The new Lifetime film ‘The Clark Sisters: First Girls of Gospel’ premieres April 11. The Clark Sisters are one of many best gospel teams of all-time and HL has rounded up 5 key issues you must know.

The Clark Sisters: First Girls of Gospel is telling the unimaginable true story of the all-female gospel group and their mom Mattie Moss Clark. The Lifetime film, premiering April 11 at eight p.m. ET, stars Christina Bell as Twinkie, Kierra Sheard as Karen, Sheléa Frazier as Dorinda, Raven Goodwin as Denise, Angela Birchett as Jacky, and Aunjanue Ellis as Mattie. So, who’re The Clark Sisters? MeSlop is taking a visit down reminiscence lane earlier than the approved musical story about this group airs.

1. The Clark Sisters initially consisted of 5 sisters. The group began out with Jacky Clark Chisholm, Denise Clark Bradford, Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark-Terrell, Dorinda Clark-Cole, and Karen Clark Sheard. The Clark Sisters rose to fame within the 1980s and are identified for serving to convey gospel music to the mainstream. Their first album, Jesus Has a Lot to Give, was launched in 1973. Their hottest songs embrace “Is My Dwelling in Useless”, “Hallelujah”, “He Gave Me Nothing to Lose”, “Endow Me”, “Jesus Is A Love Music”, and extra. The group has gained Grammy Awards, together with Greatest Gospel Efficiency and Greatest Conventional Gospel Album. They’re the highest-selling feminine gospel group in historical past.

2. The Lifetime film encompasses a household connection within the forged. Kierra Sheard, who performs Karen, is enjoying the function of her mom in The Clark Sisters: First Girls of Gospel. Kierra has adopted in her mom’s footsteps and is a gospel recording artist.

3. There’s been some household drama over time. The sisters have all explored solo careers, however Denise left the group in 1986. The group cast forward with solely Four members after Denise’s departure and launched plenty of albums.

4. The group just lately launched a brand new album. The Return was launched in March 2020. Snoop Dogg is featured on the monitor “His Love.” It was The Clark Sisters’ first album for the reason that launch of A Clark Household Christmas in 2009.

The Clark Sisters on the 2008 Grammys. (Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock)

5. The Clark Sisters notably carried out at Aretha Franklin’s funeral. The Clark Sisters sang a strong rendition of “Is My Dwelling in Useless” on the 2018 service. Aretha and the group beforehand carried out collectively on the 2008 Grammys. Aretha additionally sang at their mom’s funeral in 1994.