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Lady Tramaine Hawkins

Lady Tramaine Hawkins, a voice we came to know and love in the late 60s. Literally born in church in the San Francisco Bay Area, as her mother, the late Lois "Lois the Pie Queen" Davis, a gospel singer in her own right, left a church concert to give birth to Tramaine.

In 1969, Lady Tramaine joined the Edwin Hawkins Singers and was a part of the Gospel Music Revolution via the recording of Oh Happy Day the first million-selling Gospel single to top the pop record charts as well as the first cross over hit, in all cross-sections of the world. Lady Tramaine then moved on to the Los Angeles area to join Andrea Crouch and the Disciples, where she sang lead vocals on the Grammy nominated single "Christian People". After sharing her gifts with Andrea Crouch and the Disciples, Lady Tramaine returned to the Oakland area where she rejoined the Edwin Hawkins Singers. Lady Tramaine can be heard singing lead vocals on the Love Alive Series with Walter Hawkins and The Love Center Choir and also with The Hawkins Family in the 70's and 80's.

Lady Tramaine has recorded at least nine solo albums which included her single "Fall Down (Spirit of Love)" which was the first gospel song to reach the number one spot on the dance charts and helped open the door to contemporary rhythms we hear in gospel music today. Lady Tramaine has won numerous awards including two Grammy awards, two Dove Awards, and two Communications Excellence to Black Audiences {CEBA} Awards. LadyTramaine was inducted to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999.

Lady Tramaine currently resides in the Sacramento Area with her husband Mr. Tommie E. Richardson, Jr., a retired Educator. Tommie has received numerous honors and awards serving as a member of the Executive Board of the Oakland Education Association. Tramaine has three children: Walter (jamie), Trystan and Damar, two granddaughters and five grandsons.

Signed to Zomba Records, her latest offering, recorded LIVE just outside of Washington, DC at Reid Temple (Pastor Lee P. Washington) NOW in stores! Featuring tunes penned by Kurt Carr, Jamie Hawkins (Lady Tramaine's son, Walter Hawkins), Walter Hawkins. Richard Smallwood is featured on piano on a tune as well. This collection is sure to please.