Lead singers are creative and they work extra hard just to ensure that audience engagement is achieved, that is why every music group or band would produce the best if they want to remain in business. Manwell Reyes is no exception when it comes to doing a great job; he has remained consistent as the lead singer, songwriter, and rapper in the Christian hip-hop group called Group 1 crew.
The group has been nominated for the Dove Awards nine times of which they have won the Award for five times. Asides from being the lead singer of the hip-hop group, Manwell is also the CEO of the crew as well as an actor.
Let’s have a look at Manwell Reyes’s Biography, ethnicity, career, personal life, family, net worth and other interesting facts about the multi-talented frontman of the Group 1 crew.
Manwell Reyes Biography and Ethnicity
The iconic singer was born Jose Manwell Reyes in Germany and was raised in Florida in the United States by his mother who got separated from his father; while he was growing up, he didn’t see much of his father who was a military officer. Manwell is of a mixed ethnicity, he has an older brother and he didn’t grow up in a Christian home either, he used to be very obstinate as a kid, and was kicked out of three different schools. However, the young chap, during his senior year in high school, had his life changed completely after he encountered God.
He started working tirelessly hard to be the best of best in all he does. Reyes also attended a Bible College, during his college days, he was invited to perform in a Christian Summer Camp and there he discovered he has a gift of singing as he performed in front of many people. After his graduation from the college, he came together with his friends to create something that would make an impact in their neighborhood and that was the inception of the band group known as Group 1 Crew.
Career and Rise to Fame
Manwell Reyes started his career in 2003 with the Group 1 Crew, other members of the crew include Blanca Callahan and Pablo Villatoro and they were later signed to Fervent Records and Warner Bros. Records. The Group 1 crew released their first studio album titled Group 1 Crew, prior to that they have also released songs like I Have a Dream in 2006 and another one titled Can’t Go On in 2007.
As a result of their extraordinary performance, the group has captivated millions of people all over the world with their unique style of Christian hip-hop and rap music and this kept their songs at the top of the WOW hits in 2007 Top 20 R&R magazine’s Christian music Chart.
With regards to his career, Manwell suffered an ailment in his vocal chords which led to a surgery that kept him away from singing for about one year, later on, the star wowed his fans with the release of his latest album titled Power in 2016. So far, the group has produced five studio albums including Group 1 Crew in 2007, Ordinary Dreamers in 2008, Outta Space Love in 2010, Fearless in 2012 and Power in 2016. Their albums have sold more than 250,000 copies to date and they have also won the Dove awards for five times out of the nine times they were nominated for this award.
In addition to his music career, Manwell has also been versatile in the American entertainment industry, he has featured as a host on a television series titled The Collective, where he talks about the latest trends in fashion and music. The multi-talented young man has also starred in movies including Restored Me and Mom’s Night Out.
Personal Life: Married, Wife, and Kids
Manwell Reyes has an attractive personality and he currently resides in Los Angeles. He loves to share inspirational messages and quotes on his social media pages.
If you are wondering if the iconic singer is married or still single, we got the gist for you. Well, he got married to Anjelah Johnson who is also an American actress, comedian, and former NFL Cheerleader. The two met at a mutual friend’s wedding and instantly fell in love… love at first sight huh! After the wedding, they didn’t see each other again until after two years when they were set up on a date by a mutual friend, from that moment onwards their love blossomed and the couple finally tied the knot on June 11, 2011. Their wedding took place in Half Moon Bay, California.
The power couple has been happily married and no signs/news of divorce has been heard. According to them, they have decided not to have any kids yet and currently, they are both focused on making the best out of their chosen career.
Manwell Reyes’ Net Worth
The top-notch multi-talented vocalist has acquired so much wealth from his music career and he lives a decent life with his family. He earns from the sales of his group music albums, from television shows and music tours. However, his net worth cannot be ascertained at the moment as it has not yet been disclosed to the media but that of his wife Anjelah Johnson has been estimated to be at $500 thousand.
Quick Facts about Manwell Reyes / Wiki
Birth Name: Jose Manwell Reyes
Date of Birth: N/A
Place of Birth: Germany
Height: 6 feet
Occupation: Songwriter, Rapper, Singer
Genre: Christian hip-hop
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Anjelah Johnson (m. 2011)
Best Known for: Group 1 Crew