Posts Tagged ‘Casey J’

Jekalyn Carr Hosts Two Night Revival Event For The Life Project CD Release

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Jekalyn Carr 2On August 5th, Jekalyn Carr’s live CD The Life Project hits stores and digital retail outlets.  Buzz has followed this project since its recording last year in Memphis, Tennessee largely fueled by the success of the radio single, You’re Bigger.  You’re Bigger continues to hold its own at the #2 spot on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart.

Carr heads to Birmingham, Alabama for a 2 day revival and joint CD Release celebration at the Bethel Baptist Church on August 4th and 5th.  A host of guests will be on hand including Cora Jakes Coleman, Casey J and Todd Dulaney.

GOSPELflava spoke with Carr about her many travels and the live recording The Rising Star of Jekalyn Carr

Marquis Boone Enterprises Celebrates Good Success

Friday, June 10th, 2016

BooneAtlanta’s Marquis Boone in a short time has gone from new kid on the block to music powerhouse.  His Marquis Boone Enterprises has racked up 6 Billboard #1 singles in the last year from breakout artists Casey J and Bri (Briana Babineaux).

Casey J’s meteoric rise begin with her doing what she does best,  serving as Worship Leader at Fresh Start Church in Duluth, Ga.  Her Casey Jrousing rendition of Fill Me Up wowed the attendees in Sunday Worship to the point that Boone had her record it and serviced the song to radio.  Fill Me Up connected with audiences nationwide hitting #1 on the Billboard radio chart and spending some 14  non consecutive weeks in the top spot.   Her debut CD, The Truth was released taking the top spot on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart and making way for the second single, I’m Yours to spend some 4 weeks at #1 on the radio chart.

BrianaMarquis discovered Bri (Briana Babineaux) via a social media posting of her singing Tonex’s Make Me Over.  The Youtube video amassed over 1.5 million views.  Boone quickly signed her and recorded I’ll Be The One and made history.  The song made Bri the the first artist to debut in the #1 spot on the Digital Gospel chart without aid of radio airplay, a national television appearance or prior sales history. Keys To My Heart held the number 1 spot on the Billboard Gospel albums chart for 2 consecutive weeks.

 

Fred Hammond Announces Dates For Festival Of Praise

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

FOP 16Fred Hammond announced the return of the ever popular Festival of Praise Tour, making its way across the country and visiting 2 dozen major cities. “FOP 2016 is going to be off the chain!,” Hammond said, adding, “ The thing I love about this tour is that no matter who you are or where you’ve come from, you’re guaranteed to have a great time, something is surely going to inspire you, and you’re going to want to come back again and again! You definitely don’t want to miss this so don’t be late because we’ve got an incredible show planned from beginning to end!”

This year’s lineup includes Hammond along with Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Israel Houghton, Karen Clark Sheard, Regina Belle and Casey J.  Hammond also announced that his new CD will be released in October to coincide with the release of the FOP tour.

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.

The Artists Favorite Eats In Vegas!

Friday, February 12th, 2016
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JJ Hairston and Anthony Brown

So while you’re in Vegas, since you won’t be gambling *wink*, you’ll have plenty of time to eat! We’ve checked in with some of our favorite artists to see where they like to break bread in Las Vegas. (more…)

KELONTAE GAVIN SIGNS WITH MARQUIS BOONE ENTERPRISES

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

16 year old Kelontae Gavin made waves when his Youtube video performance of I Won’t Complain went viral, garnering some 575,000 views.  Marquis Boone , the mastermind behind the success of Casey J and social media sensation Bri Babineaux received a clip of his performance and immediately Kelontae Gavinbegan to make inroads to sign him.

It was a long process getting Kelontae to become part of MBE because of his age but after many emails, phone calls and conversations with his parents we are thrilled and ecstatic to be trusted with such an awesome talent and we at MBE are ready to position him to be a new breakout artist,” says Boone.

MBE is set to re release Higher, a single from Gavin’s 2014 digital EP later this year.

Dove Awards Nominees Announced

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards090_israelNominees were announced today for the 46th Annual Dove Awards, which will return to the city of Nashville at the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University on October 13th.  The show will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on October 18th.

In the Gospel Artist of the Year category, nominations went to Erica Campbell, Fred Hammond, Israel & New Breed, Jonathan McReynolds, Tamela Mann and Tasha Cobbs.  For a full list of nominees, see the list here: 46th Annual Dove Award Nominees

Casey J Continues Billboard Chart Action

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

CaseyJ2 Marquis Boone Entertprises/Tyscot recording artist Casey J continues to make waves as her single Fill Me Up marks its 13th week atop the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart in addition to making a showing at #29 on the R & B chart.

Her debut CD, The Truth bowed at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums last month and continues to find a resting place in the top ten as she continues to travel the country in support of the album’s release.

MARQUIS BOONE ENTERPRISES SIGNS BRI BABINEAUX

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Briana20 year old Bri Babineaux wowed audiences with her rendition of Tonex’s Make Me Over.  Posted on Youtube by a friend, the video went viral and was seen over 200,000 times.  A staff member brought Bri to the attention of starmaker and Casey J manager Marquis Boone and he grabbed the opportunity to sign her.

“Marquis Boone Enterprises (MBE) is so excited to acquire such an amazing talent as Bri,” says Marquis Boone, President of Marquis Boone Enterprises. “We take pleasure in introducing fresh new voices to the world and this young lady’s voice is beyond spectacular. I knew from the first time I heard her that the world needed to meet her.” A radio single is being prepped for release this summer with an EP slated for the fall.

A #1 Debut For Casey J

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Truth be told, Casey J makes her opening week debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart. The Truth is being fueled by the hit single Fill Me Up, which continues its 9th week at the top spot on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart.Casey J

“We are so thankful and excited at Marquis Boone Enterprises that The Truth debuted at number #1 on Billboard,” says Casey J’s manager, Marquis Boone. “We were so optimistic about this artist and project and I believe the proof is in the pudding. Thank you to everyone that purchased the album and helped make this young new artist’s dream come true.”