This compilation included hits such as, The Gospel Slide, PPLG, and Sweet to My Soul, a gospel house anthem produced by Grammy winner Maurice Joshua. So Ez, one of the standout tracks from this album, went on to be included on a UK soul compilation and ended the year as one of the top soul UK tracks.

Continuing on her success as an independent artist Dana released her second gospel album, Lifeline in 2009. Lifeline has continued to broaden the reach of Danas ministry. The video for Hero which deals with themes of domestic abuse and bullying is a powerful visual that Dana uses while talking about these themes. Other standout tracks on Lifeline include collaborations with reggae gospel artist Papa San (U Dont Know), and tracks with backing vocals and arrangements by Dewayne Woods. (Lifeline, Hero, Its Not Too Late)

Danas commitment to independent production led her to host and produce a television series for the Chicago market called Next Gospel Star. This show is a weekly showcase of Chicagos rich gospel talent and has featured acts such as Phil Tarver, Lemmie Battles, Joshuas Troop, Angie Spivey, Bishop Larry Trotter, and Calvin Bridges amongst others.

Dana Divine has an active following on Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace.

Dana has a weekly platform to reach fans on the #1 urban radio station in the Chicago market, 107.5FM WGCI. She is the overnight personality on weeknights.

Discography

YEAR TITLE ARTIST CONTRIBUTION LABEL
1990 JAM 1990 In One Color feat. Dana Artist, Songwriter, Producer 33.33% Stagefright Music
1990 For You Dana Artist, Arranger 33.33% Clubhouse Records
1991 Come Home Dana Artist, Songwriter 33.33% Clubhouse Records
1991 Ring My Bell The Fresh Prince – Will Smith Background Vocalist Jive Records
1991 Thinkin’ About Your Love Ruby Turner Songwriter 33.33% Jive Records
1992 Hey Love R. Kelly Background Vocalist Jive Records
1992 Get Off Mr. Lee Background Vocalist Jive Records
1992 Sex Thang Mr. Lee Background Vocalist Jive Records
1993 Brighter Days Dajae Songwriter Cajual Records
1995 Absolute E-Sensual Jaki Graham Background Vocalist, Vocal Arranger Critique Records
1995 He’s the Man Big Ed feat. Dana Artist Vibe Records
1995 Men Dana Artist, Songwriter Chicago Style Music
1995 Love Breakdown Dana Artist, Songwriter Tribal America
1995 Stay Around Terrence FM Background Vocalist Relief Records
1996 U-N-I Dana Artist, Songwriter Cajual Records
1996 Do Me A Favor Dana Artist Cajual Records
1999 Just Call Dana Artist, Songwriter Blue Plate Records
2001 Runnin Basstoy featuring Dana Featured Artist, Songwriter Neo Records/Strictly Rhythym
2001 The Gospel Slide: Jesus Apostles March Dana Divine Artist, Songwriter Good Fridays Productions
2003 So Real Poi Dog Pondering Featured Artist Premenition Records
2004 A Nu Language (full length CD) Dana Divine Artist/ Songwriter/Producer Tri-M Entertainment
2005 You Should’ve Said (I Love You) Angel Moraes feat. Dana Artist Stealth Records
2005 Music Is Your Life Angel Moraes feat. Dana Artist/Songwriter Stealth Records
2005 So EZ Dana Divine Artist/Songwriter Expansion Records
2005 Be Thankful Terry Hunter feat. Dana Artist/Songwriter T’s Box Records
2006 Turn it Up Basstoy Featuring Dana Divine Artist/Songwriter Centaur Records
2006 Empty Spaces 15 south Featuring Dana Divine Artist/Songwriter Unlimited Sounds
2006 What I'm Saying 15 south Featuring Dana Divine Artist/Songwriter Mile End Records
2007 My Life Nimrod Background Vocalist Maelstrom Records
2008 So Sweet Mark Pichiotti featuring Dana Divine Artist/Songwriter Blue Plate Records
2008 Recording Idol Various Artists Artist/Executive Producer Tri-M entertainment
2009 Lifeline Dana Divine Artist/Songwriter Tri-M Entertainment
2012 Remember 2 Luv Dana Divine Artist/Songwriter Maurice Joshua Digital