Toby McKeehan


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Toby McKeehan (born October 22, 1964 in Fairfax , Virginia as Kevin Michael McKeehan ) is one of the three founders of the Christian band DC Talk and is active as a solo artist under the name TobyMac .

biography

Toby McKeehan was born as one of four children. He attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, where he met Michael Tait and Kevin Max , with whom he founded the band dc Talk in 1987 . In the early years, dc Talk's music was mainly influenced by Toby McKeehan's raps. Later on, hip-hop was more and more replaced by rock and pop. In 1994 he married his college sweetheart, Amanda Jane, a native of Jamaica . In 1998 they had a son, Truett Foster. In 2002 they adopted twins, Moses and Marlee. Their fourth child, Leo, was born on November 2, 2004, and their fifth child, Judah, was born on March 24, 2006.

In 1994 Toby McKeehan co-founded the record company Gotee Records , which today markets Christian interpreters such as Out Of Eden , Jennifer Knapp , Relient K and John Reuben . In 1996 he released the album Erace with Todd Collins and Joey Elwood under the name Gotee Brothers . In 1999 he founded the label 40 Records with Bill Gaither . The three members of dc Talk have been traveling solo since 2001. Since then, Toby McKeehan has released five studio albums under the stage name TobyMac , in which he again emphasizes his hip-hop roots and mixes them with nu metal and crossover to form rap core .

His song Showstopper served as the official theme song for the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) "WWE Fatal 4 Way" Pay-Per-View , as did Ignition for "WWE Elimination Chamber 2011".

Awards

  • 4 Dove Awards
    • 2002: Rap / Hip-Hop Recorded Song (Somebody's Watching), Rap / Hip-Hop Album (Momentum), Producer of the Year
    • 2005: Rap / Hip-Hop Album (Welcome to Diverse City)
  • 4 Grammys and 16 Dove Awards with dc Talk

Discography

Albums

year title Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placements
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
Remarks
CH CH US US United StatesUnited States ChristianTemplate: chart table / maintenance / country unknown (US)
2001 Momentum - US110
gold
gold

(2 weeks)US
Christian8 (60 weeks)
Christian
First published: November 6, 2001
Sales: + 500,000
2003 Re: mix momentum - - Christian12 (8 weeks)
Christian
First published: June 12, 2003
2004 Welcome to Diverse City - US54
gold
gold

(18 weeks)US
Christian3 (95 weeks)
Christian
First published: October 5, 2004
Sales: + 500,000
2005 Renovating Diverse City - US162 (1 week)
US
Christian7 (13 weeks)
Christian
First published: August 25, 2005
2007 Portable sounds - US10
gold
gold

(35 weeks)US
Christian1 (78 weeks)
Christian
First published: February 20, 2007
Sales: + 500,000
2008 Alive and Transported - US112 (4 weeks)
US
Christian4 (51 weeks)
Christian
First published: May 27, 2008
2010 Tonight - US6th
gold
gold

(56 weeks)US
Christian1 (78 weeks)
Christian
First published: February 9, 2010
Sales: + 500,000
2011 Christmas in Diverse City - US84 (13 weeks)
US
Christian6 (14 weeks)
Christian
First published: October 4, 2011
2012 Dubbed and Freq'd: A Remix Project - US52 (3 weeks)
US
Christian3 (44 weeks)
Christian
First published: March 23, 2012
Eye on It CH84 (1 week)
CH
US1
gold
gold

(51 weeks)US
Christian1 (94 weeks)
Christian
First published: August 28, 2012
Sales: + 500,000
2013 Christmas Gift Pack - - Christian44 (3 weeks)
Christian
First published: October 15, 2013
2014 Eye'm All Mixed Up - - Christian16 (10 weeks)
Christian
First published: November 4, 2014
2015 This is not a test - US4th
gold
gold

(33 weeks)US
Christian1 (... week)
Template: chart table / maintenance / preliminary / 2015Christian
First published: August 7th, 2015
Sales: + 500,000
2016 Hits Deep Live - - Christian13 (29 weeks)
Christian
First published: November 18, 2016
2017 Light of Christmas - - Christian31 (2 weeks)
Christian
First published: November 3, 2017
2018 The Elements - US18 (5 weeks)
US
Christian1 (... week)
Template: chart table / maintenance / preliminary / 2018Christian
First published: October 12, 2018
2019 The St. Nemele Collab Sessions - - Christian15 (1 week)
Christian
First published: August 23, 2019

More albums

  • 1996: Erace (Gotee Brothers)

Extended plays

year title Top ranking, total weeks, awardChartsChart placements
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
Remarks
United StatesUnited States ChristianTemplate: chart table / maintenance / country unknown (US)
2020 The Lost Demos Christian11 (... weeks)
Template: chart table / maintenance / provisional / 2020Christian
First published: May 8, 2020

Singles

year Title
album
Top ranking, total weeks, awardChartsChart placements
(Year, title, album , rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
Remarks
United StatesUnited States ChristianTemplate: chart table / maintenance / country unknown (US)
2004 Gone
Welcome to Diverse City
Christian29 (10 weeks)
Christian
2005 Atmosphere
Welcome to Diverse City
Christian23 (12 weeks)
Christian
Burn for You
Welcome to Diverse City
Christian10 (20 weeks)
Christian
2006 Made to Love
Portable Sounds
Christian1
gold
gold

(38 weeks)Christian
Sales: + 500,000
2007 I'm For You
Portable Sounds
Christian2 (32 weeks)
Christian
2008 One World
Portable Sounds
Christian10 (20 weeks)
Christian
feat. Siti Monroe
Lose My Soul
Portable Sounds
Christian2
gold
gold

(44 weeks)Christian
Sales: + 500,000
2009 City on Our Knees
Tonight
Christian1
gold
gold

(38 weeks)Christian
Sales: + 500,000
2010 Get Back Up
Tonight
Christian1 (42 weeks)
Christian
Hold on
Tonight
Christian9 (30 weeks)
Christian
Christmas This Year
Christmas in Diverse City
Christian1 (5 weeks)
Christian
feat. Leigh Nash
2011 Tonight
Tonight
Christian27 (20 weeks)
Christian
Changed Forever
Tonight
Christian27 (20 weeks)
Christian
feat. Nirva Ready
The First Noel
Christmas in Diverse City
Christian30 (2 weeks)
Christian
feat. Owl City
2012 Me Without You
Eye on It
Christian1
gold
gold

(30 weeks)Christian
Sales: + 500,000
Steal My Show
Eye on It
Christian3 (44 weeks)
Christian
2013 Speak Life
Eye on It
Christian3
gold
gold

(36 weeks)Christian
Sales: + 500,000
2015 Beyond Me
This Is Not a Test
Christian5 (26 weeks)
Christian
Backseat Driver
This Is Not a Test
Christian29 (20 weeks)
Christian
feat. Hollyn & TRU
Feel It
This Is Not a Test
Christian5 (29 weeks)
Christian
feat. Mr. Talkbox
2016 Move (Keep Walkin ')
This Is Not a Test
Christian5 (27 weeks)
Christian
Love Broke Thru
This Is Not a Test
Christian3 (38 weeks)
Christian
Bring On the Holidays
Light of Christmas
Christian16 (3 weeks)
Christian
2017 Lights Shine Bright
This Is Not a Test
Christian42 (5 weeks)
Christian
feat. Hollyn
2018 I Just Need U.
The Elements
Christian1
gold
gold

(30 weeks)Christian
Sales: + 500,000
Everything
The Elements
Christian6 (31 weeks)
Christian
Scars
The Elements
Christian24 (4 weeks)
Christian
2019 The Elements
The Elements
Christian27 (7 weeks)
Christian
Edge of My Seat
Christian9 (26 weeks)
Christian
feat. Cochren & Co.
All I need for Christmas
Christian30 (4 weeks)
Christian
with Terrian
2020 21 years
Christian3 (20 weeks)
Christian
See the Light
The Elements
Christian19 (... wk.)
Template: chart table / maintenance / provisional / 2020Christian
The following songs did not appear as single, but were made available for download and streaming through the album and were thus able to achieve a placement:
2012 Mary's Boy Child
Christmas in Diverse City
Christian42 (1 week)
Christian
feat. Jamie Grace
This Christmas (Father of the Fatherless)
Christmas in Diverse City
Christian46 (1 week)
Christian
feat. Nirva Ready
2015 The Day I Die
This Is Not a Test
Christian29 (20 weeks)
Christian
feat. NF
Love Feels Like
This Is Not a Test
Christian44 (2 weeks)
Christian
feat. DC talk
2018 Starts With Me
The Elements
Christian36 (1 week)
Christian
feat. Aaron Cole

More singles

  • 2001: Somebody's Watching
  • 2002: This Christmas
  • 2003: Phenomenon
  • 2003: Get This Party Started / Irene
  • 2004: Diverse City
  • 2007: Ignition
  • 2007: No Ordinary Love
  • 2007: Boomin

Guest Posts

year Title
album
Top ranking, total weeks, awardChartsChart placements
(Year, title, album , rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
Remarks
United StatesUnited States ChristianTemplate: chart table / maintenance / country unknown (US)
2010 Let's Go
Outta Space Love
Christian49 (2 weeks)
Christian
Group 1 Crew feat. TobyMac
2011 Good Morning
What If We Were Real
Christian18th
gold
gold

(26 weeks)Christian
Mandisa feat. TobyMac
Sales: + 500,000
Hold Me
One Song at a Time
Christian3
gold
gold

(41 weeks)Christian
Jamie Grace feat. TobyMac
Sales: + 500,000
2013 Light of Christmas
Christian2 (5 weeks)
Christian
Owl City feat. TobyMac
2017 Bleed the same
Christian10 (27 weeks)
Christian
Mandisa feat. TobyMac
Right on time
Christian28 (20 weeks)
Christian
Aaron Cole feat. TobyMac

Further guest contributions

  • 2002: Ooh Ahh ( GRITS feat. TobyMac) (US:platinumplatinum)

Video albums

  • 2002: Momentum DVD
  • 2007: Portable Sounds (Limited Deluxe Edition)
  • 2008: Alive and Transported (US:platinumplatinum)
  • 2010: Moving Pictures
  • 2013: I'm in Love with a Church Girl

Books

  • 2004: Under God (with Michael Tait)

swell

  1. ^ Toby McKeehan and Bill Gaither launch new label 40 Records
  2. a b c d Chart sources: CH US
  3. a b c d Music Sales Awards: US

Web links

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