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Vincent Tharpe and Kenosis

Hailing from Memphis, TN, Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis have solidified themselves as one of the most energetic, vocally dynamic, fashion forward Gospel ensembles to enter the Gospel scene in a long time! The group’s lively performances, introspective songwriting, and contemporary flavor garnered them such wide spread attention it caught the eye of one Gospel’s top male artists and Memphis native, Earnest Pugh.

Earnest Pugh had been a fan of Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis for many years, so much so, that he signed them to his thriving label, EPM Music Group. And on October 30, 2012, Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis released their first national release “Live In Memphis.”

The percussively, contemporary lead single “Thank You, Lord” propelled the project to debut at #9 on the coveted Billboard Top Gospel Album charts and cemented the young group as ones to watch! Continuing to ride the wave of the success, Tharpe & Kenosis were nominated for the highest honor in Gospel, a Stellar nomination for Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year. Despite not taking home the coveted trophy, it has fueled their drive to take their ministry even bigger than before!

Vincent Tharpe, the group’s front man and director is one of Gospel music’s most distinguished rising songwriters and choir directors. His passionate praise and worship is an integral part of the music ministry of Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis and the scripture Philippians 2:5-8 is one of Vincent’s favorites where Christ is emptying himself out to become totally receptive to God and His most perfect will.