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[PROFILE] Nicole C. Mullen!

Aileen Nicole Coleman-Mullen, known professionally as Nicole C. Mullen was born January 3, 1967 and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mullen recorded her first solo album, Don’t Let Me Go, in 1991 with the independent label Frontline Records. She continued her singing-songwriting-choreography career in the 1990s, singing backup for Michael W. Smith and the Newsboys, writing for Jaci Velasquez, and working as a dancer/choreographer with Amy Grant.

Few artists in any genre of music possess a more diverse resume than Nicole C. Mullen. Songwriting has always been one of Mullen’s most treasured gifts, and through infusing scripture into the songs she writes, she’s used it as a vehicle to encourage, inspire and to teach. From her early days as a background vocalist/dancer/choreographer to writing and recording such classic hits as “Redeemer,” to mentoring young women through her Baby Girls Club, Mullen’s creativity and compassion have fueled a life of ministry that has had global impact. Mullen is also active with the International Needs Network Ghana, an organization that works to free Trokosi slaves in Ghana.

Mullen has long channeled her considerable energy into not just sharing the gospel, but living it.

Mullen has long been known as an undeniably talented artist who is unafraid to be vulnerable and transparent with her audience. That sincerity and artistic integrity have been recognized with two Grammy® Award nominations and seven Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, including two Female Vocalist of the Year honors, Song of Year for “Redeemer, and On My Knees”, Songwriter of the Year and the Urban Album of the Year for “Everyday People”, Contemporary Song of the year (Call on Jesus), and the first African American to win Songwriter of the Year. She has toured all over the globe, becoming a highly sought after speaker and singer, and has frequently graced the stage at Billy Graham and Women of Faith events. Mullen was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame on November 5, 2011.

A Greater plan has taken Nicole C. Mullen down many interesting roads and encompassed a variety of roles. She’s a mother, singer, songwriter, speaker, and a successful business woman as well as a mentor. “I really feel like God set his love upon me at an early age and it was something that I could not have earned. I didn’t deserve it. I was not talented enough to merit His gaze, but He gave it to me. By this I am reminded of his love towards all of us. Like the Bible says, ‘while we were yet sinners, He died for us.’ I love and worship Him because He loved me first.”

Find out more info about her at http://www.nicolecmullen.com