Chicago native TIFF JOY has had a very good two years. It was almost two years ago when she hit the national stage as the songwriter and soloist on Ricky Dillard & New G’s #1 Grammy Award nominated gospel radio smash “Amazing.”
Two weeks ago, her soul-stirring radio single “The Promise” made its Top 30 debut on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart and this week her inaugural album “TIFF JOY” (Walkway Music Group/Tyscot Records) makes its Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart entrance at #5. “Wow…. this is crazy,” the ecstatic singer says. “I am CONSTANTLY in awe of how GOD moves. This is HIM and I’m forever Grateful.”
The soul-lifting twelve-song project displays the full range of TIFF JOY’s velvety alto spanning the funkified worship of “You Are” and the silky soul balladry of “All That YOU Do” to the tender, breathtaking vocal performance on the melody “I’m YOURS” and the inspiring rock opera-styled tune “Healer.” The collection also features a very different but equally moving rendition of her breakthrough hit “Amazing.” She transforms the former high-octane rhythm for a mid-tempo vibe that features a more nuanced and sophisticated vocal approach than the raspy, no-holds barred performance she delivers on the Ricky Dillard & New G incarnation of the song.
TIFF JOY (Tiffany Joy McGhee) is one of four children born to Bishop Timothy B. McGhee and Pastor Bernadine Bell-McGhee of the Free Spirit Ministerial Worship Center in South Holland, IL. She grew up singing in church and after graduating from DeVry University in 2010, she launched a songwriting career.
Over the years, she’s collaborated with gospel heavyweights such as Anita Wilson, VaShawn Mitchell and Fred Hammond. She wrote and led the song “Amazing” that anchors Ricky Dillard & New G’s 2014 Grammy Award nominated comeback album of the same name. The rousing track spent an astounding 30 weeks at #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Airplay chart. It won TIFF JOY a Dove Award nomination and earned her a Stellar Award for Song of the Year in 2015.
The buzz around TIFF JOY inspired Vashawn Mitchell to sign her to his Walkway Music Group recording label and now the rest is music history.