Tyrone “Tye” Tribbett is an American gospel music singer, songwriter and keyboardist. He is choir director and founder of the Grammy-nominated and Stellar Award-winning gospel group Tye Tribbett & G.A. (short for ‘Greater Anointing.’)
Tribbett was born on January 26, 1976, in Camden, New Jersey. He was raised in an Apostolic Pentecostal church in Camden, New Jersey. His father is Bishop Thomas Tyrone Tribbett, a former pastor, and his mother is Neicy Tribbett, a minister as well as a disc jockey in the Philadelphia and New York area.
He toured with Faith Hill in 2000, leading to work with Will Smith, Usher, Don Henley, Justin Timberlake, and Sting. He has since released five albums. The album “Greater Than” was released August 6, 2013, and earned him two Grammy awards. In 2017, he released “The Bloody Win”.
He is married to Shanté Tribbett, who was a member of Greater Anointing, and they have two daughters together. He admitted to an affair in 2009 with another member of his choir, leading to his wife having an affair of her own with Christian rapper Da’ T.R.U.T.H., but both men and their wives later reconciled.
He also has a brother, Thaddaeus, who is part of the band “Soundcheck” and is now gigging for various artists. Tribbett also has two sisters; DeShantel Tribbett-Robinson and, DeMaris Tribbett-Toy, who sang in Greater Anointing.
Tribbett loves to spend time with his family and engage in upper body workouts.
In April 2020, Tribbett sent a message to people during the coronavirus pandemic with a song “We are gon’ be alright”, he fused Kendrick Lamar’s hit track Alright into the song.