"I yielded to God and said yes. And you can't do ministry and not yourself be subject to your message."

  • Born Willie Rae Norful Jr. Oct. 31, 1975, in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
     
  • Smokie Norful's debut album, 2002's I Need You Now, climbed to No. 1 on Billboard's Gospel Albums chart. The title track charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
     
  • Norful won his first GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album for Nothing Without You at the 47th GRAMMY Awards.
     
  • The gospel singer/songwriter has been a licensed minister since 1997.

 

Smokie Norful

"I yielded to God and said yes. And you can't do ministry and not yourself be subject to your message."

  • Born Willie Rae Norful Jr. Oct. 31, 1975, in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
     
  • Smokie Norful's debut album, 2002's I Need You Now, climbed to No. 1 on Billboard's Gospel Albums chart. The title track charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
     
  • Norful won his first GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album for Nothing Without You at the 47th GRAMMY Awards.
     
  • The gospel singer/songwriter has been a licensed minister since 1997.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Smokie Norful

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Wins
Best Gospel Performance/Song
No Greater Love
Nominations
Best Gospel Album
Forever Yours
 
Nominations
Best Gospel Performance
Jesus Is Love
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
Smokie Norful: Live
 
Nominations
Best Traditional Gospel Album
Life Changing
 
Wins
Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
Nothing Without You

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