About DeWayne Woods
To see DeWayne Woods perform his new single "Let Go" you can't help but be moved. Singing with passion and a beautiful tenor voice, he touches your heart with each lyric. The song that speaks of turning over all your problems to God and finding peace and comfort from Him, has hit home for so many people... including this writer.
Letting go is something that Woods knows all too well as he had to do exactly that in order to overcome what could have been a death sentence. Woods was diagnosed with the HIV virus years ago and by "letting go" and turning towards God he states he received a miracle and is now HIV free.
His latest project "DeWayne Woods and When Singers Meet", which was released in October 2006, steadily climbed the charts and with songs like the moving "Let Go" and "God Is" featuring the Tri-City Singers, one can certainly see why.
Protégé’ of famed producer Donald Lawrence, DeWayne started his music career as background coordinator for some of today’s biggest talent, including mega-popstar Celine Dion, jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum and Atlantic Starr, for which he sang lead vocals on two albums.
The CD surpassed everyone’s expectations, selling tens of thousands of units and garnering five 2008 Stellar Award nominations (Song of the Year, for “Let Go”, written by P.J. Morton, New Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Urban Inspirational Single/Performance of the Year and Recorded Music Package of the Year). DeWayne turned four of those nominations into Stellar gold, receiving recognition as New Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Urban Inspirational Single/Performance of the Year; Morton also won for Song of the Year. The project has peaked at 5 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums and the CD’s first single “Let Go” rose to the 4 spot on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart.
Along with Grammy nominated producers PAJAM, DeWayne also shared Vocal Producer duties on Byron Cage’s “An Invitation to Worship” and “Live from the Apollo-Proclamation.”
He has also appeared in a number of stage plays with artists such as Peabo Bryson, Dave Hollister, Morris Day, Deniece Williams, Dottie Peoples and Cuba Gooding, Sr.