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CARIBBEAN CROONER SHERWIN GARDNER SURPASSES A BILLION TIKTOK VIEWS WITH AFROBEAT, “FIND ME HERE (BLESSINGS FIND ME)”

FIRST GOSPEL SONG TO HIT THE BILLION MARK ON TIKTOK


Gospel Crooner Hits Billion Mark on TikTok / Stops In To See ADA Warner Staff

Left to Right: Mike Greene (VP, ADA Worldwide), Cat Kreidich (President, ADA Worldwide), Sherwin Gardner, Dr. Kristin Darvile-Gardner (Sherwin’s wife) , April Pope (VP, ADA Worldwide), Adriana Sein (SVP, ADA Worldwide),  Dominique Taverna (Digital Marketing Strategist, ADA Worldwide), and Emanuel Okusanya (Senior Manager - Media Relations, ADA Worldwide). Photo by Bill Carpenter


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NEWS SOURCE: Bill Carpenter PR
April 3, 2024

Indianapolis, IN: Sherwin Gardner, a Trinidadian singer based in the Bahamas, has been singing professionally for four decades. But, his current release, “Find Me Here (Blessings Find Me),” is the biggest of his career. It’s  surpassed a billion views on TikTok and earned him a seat in  a  tight circle of TikTok influencers such as illusionist,  Zach King, and actor, The Rock. It’s the first gospel song to reach this milestone. Since the Afrobeat track dropped in January, it’s scored 1.1 billion TikTok views, 9.2 million digital streams, and 2.2 million user-generated creations. He recently stopped into the Manhattan offices of his distributor ADA to meet the staff and celebrate the song’s success.

The song has been shared or shouted-out on social media by such luminaries as Pop star Alicia Keys, rapper EVE, gospel singer Yolanda Adams, New Jack Swing producer Teddy Riley, actor Kel Mitchell, and lifestyle influencer, Tabitha Smith.

“I created a 46 second song to post as a New year’s Day affirmation,” Gardner recalls. “When I posted the video, I was thinking 100 people might like it. The next day, there were 100,000 views.  By the end of the week, it was a million views.” The views ignited a bidding war between recording labels such as SonyIsland, and Universal Music. Gardner didn’t even have a full song to offer yet. So, he rushed into his Bahamian studio to create a full track. Then, he emailed it to  Julius Nana, a Kenyan musician, to arrange. After Nana emailed it back,  Gardner cut the lead and background vocals, added other atmospherics, and mixed it down himself.  

Gardner’s Flow Masters imprint partnered with Indiana-based Tyscot Records  which is distributed by ADA / a Warner Music Group company.  Since its January 2024 release, the song has charted on five different Billboard Magazine charts, including the World Digital Songs chart  where it rose to No. 7, and the Gospel Digital Songs chart where it peaked at No. 2. Gardner is currently working on a new album of Afrobeat songs entitled, Found, that will release later in 2024. Visit https://sherwingardner.com for more news and information on Sherwin Gardner.



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