TBT: Everyday People

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Nicole C. Mullen blew up the Christian radio charts in the early part of this millennium. She started out in the mid 1990s a songwriter, co-writing the Jaci Velasquez hit “On My Knees,” which won a Dove Award for Song of the Year in 1998. She also sang back up for Michael W. Smith and toured with Amy Grant as a singer, dancer and choreographer.

Her debut album for Word Records, “Nicole C. Mullen,” was released in 2000. It included the song “Redeemer,” which became one of the biggest hits of the decade and garnered Nicole her second Song of the Year plus Dove Awards for Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year and earned Nicole a Songwriter of the Year award as well.

The following year she released “Talk About It,” which included another huge song, “Call On Jesus.” That video version of that song earned Nicole a Dove Award for Short Form Music Video of the Year and her first Female Vocalist of the Year award.

In 2004 Nicole released “Everyday People.” That album triggered another Female Vocalist of the Year Dove Award and Urban Album of the Year Dove. The title track from that album was originally written by Sly Stone and recorded in 1968 by Sly and the Family Stone. Their version went to #1 on the Soul singles chart and the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for four weeks in early 1969.

Nicole didn’t produce an official video for “Everyday People,” but her version is so good I’m including a fan produced video here. It’s simply a photo of the album cover with the audio from the song.

And as a bonus, here’s the Dove Award winning video for “Call On Jesus.”

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