Archive for January, 2016

Pastor Shirley Caesar Debuts New Music On Celebration Of Gospel

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09:  Singer Anthony Hamilton (L) and Pastor Shirley Caesar perform onstage during BET Celebration Of Gospel 2016 at Orpheum Theatre on January 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/BET/Getty Images for BET)

The ever popular Celebration of Gospel makes its triumphant return to the airwaves on Sunday, January 31st.  Pastor Shirley Caesar is joined by Anthony Hamilton for the debut of new music in addition to paying tribute to Gospel legend Andrae Crouch who made his transition last year.

The new song, Its Alright, Its Ok is currently available on digital outlets and  is penned by Courtney Rumble and Stanley Brown and produced by Stanley Brown. Pastor Caesar spoke of her new music by saying, “It has been more than two years since I have recorded a project so needless to say I am very excited about my new release, ‘It’s Alright, It’s Ok’ that also features Anthony Hamilton. It is my prayer that you will be blessed not only by this song but all the others that will be featured on my upcoming release.”

Catch our pictures of the Celebration of Gospel here

Christon Gray Set To Release The Glory Album

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

CG_GLORY_FINAL_300Mark your calendars for March 11th as Christon Gray releases his second solo project, The Glory Album on Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul label.  The multi talented rapper, singer, songwriter and producer topped the Billboard Gospel chart as a member of WLAK (We Live As Kings) with their self titled debut in 2013 followed by School of Roses,  his premiere solo album charting in the top 5 on Billboard’s R & B chart in 2014.

“Christon is one of the most exciting, young voices in urban music today,” says Kirk Franklin.  “We are thrilled to be able to partner with him to cultivate his influence in the flourishing Christian Hip Hop market and to expand his platform into the mainstream.”

Tamela Mann Debuts New Single On Celebration Of Gospel

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

bio-pic-tamelamannBy all indications, this year’s Celebration of Gospel looks to be the show not to be missed as Tamela Mann delights audiences with the performance of her new single, One Way.  Mann performed the song during this year’s festivities which will be airing Sunday, January 31st on BET.

With such hits as Take Me To The King, I Can Only Imagine, Speak Lord, You Deserve My Praise and more, Tamela Mann comes roaring back with One Way hitting digital retail outlets on Friday, January 29th.

 

BET Celebration of Gospel Airs Tomorrow at 8!

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

504215054We are just one day away from the ultimate praise Party, BET’s The Celebration of Gospel. This special will be sure to encourage and lift your spirit. Taraji P. Henson will be on deck as your host and guide you through the evening of praise that includes some of the hottest performances by some of today’s Top Gospel Artist! We want you to join us on Twitter tomorrow night for the Tweet Party using the hashtag #CelebrationOfGospel. In the meantime check out our exclusive Celebration of Gospel Gallery  and post and share your favorite images.

One performance that’s sure to usher you in is Anthony Brown’s performance of his Chart topping single, “Worth” with Group Therapy. This song has captivated the heart of millions since its release in 2015, and has garnered Brown several Stellar Nomination.

Anthony Brown, Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Tasha Cobbs, Travis Greene and More Round Out WOW 2016

Friday, January 29th, 2016

WOW GOSPEL 2016 CoverWOW Gospel 2016 makes its return on January 29th featuring great gospel music from newcomers Travis Greene , The Walls Group , Geoffrey Golden , Casey J and mainstays Richard Smallwood, Marvin Sapp, Tamela Mann and others comprising 30 tracks.

The WOW Gospel series has sold over 8 million units with last year’s WOW Gospel 2015 #1 debut marking the 17th consecutive year of the compilation making its entry at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.

Bryan Andrew Wilson Takes Us Into The Overflow

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Bishop Bryan A WilsonBryan Andrew Wilson delivers a new song of praise with the release of Overflow hitting digital outlets on January 29th.  Wilson penned the song and called upon the talents of Benjamin R. Brown to assist with co production.  The track was recorded at the Wall Factory Studios in Baltimore, MD last summer and features How Sweet the Sound regional winners  Roderick Giles & Grace as the backing ensemble.

Overflow already has a strong radio presence making its way to #31 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart.

Candi Staton Returns With Shout Hallelujah

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Candi Staton gives people reason to Shout Hallelujah with the release of a new single.  Shout Hallelujah anchors Its Time To Be Free,  the new album Staton has been worStatonking on and is preparing for release.  The singer states emphatically, “It’s great to wake up and start your day off with a Hallelujah shout.”

The former disco diva whose Young Hearts Run Free earned her great notoriety rededicated her life’s work to the Lord and started Beracah Records in the 80s, recording hits that included “Sin Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” “Love Lifted Me,” “Mama” “I’m Changed” and “The First Face I Want To See.”

Deitrick Haddon Debuts New Music At Celebration of Gospel

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Deitrick COGGospel singer/songwriter Deitrick Haddon is counted in the number of gospel artists taking the stage to offer praise at this year’s Celebration of Gospel.  The Detroit native uses the show  to debut a new song, Be Like Jesus from his eighth solo album Masterpiece.  View pics from Celebration of Gospel here

Its a tv weekend for the Preachers of LA star as he makes appearances on the Trumpet Awards airing on January 29th and Lift Every Voice on Sunday morning in addition to his appearance on Celebration of Gospel.   A new video for Be Like Jesus directed by Yolande Geralds was released on Vevo this week.

Charles Jenkins Unforgettable Performance On Celebration of Gospel

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Charles Jenkins and Heavenly JoyCheck out our photos from #Celebration of Gospel

Noted Chicago pastor and Inspired People recording artist Charles Jenkins sounds the alarm as he performs a lively rendition of his chart topping hit #WAR on BET’s Celebration of Gospel.

#WAR was recognized by BMI as one of the top ten most performed songs in 2015 and was the lead single for Jenkins’ Any Given Sunday album which has been nominated for 2 Dove Awards nominations and 8 Stellar Award nominations.

Catch Jenkins performance with some very special guests airing on Sunday, January 31st on BET.

Travis Greene Shares His First Celebration of Gospel Experience

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
BET’s Celebration of Gospel is a showcase of gospel’s best and brightest.  Pairing many of R & B’s superstars with gospel greats new and old has become a hallmark of the show. Travis Greene was able to experience his first ever COG and shares his experience!  Make sure you check Greene out on the broadcast this coming Sunday, January 31 at 8p/7c on BET.