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“This fresh, young singer/songwriter and his combo of well-honed musicians deliver one energetic song after another, each crackling with crisp arrangements, strong pacing, expressive singing and skilled musicianship…”

Bob Marovich, The Black Gospel Blog.com

Singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and minister Daniel Young is the multi-talented front-man of the award winning Daniel Young Music Ministry (DYMM). DYMM was formed in 2006, and since has released 6 CDs. The most recent release being Believe (September 2015).  Believe continues to demonstrate Daniel’s commitment to Bible based lyrics over hypnotic grooves.  With Believe, Daniel delivers a continuation of the R&P (rhythm and praise) genre that his fans have grown to love. Daniel continues to deliver great Gospel music, and Believe is a wonderful demonstration of his ever evolving creativity. Daniel has become a household name among the ever emerging gospel greats from Detroit City.

Daniel Young was born on March 6, 1978 in Detroit, Michigan. As a young child, Daniel displayed great musical talent while singing in various churches across Detroit. By the age of 11, Daniel began playing the saxophone, and by age 15, he began playing the piano in his father’s church. Daniel continued in his musical quest and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. In addition to ministering in song, Daniel is an Assistant Principal at Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Daniel Young Music Ministry was awarded “Artist of the Year” and took home the “Contemporary Album of the Year” for his sophomore project “Surrender” at the 2009 Rhythm of Gospel Awards.

Daniel’s influences streams from a long list of gospel favorites, such as The Winans, The Clark Sisters, Commissioned, Take 6, The Williams Brothers, and The Mighty Clouds of Joy. Daniel was also heavily influenced by his father, as he watched is father rehearsing weekly with a gospel quartet (The Emmanuels).

Not only is Daniel paving his way to new levels in gospel music, but he is also a preacher and teacher of the Word of God. He began preaching and teaching at the age of 20. By the age of 24, he served as Assistant Pastor at Restoration Church in Detroit, until joining with his brother at New Vision Cathedral of Praise in 2005. Daniel now serves as Minister of Music and Auxiliary Pastor at Kadesh Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan under the leadership of Bishop Gregory Foster, Sr.  Daniel has now stepped out on faith, and has founded Freedom Christian Worship Center.  Visit the website at www.freetoworship.church.

In addition to all the other tasks that Daniel has set out to achieve, he is also a loving and devoted husband and father of three children. When not rehearsing, writing, producing, or ministering, Daniel loves to spend time with his family.

Discography

Album: Let You Know (Young Entertainment LLC 2006)

Album: Surrender (Young Entertainment LLC 2008)

Album: Alteration (Young Entertainment LLC 2012)

Album: I Praise Mix Tape (Young Entertainment LLC 2013)

Album: ‘The Emmanuel’s’ Don’t You Move (Young Entertainment LLC 2013)

Album: Believe (Young Entertainment LLC 2015)