Louisiana-born sensation, Koryn Hawthorne burst onto the scene at 17, when she stole the nation's heart as a contender on Season 8 of NBC's "The Voice". As a top 4 finalist, Koryn made quite an impact on judges and audiences throughout the show with her powerful voice and endearing personality. Week after week, she captivated crowds and showcased poise and presence not usually seen in a teenager.
Her acclaimed rendition of "How Great Thou Art" on the show was an immediate hit, debuting at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Gospel Songs chart when the show released the single during the competition in 2015. Now 19, if the opinions of her former coach Pharrell Williams and the other show's coaches are any indication (who've hailed her incredible work ethic, stellar vocal skills, and inspirational attitude) , these facets of Koryn, (all which she beautifully showcases on her debut EP) will take her far as an artist.
Hawthorne cites a variety of artists as her main influences and inspirations, including Etta James, Mary J. Blige, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Fred Hammond, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin, among others.