DeWayne Crocker Jr

About DeWayne

DeWayne Crocker, Jr., is a college sophomore hailing from Pensacola, Florida. Having acquired most of his notoriety from viral social media videos with his friends (YouTube and Facebook) which have received more than 15 million views worldwide, DeWayne first started singing as a child in the church. In 2015, DeWayne was presented with an opportunity to share his God-given talent with a nationwide audience when he auditioned and was selected for Black Entertainment Television’s “Sunday Best: Race to the Stage” show. He was one of more than 15,000 applicants from across the United States to submit a video to the competition. DeWayne’s soul-stirring rendition of “Precious Lord” garnered him a spot among 10 finalists where he was the youngest, and after an intense three-week battle between those finalists, hosted on BET.com, DeWayne was crowned the winner of the “Sunday Best: Race to the Stage” competition and made his national television debut on the Sunday Best's season finale on August 30th, 2015. Recently, DeWayne released his debut single: “Never Give Up.” The 20-year-old DeWayne gives all the glory to the Lord and is striving to reach his generation by exemplifying his love of Jesus Christ. “I want others to know that your dreams can become reality. You must stay faithful, hear and follow the path that God has laid out for you. It may not be instantaneous, but it always happens at the right time,” said DeWayne, a 2015 high school graduate. “I was always singing at church, at school, at work, in the mall, at Walmart, but I never imagined that I would one day be singing for a nationwide audience and reaching millions of others all over the world. Of course, I hoped and really wanted to record music with a message, but God placed the right people in my path at the right time, and people have been blessed by my gift all over the world ever since.”

Watch DeWayne on ​Sunday Best