Music Biography of Kevin LeVar

 

Kevin LeVar is a gifted songwriter, recording artist, author, and preacher. A native to the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, Kevin’s ministry has touched many audiences domestically and internationally.

Within the music industry, Kevin founded independent gospel label God Glorified Music, Inc. (recently renamed One Sound Entertainment) and partnered with Universal Music Christian Group for the national release of Kevin’s debut project “Let’s Come Together.” This album experienced much commercial success. Both singles, “You Are Not Alone” (written to encourage families impacted by the VA Tech shootings) and “A Heart That Forgives” peaked at #1 on Gospel Music Channel. The “Let’s Come Together (Deluxe Edition)” ranked as #3 Top Gospel CD in Jet Magazine and YouTube views for tracks from the Let’s Come Together project exceed 5 million and counting.

Kevin’s sophomore project, “Destiny! Live at The Dream Center” (released by Central South Distribution) was recorded at Angelus Temple, home of the Los Angeles Dream Center, led by Pastor Matthew Barnett. Of the thousands in attendance, the special guests of the night included over 500 of the community’s recovering addicts, homeless, and rescued victims of human trafficking who were bused in for the live recording. The album’s focus reminds listeners that like the story of Joseph, your future and ultimate destiny is much greater than the tests and trials it took to get there. “Your Destiny,” the project’s first single, spent 32 weeks on Billboard peaking at #7 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart and was performed by Kevin on BET/Centric’s “Single Ladies” Season 4 Premiere episode (Executive Produced by Queen Latifah).

With over 300 songs in his catalog, Kevin has received honorable mention in the John Lennon Worldwide Songwriters Contest and his music has been recorded by Stellar, Dove, and Grammy Award winning artists. Kevin penned and performed songs such as “Everything He Promised” with Dorinda Clark-Cole on her project The Rose of Gospel and “Amazing God” with Bishop William Murphy on his CD The Sound. Kevin has also worked with industry acclaimed producers. His single, “Your Destiny” was produced by Harmony Samuels (Jennifer Lopez, Fantasia, Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, Ne-Yo), and his single “I Will Restore” was produced by multiple Grammy Award winner Aaron Lindsey. Kevin’s latest single “What the Enemy Meant 4 Evil” was recently released at the top of 2018.

Kevin was selected as an invited guest in 2011 to perform a mini-concert at The White House to celebrate Black Music Month. He has been seen and heard as a regular guest on a plethora of Christian television and radio programs. Kevin has also been an invited guest to perform and work with American Heart Association, NBA All-Star Weekend, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and he has hosted a Bi-Partisan Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill attended by Senators, House Representatives, and the Senate Chaplain on the topic of Forgiveness.

Within the film industry, Kevin’s music and acting talents were showcased in the 2011 Box Office released movie “Nocturnal Agony” written/directed by Shuaib Mitchell and starring award winning actors Lawrence Hilton Jacobs and Vernee Watson. Kevin’s song “A Heart That Forgives” also inspired the multi-award winning “A Heart That Forgives” movie written by Ken Jenkins and starring NAACP Image Award Nominees Charles Malik Whitfield (known for role on the Emmy Winner “Temptations” mini-series) and Carl Anthony Payne II (known for role as Cole on the hit sitcom “Martin”).

Known primarily for his gift of song, Kevin’s writing abilities have extended beyond music composition. Kevin has authored the book, ‘Destiny’s Bridge,’ where he challenges his readers to Dare to Believe God. Kevin is also spearheading the FORGIVE AND LIVE Campaign (www.theforgivenesscampaign.org), a global forgiveness campaign to inspire 1 Million Acts of Forgiveness.