R&B Singing Sensation, Lashell Griffin’s New Album Dreams Are Possible In Stores Today April 7th


These are just some of the accolades bestowed upon R&B singing sensation, LaShell Griffin, from judges for the Oprah Winfrey Pop Star Challenge. Griffin won that nationally televised contest and it jumpstarted a career that has taken her around the world, on to Good Morning America, Soul Train, the Christian Broadcasting Network’s The 700 Club and Entertainment Tonight, and given her a Top 3 Billboard Gospel hit and a Top 40 Billboard R&B hit. She has performed with Earth, Wind and Fire, Anita Baker, Brian McKnight, BabyFace, Mary Mary and Fantasia, and now, she is about to release her sophomore effort, Dreams Are Possible, in April of 2009.

The title is more then just the name of her new CD; the words represent a philosophy she lives by. Whether talking about her close-knit family or her career, it has all been a dream come true. LaShell is a Detroit-based wife and mother of five, not a likely candidate for a national music career. But LaShell’s success began with a dream shared by her husband-manager, Lee Griffin, and their five children, who range in age from 14-22. All of them are writers, poets, producers or musicians and LaShell’s career is truly a family affair. Her two eldest sons contributed material to this album. The song “This 2 Shall Pass,” was written by 22-year-old son, Lee Griffin III, and “Everyday,” was written by 21-year-old Rafiel. Both boys sing background on the tracks. Husband Lee II also writes and contributed the soaring title cut, which showcases LaShell’s deep timbre vocals as she encourages listeners to believe in themselves and their dreams, proclaiming, “Fight, fight against everything and everyone who says that you can’t win/You deserve the best, there’s a champion inside you waiting to stand tall.” LaShell says of the song ” It’s one of my favorites because I feel like it can reach everyone’s heart. No matter their age, religion or race as long as you have the desire to dream, you can make it happen!”

When the opportunity arose for her to sing for then-Senator Barack Obama during several of his campaign stops across Michigan, LaShell was prepared to get onstage and give the dream performance of a lifetime.

“My audience used to be tomatoes and cucumbers in my kitchen as I amused myself singing to them,” LaShell admits of her budding career. “Then, suddenly, my audience became Oprah and her audience and then President-Elect Obama! It is staggering! I’m hearing more positive then negative and I couldn’t be more excited.”




Lashell Griffin To Appear On Nationally Syndicated TV One Show, The Gospel Of Music With Jeff Majors On 1/25

R&B singing sensation, LaShell Griffin, will perform her blazing hip-hop gospel single “I Almost Blew It” from her April 7th release, Dreams Are Possible, on TV One’s The Gospel of Music with Jeff Majors Show on Sunday, January 25 at 9:00am EST.

LaShell will also accompany Jeff Majors on “Broken Vessel,” recorded with Majors for his upcoming release, called “a hit” by Grammy award-winning producer Quincy Jones.

In addition to Lashell, the show will also feature Grammy-nominated singer Anthony Hamilton, who will also perform a duet with wife, Tarsha McMillan Hamilton, and a performance by multi-platinum recording artist James Ingram.

The Gospel of Music Show, hosted by legendary gospel singer Jeff Majors, airs Sunday – Friday at 9 a.m., and Sundays at 8 p.m. (EST). Past guests of the show include everyone from the late Gerald Levert to gospel dynamo Shirley Caesar to gospel contemporaries Yolanda Adams and Mary Mary.

The nationally-syndicated show reaches an estimated 44 million households throughout the U.S.

For TVONE listings near you, visit http://www.tv-one.tv/shows/show.asp?sid=109





R&B Singing Sensation, Lashell Griffin, Proves Dreams Are Possible; Album Release In April 2009


“LaShell has an amazing voice. When she opened her mouth and began to sing, the hair on the back of my neck stood up!” – Oprah Winfrey

“The thing I love the most about you, besides the fact you gave me the chills, is that you control your voice in such a beautiful way.”- Alicia Keys

“You were absolutely fantastic!” – Simon Cowell

These are just some of the accolades bestowed upon R&B singing sensation, LaShell Griffin, from judges for the Oprah Winfrey Pop Star Challenge. Griffin won that nationally televised contest and it jumpstarted a career that has taken her around the world, on to Good Morning America, Soul Train, the Christian Broadcasting Network’s The 700 Club and Entertainment Tonight, and given her a Top 3 Billboard Gospel hit and a Top 40 Billboard R&B hit. She has performed with Earth, Wind and Fire, Anita Baker, Brian McKnight, BabyFace, Mary Mary and Fantasia, and now, she is about to release her sophomore effort, Dreams Are Possible, in April of 2009.

The title is more then just the name of her new CD; the words represent a philosophy she lives by. Whether talking about her close-knit family or her career, it has all been a dream come true. LaShell is a Detroit-based wife and mother of five, not a likely candidate for a national music career. But LaShell’s success began with a dream shared by her husband-manager, Lee Griffin, and their five children, who range in age from 14-22. All of them are writers, poets, producers or musicians and LaShell’s career is truly a family affair. Her two eldest sons contributed material to this album. The song “This 2 Shall Pass,” was written by 22-year-old son, Lee Griffin III, and “Everyday,” was written by 21-year-old Rafiel. Both boys sing background on the tracks. Husband Lee II also writes and contributed the soaring title cut, which showcases LaShell’s deep timbre vocals as she encourages listeners to believe in themselves and their dreams, proclaiming, “Fight, fight against everything and everyone who says that you can’t win/You deserve the best, there’s a champion inside you waiting to stand tall.” LaShell says of the song ” It’s one of my favorites because I feel like it can reach everyone’s heart. No matter their age, religion or race as long as you have the desire to dream, you can make it happen!”

When the opportunity arose for her to sing for then-Senator Barack Obama during several of his campaign stops across Michigan, LaShell was prepared to get onstage and give the dream performance of a lifetime.

“My audience used to be tomatoes and cucumbers in my kitchen as I amused myself singing to them,” LaShell admits of her budding career. “Then, suddenly, my audience became Oprah and her audience and then President-Elect Obama! It is staggering! I’m hearing more positive then negative and I couldn’t be more excited.”




R & B Singing Sensation, Lashell Griffin, Proves Dreams Are Possible; Album Release In April 2009

“LaShell has an amazing voice. When she opened her mouth and began to sing, the hair on the back of my neck stood up!” – Oprah Winfrey

“The thing I love the most about you, besides the fact you gave me the chills, is that you control your voice in such a beautiful way.”- Alicia Keys

“You were absolutely fantastic!” – Simon Cowell

These are just some of the accolades bestowed upon R&B singing sensation, LaShell Griffin, from judges for the Oprah Winfrey Pop Star Challenge. Griffin won that nationally televised contest and it jumpstarted a career that has taken her around the world, on to Good Morning America, Soul Train, the Christian Broadcasting Network’s The 700 Club and Entertainment Tonight, and given her a Top 3 Billboard Gospel hit and a Top 40 Billboard R&B hit. She has performed with Earth, Wind and Fire, Anita Baker, Brian McKnight, BabyFace, Mary Mary and Fantasia, and now, she is about to release her sophomore effort, Dreams Are Possible, in April of 2009.

The title is more then just the name of her new CD; the words represent a philosophy she lives by. Whether talking about her close-knit family or her career, it has all been a dream come true. LaShell is a Detroit-based wife and mother of five, not a likely candidate for a national music career. But LaShell’s success began with a dream shared by her husband-manager, Lee Griffin, and their five children, who range in age from 14-22. All of them are writers, poets, producers or musicians and LaShell’s career is truly a family affair. Her two eldest sons contributed material to this album. The song “This 2 Shall Pass,” was written by 22-year-old son, Lee Griffin III, and “Everyday,” was written by 21-year-old Rafiel. Both boys sing background on the tracks. Husband Lee II also writes and contributed the soaring title cut, which showcases LaShell’s deep timbre vocals as she encourages listeners to believe in themselves and their dreams, proclaiming, “Fight, fight against everything and everyone who says that you can’t win/You deserve the best, there’s a champion inside you waiting to stand tall.” LaShell says of the song ” It’s one of my favorites because I feel like it can reach everyone’s heart. No matter their age, religion or race as long as you have the desire to dream, you can make it happen!”

When the opportunity arose for her to sing for then-Senator Barack Obama during several of his campaign stops across Michigan, LaShell was prepared to get onstage and give the dream performance of a lifetime.

“My audience used to be tomatoes and cucumbers in my kitchen as I amused myself singing to them,” LaShell admits of her budding career. “Then, suddenly, my audience became Oprah and her audience and then President-Elect Obama! It is staggering! I’m hearing more positive then negative and I couldn’t be more excited.”