Born and raised in Lansing, Michigan, the Singletons made a name for themselves early in that state's vibrant Gospel community. Sisters Camilla, Catrice, Andrea began singing locally as the Singleton Sisters in the 90s. They caught the attention of Gospel singer Marvin Sapp, who was looking for a backing vocal group for his tour in 2000. So the sisters recruited nieces and nephews Tia, Carmen, Crystal, Ryan and Alfred to form the octet that became The Singletons.
During a year working with Sapp, the Singletons received their first exposure to national Gospel audiences and they caught the attention of Detroit-based Gospel superstar Fred Hammond. Hammond signed the group to his F Hammond Music record label and worked with them on their debut album, Pour Out Your Holy Spirit, which landed in the Gospel Top 40. In 2006, the group released its eagerly anticipated follow-up Better Than That, with Hammond again producing.