The Lecrae Anomaly Tour Stops in Waco on Oct. 2
Media Contact: Lori Fogleman, 254-710-6275
WACO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2015) – The world's best-selling faith-based hip-hop artist artist Lecrae brings his Anomaly Tour to Baylor University’s Waco Hall Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. with opening act Tedashii followed by Lecrae.
Tickets are on sale online at www.baylor.edu/studentactivities/ticketoffice/, in person at the Bill Daniel Student Center ticket office or by calling 254-710-3210.
For the past few years, Lecrae has been the epitome of transcendence. What started as a practical approach to mentoring the youth population at a local juvenile detention center has led to a worldwide mission. As an artist, Lecrae has nearly reached the pinnacle of success. He's released seven best-selling albums and two mixtapes, won a Grammy Award and landed a global distribution deal with Red Distribution/Sony Music for the record label he co-owns, Reach Records.
His seventh studio album, “Anomaly,” made history by debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart as well as several other Billboard charts, including Digital Album, Rap Album, Christian Album and Gospel Album. It also marked the first time in Billboard chart history that an artist occupied the No. 1 album spot on both the Gospel Albums and Billboard Top 200 list.
Using his considerable skill for a higher purpose, Lecrae stretches beyond hip-hop's limitations on both sides of the industry to reach a larger audience hungry for salvation.
One of the biggest music stories of the year, Lecrae’s Cinderella rise has been noted everywhere from Rolling Stone, XXL Magazine, Vibe Magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic and the cover of The Huffington Post Magazine to industry trades such as Billboard Magazine, Variety and Vulture. His performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” perfectly timed with his album’s release, had fans buzzing as he performed multiple hits from “Anomaly.” He’s performed at the BET Experience, co-hosted The Dove Awards, co-headlined the highest-ticketed tour in the country (Winter Jam) and received a nomination for Best Impact Track at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards.
Born in Texas and raised largely there by a single mother, the Atlanta-based Lecrae emerged on the music scene in 2005 with “Real Talk” on Reach Records. His 2006 follow-up “After the Music Stops” reached No. 5 on the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart, even landing at No. 7 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart and No. 16 on the Billboard Heatseeker Albums Chart.
“Rebel,” his third and most successful album to date, released in 2008, topped the Billboard Christian Albums Chart for two weeks, becoming the first rap album to do so. In addition, “Rebel” spent more than 75 weeks on the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart.
Remaining true to his beliefs, Lecrae is an artist who redefines mainstream popular culture. "I just have to have integrity and be true to who I am and what I believe in. Music doesn't need to be categorized. It just needs to be good."
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