|Saints Unified Voices|
|Founded||2002 (17 years ago)|
|Music director||Gladys Knight|
|Associated groups||Gladys Knight|
|Awards||2005 Grammy Award for "Best Gospel Album"|
Saints Unified Voices (SUV) is a Grammy Award-winning American Gospel music choir based in the Las Vegas Valley of Southern Nevada. The Saints Unified Voices Foundation, the governing organization of the choir, is directed by a board of directors, which includes Gladys Knight.
In the Spring of 2001, Gladys Knight put together a small singing group to perform with her at Women's Conference at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Later, Sullivan Richardson asked her to form a choir to perform at a special fireside event back home in Henderson, Nevada. Vocalists came from as far away as Los Angeles to audition for this special choir and members of the choir even travel from Utah for practices.
In 2003, the choir was invited to perform at Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah as part of the anniversary celebration of the priesthood being available to all worthy men.
The choir released a CD, One Voice, on January 4, 2005. In the first week, the album soared to Billboard's #1 on the Hot Shot Debut, while it simultaneously shot to the #1 Gospel Album and #2 Inspirational Album on iTunes. It remained in the top-40 on Billboard's Gospel charts for 48 weeks.
The 100-voice choir released its second album A Christmas Celebration in October 2006.
The choir presents its program "One Voice: An Evening of Music & Testimony" at stake centers and other buildings owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints across the US, and has traveled as far as England and Hawaii to share the gospel through music and song.
Shortly after learning that her choir had been nominated for a Grammy Award, Gladys Knight said: "A Grammy nomination is always an honor, but this means even more to me because I share it with my choir. We worked hard making this album for the Lord. It's wonderful that it also pleases the music industry." On February 8, 2006, it was announced that the album One Voice won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album as part of the 48th Annual Grammy Awards.