Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

Billboard Announces Music Award Nominees

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

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Billboard has announced its nominees for the annual Billboard Music Awards. (more…)

Erica Campbell and Jonathan McReynolds Nab Billboard Award Nominations

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music AwardsEntertainment One Music celebrates its own Erica Campbell and Jonathan McReynolds for their Billboard Music Award nominations.  Erica Campbell was nominated in the Top Gospel Song category for “I Luh God” (feat. Big Shizz) from her album Help 2.0, while  Jonathan McReynolds’ nomination is in the Top Gospel Album category, for his sophomore album, Life Music: Stage Two.

Phil Thornton, Vice President and General Manager of Urban Inspirational at eOne Music, says: “Congratulations to Erica Campbell and Jonathan McReynolds on their Billboard Music Awards nominations! We celebrate the ongoing break-out success of their solo projects and inspiring impact that continues to reach such a wide range of fans.”

 

Tyscot Records Dominates The Charts, Celebrates 4 Decades With Compilation Release

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Tyscot Logo (640x360)Its been a good year for Tyscot Records and the blessings just continue to flow.  The oldest existing African American Gospel Music label began the year with a record 10 Stellar Award wins for Anthony Brown and group therAPy.  The radio hit Worth from their Everyday Jesus project spent  21 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Digital sales chart.  The album also received three Billboard Music Award nominations.

Newcomer Casey J continues her reign holding down the top spot on the Billboard radio charts with her current radio single I’m Yours, and internet sensation Bri (Briana) Babineaux made her Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart debut  at number 1 and held on to the top spot for another week with the release of Keys To My Heart.

In honor of their 4 decades in the business, Tyscot will release “Feel Good! 40 Years of Life Changing Music,” a fifteen-track compilation featuring some of the label’s top acts past and present, in celebration of the historic recording firm’s 40th anniversary on April 29th.

Worth Fighting For Nominated For Top Song At Billboard Music Awards

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

BCwilsonwffBryan Courtney Wilson earned his first Billboard Music Award nomination for the hit single Worth Fighting For.  The song from his Billboard chart topping Gospel CD also earned him a Grammy award nomination as well as a Dove Award win.  Wilson has had prominent performance opportunities on Bobby Jones Gospel, BET Celebration of Gospel, the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards and the Stellar Awards.

Wilson will take to the stage during the Essence Music Festival on July 3rd participating in the  Essence All-Star Gospel Tribute honoring The Clark Sisters.

Multiple Billboard Music Award Nominations for RCA Inspiration

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Travis GreeneRCA Inspiration continues to hold its own as a Gospel music leader with a total of 7 nominations in the gospel categories for the Billboard Music Awards.  Kirk Franklin and Marvin Sapp are joined by newcomer Travis Greene as nominees for Top Gospel Artist.  Kirk Franklin received three nominations across all three Gospel categories, Marvin Sapp has two nominations, and Travis Greene also received two nominations.

Bishop Marvin Sapp received a nomination in the Top Gospel Album category, for his tenth solo project You Shall Live, while Travis Greene was nominated in the Top Gospel Song category for his Grammy nominated radio single Intentional.

Red Carpet Video of Gospel’s Biggest Night!

Monday, March 7th, 2016

We had a great time at the 31st Annual Stellar Awards! We had a chance to chat with some of gospel’s best and brightest on the red carpet and of course couldn’t leave you out of the picture. Check out or Red Carpet Special!

Hezekiah Walker Signs With Entertainment One, Releases New Single

Friday, March 4th, 2016

HezEntertainment One proudly announces the signing of Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the release of his new single, Better.  Walker took to the stage at the 31st Annual Stellar Awards joining Ricky Dillard and Donald Lawrence while paying tribute to the late Olanda Draper for the world premiere of the new single co-produced by Donald Lawrence.  The Stellar Awards will be televised on Sunday, March 6th on TVone as the song hits digital outlets on Friday, March 4th.

Hezekiah Walker says: “I’m honored and humbled to continue to deliver music that makes a lasting impression on people all over the world. ‘BETTER’ is a Smash Hit that I’m proud of.”

 Phil Thornton, eOne Music’s Vice President and General Manager of Urban Inspirational, says: “eOne Music is excited to join forces with Hezekiah Walker, whose prodigious gifts have continued to make an unparalleled impact on Gospel for 30 years. Uplifting and spiritually guiding countless people across the globe with his hits, we can’t wait for fans to hear ‘Better’ – a unifying decree that’s a powerful introduction for the new music to come on his fifteenth album!”

Stellar Award Winners Announced, Big Night For Anthony Brown

Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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Gospel’s biggest nigAJBwinsht did not disappoint as the 31st Annual Stellar Awards returned to the city of Las Vegas to celebrate Gospel music and the people who make it.  Anthony Brown and group therAPy made Stellar Award history as the Tyscot recording artists took home statues in the 10 categories they were nominated in.  Other multiple winners included Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago, the Rance Allen Group, Tasha Cobbs and Tina Campbell.  One of the most memorable moments was the James Cleveland Award tribute to the late Olanda Draper featuring a reunion of his beloved choir the Associates coupled with fellow Brat Pack members Ricky Dillard, Donald Lawrence and Hezekiah Walker.  The 2 hour telecast will make its debut on Sunday, March 6 on TV One and then begin its syndicated run in 125 markets between March 12 and April 10th.  .  A full list of the winners is found below.

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Stellar Spotlight – Israel and New Breed

Friday, February 19th, 2016
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090_israelIsrael Houghton has amassed a number of accolades in his 25 years in Gospel music.  5 Grammy-Awards, 13 Dove Awards, 2 Stellar Awards, a Soul Train Music Award are but a brief testament to his years of service in the kingdom as singer, songwriter and producer.  He is the recipient of his sixth Grammy award for Covered: Alive In Asia, which has been nominated for 4 Stellar Awards. (more…)

Stellar Spotlight – Richard Smallwood

Friday, February 19th, 2016
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Richard Smallwood is without a doubt an authentic Gospel music legend.  Hugely influenced by the works of the Hawkins family, Smallwood went on to make a name for himself fusing together the worlds of Classical and Gospel music.  Penning timeless classics like “Total Praise;” “Center of My Joy;” and “I Love the Lord” and having them recorded and performed by Whitney Houston, Destiny’s Child, Kelly Price and Aretha Franklin have helped to cement his place in the Gospel music stratosphere.  (more…)