DEITRICK HADDON

Deitrick Vaughn Haddon (born May 17, 1973) is a Gospel singer, songwriter, producer, pastor, and actor . A popular artist known for his contemporary style of music, he is well known for his progressive gospel styles.

Haddon is a native of Detroit, Michigan.

Haddon launched his solo career as a Christian R&B vocalist with the Lost & Found on Tyscot/Verity in 2002. The set peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Charts[1] and received wide critical acclaim and spawned the hit “Sinner’s Prayer” which received heavy spins on gospel and mainstream R&B radio stations.[2]

The 70′s-leaning Crossroads followed in 2004, led off by the upbeat single “God Is Good”. In an uncharacteristic move for marketing a gospel album, Detrick made an appearance on the long-running syndicated series Soul Train performing the single as well as the title track from the album.[3]

Haddon appeared to be pushing his Gospel artistry for many things further into the ranks of mainstream venues with 7 Days, released October 10, 2006. 7 Days was executive produced and produced almost entirely by R&B stalwart producers Tim & Bob[4] (also responsible for hits by Sisqo, Chante Moore, Karen Clark Sheard, and others). Balancing out the contemporary bulk of the album is the traditional gospel flavored lead single “Heaven Knows” which Deitrick produced himself.

On December 1, 2006, Deitrick and Damita Haddon’s 85 South Gospel Street Show premiered on The Word Network. The show features notable gospel artists such as Men of Standard, Donnie McClurkin, Kierra Sheard, Natalie Wilson, and many other prominent gospel artists. In essence, Deitrick and Damita Haddon provide novice artists an opportunity to display their talents and gifts. 85 South Gospel Street airs every Friday at 4:30 p.m. on The Word Network.

Haddon once inked a recording contract with major label Arista Records, not known for producing gospel artists. Haddon and his brother Gerald also produced the comeback album Brand New Day for veteran gospel vocalist Vanessa Bell Armstrong. Deitrick Haddon & Voices Of Unity’s Live The Life won Gospel Music Workshop of America Excellence Awards for “New Artist of the Year—Urban Contemporary” and “Album of the Year—Urban Contemporary”.

On September 2, 2008, Deitrick Haddon released another album called “Revealed”. This album includes the popular single, “Love Him Like I Do” (featuring Mary Mary and Ruben Studdard). On July 27, 2010 Haddon made his film debut in a movie released directly to DVD called “Blessed and Cursed.”

On January 25, 2011 Deitrick Haddon released the much anticipated “Church On The Moon”, his fifth album with Verity Records. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboards Top Gospel charts and #65 on the Billboard 200.

Discography

  • Voices Of Unity: Come Into This House (Tyscot, 1995)
  • Live The Life (Tyscot, 1997)
  • This Is My Story (Tyscot, 1998)
  • Chainbreaker (Tyscot, 1999)
  • Nu Hymnz (Tyscot, 2001)
  • Voices Of Unity: Supernatural (Tyscot, 2001)
  • Lost And Found (Verity, 2002)
  • Crossroads (Verity, 2004)
  • Voices Of Unity: All Star Edition (Tyscot, 2004)
  • Just The Hits (Tyscot, 2005)
  • 7 Days (Verity, 2006)
  • Voices Of Unity: Together in Worship (Tyscot, 2007)
  • Revealed (Verity, 2008)
  • Blessed & Cursed (Tyscot, 2010)
  • Church on the Moon (Verity, 2011)
  • A Beautiful Soul (Tyscot, 2012)

Personal life

Haddon is now the Pastor at Detroit’s Kingdom Culture Church, taking over from his father.

Deitrick’s ex wife Damita Haddon is a vocalist and has released the self-titled Damita on Atlantic Records in 2000, which was also produced in part by Deitrick. She followed it with a sophomore effort, No Looking Back in 2008 on Tyscot Records of Voices of Unity fame.

Divorce from wife

Haddon released a statement on his Facebook page on August 14, 2012, stating that he and Damita have divorced, saying “Our breakup is NOT recent, it’s been well over a year process…God is with us but no longer as a couple.” Haddon also said that he is very private about his personal life, adding that fans would probably not hear him speak about the divorce again unless God had him share it. In recent news, it has been revealed that Deitrick is now engaged to the mother of his “love child” and had recently posted Instagram pictures of his daughter.[5] It is alleged that the real reason for the divorce is because Deitrick cheated and wanted to be with his child’s mother. Allegedly, Damita did not want the divorce and the divorce was final in Oct. 2012.[6][7]

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