June is the kick-off month for summer, right? Well, June is also the month that brings on some iconic June birthdays! From the lead singers, instrumentalists, solo artists, and more, there are plenty of birthdays to celebrate all year round. But which gospel performers have a birthday in June? Find out below and celebrate these iconic gospel artists’ June birthdays:

  • June 9th: Tamela Mann

    Tamela Mann was born on June 9th, 1966 in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a known gospel singer, songwriter, and actress. Her singing career started with the gospel group Kirk Franklin and the Family!

  • June 20th: Kierra Sheard-Kelly

    Kierra “Kiki” Sheard-Kelly was born on June 20th, 1987 in Detroit, Michigan. This Michigan native is a gospel singer AND the daughter of fellow gospel singer, Karen Clark-Sheard. She is also the granddaughter of the gospel choral director Mattie Moss Clark!

  • June 22nd: J.J. Hairston

    James Hairston, better known as J.J. Hairston was born on June 22nd, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York. He is a gospel singer who is best known as the leader, director and main songwriter of the Youthful Praise Choir!

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