The Grammy nod is the latest accolade for TONEX’s “Unspoken” album. The New York Times called it “… a vibrant admixture of secular and spiritual. … Sometimes he’s channeling Babyface’s sensualism (“Glorex”), sometimes he’s a funk eccentric in the Prince mold (“When I Call”), but always faith is near. …” It’s also been named “Top Gospel CD of 2009” by amazon.com. “Bring It,” another single from “Unspoken,” was featured during CBS March Madness 2009 and on “MLB Tonight”.
TONEX is a visionary artist who has built his career by pushing the envelope of what’s regarded as “Gospel Music.” His music couches raw, honest lyrics in cutting-edge mainstream-music production techniques — then delivers it all via a four-octave vocal range that’s the envy of singers of all genres. L. Michael Gipson of Soul Tracks calls TONEX “… arguably the most multi-talented composer, arranger, producer and male singer gospel music has birthed in the last quarter century.”
TONEX shares his Grammy nomination with The Foreign Exchange, Robert Glasper & Bilal, India Arie & Dobet Gnahore, Eric Roberson, and Ben O’Neill & Michelle Thompson. The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2010, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
TONEX‘s music is available online at www.myspace.com/tonex and www.theofficialtonex.com. For public relations or other media questions regarding TONEX, please contact Judy Groover at 202.361.3939 or email@example.com.
TONEX is a musical prodigy who has mesmerized audiences all over the world. His music has been featured on films and soundtracks such as SONY Films’ “XXX: State of Union” Sony Pictures J-LO /Ben Afleck Film “GIGLI”, HBO Film’s “PRISON SONG” starring Q-Tip & Mary J. Blige and a theme song on UPN/Paramount Pictures “ONE ON ONE”. He’s also appeared on BET, TBN, NBC, CBS, ABC, Motown Live, Hollywood Access, TV One, Soul Train, and Showtime at the Apollo. He’s appeared in publications such as Billboard, USA Today, Ebony, Jet, Essence, Entertainment Weekly, and Black Beat Magazine, and shared the stage with artists such as Patti LaBelle, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, Jay Z, and Beyonce. TONEX starred in the stage plays “Dreamgirls” and ”The Princess and The Blackeye’d Pea” for which he received “The Patte’ Award” for Best New Comer in San Diego Theater. He also received “The San Diego Theater Critics Award” for Best Actor in A Musical for “Dreamgirls”.