At the young ages of 2 and 4, Contemporary gospel singers, Tonita and Iralynn were born into the genre. They began singing together under the leadership of their parents, Mr. Glynell and Mrs. Nora L. Johnson. T & I spent their formative years surrounded by family, faith, and music.
T&I participated in many church programs, talent shows, concerts, weddings, and various benefit programs. These two young women of God have also provided background vocals for many up-coming artists. In the year of 2012, T & I participated in "Rebound" the Movie's Mix and Mingle fundraiser to raise awareness about the job market and help prevent foreclosure for a needy family and they have also participated in feeding the hungry of Atlanta, GA with the Just Jesus Word of God Church family. These talented sisters released their latest Single October of 2014 entitled, “Amazing God”. They also have a previous Album that’s entitled “Vessel” that was released September of 2010. T & I was nominated for the 2011 & 2012 Urban Inspirational Awards, nominated in three categories of the 2012 Prayze Factor People's Choice Awards in Atlanta, GA, nominated for the 2013 Annual Gospel Music Awards in Mobile, AL for Contemporary Artist of the Year and also nominated for the 2013 Victorious Women of Honor Award. T&I's song "With God's Love" was chosen to be on The Prayze Factor Awards Season 1 Compilation Cd that is produced by Universal Records. The Cd was released in February of 2013 and has been distributed worldwide. And in May of 2017, T&I was nominated for the Inaugural Seeds of Greatness for Female Vocalist of the year.
In addition to their musical career, T&I are also dedicated to their duties in their church. Tonita is a member of First Missionary Baptist Church where Bishop C.L. Carter presides as pastor. Tonita is currently pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Business at the University of Phoenix. Iralynn is the owner of her own company, "NNylari Iralynn, LLC," where she is an artist, jewelry maker, and fashion designer. She also has her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Human Services. Tonita is happily married to her husband Joseph and Iralynn is a dedicated mother to her two young boys, Jalen and Milan. By the grace of God, T&I will celebrate 20 years in ministry together in September of the year, 2018.
Although T&I include R&B flavored songs, hip-hop, and smooth ballads, in both contemporary and traditional settings, they never altered their message, and that is to do the will of God.