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Mann and Franklin makes list of Most Memorable Grammy Moments

Mann and Franklin makes list of Most Memorable Grammy Moments

Chance the Rapper became the first streaming-exclusive artist to win a Grammy. Chance performed two songs from his Coloring Book mixtape, “All We Got” and “How Great,” in an exhilarating, genre-bridging sequence which also featured gospel stars ...

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July 18th, 2019

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Erica Campbell named a Honoree for 2019 Salute Her Awards Tour

Erica Campbell named a Honoree for 2019 Salute Her Awards Tour

More than a moment in history, this new charge is a movement and a major cultural shift that the Salute HerTM Awards Tour will kick off in Washington, DC (August 22, Arena Stage) and will make stops in four other amazing cities: New York City ...

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July 18th, 2019

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The BBA’s ‘Salute to Black Music’ Celebrates Iconic Industry Soulsters

The BBA’s ‘Salute to Black Music’ Celebrates Iconic Industry Soulsters

Since 1970, the Black Business Association has aided in the growth and development of African American businesses and it recently honored those who are curators of Black music with its annual “Salute to Black Music” awards dinner. This year they celebrated gospel music by ...

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July 18th, 2019

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Todd Dulaney’s appearance at the eighth annual Rock the Island Christian Music Festival

Todd Dulaney’s appearance at the eighth annual Rock the Island Christian Music Festival

Kari Jobe will headline the eighth annual Rock the Island Christian Music Festival set for noon to 8 p.m. Saturday on Ojibway Island in Saginaw. Other leading musical performers include Todd Dulaney, Blanca, Britt Nicole, We Are Messengers, Flame and Set for the Fall. ...

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July 18th, 2019

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Performances by Yolanda Adams and Brian Courtney Wilson… Today!

Performances by Yolanda Adams and Brian Courtney Wilson… Today!

The Recording Academy Texas Chapter’s 25th Anniversary Gala will feature performances by artists who represent the many genres that hail from the region. Performers will include Yolanda Adams, Asleep at the Wheel, Bun B, Marcia Ball, Little Joe Hernandez, Hanson, Flaco

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July 18th, 2019

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Weekly Post: Top 5 Gospel Songs

Weekly Post: Top 5 Gospel Songs

1. Love Theory- Kirk Franklin 2. Deliver Me (This is My Exodus)- Donald Lawrence 3. Unstoppable- Koryn Hawthorne 4. You Know My Name (Live)- Tasha Cobbs Leonard 5. Blessings On Blessings- Anthony Brown and group therAPy Read More…

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July 17th, 2019

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Gospel Artist Gene Moore performs live!

Gospel Artist Gene Moore performs live!

Gospel Artist Gene Moore rocked the WGN studio  with his stellar performance, singing his song “Won’t Be Moved,” which is the first single from his second album, “Tunnel Vision.” Moore, is a highly respected background singer for superstars artist such as, ...

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July 17th, 2019

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Jonathan Nelson Brings Joyful Noise To MoBay

Jonathan Nelson Brings Joyful Noise To MoBay

American gospel singer Jonathan Nelson, has been booked as the headline act for Leharia Ministries’ Joyful Noise concert, to be staged at the Montego Bay Community College auditorium on Sunday, July 28. His Jamaican counterpart, gospel reggae singer Jermaine Edwards, who is ...

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July 17th, 2019

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Donnie McClurkin and Erica Campbell will be performing at MATS Annual Concert

Donnie McClurkin and Erica Campbell will be performing at MATS Annual Concert

In his career, the Kentucky-born Crabb has been honored with two Grammy awards along with 22 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. He was named the GMA’s Dove Awards Artist and Male Artist of the Year, along with Song of the Year. In addition to a host of industry honors and

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July 17th, 2019

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Tamela Mann helped festival attendees wake up and dance!

Tamela Mann helped festival attendees wake up and dance!

t’s never too early to dance! Essence Festival 2019 attendees made this clear as they turned out for the WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) & Daybreaker morning dance class! The hour was 8:00 am and New Orleans legends Big Freedia and The Rebirth ...

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July 17th, 2019

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Fred Hammond and others perform at Chance The Rapper’s Wedding

Fred Hammond and others perform at Chance The Rapper’s Wedding

Surprise from the Groom: Chance brought out three gospel guests — Tiff Joy, Hezekiah Walker, and Fred Hammond — to sing Kirsten’s favorite gospel songs, “Amazing,” “I Need You to Survive,” and “You are the Living Word.” After their solos, they jammed

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July 16th, 2019

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Worship group stops at Chick-fil-A, busts out viral rendition of ‘Lean on Me’

Worship group stops at Chick-fil-A, busts out viral rendition of ‘Lean on Me’

The sounds of smacking lips and sizzling chicken were briefly interrupted by an enthusiastic a cappella group at a Chick-fil-A in Nashville earlier this month. In footage shared to Facebook on July 4, dozens of members of the Acapella Ministries Worship Leader ...

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July 16th, 2019

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Todd Dulaney is coming to the Rock the Island Festival

Todd Dulaney is coming to the Rock the Island Festival

SAGINAW, MI – Mid-Michigan’s largest Christian music festival is returning to Ojibway Island from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20. This year’s artists include Kari Jobe, Todd Dulaney, Britt Nicole, Blanca, We Are Messengers, Set For the Fall and Flame. Tickets to the ...

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July 16th, 2019

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What’s next for Deitrick Haddon?

What’s next for Deitrick Haddon?

Rolling out’s Romeo International recently spoke with gospel singer and actor Deitrick Haddon about starring in TV One’s new made-for-television movie “Sins Of The Father” co-starring Terayle Hil, his new single “Open Door Season,” his purpose and what’s next for him in ...

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July 16th, 2019

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Erica Campbell makes list of Books Black Women Should Read

Erica Campbell makes list of Books Black Women Should Read

 MORE THAN PRETTY: DOING THE SOUL WORK THAT UNCOVERS YOUR TRUE BEAUTY BY ERICA CAMPBELL This book explores issues of self-esteem, identity, and God’s design for love and intimacy. She is candid about her own struggles, sharing honestly about her battle to feel

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July 15th, 2019

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Bishop Hezekiah Walker preaching in NEWARK, NJ

Bishop Hezekiah Walker preaching in NEWARK, NJ

Beginning Wednesday, July 10, Metropolitan Baptist Church will launch a four-week speaker series aimed at encouraging people to refocus on building better communities; by refocusing on self and family and community. The series is entitled, “PURSUE – GO GET YOUR ...

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July 15th, 2019

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Jonathan McReynolds collaborates with Common

Jonathan McReynolds collaborates with Common

Common is finally ready to drop a new album for fans and just revealed Let Love will be released on August 30. He announced the good news this week and dropped the album’s second single, “Hercules” featuring Swizz Beatz on Thursday. He also shared ...

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July 15th, 2019

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Travis Greene will be performing in Lekki, Lagos

Travis Greene will be performing in Lekki, Lagos

The highly anticipated this year’s edition of The African Praise Experience (TAPE) holds on Friday, July 27 at House on the Rock’s The Rock Cathedral in Lekki, Lagos. The event, which is a festival of praise, would celebrate Jesus Christ in varying indigenous languages and ...

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July 15th, 2019

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Brian Courtney Wilson Announces National Tour

Brian Courtney Wilson Announces National Tour

HOUSTON, July 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Prolific, singer-songwriter Brian Courtney Wilson announced his JUST B(E) Tour today following an exclusive announcement on Instagram. JUST B(E) will kick off on Friday, August ...

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July 15th, 2019

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Le’Andria discusses alcoholism and her success to soberness

Le’Andria discusses alcoholism and her success to soberness

Gospel singer Le’Andria Johnson is known for being extremely transparent when it comes to her personal life. She previously opened up about her longtime struggle with substance abuse and frequently appeared on social media, drinking, cursing and speaking against ...

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July 15th, 2019

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Jonathan Nelson feels at home in Ghana

Jonathan Nelson feels at home in Ghana

US gospel singer, songwriter and producer, Jonathan Nelson, after his experience at Joe Mettle’s Wind of Revival, says he feels he belongs here in Ghana.  In an exclusive interview with Joy News’ Becky, the singer says he is overwhelmed by the reception he received upon

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July 12th, 2019

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John P. Kee Announces a New Album Release

John P. Kee Announces a New Album Release

John P. Kee signed with Entertainment One Nashville via UIE/Urban Inspirational earlier this year. The visual for his new single “I Made It Out” featuring Zacardi Cortez was recently released. Now on September 13th, “I Made ...

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July 12th, 2019

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Gloria Gaynor introduces her First Gospel Album

Gloria Gaynor introduces her First Gospel Album

Disco music icon Gloria Gaynor has released her first-ever gospel album. Gaynor is well known for the 1978 international mega hit “I Will Survive.” Her new project Testimony includes a duet with gospel powerhouse Yolanda Adams, who discusses the joy she had in ...

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July 12th, 2019

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See where God has landed Henry Jackson

See where God has landed Henry Jackson

Dr. Henry Jackson has enjoyed a long tenure in gospel music. Starting out in the industry decades ago, he never envisioned the heights that God would take him. But two things he did know – God came first in his life and second was his love of the genre. Empowered by those ...

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July 12th, 2019

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Kirk Franklin Starts Camp for Aspiring Musicians in Arlington

Kirk Franklin Starts Camp for Aspiring Musicians in Arlington

Kirk Franklin and his wife Tammy are offering a free summer camp to students who are interested in performing music. “Tammy and I are so excited to announce our nonprofit, The Franklin Imagine Group. We’re launching with Camp Lotus, a camp for 9-12 grade students interested ...

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July 12th, 2019

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The First Artist to Top All Five Gospel Charts Simultaneously

The First Artist to Top All Five Gospel Charts Simultaneously

Kirk Franklin becomes the first artist to simultaneously top all five Billboard gospel charts: Top Gospel Albums, Hot Gospel Songs, Gospel Airplay, Gospel Streaming Songs and Gospel Digital Song Sales. Franklin posts his 13th No. 1 on Top Gospel Albums, as Long Live ...

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July 10th, 2019

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Tasha Cobbs Leonard goes Platinum with “Break Every Chain”

Tasha Cobbs Leonard goes Platinum with “Break Every Chain”

Congratulations to Award-winning gospel artist Tasha Cobbs-Leonard for breaking another boundary as she goes ‘Platinum’ with her hit song ‘Break Every Chain’ ‘Break Every Chain’ can basically be considered as the spirit-filled anthem that introduced her to global ministry ...

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July 10th, 2019

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Richmond celebrates a Decade of Praise

Richmond celebrates a Decade of Praise

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Gospel Music Fest, an annual concert of gospel acts held at Dogwood Dell. Radio host and producer Sheilah Belle, aka “The Belle,” organizes the event, which features national as well as local acts including Resound, the legendary

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July 10th, 2019

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Deitrick Haddon talks Sins of the Father

Deitrick Haddon talks Sins of the Father

TV One’s orginial summer movie Sins of the Father is set to premiere Sunday, July 7th at 8pm ET/7pm C and JaGurl TV had the pleasure of attending the private screening in Atlanta Ga on Monday, July 1st. The movie follows Clarence Burnett, played by Deitrick Haddon,

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July 10th, 2019

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Desmond Pringle Returns with New Music

Desmond Pringle Returns with New Music

Desmond Pringle, who has released several albums and worked with such figures as Yolanda Adams and R Kelly, has released a single, “I Am Praying For You”, produced by Grammy-winning Cedric Thompson. Pringle has recently completed a prayer clinic, linked to the ...

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July 10th, 2019

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The Wingate Concert Series returns with a Gospel Celebration

The Wingate Concert Series returns with a Gospel Celebration

EAST FLATBUSH – The free and popular Wingate Concert Series is back in Brooklyn for the next two weeks with five events. The series is hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and will take place at Wingate Park (opposite Kings County Hospital). Gates open at 6 p.m. ...

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July 10th, 2019

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Tasha Cobbs visits Tiny Desk Concerts

Tasha Cobbs visits Tiny Desk Concerts

Her Tiny Desk set started out with one of her favorite songs and her most popular tune, “Break Every Chain,” an anthem that reminds many of us that “there is power in the name of Jesus.” Her second song, “You Know My Name,” is one Cobbs ...

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July 9th, 2019

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Marvin Sapp is leaving Grand Rapids Church

Marvin Sapp is leaving Grand Rapids Church

On June 2, Grammy-award winning Gospel artist Mavin Sapp announced he is leaving the church he founded in Grand Rapids, Mich., to take a position as the senior pastor at Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Fort Worth. Still in the airport returning from his latest music tour, he ...

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July 9th, 2019

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Financial Wellness with David and Tamela Mann

Financial Wellness with David and Tamela Mann

On Friday’s Essence Festival Power Stage in New Orleans, David and Tamela Mann joined State Farm agents to tell festival goers how they can make power moves with their finances. While speaking with ESSENCE’s news and politics editor, Tanya Christian, they shared their ...

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July 9th, 2019

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Erica Campbell sues over Solo Album Royalties

Erica Campbell sues over Solo Album Royalties

Erica Campbell — half of the gospel duo Mary Mary — released two solo albums over the last few years, but she’s suing her record distributor because she claims she never saw a dime from the album sales. According to a lawsuit obtained by The Blast, ...

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July 9th, 2019

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Kirk Franklin Declares, “Long Live Love.”

Kirk Franklin Declares, “Long Live Love.”

More than two decades after he revolutionized gospel music by mixing hip-hop backbeats and contemporary urban sounds into his songs of praise, Fort Worth native Kirk Franklin remains at the top of his genre. With “Love Theory,” the lead single from his new album “Long Live ...

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July 9th, 2019

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An Essence Celebration For The Clark Sisters

An Essence Celebration For The Clark Sisters

The “Strength of a Woman” Brunch hosted by Mary J. Blige is always a star-studded Essence Festival highlight. And the third annual brunch, held this past Sunday, did not disappoint. This year’s honorees included The Clark Sisters, the authors of “For Colored Girls Who Have ...

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July 9th, 2019

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Jazz Legend Nancy Wilson Has Died

Jazz Legend Nancy Wilson Has Died

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning “song stylist” and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, ...

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December 13th, 2018

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The End of Madea?

The End of Madea?

Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour” January 26 @ The Dolby

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December 13th, 2018

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Christmas With David & Tamela Mann

Christmas With David & Tamela Mann

Singer-actor, Javen, is in the Christmas mood. The veteran singer-actor joins Grammy winner, Erica Campbell, her hit making producer of a husband, Warryn Campbell; and TV stars, David & Tamela Mann, for a special hour-long television special, “Christmas with the Manns.” ...

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December 13th, 2018

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New Holiday Music From Today’s Gospel Artists

New Holiday Music From Today’s Gospel Artists

Multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar, and Dove Award-winning Donnie McClurkin releases a two-song gift bringing holiday tidings, with “My Favorite Things” and “Some Children See Him.” Newly recorded by McClurkin, the two holiday singles are available now at all ...

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December 13th, 2018

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‘Somthing’s Happening’ to CeCe Winans This Christmas

‘Somthing’s Happening’ to CeCe Winans This Christmas

I said ‘OK, well I guess I have to trust you this time’ (laughs).

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December 13th, 2018

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Donnie McClurkin Hospitalized After Serious Accident

Donnie McClurkin Hospitalized After Serious Accident

I remember none of it except those two angels pulling me out

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December 12th, 2018

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L.A. Welcomes Travis Greene

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An evening worshiping with Travis Greene.

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The 33rd Annual Stellar Awards

The 33rd Annual Stellar Awards

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Gospel Superstar Kirk Franklin Returns to Host the Annual Salute to Gospel Music Taped on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the New Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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