Take 6 is an American a cappella gospel music sextet formed in 1980 on the campus of Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama. Their eponymous debut album, released in 1988, won them two GRAMMY® Awards and resulted in top ten appearances on both the Billboard Contemporary Jazz and Contemporary Christian Charts. The group’s contemporary style integrates R&B and jazz influences into their devotional songs, with a swinging, harmony-rich sound.
In 2008, Take 6 released The Standard, which was a first-time voyage for the group into a more traditional Jazz repertoire. The Standard, a critically hailed success, garnered three more GRAMMY® nominations providing them the distinct honor of being the most GRAMMY® nominated vocal group in history.
Take 6 released 18 albums and earned a total of 12 GRAMMY® Awards, 5 Dove Awards, and a Soul Train award. They were named Vocal Group of the Year by Black Radio Exclusive as well as Best Jazz Vocal group for 4 consecutive years in a Downbeat Readers Poll. Truly their heart for the gospel and extraordinary talent caused the message of hope to be heard by jazz and pop listeners alike.
Take 6 Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Featurette