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Energetic. Passionate. An Encourager. Bridge builder.
Artist. Pianist. Writer. Producer.

Biographical Facts

  • started playing the piano at age 5
  • gave his first piano concert at 7
  • at 12, he was being trained professionally in classical music, music theory, composition and jazz by:
    Dr. Sam Mammel (Julliard School Of Music)
    Dr. Ralph Lambert (Monmouth University)
    Dr. Joseph Accurso (Rutgers University)
  • from 7 – 16 he was giving free piano concerts at nursing homes, schools and churches
  • at 17, he graduated High School one year early & wanted to enroll in Bible School
  • enrolled & attended A.C.T.S. (Advanced Christian Training School) a 2 year program
  • at 18, he graduated from A.C.T.S. in only 1 year
  • at 19, he had an opportunity to work as an apprentice under an old-school R&B/Hip-Hop producer in NYC, making beats, playing keys, writing, arranging, sequencing and learning the behind the scenes tech skills of producing, recording, sampling and creating music in the studio lab
  • nick-named “Little Boy Wonder” by the legendary singer Stevie Wonder
  • married his sweetheart Susan & currently together they are blessed with 6 children

Career Facts & Appearances

  • has appeared in 49 of the 50 United States, Canada, & The West Indies
  • written over 300 songs & released 9 Independent albums/projects
  • in 2013, Popin signed a record deal with eOne & released his first major project called, “YOU CAN MAKE IT”, featuring guest Artists Tamela Mann, Martha Munizzi & others
  • performed his timely single, “SUCH A TIME AS THIS”, on BET’s new gospel Sunday morning TV show, “JOYFUL NOISE”, hosted by Tye Tribbett
  • invited to perform and be a part of history with the airing of the first ever 2021 Inauguration Gospel Celebration
  • released 7 singles to gospel radio, “I CAN MAKE IT” (#21 on the Billboard Gospel Radio Airplay Chart), “SUCH A TIME AS THIS” (#17 on the Billboard Gospel Radio Airplay Chart), “I GOT OUT” (#4 on the Billboard Gospel Radio Airplay Chart), “STEP IN THE NAME” (#21 on the Billboard Gospel Radio Airplay Chart), “ALL BACK” (#19 on the Billboard Gospel Radio Airplay Chart), “BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR” (#1 on the Billboard Gospel Radio Airplay Chart), “SO GOOD 2 ME” (#19 on the Billboard Gospel Radio Airplay Chart)
  • to date, has had 7 Top 25 hits at gospel radio
  • started his own imprint record label, Little Boy Wonder Music (nick-name given to him by the legendary singer Stevie Wonder)
  • garnered his first #1 on Billboard with the album release of “I GOT OUT” on July 21, 2017 topping the Billboard sales chart on both the Top Christian and Top Gospel categories
  • over 3+ million audio/visual streams for Popin’s single “I GOT OUT”
  • over 4+ million audio/visual streams for Popin’s single “STEP IN THE NAME”
  • over 10+ million all-time audio/visual streams
  • nominated for 1 (one) 2018 Stellar Award:
    (“I GOT OUT” | Traditional Gospel Album Of The Year)
  • honored by ASCAP & received a 2018 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Award:
    (“I GOT OUT” | Top Gospel Song)
  • nominated for 2 (two) 2019 Stellar Awards:
    (“Producer Of The Year” | Tasha Page-Lockhart’s “The Beautiful Project” for Popin’s song “Beautiful Savior”, Produced by Bryan Popin and AyRon Lewis)
    (“Special Event CD Of The Year” | WOW Gospel 2018 for Popin’s song “Step In The Name”)

Has Ministered/Performed at:
*(full list available upon request)

  • Bishop TD Jakes’ “The Potter’s House” in Dallas, TX
  • Bishop TD Jakes’ “Pastors & Leaders Conference”
  • Bishop Dale Bronner’s “Word Of Faith Family Worship Center” in Atlanta, GA
  • Pastor John Jenkin’s “First Baptist” in Glenarden, MD
  • Pastor Bartholomew Orr’s “Brown Missionary Baptist Church” in Southaven, MS
  • Bishop Joseph Walker’s “Mt. Zion Baptist Church” in Nashville, TN
  • Dr. E Dewey Smith’s “House Of Hope” in Atlanta, GA
  • Dr. Gloria William’s “Jesus People Ministries” in Miami, FL
  • Pastor Solomon Kinloch’s “Triumph Church” in Detroit, MI
  • Bishop Charles Ellis’ “Greater Grace Temple” in Detroit, MI
  • Bishop Michael Pitt’s “Cornerstone Church” in Toledo, OH
  • Dr. James Kennedy’s “Coral Ridge Ministries” in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • First Baptist of Orlando, FL
  • The Ridgecrest Baptist Conference in NC
  • Valley Forge Christian College in PA
  • Bob Harrison’s “Increase Events” in FL, CA & Hawaii
  • and more

Has Ministered/Performed with:
*(full list available upon request)

Tamela Mann, Israel Houghton, Tye Tribbett, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Tasha Cobbs, Hezekiah Walker, Vickie Winans, Deitrick Haddon, Jermaine Dolly, Vashawn Mitchell, Martha Munizzi, Commissioned, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp, Andrae Crouch, Derick Thomas, Joy Enriquez, Judy Jacobs, Ben Tankard, Darryl Coley, Helen Baylor, Alvin Slaughter, Tramaine Hawkins, Dino Kartsonakis and more…

Has Written/Produced music with/for:

  • Chaka Khan
  • Tamela Mann
  • Israel Houghton
  • Martha Munizzi
  • Derick Thomas… a profound worship leader & writer who has written songs for Martha Munizzi, Vicki Yohe, Judy Jacobs, Israel Houghton & many others
  • Stephanie Bentley… writer of Faith Hill’s Grammy winning song, “Breathe”
  • Richard Marx… Grammy winning Artist, song-writer & producer
  • Danny Gokey… American Idol, Season 8, 3rd Place Finalist
  • Wrote the song “Falling” for Justin Timberlake’s ‘NSYNC which was released on their project “Celebrity” Worldwide and performed on their final stadium tour
  • “Falling” was also orchestrated & scored for the Mirimax movie “On The Line” & released Worldwide on the soundtrack to the movie
  • Wrote the song “I Believe” with Chaka Khan for her project “Classikhan” which was recorded live with The London Symphony Orchestra
  • Wrote & produced numerous songs for Jesse Campbell, from the NBC hit TV show, “THE VOICE”


Bryan Popin has joined hands by partnering with the following organizations:

Bryan Popin Ministries, Inc.

Compassion International

Lifewater International

The Sphinx Organization