Tobymac is a music producer, hip-hop recording artist, songwriter, and author. Tobymac was a member of DC Talk along with Kevin Max and Michael Tait.
On October 22, 1964, Kevin Micheal McKeehen aka Tobymac was born in Fairfax, Virginia. As of now, he is 57 years old. There is no information recorded about his childhood and family members.
Additionally, he went to the Prime Ridge Elementary school. Also, he joined Luther Jackson Intermediate in 4th grade for some months. Moving on for further education he attended Liberty University.
Caption: Tobymac with his father. Source: Instagram
In 1989, the trio released their first album, ‘DC Talk and they embarked on a nationwide tour. Moving on, they released their second album, ‘Nu Thang,’ in 1990. Fortunately, they achieved the “gold” certification from the ‘Recording Industry Association of America’ (RIAA.) The group came up with 3rd album free at Last,’ which surpassed ‘Nu Thang’ in terms of success. Additionally, the album was later certified “platinum” by the ‘RIAA.’
Caption: Tobymac during his concert. Source: Getty Image
Moving on, they appeared on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,’ making them household names in America. When they released their 1955 album Jesus Freak, they were at the peak of their careers. Their album was tagged as “double-platinum. Similarly, the album was followed by the grand ‘Jesus Freak Tour.’
The trio released their last full-fledged album, titled ‘Supernatural, in 1998. Fortunately, DC Talk was named “the most popular overtly Christian act of all time, in 2002. They were named by The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music.’
More about career
Thus, their album was honored with at least one ‘Grammy award. In the early 2000s, they released an EP named Solo. Later, 3 of them started seriously on their solo projects. Finally, his debut solo album, ‘Momentum. Eventually, his debut at the top spot on the ‘Billboard Heatseekers chart in 2001.
From his album songs like Extreme Days, Get this Party Started, and Yours were featured in various films and TV series. Additionally, along with the single ‘Momentum’ was featured in the video game ‘Crackdown.’
His album won several ‘Dove Awards and a ‘Grammy nomination. In the year 2004, he released ‘Welcome to Diverse City. The album gave him the Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year award at the ‘Dove Awards.’ moving on, in 2007, he came up with his album Portable Sounds. Thus, the album was another addition to his pile of successful albums.
Tobymac’s album debuted at number 10 on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart. Besides that, it also got the first spot on the ‘SoundScan Contemporary Christian Overall chart. For his album, he won the ‘Artist of the Year’ award at the ‘Dove Awards. In 2008, his first live album as a solo artist was ‘Alive and Transported was released.
The album also helped the singer to earn one ‘Grammy’ and one ‘GMA Dove award. In 2010, his album Tonight was released and sold 79,000 copies in the 1st week of its release. His album reached number six on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart. In the year 2011, he released his debut Christmas album, ‘Christmas in Diverse City. He delivered ‘Dubbed and Freq’d: A Remix Project,’ in 2012. He came with his studio album, ‘Eye on It,’ in late 2012. Successfully, the album aced the ‘Billboard 200’ charts.
In 1997, it’s made it the first Christian album to receive the honor. His other album This Is Not a Test’ was released, in August 2015. Fortunately, it debuted at the fourth spot on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart. besides, he has co-written two novels with his former ‘DC Talk’ members, Kevin Max Smith, and Michael Tait. In addition, he has also written ‘Under God’ and ‘Living under God: Discovering Your Part in God’s Plan’. The estimated net worth of the singer Tobymac is $10 million.
Tobymac is already married to Amanda Levy McKeehan, in 1994. Together they have children named Truett McKeehan, Moses, and Marlee McKeehan. Also, the adopted children named Leo and Judah McKeehan.
Caption: Tobymac with his wife. Source: Instagram
Body measurement and Social media
The details like height, weight, body measurement, and more are not disclosed about Tobymac. And, the music producer has blue eyes and dark brown hair color. He has an Instagram account with 1.1 million followers.
On his Facebook account, he has 5.2 million followers. In February 2009, he joined Twitter with an account named @Tobymac which has 598.5k followers in it. Similarly, he has a self-titled Youtube channel with 1.2 million followers.
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