Mrs. Perkins has achieved global name recognition and is the recipient of many prestigious awards for her songwriting abilities. Her song "I Got Power" was included in the NBC data base for the Beijing Olympic Aug 2008. These songs resonate with anointing and are sure to touch hearts and change lives as they inspire believers and non believers alike to examine their relationship with God. Mrs. Perkins has demonstrated the awesome ability to write in many different styles i.e. Gospel, contemporary, country etc and in a way that has universal appeal to all listeners. All of the songs are masterfully produced demo showcasing her songwriting abilities. Mrs. Perkins is a songwriter not a singer and acknowledges the dynamic talents of the many demo singers on the demos with special Kudos to Ms. Brandie Nelson who outstanding voice is heard on many of the demo and also is an upcoming and arising recording artist Talented producers i.e Walter Jones (Gifted Productions) NSS, Kenneth Taylor (Good Shepherd Prod). Many of Mrs.Perkins' songs have been included on many compilations CD. All of her songs are available to recording artists, TV/film, plays etc. She has received much recognition and these are just a few of her accomplishments.
3-14-11 featured on www.songwritersvantage.com.
7-10 songs "It Takes Faith and Shut Your Mouth Satan selected as finalist in Hottest New Artist contest.
7-10-09 "Where Do They Go" Honorable Mention 16th Billboard
4-14-09 "Where Do they Go?" Street Team Urban Series Vol 2
3-2-09 "Can You Use This Vessel?" Top 10 Broadjam.Com
2-09 "We Give You Glory" February winner Song Of The Year
2-09 "The Altar Call" The Soundcheck Vol 1 Compilation
1-09 "Just A Little Faith" winner January Spiritual Song of the Month at Broadjam.Com
1-29-09 "We Give You Glory" semi-finalist Mike Pinder's Songwars Songwriting Competition
10-08 "Don't Wreck The Train" Music To Live By ( Roo Records)
9-08 UK SONGWRITING CONTEST 2008
(Where Do They Go? semi-finalist
My Worship Is My Warfare - semi-finalist
Don't Wreck The Train - semi-finalist
We Give You Glory - FINALIST)
7-1-2008 Where Do They Go? nominated for Hollywood Music Awards
4-08 "I GOT THE POWER" included in NBC's music catalogue for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing (Aug 8 - 24).
2-14-08 "DON'T WRECK THE TRAIN" FINALIST IN SONG OF THE YEAR (DEC 07 CONTEST)
1-2-08 MONENTUM NOMINATION FOR WORSHIP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
11-30-07 Spotlight Interview on www.fbccradio.com with Stacey J.
10-2-07 signed publishing contract with America's New Artist Music for three songs (Victory Dance, My Eyes Wait and What Do You See)
9-8-07 Featured Storytelling Songwriter on the Narrative Music home site.
6-18-07 "VICTORY DANCE" was selected out of over 600 submissions to be included on the 2007 Indie Music For Life compilation CD that will raise money for cancer research
6-1-07 Featured on Front Page of Gospel Synergy Magazine
6-1-07 "Don't Surrender" selected for Music for Troops Support the Arts being distributed to Troops at USA Airbases Overseas
6-07 "God Want to Be Loved" Top Ten at www.broadjam.com
6-07 "My Eyes Wait" chosen to be part of Makeastar compilation www.makeastar.com
4-07 "My Worship is my Warfare" Top 10 at www.broadjam.com
2-07 "MY EYES WAIT" winner of January Fresh Start Contest at www.Broadjam.com
7-06 'I CROWN YOU' selected to be published in songbook via www.pianopress.com
5-06 "The Master's Hand awarded Runner Up in the Song of the Year competition.
Nominated for Momentum Award for Worship Artist of the year and Urban Gospel Artist of the Year.
1-06 "I LEARNED TO REST” track 17 on IRL CD compilation in Midem, France
Read interview by Chicago Music guide at www.chicagomusicguide.com. Look for article in ASCAP in March (Spring Issue)
On 1-3-06 song "VICTORY DANCE“WINNER OF Sweet Sixteen Contest at www.makeastar.com. Read interview at www.makeastar.com look "IN THE BIZ' at top of page. IT SHALL NOT ALWAYS BE LIKE THIS “ #1 SONG OF TOP 100 SONGS streamed at www.theindustryresource.com for 8 weeks in a row (7-1-05) Consistently had 1 or more songs (and as many as 9) in the Top 100 songs at this site and 3 out of 4 star rating by their professional music reviewer.
Selected 7 times as Sweet Sixteen Finalist in contest at www.makeastar.com.
Consistently had at least 1 song on the Top Ten listing at www.broadjam.com “Holy” in Top Ten listing in 4 different categories and currently (7-1-05) holding #4 song “I Crown You” at Broadjam Top Ten. Music streamed at shopping malls and restaurants www.musicoven.com, www.indiegospelradio.com (featured artist spotlight), www.newhorizongospel.com
What Reviewers are saying:
Song of the year reviewer 2-09 "It Takes Faith" I knew I was in for a treat with the first notes of the song. This is an exciting, energetic song of praise! The lyrics deliver the message in a joyous way, and the music keeps listeners on their feet moving to the beat. The title is simple and proud. I love this song!
Song of the year reviewer 2-09 "My Worship is my Warfare" This song chronicles your victory in warfare against the spiritual enemies of the Body of Christ. Your lyrics proclaim the tools of your warfare. In professing your worship, you are standing on faith, bearing your spiritual shield and drawing your sword, which is the Word of God. This is one powerful song that serves not only as a battle cry but a proclamation of victory. I am blessed by your song!
Chelsea Harmon of Inside Connection "Good Morning Jehovah would raise many hands in the Baptist church. While religiously charged, this song has the potential to become a mainstream household name. "It Shall Not Always Be Like This incorporates a down south country sound behind her positive message. Yvonne Perkins is only steps from success. Read the entire review at www.insidecx.com/reviews/sonic/sonic2.html.
Dale Kawashima founder of www.songwriteruniverse re: “God Wants to be loved” fairly well crafted song and demo with some nice elements. Favorite feature phase “God wants to be loved, just like you; melody on this phrase is excellent.
Jay Hervey industry professional reviewer at www.makeastar.com re: God Wants to be loved “writes the music itself is great, the construction is perfect, and this song has a certain beauty of its own. “I listen to this song repeatedly, until my batteries ran out on my player“.
Jay Hervey re: I Crown You
The music is very good. Actually it has that old time religion feeling to it that I grew up with listening to.
Orphaneddie professional reviewer at www.makeastar.com re: “Good Morning Jehovah” this is a really nice melody, both of the verse, chorus and bridge. Your melody conjures up some of the great gospel hits like “Oh Happy Day"
Orphaneddie (professional reviewer at www.makeastar.com) re: It Shall Not Always Be I think this is the best recording I’ve heard from you so far. It’s an ideal song demo, presentable to any name group in gospel.
Mrs. Perkins reports that her songs are birthed out of her daily meditation time, tests, trials and victories. She is a member of Monument of Faith Church (world renowned pastor, Apostle Richard D. Henton) in Chicago, Ill. She attributes her love for God to the example set by her mother and commitment to marriage set by her parents. Mrs. Perkins has been married for over 27 years, has 2 adult sons and 2 granddaughters. She retired from Dept. Children & Fam Svc. after 28 years. She is a LCPC providing individual, family and group counseling. She received BA in Human Svc, and MA in counseling from Chicago State Univ. Ms. Perkins's vision is that her music will be recorded by recording artists and be used in TV/radio/film and plays in the near future and that God will be glorified in all of her endeavors.