Multi-GRAMMY® and Stellar Award-nominated artist Melvin Crispell III has released his latest single, “Yesterday.” Now available, Melvin’s rendition brings his vibrant vocals to the powerful ballad and unforgettable lyrics of the Mary Mary classic. Following his previous singles, where he covered CeCe Winans’ “He’s Never Failed Me Yet” and Tye Tribbett’s “Hold On,” this latest release is the third single from his upcoming EP, Covered Volume 1.

Melvin’s rendition of “Yesterday” brings out the song’s timeless message, offering a soulful and uplifting experience that conveys resilience and hope. Reflecting on life’s challenges and finding solace in faith, the song features Melvin’s unique harmonies and heartfelt delivery. Scheduled for release on June 21st, Covered Volume 1 is an EP where Melvin delivers inspiration and blessings through God’s covering, honoring some of the gospel favorites that have inspired him with modernized arrangements.


Melvin Crispell III rose to fame after winning Season 9 of BET’s gospel competition “Sunday Best” in 2019. Since then, he has released two full-length albums and received multiple accolades, including two GRAMMY® nominations, two Dove Award nominations, and several Stellar Award nominations. Recently, he garnered four Stellar Award nominations for the 39th Annual Stellar Awards in Las Vegas, taping on July 20th. He is nominated for the 2024 Stellar Awards in the categories of Male Artist of the Year, Traditional Artist of the Year, Traditional Male Artist of the Year, and Traditional Album of the Year for his sophomore album, No Failure. Melvin will be performing in select cities across the nation; details on his upcoming appearances can be found at

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