Posts Tagged ‘BET Sunday Best’

Travis Greene Shows His Intentionality

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

With high profile performances at Bishop TD Jakes’ Megafest and the BET All Star Sunday Best Finale, its no wonder that Travis Greene’s single Intentional would hit #1 on the Travis GreeneMediabase Gospel Singles Chart. Greene also made his way to Chicago last weekend to appear alongside Jonathan McReynolds at his birthday/CD release event.  Needless to say, his personal testimony and music ministry left the audience in awe.

“I’m thrilled at the success of this single,” said  Greene.  “It is a dream come true.  I just want to encourage the body of Christ and the world to know that everything God allows to happen is on purpose.”

While the EP is available on all digital retail outlets now, a full CD from Greene  entitled The Hill makes its way to stores and digital outlets on October 30th.

Kirk Franklin Makes History With Wanna Be Happy

Friday, September 11th, 2015

“Wanna Be Happy?”, the new song from Kirk Franklin debuted at #1 and makes history as the beskirk-franklint first-week digital single in gospel sales history.   Franklin premiered the song on the Steve Harvey Morning Show as well as closing out the season finale of the ever popular BET Sunday Best singing competition.

“This is great news for both Kirk Franklin and the entire gospel genre,” said Mark Michel, VP of Sales, RCA Inspiration.  “We haven’t seen first week numbers like this in gospel since his last record four years ago.  We’re all very excited about this single and his forthcoming album.”

Wanna Be Happy? comes from Kirk Franklin’s eleventh album which is due in stores in November.

Stan Jones Launches Clout Music Group, Signs Durward Davis

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Stan Jones has maStan Jones Cloutde a name for himself writing and producing the hits for Bryan Courtney Wilson (All I Need), Mississippi Mass Choir (God’s On Your Side) and Marvin Sapp (You Shall Live, Greater, He Has His Hands On You).  Today, the multifaceted producer and award winning composer enlarges his territory  with the formation of Clout Music Group.  Jones announced BET Sunday Best Season Three finalist Durward Davis as the first artist signed to the new label.

Jones is ecstatic about the label and had this to say , “He’s a phenomenal vocalist and great communicator through song. I’m excited to launch my label with his project and to witness what God will do through the unification of our gifts.”

 

Live Recording For Sunday Best Season 7 Winner Geoffery Golden

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

GGoldenGeoffery Golden, the BET Sunday Best Season 7 Winner will record live on Friday April 17th at the Irving Bible Church.  The Cleveland native spent his formative years around the church and developed a love for music under the keen eye and supervision of his father, the pastor of their local church and mother who serves as the church music director.  Golden joins Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul label alongside label mates and recent Stellar Awards Winners Tasha Page Lockhart and the Walls Group.

BET Sunday Best All Star Show Announced For Season Eight

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The ever popular BET Sunday Best program is getting in gear for a very special all star show.  Beginning April 1st through April 15th,  the public will be given a chance to vote Sunday-Best-09_aonline for their favorite contestants from the past 7 seasons, and the top 10 vote getters will be announced via the Season 8 premiere on Sunday, July 19th.

Ashford Sanders Keeping It 100

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Well on his way to earning the moniker of one of the hardest working men in the business, Sunday Best Season 5 Favorite Ashford Sanders is keeping it 100.  Maintaining a heavy travAshford Sanders officialel schedule while promoting the release of his new single, Because You’ve Been Good, the Canton, Mississippi native wanted to highlight and help develop the talents of those coming behind him. His first endeavor comes off this weekend with the Mississippi Talent Showcase Finals.

I can say the Sunday Best experience was a wonderful opportunity for me, I got a chance to meet some very talented and creative people and I thought, if these people are here, just think of the other people who are just as good (or better) and don’t venture out   I was thinking of providing a vehicle that would bring people together, give them a chance to show what they got and then encourage them to reach for the sky, so the Mississippi Talent Showcase was born.”

Contestants auditioned before a panel of judges and received one on one mentoring and coaching from Sanders and other industry professionals.  The March 20th event will feature performances from the 7 top finalists with the winner taking home a cash prize.

Andrea Helms Makes Debut In Billboard Top Ten

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

HelmsDream Records must be doing some hand clapping of their own as Clap Your Hands,  the new release of Andrea Helms makes its debut at #6 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  Helms captured the hearts of many with her performances during Season 4 of BET’s Sunday Best television show.  She continues to tour across the country with upcoming stops in Philly, Cleveland, Columbus and Tampa, Florida.

Andrea Helms Signs With Dream Gospel

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

HelmsThe Dream Gospel roster continues its growth with the recent signing of BET Sunday Best Season 4 finalist Andrea Helms.   The Texas native grew up surrounded by church (her dad a preacher and musician) and developed a love for music at an early age.  She assumed leadership of the music department of her father’s church upon graduating high school and today continues her work in music ministry as her husband now serves as pastor.  She desires to use her music to connect people with Jesus.  ” I want people to know how big Jesus is through what I sing.  I want them to know He is real.   I’m excited for this new chapter in my life and I can’t wait to have you all hear it.”

Clap Your Hands hits stores on October 27th.

 

Latice Crawford Joins Most Powerful Voices Campaign Raising Stroke Awareness

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

laticecrawfordcvrFor the fifth year, Up Entertainment and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association continues its Most Powerful Voices gospel singing competition looking for the best and brightest gospel talents who will raise stroke awareness — particularly in the African-American community — through the power of music.   Joining the competition this year as celebrity judge is RCA Inspiration recording artist Latice Crawford.

For a complete set of rules and deadline dates or any other additional information, check out the Most Powerful Voices website.

 

Tasha Page Lockhart Wins Sunday Best Season 6

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Well, tSunday-Best-09_ahe votes were counted and a winner announced bringing season six of the BET hit series Sunday Best to a close. In the end, Tasha Page Lockhart (daughter of Lisa Page Brooks) took  home the coveted title of Sunday Best Season 6 winner and celebrated her victory as a “win for the city of Detroit”.