Ernest Billups a songwriter, musician, singer, and producer was born in newport news, va on august 19, 1984. he is the first child and son to gospel recording artist angela “missy” billups and ernest billups jr. commencing an anointed and musically exceptional family, ernest was acclaimed with the gift of music entirely and continuous in that capacity at this moment. ernest cultivated in music playing for family group “the butler sister’s”, gospel artist angela “missy” billups, innumerable of church organization and/or groups such as; greater refuge temple, harlem, ny, center of hope international, long island city, ny and etc. thriving on his music ministry, ernest embarked upon spreading gospel in the community which created nu testament community choir, presently produces ”tribe of levi” and started own corporation “e’mazin entertainment”. ernest has an inimitable manner of expressing his love for jesus christ through his music. he desires to encourage, heal, deliver and save souls throughout the nation by revealing the word of god with enthusiasm and conviction in his music.
A few of ernest’s accomplishments are playing for the national gmwa state choir and praise team, guest soloist on the tbn (trinity broadcast network) “praise the lord” program, featured musician on hbo us festival aspen, colorado playing “amazing grace” and upbride citizens theatre in new york “joey and david.com”, toured in international countries of europe and spain spreading the gospel of jesus. he has worked with artist such as yolanda adams, mary mary, lucinda moore, vashawn mitchell, jonathan nelson, hezekiah walker, vickie winans and a host of others.
Ernest serves faithfully at greater refuge temple in harlem, new york as an intrical part of the music ministry holding the office of chief musician in music ministry. he’s also music director for the cooljc new york gospel star search. his phenomenal testimonies and music has been profitable not only for his life but to those he serves “speaking life”.
Ernest is a man who loves jesus and appreciates god for his grace and mercy. in march of 2011, ernest released his first two song single cd entitled “to worship you”, and a mothers day smash hit entitled “my favorite girl”. after almost two years, ernest finally releases his long anticipated ep entitled “it was you”. this new project also features his new hit single entitled “scream”, which is taking the world by storm.
“this project is dear to my heart, because these are the songs that helped me make it through the last two years of my life” says ernest. he goes on to say “i pray it encourages you, as much as it did for me”.
Ladies and gentlemen, you’re in for a treat! open your tent doors and receive the ministry of ernest billups & tribe of levi…