Dewayne Benton

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 the church.  In order to address her issues and put her demons to rest, Johnson sat down with Iyanla Vanzant for her show “Iyanla Fix My Life,” back […]

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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 his arrival and that he felt at home.  The singer described his experience at Joe Mettle’s Wind of Revival as […]

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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 It Out” the album, will be released.UB has your First Look at the track list and cover art. I Made It Out is nothing short of a modern and fresh take of the nostalgic feeling you get when you

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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 recording with the disco legend this Sunday on Soulsations.

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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 certainties, Jackson went on to launch a recording career, work with many gospel […]

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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 in music performance and the entertainment business,” he announced on social media. “We’re starting in our own backyard, so […]

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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 Love arrives atop the June 15-dated tally with 20,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week, according to Nielsen Music. He first reigned with Kirk Franklin […]

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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 and has been certified platinum (1,000,000 sales) with streaming of  843 million and counting. This week, she was awarded the plaque at the Full Gospel Baptist […]

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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 Ingramettes and the Virginia Aires. Headliners include Troy Sneed (“My Heart Says Yes”), the classically trained gospel star Bryan Popin, and […]

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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, a pastor in Atlanta whos happily married to Karen, played by Angela Davis. In the film Karen gets brutally murdered […]

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July 10th, 2019

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