Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

Bryan Courtney Wilson Celebrated At ASCAP Awards

Friday, June 24th, 2016

BCwilsonwffThe 29th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards were handed out in Los Angeles on June 23rd and Motown Gospel recording artist Bryan Courtney Wilson took home the honor for the Top Gospel Song for his chart topping composition Worth Fighting For.  Tyscot recording artists Anthony Brown and group therAPy performed a rousing rendition of their chart topping single Worth capping off the evening’s musical performances.  Other Gospel music winners are as follows:

AWARD WINNING GOSPEL SONGS

“All the Glory” by Alexis Spight
Writer: Travis Malloy
Publisher: Travis Malloy Music

“Bless Me” by J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise Featuring Donnie McClurkin
Writers: Eric Davis
JJ Hairston
Publishers: E Dav Music
Yellow Boy Music

“Bless This House” by Dorinda Clark-Cole
Writer: Shanika Bereal
Publisher: JGurl Music

“Fill Me Up” by Casey J
Writer: Will Reagan
Publisher: United Pursuit Music

“For Your Glory” by Tasha Cobbs
Writer: Mia S. Booker
Publisher: I Thirst Music

“Gotta Have You” by Jonathan McReynolds
Writers: Warryn Campbell
Jonathan McReynolds
Publishers: Campbell Kids Publishing
JMcReynolds
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“I Am” by Jason Nelson
Writers: Jason Nelson
Dana T. Sorey
Publishers: C Bazz Publishing
Jaelyn Songs Music

“I’m Good” by Tim Bowman Jr.
Writers: Johntá Austin
Arthur Ross
Leon Ware
Marvin Winans
Publishers: Jobete Music Co Inc
Naked Under My Clothes Music
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“My Words Have Power” by Karen Clark Sheard Featuring Donald Lawrence & The Co.
Writer: Rick Robinson
Publishers: Capitol CMG Genesis
Kid Prodigy Music
Universal Music Publishing

“No Greater Love” by Smokie Norful
Writer: Smokie Norful
Publishers: Capitol CMG Genesis
Meadowgreen Music Company
Universal Music Publishing

“Worth” by Anthony Brown & group therAPy
Writer: Anthony Brown
Publishers: Key of A Music Publishing
Tyscot Music

Shirley Caesar Feted By Hollywood Walk of Fame June 28th

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin will be on hand to pay homage to the reigning Queen of Gospel , Pastor Shirley CaesPastorShirleyCaesar-Photo3ar as she is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 28th by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

“We are proud to welcome the Reigning Queen of Gospel Shirley Caesar to our famous Walk of Fame. She is known as a musical trailblazer who has influenced a wide range of artists across genres. Her career has made an indelible mark on American music and the sounds of gospel,” stated Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO.

Pastor Caesar joins only 3 other Gospel legends Mahalia Jackson, Reverend James Cleveland and Pastor Andrae Crouch with the with the 2,583rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame .

Kirk Sweeps Billboard

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

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Kirk Franklin walked away with the three gospel category awards handed out at last night’s Billboard Music Awards.  Franklin with his latest project, Losing My Religion,  won the awards for Top Gospel Song, Top Gospel Album and Top Gospel Artist.

BET Award Gospel Nominees Announced

Friday, May 20th, 2016

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Nominations for the 2016 BET Awards were announced overnight.  The BET Awards honor achievements in music, movies, television and sports. This year’s ceremony will air live at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 26, from inside the Microsoft Theater in L.A.  The gospel category nominees are:

 

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy
Erica Campbell
Kirk Franklin
Lecrae
Tamela Mann
Tasha Cobbs

 

Bishop Hezekiah Walker Honored By GMA

Friday, May 13th, 2016

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Earlier this week, Bishop Hezekiah Walker was inducted into the Gospel Music Association’s Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The Grammy Award-winning gospel artist was honored along with singer/songwriter Russ Taff; founder of Christian Copyright Licensing International, Howeard Rachinski, and other industry luminaries.

The honorees were celebrated with tributes and performances from Lady Antebellum’s Hillary, Richard Smallwood, JJ Hairston, Michael English, Amy Grant and Pastor Donnie McClurkin. You can view the ceremony when it airs on JUCE TV June 5 at 10p .

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.