The first gospel act to incorporate hip-hop influences, DC Talk became one of the most popular groups in Christian contemporary music during the mid-'90s, when their fourth album, Jesus Freak, made the highest debut for a Christian/Gospel act on Billboard's album charts, which was soon overtaken by their fifth project Supernatural.
Formed in Washington, D.C., during the late '80s, the group comprised of Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait and Kevin Max Smith. After relocating to Nashville, DC Talk released a series of increasingly ambitious and successful albums, beginning with their self-titled 1989 debut; followed by their Gold®-certified 1990 sophomore album Nu Thang; the Platinum®-certified 1992 opus Free At Last; 1995's Jesus Freak, a Double-Platinum® watershed which afforded the group more mainstream success than ever before; as well as 1997's platinum-selling Supernatural. In addition to their recordings, live performance was a crucial part of the DC Talk story, and the group's fiery on-stage delivery earned them respect from virtually all quarters. Seven million records, countless Dove Awards, three GRAMMY® Awards, one Multi-Platinum™ album, two Platinum albums, two Gold albums and two Gold-certified long-form videos attest to the group's ability to bridge the wall between religious and secular audiences.