Youth in Unity (Y.I.U.), a group of young people on the move! Make no mistake; these young, motivated witnesses for Christ are united to edify the Lord using their voices. Youth in Unity was established February 2010 under the leadership of Sidney Buckner, a gifted drummer, and the grandson of a Baptist pastor who taught him early in life that only what you do for Christ will last. This dynamic group believes in giving high praise to the almighty and is a highly sought out group with a mission to help others encounter Jesus. God has afforded them many opportunities to minister in songs at various churches throughout the city and suburbs of Chicago. They have performed at the 18th Ward Gospel Fest 2010, sharing the same stage with Gospel Legends, the late Inez Andrews, and Leanne Faine, as well as being the opening choir for the legendary, Mighty Clouds of Joy and recording artist Vashawn Mitchell. Youth in Unity also got the opportunity to perform on the Chicago 2017, Gospel Festival Youth Stage at Millennium Park. Their first live CD entitled, “Youth in Unity Project” was released March 2012 featuring some of Chicago talented writers, to name a few, Malcolm Williams, Tony Tidwell and others. This talented group refused to stop singing for the Lord and released their 2nd Live CD entitled “YIU2” in November 2019. Their single, Superman was nominated for a 2020 Eddy Award for Best New Single and the choir also received a nomination for Best New Group. The new radio single Faith, which features Lauren Turner, simply says when you believe you shall receive, just have “Faith.” The new single is available on all digital outlets.
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