The sister of award-winning artist Prince has released her first gospel CD.
Most, however, will be wondering what kind of gospel it is that Tyka Nelson looks to share in A Brand New Me.
"I'm not really any religion,” she told columnist C.J. of the Star Tribune shortly before Christmas last month.
Though Nelson says she attends a Pentecostal church, she also says she studies with Jehovah’s Witnesses, the self-described “Christian” movement that has been denounced by major Christian denominations as either a cult or heretical sect.
“[S]o I say I'm Apostolic Pentecostal Jehovah's Witness Seventh-Day Adventist Jew," said Nelson, whose brother, Prince, is a devoted and outspoken follower of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Last month, Nelson’s new album was made available online at CDBaby.com, after about a month on ElectricFetus.com. Nelson also performed in Minneapolis with her band, The Word, to celebrate the release of her new CD.
Nelson is Prince’s only full sister and made her major label debut in 1988 with Royal Blue. Her second album, Yellow Moon Red Sky, was released on Ichiban Records in 1992.