Tasha Cobbs was born as Natasha Tameika Cobbs, on July 7, 1981 in Jesup, Georgia. Her parents are Bishop Fritz Cobbs (1954–2014) and Lady Bertha Cobbs. She grew up in the church at Jesup New Life Ministries, which her parents led. These worship services are where she started singing, from her childhood and into her young adult years.
Tasha is an American urban contemporary gospel musician who faithfully lent her talents at her local assembly before an unforeseen relocation to Atlanta Georgia in 2006, where she joined the thriving Dream Center Church of Atlanta. Most of her tenure at Dream Center entailed leading worship weekly and managing the various entities of the Worship & Arts Department.
She started her solo music career in 2010, with the independently self-released album Smile. This got the attention of EMI Gospel (now Motown Gospel), and they released her EP, Grace, on February 5, 2013. This was listed on two Billboard charts: the Billboard 200 at No. 61, and at No. 2 on the Top Gospel Albums chart.
In 2012, Cobbs went on to record her freshman project titled GRACE, produced by multi-award-winner and Motown Gospel label mate, VaShawn Mitchell. This project laced with organic and moving tracks featured the lead single, Break Every Chain, which landed as Billboard’s #1 song for a total of 12 weeks.
Break Every Chain attracted countless audiences worldwide each time it was heard or ministered. The album Grace landed on Billboard’s Top 10 Gospel Albums chart for a year.
The EP later reached No. 1 on the Top Gospel Albums chart. The singles “Break Every Chain” and “For Your Glory” also reached No. 1 on the Hot Gospel Songs charts. At the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014, Tasha Cobbs took home ‘Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance’, winning her first Grammy.
On the 13th of October 2014, thousands from near and far gathered for the live recording of her sophomore project with Motown Gospel/Universal CMG as she documented a body of work, that although done in the same vein of GRACE, will certainly stand alone because of its progressive and crossover approach. Many have already offered their reviews claiming that this project will introduce listeners to a fresh and unprecedented sound.
Tasha Cobbs is an innovative tool of influence with a passion for mentorship. Resulting from this passion, came the launch of the iLead Escape (www.theiLeadEscape.com), a global ministry mentorship program that aids 2,000 mentees in sharpening the knowledge and execution of their gifts. In addition to this program, Tasha extended the reach of her mentorship with her debut book, WORSHIP 101, a manual that revisits the basics of worship.
In 2015, Tasha Cobbs was awarded the Gospel Artist of the Year, at the 2015 GMA Dove Awards. In such a short time, Tasha has seen extraordinary success with accomplishments that include: a Grammy Award, 3 Stellar Awards, and 3 Dove Awards. She notes God’s grace as the reason for it all.
Apart from being a singer, song writer and a worship leader, she now serves as one of the team pastors at Dream Center Church. It was definite that the world had received not just another singer, but a rare gift.
On 3 March 2017 in a private ceremony attended by family and friends she married her long term love Kenneth Leonard. His 3 children were present at the ceremony to welcome her to their family.