Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

A Grammy Win For Erica Campbell

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

This year’s Grammy Awards hold a special place in Erica Campbell’s heart.  Already a Grammy winner for her work with her sister Tina as Mary Mary, Erica was privileged to take home the coveted statue this year for her work on her first solo project Help.  Erica Grammy Win

“Thrilled! Overwhelmed! Honored! God is faithful and amazing,” said Campbell after her win. “I’m just going to keep on singing like I’ve been singing.” The reception for Help continues to expand as Campbell was awarded a Soul Train Music Award in addition to receiving a record 10 nominations for this year’s Stellar Awards

NAACP Image Awards Air Tonight! Who will win Outstanding Gospel Album?

Friday, February 6th, 2015

naacp-image-awards-logoDonnie McClurkin, Erica Campbell, Michelle Williams, Gladys Knight, and Fred Hammond all are nominated for Outstanding Gospel Album. Each has had a great year in their own right. Erica Campbell stepped into the solo spotlight from her group Mary Mary with her album “Help.” Donnie McClurkin was joined by friends on his “Duets” project. Former Destiny’s Child star, Michelle Williams had everyone singing “Say Yes” (with Beyonce and Kelly) from her “Journey to Freedom” album. Fred Hammond, after his double knee replacement, proved he’s still got it on his CD “I Will Trust.” While the legendary Gladys Knight got back to gospel heritage with her album “Where My Heart Belongs.”

The show will air live tonight 9 PM EST/8 CST on TV One from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA.

Bryan Andrew Wilson Video Debuts On Centric TV

Friday, January 30th, 2015

BryanWilsonsinglecoverTurning Away, the hit single from Bryan Andrew Wilson’s The One Percent CD makes it debut in video form on Sunday February 1st on Centric TV’s Lifted program.  The single has placed in the top 15 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart and earned a Stellar Award nomination for Wilson.  A new single, Faithful God is on its way to radio.

Recap: 16th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards

Monday, January 19th, 2015

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Atlanta, GA was on fire as Gospel music’s biggest and brightest stars, producers, and industry personalities invaded the city for The 16th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards.  BMI Vice President Catherine Brewton described the event as a “homecoming”. Sixteen years ago the first BMI Trailblazers Event was held in Atlanta with just a keyboard, drum set, and a hundred people. Since its humble beginnings the event has gone on to be considered the Gospel equivalent of the annual Clive Davis Grammy Party. In past years the event was apart of Stellar Award Weekend, but when it was decided that The Stellar Awards would be held in Las Vegas, BMI decided to return “home” to its Atlanta beginnings.

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BMI Awards Most Performed Songs

Monday, January 19th, 2015

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This weekend’s BMI Trailblazer Awards were also the scene to honor Gospel’s Most-Performed Song of the Year: “The Gift,” written and performed by Donald Lawrence. The song, featured on Lawrence’s album Best For Last, topped the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart and achieved  wide-spread success. BMI also recognized five additional opuses as Top-Performed Gospel Songs of the Year (2014): “1 On 1,” written by Lucius B. Hoskins and performed by Zacardi Cortez; “Clean This House,” co-written by Philip Cornish and Isaac Carree, who is the performer; “God Will Make a Way,” written by Ay’Ron Lewis and performed by Shirley Caesar; “Here in Our Praise,” co-written by Michael Bethany and Fred Hammond, who is the performer; and “It’s Working,” co-written by Aaron Lindsey and William Murphy, who is the performer.

BMI HONORS ISRAEL HOUGHTON, LASHUN PACE AND THE ANOINTED PACE SISTERS

Monday, January 19th, 2015

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This past weekend, BMI brought legends and contemporary stars together to celebrate the careers of gospel giants Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Anointed Pace Sisters at its 16th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards in Atlanta.

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Stellar Award Nominees Announced

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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Central City Productions today announced that stand-up comedian turned television personality, David Mann, multiple Stellar Award winner, Tamela Mann, and syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley, will collaborate to co-host the 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. The annual salute to Gospel music, The Stellar Awards will be held at its new location, the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The Awards and Pre-show will both be held in the Orleans Showroom. The show will air in broadcast syndication on 150 stations in over 125 markets around the country from April 12 through May 3, 2015 and on the TV One network on Easter Sunday, April 5.

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And the Stellar Award Nominees Are

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The nominees for stellar-awardsthe Stellar Awards were announced earlier today with Entertainment One artists Ricky Dillard and Erica Campbell getting 10 nominations.  This year’s festivities will travel to the Orleans Arena in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada on March 28, 2015. Also announced today was the James Cleveland Lifetime achievement award being presented to Bishop Paul S. Morton.   For a full list of nominees, click on the following link:  2015 Stellar Award Nominees

The Walls Group, Anita Wilson, Erica Campbell, Ricky Dillard Get Grammy Nominations

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards were announced by the Recording Academy on December 5th in Los Angeles.

 

 

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The awards will be handed out on Sunday February 8th during a RickyPic_Press1_SideProfileAgainstWalllive broadcast at the Staples Center.  Erica Campbell and Smokie Norful received nominations in both the Best Gospel Performance and Best Gospel Album Categories, while Mali Music received nominations in the Gospel as well as Urban Contemporary categories.  A full list of nominees can be viewed here: Grammy Nominees

 

Erica Campbell, Michelle Williams, Donnie McClurkin Nominees For Soul Train Awards

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The nominees for the Soul Train Music Awards were announced on Monday, October 13th. Talk show maven Wendy Williams will serve as the host for this year’s festivities. The Soul Train Awards 2014 show will be taped in Las Vegas, NV on Friday, November 7, 2014, and air on CENTRIC and BET on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 8 pm ET/PT.
In the Best Gospel/Inspirational Song Category, the nominees are

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“Help” – Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae
“I Can Only Imagine” – Tamela Mann
“No Greater Love” – Smokie Norful
“Real Love” – Inspired People feat. Charles Jenkins
“Say Yes” – Michelle Williams feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland
“We Are Victorious” – Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett