TobyMac@crownet

Toby McKeehan (born Kevin Michael McKeehan; October 22, 1964), better known by his stage name TobyMac (styled tobyMac), is a Christian recording artist, music producer, hip-hop/pop artist, singer-songwriter, and author.
TobyMac was one of the first Christian rappers. He was first known for being a member of the Christian singing trio DC Talk, staying with them from 1987 until their announced hiatus in 2000. He has since continued a successful solo career with the release of four studio albums: Momentum (2001), Welcome to Diverse City (2004), Portable Sounds (2007), Tonight (2010), as well as two remixed albums of the first two albums titled Re:Mix Momentum and Renovating Diverse City and one remix album for the last two albums titled Dubbed and Freq’d: A Remix Project (2012), respectively. He also has a full-length Christmas album Christmas in Diverse City (2011).
Between DC talk and his own solo career, he has sold more than 10 million albums. TobyMac has had six No. 1 hit CHR singles including “Gone”, “Made to Love” and “Lose My Soul.” His live concert CD+DVD combo album, Alive and Transported, was released in 2008 and received the Grammy Award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album at the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009. His fourth studio album, Tonight, was released on February 9, 2010.

TobyMac’s fourth studio release, Tonight, was released on February 9, 2010. The album debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, selling 79,000 units in its first week.[1] The album’s first single, “City on Our Knees”, was released on August 14, 2009. The song reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs and No. 1 on both Christian AC and CHR. Christopher Stevens and Dave Wyatt joined McKeehan in producing the album, as with the production of his 2007 release, Portable Sounds. Truett, aka TruDog, Toby’s oldest son, was once again featured on a song as in the previous albums. The album is a mix of pop, rock, hip-hop, Latin, and funk, similar to his album Portable Sounds. The album charted No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 1 on the Billboard Christian albums chart; selling 79,000 units in its first week.[9] He recently finished touring with Skillet and House of Heroes on the “Awake Tonight Tour”. The title track of the new album is featured in the intro of MLB Network’s TV show 30 Clubs 30 Days. In March, he announced the “Hello Tonight” summer 2010 tour with Chris Tomlin. The song “City on Our Knees” earned TobyMac a Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year. The song “Showstopper” was used to promote World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) June 2010 Pay Per View, “Fatal 4-Way”, and was used at least once in NCAA Basketball. It was also used as an introduction to Thursday Night Football in 2009-2010. His single “Tonight” was also used as a pregame introduction at home games for the Baltimore Orioles during the 2011 MLB season. The song was also promoted for ESPYS’ Best U.S Male Olympian. TobyMac’s “Tonight” was listed best Christian album of 2010 on iTunes and his Christmas single titled “Christmas This Year” (featuring Leigh Nash) was awarded the holiday song of the week on iTunes. He won the “Artist of the Year” at the 2011 Dove Awards.[citation needed] Additionally, the songs “Get Back Up” and “City On Our Knees” were recognized for being two of the Top 25 most performed songs on Christian radio over the past year.[citation needed]
TobyMac just ended a tour with Third Day, Michael W. Smith, Jason Gray and Max Lucado on the World Vision-sponsored “Make a Difference Tour 2010”.


Tonight was nominated for a Grammy in the category “Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album” for the 53rd Annual Grammy awards.
TobyMac’s first full-length Christmas album, Christmas in Diverse City, was released October 4, 2011. It contains songs from each of the Diverse City members as well as TobyMac. Its other guest artists include: Leigh Nash, Owl City, Jamie Grace, Victor Oquendo, Superherose, Arch Nemesiz, Tim Rosenau, Todiefunk, and Byron “Talkbox” Chambers.
TobyMac released his third remix album, Dubbed and Freq’d: A Remix Project, on March 26, 2012 featuring remixes of songs from his prior two studio albums.[citation needed]
On May 8, 2012, a follower of TobyMac’s on twitter account correctly guessed the name of the upcoming fifth full-length studio album, Eye On It, to be released August 28, 2012.

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