Chattanooga Native T-Ran Gilbert Passes 1 Million YouTube Views

Monday, October 1, 2012

22Visionz recording artist and Chattanooga native T-Ran Gilbert hit a career milestone Monday with the video for his debut single, “Need You Now,” passing one million views on YouTube.  The video made its debut on YouTube at the end of January and has been seen by millions on channels like Gospel Music Channel, TBN’s JCTV, MTV Hub and over 500 other media outlets worldwide.  The single has also been spinning worldwide on mainstream and Christian radio stations.

Referred to by some as the “Young Money” (Lil Wayne) of Christian music, T-Ran is keeping the success of his first official video in perspective:  “I would be nothing without God and my team at 22Visionz Records.” 

The success of “Need You Now” has been coupled with performances over the past week, such as a performance at the Gospel Choice Awards in Atlanta and the East Tennessee Annual AME Conference in Knoxville.

T-Ran Gilbert, who relocated to California this summer, is working on details on the West Coast for his next video, “Turn The Lights On,” a hip hop single featuring two-time Grammy nominee and Dove Award winner Teron Carter from the rap group GRITS.  Carter, a 22Visionz Records artist, was recently named president of the label, where he will help guide the careers of its latest signees:  DJ Yonas of United Kingdom/London, rapper KAS of Tampa, FL and pop singer Katie Eudy of Knoxville.

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