The big break came when Stanley auditioned for a Motown Records talent search that aired on BET in 1996. Out of a pool of 25,000 aspirants, Stanley’s stirring rendition of Yolanda Adams “Just a Prayer Away” won him a spot as one of the top two finalists in the competition. He then appeared on talent competitions on NBC’s “Queen Latifah Show” and the syndicated “Showtime at the Apollo." Stanley also appeared in Angela Barrow’s Detroit stage play, “I'll Always Love My Mama.”
It wasn't long after, 2004, that Antwaun was signed to Bajada Records. Although Bajada has brought in power-producers, they have allowed him to chart his own musical path. "It is a young style of music that genuinely ministers to the heart of listeners, and allows a one to one connection with God. I enjoy worship because it enables me to give praises to God through my own understanding of life and how much He means to me," Stanley says. “Worship is a different level; you actually go out there and communicate with God. You don’t just go out there and sing.” Stanley has done just that and has since shared stages with gospel greats such as Kirk Franklin, J. Moss, Israel Haughton & New Breed, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Pastor Marvin L. Winans and Martha Munizzi among others.
His debut release, I Can Do Anything, was released in 2006. Named after Antwaun's mantra which has carried throughout his life.
“I feel truly blessed to have had the chance to come this far,” he says. “This project is a complete reflection of me in my spiritual walk with Christ. I owe all of the successes of this project to those who have helped me get to this point. It is my hope that this upcoming generation will not just accomplish their dreams but also maintain God-centered lives.”