Inductees Archive

Take 6

Take 6 is an American a cappella gospel music sextet formed in 1980 on the campus of Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama.  Their eponymous debut album, released in 1988, won them two Grammy Awards and resulted in top ten appearances on both the Billboard Contemporary Jazz and Contemporary Christian Charts. The groups contemporary style, integrates R&B and jazz influences into their devotional songs, with a swinging, harmony-rich sound.


In 2008, Take 6 released The Standard, which was a first time voyage for the group into a more traditional Jazz repertoire. The Standard, a critically hailed success, garnered three more Grammy nominations providing them the distinct honor of being the most Grammy nominated vocal group in history.


Take 6 released 18 albums and earned a total of 12 Grammy Awards and 5 Dove Awards, and a Soul Train award.  They were named Vocal Group of the Year by Black Radio Exclusive as well as Best Jazz Vocal group for 4 consecutive years in a Downbeat Readers Poll.  Truly their heart for the gospel and extraordinary talent caused the message of hope to be heard by jazz and pop listeners alike.