Lead singers are creative and they work extra hard just to make sure the audience’s commitment is achieved. So any band or band would produce the best if they wanted to stay in business. Manwell Reyes is no exception when it comes to doing a great job; he has remained consistent as a lead singer, songwriter, and rapper in the Christian hip hop group called Group 1 Crew.
The group has been nominated nine times for the Dove Awards, of which they have won five times. Apart from being the lead singer of the hip hop group, Manwell is also the CEO of the crew and actor.
Let’s take a look at Manwell Reyes’ biography, ethnicity, career, personal life, family, assets and other interesting facts about the multi-talented frontman of the Group 1 crew.
Manwell Reyes Biography and Ethnicity
The iconic singer was born as Jose Manwell Reyes in Germany and grew up in Florida in the United States with his mother, who was separated from his father; when he grew up, he did not see much of his father who was an officer. Manwell is ethnically mixed, he has an older brother and did not grow up in a Christian home, he was very stubborn as a child and was kicked out of three different schools. However, the young boy had completely changed his life in his last year of high school after he had met God.
He began to work tirelessly hard to be the best of the best in everything he did. Reyes also attended a Bible school, during his studies he was invited to perform in a Christian summer camp and there he discovered that he has the gift of singing in front of many people. After graduating from college, he got together with his friends to create something that would make an impression in their neighborhood, and that was the formation 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 were Blanca Callahan and Pablo Villatoro, who later signed with Fervent Records and Warner Bros. The Group 1 Crew released their first studio album entitled Group 1 Crew, before that they also released songs like I Have a Dream in 2006 and another one called Can’t Go On in 2007.
Due to their exceptional performance, the group has captivated millions of people around the world with their unique style of Christian hip-hop and rap music, which has led to their songs being ranked as the top WOW hits in the 2007 Christian Music Ranking of the Top 20 R&R Magazine.
As for his career, Manwell suffered from a disease of his vocal cords that led to surgery that kept him from singing for about a year. Later, the star delighted his fans with the release of his latest album, Power in 2016. To date, the group has produced five studio albums, including Group 1 Crew 2007, Ordinary Dreamers 2008, Outta Space Love 2010, Fearless 2012 and Power 2016. Their albums have sold more than 250,000 copies to date, and of the nine times they have been nominated for this award, they have won the Dove award five times.
In addition to his music career, Manwell has also been active in the American entertainment industry in many ways. He was featured as a host on a television series called The Collective, where he talks about the latest trends in fashion and music. The multi-talented young man has also starred in films like Restored Me and Mom’s Night Out.
Personal Life: Married, Wife, and Kids
Manwell Reyes is an attractive personality, and he currently resides in Los Angeles. He loves to spread inspiring messages and quotes on his social media sites.
If you are wondering if the iconic singer is married or still single, we have the essentials for you. Well, he is 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 for two years when they were asked out on a date by a mutual friend. From that moment on, 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 was happily married and there were no signs/messages of divorce. According to her, they have decided not to have children yet and currently both are focusing on making the most 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.
Manwell Reyes is also very active on social media platforms and he has garnered many followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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