By 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.
We 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.
WOW 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 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 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 working 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.”
Gospel 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.
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.
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.
To say that David Blakely is simply a musician would be a gross understatement. This talented yet humble individual has spent some 2 decades working with some of music brightest stars including Dorinda Clark Cole, LeAndria Johnson, Mama Sue Roseberry, Rev. James Moore, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Mississippi Mass Choir, Kurt Carr, Edwin and Walter Hawkins and the list goes on. With the hymns of the church holding a special place in his heart, David sought to put his signature on the music that has been a guiding force in his life . Thus, the Hymnal (My Interpretation) was birthed.
Blakely, who serves in a number of capacities including the Chief Levite for the Church of God in Christ defines the project this way: “Music can transcend personal, social, and cultural boundaries. I am humbled that God chose me to bring unity, love, and joy through each instrumental and lyrical interpretation. At the end of the day, if I helped introduce someone to Christ or lifted them from whatever may be going on in life through the music God has birthed out of me, my labor is NOT in Vain”.
A CD Release event is scheduled for Friday, January 22nd with special guests to include Giloh Morgan, Nikki Potts (Kurt Carr Singers) and Lena Byrd Miles. The Hymnal (My Interpretation) will hit all digital outlets in the coming weeks.