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Sunny Hawkins

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Discography

Sunny Hawkins (with Jamie Hawkins)
More of You
debut release
(also co-wrote and co-produced every track)

Aretha Franklin
So Damn Happy
“Only Thing Missin”
(songwriter, background vocals, arrangements)

Patti LaBelle
Timeless Journey
“Good Lovin”
(songwriter, background vocals, arrangements)

Broaway Inspirational Voices
Great Joy
Grace
A New Beginning
(background vocals)

CenturyMen
Anthems In Disguise
(background vocals)

Carols For A Cure
Broadway’s Greatest Gifts 2002
“Christmas Don’t Be Late”
(lead vocals, arrangements)

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Bio

Sunny Hawkins began singing at age 2 at Love Center Ministries in Oakland, CA under the tutelage of her godparents, gospel greats, Walter and Tramaine Hawkins. Even then, her gift and calling was apparent to all who heard the little bitty girl with the great big voice. From the tender age of 5, Sunny’s God-given talents have carried her across the country singing, acting, and most recently, producing, and songwriting. She recently finished her run in a lead role in Broadway’s RENT (with *NSYNC’s Joey Fatone), and her rich bell tone soprano has been featured on “Live with Regis and Kelly,” and in appearances on MTV, BET, and many major networks.

With a lyrical and soulful voice that is often compared to Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, and Beyoncé, it is only natural that Sunny has been privileged to sing background for Chaka Khan, Anastacia, Deborah Cox, the late Ray Charles, Tramaine Hawkins, Patti LaBelle, Luther Vandross, and Liza Minelli among others. Her vocal skills have earned the respect of artists from Darryl Coley, Patti LaBelle, and Aretha Franklin to pop icon Justin Timberlake.

She is a regularly requested session singer, and recently wrote and sang background vocals on “The Only Thing Missin,” the first single on Aretha Franklin’s album, So Damn Happy (2003), and “Good Lovin,” featured on Patti LaBelle’s Timeless Journey (2004). She is currently co-producing Tramaine Hawkins’s next album, on which you can expect to hear several compositions written by Sunny and her husband, Jamie Hawkins.

Affectionately known as “The Odd Couple,” Sunny and Jamie’s musical style is both fresh and familiar. Their sound is best described as Christian soul/funk with two twists of rock and hip-hop thrown in for taste. Imagine Floetry, Chaka, Lauryn, and Aretha singing infectiously catchy songs about Jesus, and you have a hint of what to expect from Sunny Hawkins. With their debut independent release, More of You, the next generation of the legendary Hawkins family is here to change the landscape of Christian music once again!