Style: Smooth soul; compare to Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Brian Courtney Wilson
Top tracks: "Sweeter," "Open Up the Door," "Jesus Is a Love Song"
With industry-wide applause for her masterful vocal phrasing and a fan club that includes music greats like Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, and Harry Connick, Jr., Burrell is a gospel superstar and singing legend. Using a set list of love songs to explore relationships with God and man, Burrell coats each verse with one-of-a-kind smoky soul. Remakes of Earth, Wind & Fire's "Love's Holiday" and The Clark Sisters' "Jesus Is a Love Song" work well, while "Is This the Way Loves Goes" showcases her flexible jazz prowess. The songs are sometimes sleepy, but Burrell's magical interpretations convey maximum soul.1
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