Nashville, TN -- Chanel Haynes teams up once again with longtime friend and Maroon 5 band member PJ Morton to create a dynamic new track for her forthcoming CD, 'Trin-i-tee 5:7 According To Chanel.' The track, "Repay," is penned and produced by Morton with Chanel on lead vocals. 

"PJ and I are childhood friends, and we grew up in the church together with both of our parents being pastors in New Orleans," said Chanel. A few years ago, PJ wrote the most beautiful song for T57 called 'Over and Over.' When it was time for me to record a life-changing single for my first solo album, I could think of no one else but my dear friend from NOLA." 

'Trin-i-tee 5:7: According To Chanel' includes 12 tracks penned by Chanel and Morton. It features the signature contemporary Gospel/Urban sound of Trin-i-tee 5:7 fans have loved over the years, but now with a blossoming Chanel on all lead vocals as a solo artist, reflecting her unique sound and musical creativity.  


Born in New Orleans, the daughter of a Pentecostal preacher, Chanel's journey in music began with strong roots in the church. As a young teen, Chanel made it on Star Search on CBS where the world was first introduced to her big voice and charisma, which led to her career with Trin-t-tee 5:7. As one third of the best-selling female gospel trio in music history with seven studio records and more than 1.5 million CDs sold worldwide, Chanel has a collection of accolades including coveted Grammy Award nominations, Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, and Stellar Gospel Music Awards spanning a successful career in the Gospel music industry. In 2010, Chanel received the Gospel Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in London for her success in Trin-i-tee 5:7. Trin-i-Tee 5:7 According To Chanel marks her first solo project.