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Dave Hollister Biography

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Genres: Christian/Gospel, Pop, Rap/Hip Hop, Soul/R&B

Dave Hollister (born August 17, 1971) is an American R&B vocalist who found fame during the 1990s as one quarter of the Platinum-selling R&B quartet Blackstreet before going on to a solo career.

Hollister is cousin of musical artists act K-Ci & JoJo and Fantasia Barrino. He started developing fame as a musician in the early 1990s. Some of his biggest early appearances were with 2Pac on tracks like "Brenda's Got A Baby" and "Keep Ya Head Up" where he was credited on both as "The Black Angel" as well as the original version of "Don't You Trust Me." The remake of which was released on “Loyal to the Game.”

His next big move was when he was signed to Teddy Riley's R&B group Blackstreet in 1994. He worked with the group on their first album and then left the group to pursue his own solo career. He was signed to DreamWorks Records and began working on an album.

In 1999, Hollister released his first album, “Ghetto Hymns.” The album was successful, going gold, and creating one hit single, "My Favorite Girl". "My Favorite Girl" reached #10 on the R&B charts.

Hollister's follow-up album, “Chicago '85... The Movie” was released in 2000. The album was an autobiographical work and went gold. "One Woman Man" the album's biggest single, reached #8 on the R&B charts. Also in 2000, Dave Hollister collaborated on "He Say, She Say" with Keith Sweat and T-Boz of TLC (written and produced by Andrew Lane).

For his third effort, Hollister moved to Motown Records. The album, “Things In the Game Done Changed” was released in 2002. As a result of the album's shortcomings, Hollister returned to DreamWorks where he released “Real Talk” in 2003. Following the album's release, Hollister moved to Gospo Centric.

Hollister is reportedly wrapping up his fifth album in the industry, “The Book of David: Vol. 1 The Transition.” The album will be coming out on September 26, 2006 from Gospo Centric.

He currently serves as Assistant Minister of Music for New Direction Christian Church satellite location in Collierville, Tennessee.