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Talein Harris is an award-winning artist known for her angelic voice and explosive stage presence. She is the Youth Gospel Choice Awards Best Female Artist for 2008 . This year Talein was honored when she was awarded the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award signed by President Barack Obama for her life-long commitment to volunteer service. It was evident at a young age that she was going to be a woman of purpose and destiny. Talein, born Kia Talein Anderson, is a multi-talented woman on a mission to share her gifts and talents with the world. She is an entrepreneur, writer, songwriter, model, actress, gospel-recording artist, life empowerment coach, wife, mother, and radio/television host.
Always in pursuit of her dreams, Talein was selected to be the lead female vocalist for Atlantic Starr and recorded the CD “Time” on Arista Records. She was blessed to work with award-winning songwriter, Diane Warren, one of the most prolific songwriters in the music industry. Diane has written hits for Celine Dion, Toni Braxton, and Whitney Houston just to name a few. Talein’s passion for music has been heard throughout the US and abroad. In 1992, Talein gave her life to the Lord but still continued her lifestyle as a mainstream secular artist. After leaving the group Atlantic Starr in 1993, she felt depressed, despondent and broken. Now was the time to accept her call, follow Christ with her whole heart, and give her talents back to HIM. She has never looked back since then and in 2007 the birthing of her debut gospel masterpiece entitled “Don’t Turn Your Back On God” was released on her independent label Angelic Vibe Music, Inc. The project is written by Talein and her mother La-Tina Smith. Make no mistake Talein’s versatility can bring you back to your roots with a hymn or take you to the throne room with praise and worship.
Talein's drive and passion to see the hearts of young women and women all over the world to walk in wholeness and completeness, to become successful, and achieve their divine destiny in life did not stop when she was reigning as Miss Black Maryland in 1992 and First Runner-Up Miss Black USA 1993. She allows her non-profit organization, Divine LifeStyle to be that platform to develop and empower young ladies and women. "Divine LifeStyle" was birthed out of a vision God gave her to be a healing balm and empowerment tool for others". Extremely passionate about mentoring young women, Talein discusses self-esteem, life choices, and is an advocate for Abstinence and HIV/AIDS education and so much more. Her song Abstinence is one way she uses her gift of song as a tool to reach people about and have a disussion about saving themselves until marriage and other things we should abstain from drugs, violence, and other criminal activities in the Christian community and the world.
As an eloquent speaker and gifted writer for many years her talents prove again to inspire others to live a lifestyle that is pure, honest, encouraging and uplifting. God wanted her to truly reach the masses through every aspect of media and inspired her to start a radio broadcast online. Heating up the airwaves as the Producer and Radio Personality of the Divine LifeStyle Show with Talein, she allows the show to be a vehicle for independent artist to showcase their music and share their experiences through personal interviews and a Word from the Lord.
She has graced the platform with the whose who in ministry in many different sources of media. Talein has been featured in gospel stage plays, jingles, voiceovers, newspapers, hair magazines, radio and television. Her first international television debut was on Candi Staton’s show “Say Yes” on Trinity Broadcasting Network. She is a well-rounded artist, writer, vocal arranger and savvy businesswoman. She is married to her best friend and ministry partner, Apostle John F. Harris, and they Pastor Spirit of Glory Worship Center in Forest Park, GA. They are raising four beautiful children and continuing to utilize their marriage to be a blessing to the people of God.