After Zhavia, ‘The Four’ Winner Evvie McKinney Gets Signed To A Label!

Evvie McKinney The FourMriganka Chawla | Talent Recap

Our girl, Evvie McKinney just signed an exclusive recording arrangement with Motown Gospel and Capitol CMG . Just when you think Zhavia Ward was the only good thing that came out of ‘The Four: Battle for Stardom’ on FOX

Evvie McKinney rose to prominence as the winner of the inaugural season of ‘The Four’ and even though her performance, singing and songwriting stole our hearts, the Republic Records deal never saw the light of day. I guess it would suffice to say that, that’s over.

Watch all of Evvie’s performance on The Four and the performance that lead her to beat Zhavia

The Four’s Evvie Has Finally Made It!

Evvie covered songs like Aretha Franklin’s “I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You” and Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” that left ‘The Four’ judges Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, and Meghan Trainor shook.

People were almost losing hope that the then 20 year old was going to be just another name in the crowd and would be lost but alas! There is a ray of hope.

The runner up of ‘The Four’ Zhavia Ward just won teen choice of the year beating Lady Gaga btw and fans adore her. A lot of the fans were upset to see Zhavia lose to Evvie.

Evvie wrote in the caption of this picture on Instagram that “All that crying and all that praying paid off! I simply look at this photo and want to break down crying because this is ALL GOD’S doing! He protected me in the storm! He protected me from being made someone I’m not, He guided me to the right people, and made a way for me where there was no way out. God blessed me and He rewarded me for my PATIENCE and my Faithfulness towards Him. The whole time He was saying “Evvie, I got it all figured out.” Don’t just “trust the process”, TRUST HIS PROCESS, and HIS TIMING♥️ What’s for you is for you, regardless”

Press release Of Evvie Signing A Record Deal

Maximum Artist Management Manages Evvie

McKinney is managed by Mitchell Solarek at Maximum Artist Management. The full-service entertainment group boasts over two decades of success, with notable clients including 6-time GRAMMY® nominee Natalie Grant, Emmy®-nominated creative director and television producer Laurieann Gibson, and 5-time GRAMMY® nominee Tauren Wells.

Evvie McKinney’s cover of the Stevie Wonder hit “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” was recently featured on the Hitsville: A Motown Gospel Celebration project, commemorating Motown Records’ 60th Anniversary. She is currently working on her debut project to be released in 2020.

Want more Evvie news because you miss her and want to know more about her journey? Watch her YouTube announcement and all that she has been up to since winning ‘The Four.’

Evvie on her own YouTube channel


Mriganka Chawla
Mriganka Chawla

Mriganka Chawla is the Managing Editor and occasional host at Talent Recap. She is a skincare junkie with the enthusiasm of a 5 year old that likes to dive deep into the rabbit hole of Reddit. Mriganka is an SEO expert, Penn State Alumna and that feminist girl you don't want to ever date. To relax, she likes to watch murder mysteries and paternity court.

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