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Eone Collects 15 Nominations For Dove Awards

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Hezekiah Walker Azusa The Next Generation 2-Better-Album CoverEntertainment One Music (eOne Music) leads the pack collecting 15 Dove Award nominations for the 2016 GMA Dove Awards.with 2 artists nominated in the category of Gospel Artist of the Year and 3 artist nominations in the Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year.

“Congratulations to all of our honorees! We’re excited for them to be recognized. They’ve all had an incredible year delivering their music, message and ministry to the masses! We consider this a great accomplishment for each of them!” says Stephania Andry-Wilkinson (Senior Director of Marketing, Urban Inspiration – Entertainment One Music Nashville)

eOne Music’s nominations for the 2016 GMA Dove Awards:

DEITRICK HADDON

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Masterpiece

SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR – “Be Like Jesus”

 

HEZEKIAH WALKER

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “Better”

 

JAMES HALL WORSHIP & PRAISE

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR – WAP New Era

 

JAPAN MASS CHOIR

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Powerful

 

JONATHAN McREYNOLDS

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Life Music: Stage Two

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “The Way That You Love Me”

SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR – “The Way That You Love Me”

 

JONATHAN NELSON

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Fearless

 

SHIRLEY CAESAR

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “It’s Alright, It’s Ok” (ft. Anthony Hamilton)

 

TODD DULANEY

URBAN WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “The Anthem”

 

WILLIAM McDOWELL

URBAN WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Sounds of Revival

URBAN WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “Spirit Break Out”

Entertainment One Rides To The Top of the Charts

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

toddEntertainment One Music celebrates as the new singles from Todd Dulaney, J.J. Hairston and Deitrick Haddon ride the top of the radio charts.  Todd Dulaney takes the  #1 spot on Gospel radio  chart with “The Anthem,” the single from his new CD A Worshipper’s Heart while “You’re Mighty” from J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise takes its place at #3, and “Be Like Jesus” from Deitrick Haddon hits #4.  On the R & B side, Lalah Hathaway’s “Angel” remains #1 at UAC radio for the ninth consecutive week, from her acclaimed album Lalah Hathaway Live, with the hit single marking Hathaway’s longest run at #1. Deitrick Haddon-Masterpiece-album_cover

Phil Thornton, Vice President and General Manager of Gospel Music at eOne Music, says: “Congratulations to Todd Dulaney, J.J. Hairston, Deitrick Haddon, and Lalah Hathaway! We are proud of the continued success of their music, and the impact and inspiration they continue to deliver to fans around the world.”

Deitrick Haddon Debuts New Music At Celebration of Gospel

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Deitrick COGGospel 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.

Masterpiece – Deitrick Haddon

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Deitrick Haddon
Masterpiece
A twenty year music career is the dream of many artists of ANY genre. Some artists never make it past a debut album, let alone overcome what is called the “sophomore jinx”. Then there is the widely witnessed “artistic identity crisis” that we see when artists attempt to maintain relevance, only to overstay their musical welcome.

Let’s not forget the occasional public scandal and/or breakup that was the inspiration for that career rejuvenating album that refocuses the artist into the next 2 or 3 hit albums, then establishing the artist as a time-tested veteran, wiser, strong, harder working, legacy-building genius respected by nearly everyone’s ear their work touches!

But none of that happens in Gospel Music right? Enter Masterpiece,Deitrick Haddon‘s 13th (14th if you count LXW) studio effort. A 17-track, well-rounded offering commemorating the next step in Haddon’s unfinished life process.

CDKicking off the album is the title track ‘Masterpiece’ which sets the tone for the first act of this project, and is a nice recap of life from last album to present, in song form, with heavy bass, and strong urban feel. In fact, the next 2 tracks (“Sinner” and “Running”) have the same sonic feel, which might turn an ear or two, but this is to be expected on any Deitrick Haddon album. So before I scare some of the more traditional gospel music listeners away, let me assure you – the tone does shift gears.

The album kicks into a lighter, more fun vibe, yet maintaining its message with ‘Be Like Jesus’ with its sing-along chorus, and hand-clapping groove -classic Deitrick mode. Fans of earlier works will love this one.

Continuing with the fun feel is ‘Do It for Love’, a song that can easily be inserted into any Chicago Steppers playlist. Its coolest element is the talkbox intro, which is becoming popular in modern artistic music (see Christon Gray’s ‘The Last Time’ or Imogen Heap’s ‘Hide n Seek’), and is a creative piece that allows the song to stand out.

An R&B feel is inserted with “Perfect Storm” which talks about God’s way of putting you where you need to be, another track that is signature DH.

The album continues to add a demographic ear each time you start to think to yourself “well, what about people who like [insert gospel sub-genre]?” All bases seem to be covered in this project. Even, dare I say, “churchy” songs such as “Under Control” and “Lay it Down” with the organ-laid sermonic-solo-like intro which builds into an epic climax. (Someone’s choir will be rehearsing this not long after it’s heard.)

Haddon has not lost his touch, and the sound that made him a household Gospel Music name is still very much present with songs like “Walls are Coming Down”, “Testify” and the lead single, “Restore Me Again”. Some of the grittier tracks like “The Jesus Anthem” (featuring UK rapper Guvna B) add the Millennial flavor that is needed without excessive “turn up.”

There are elements of this album may be a turn-off to some, but there are so many good songs that you will allow those elements to grow on you. It reaches the streets and the pews in terms of sound, and the message of redemption, hope, and overcoming are evident throughout every single selection. This is a CD that will keep peace in the car on a family drive due to it’s hip hop to church feel, and can soundtrack whatever busy activity you have going. It’s a must have for your collection, and just plain good.


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album release date: Nov 6, 2015
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— review by Andre Griffith

 

Deitrick Haddon Readies New CD

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Award winning singDeitrick Haddon-Masterpiece-album_coverer and songwriter Deitrick Haddon is ready to unveil his latest musical creation, simply entitled Masterpiece.  “Our lives are a work of art. God has a way of making the good, the bad and the ugly all make sense. Every season we’ve lived through are small pieces of a carefully orchestrated puzzle designed by God himself! I believe when it’s all said and done we will understand the journey better, see the big picture and declare it is a beautiful masterpiece!”

The 16 track disc recorded in Los Angeles features the Gospel top 20 lead single Restore Me Again along with songs laced with inspirational messages of hope to challenge listeners to believe and trust God’s plan in their lives.  Masterpiece has a release date of November 6th.

eOne Music Celebrates a Stellar Evening

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music AwardsEntertainment One Music carried the night at the 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.  Eone artists Erica Campbell, Dorinda Clark Cole, Ricky Dillard Deitrick Haddon, Jonathan McReynolds and Michelle Williams performed during the eventful celebration as eOne artists took home 14 awards out of the 28 categories.

Erica Campbell, Ricky Dillard, William McDowell, Michelle Williams took home awards in the major categories while Bishop Paul Morton received special honors.

“Phil Thornton, eOne Music Vice President and General Manager of Urban Inspirational shared these sentiments, “Wow! It’s truly a blessing to receive these honors capping an incredible past year for our artists, and celebrate the creative gifts and work that continues to inspire so many fans across the globe. There is more new music coming on the horizon, and congratulations to all the nominees and honorees this year,”

Entertainment One Signs Deitrick Haddon To Music and TV/Film Deal

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Entertainment One Music announced the signing of Deitrick Haddon and the formation of his new label DHVisions.  Haddon’s association with Releve Entertainment has resulteDeitrick 2015d in the success of two Oxygen network favorites, Preachers of LA and Fix My Choir.

eOne Music Vice President and Urban Inspirational VP Phil Thornton shared these words, “At eOne Music, we are excited to partner with the critically-acclaimed, award-winning superstar Deitrick Haddon in forming this new label partnership DHVisions, as he returns to produce the music his fans worldwide have always loved. Deitrick’s multi-faceted talents and the dynamic gifts that he’s brought to every project have made him an undeniable visionary artist, and we look forward to breaking new creative ground together in the field of gospel entertainment.”

Dr. Holly Carter, CEO and founder of Relevé Entertainment, adds: “As Deitrick’s manager and partner in his entertainment endeavors, I knew he had to have the right partner. What Phil and his team at eOne have done and continue to do in gospel and entertainment overall makes this a perfect match. I am excited about the future.”

Michelle Williams Earns A Spot In Billboard Top Ten

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

MichelleWilliams0514Michelle Williams celebrates with news of Journey To Freedom earning a spot on both Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums and Top Christian & Gospel Albums charts at #2, as well as making a Top Ten debut on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart at #7. Fueled by the success of Top 10 Gospel Radio hit “Say Yes” (featuring  Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland), Journey to Freedom offers both fresh and vibrant musical offerings winning praise from fans across the globe.

Michelle will join Deitrick Haddon as a mentor on the new television series “Fix My Choir,” premiering Wednesday, November 5th at 10 pm ET/PT on Oxygen.

Oxygen Premieres Fix My Choir November 5th

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

DeitrickDeitrick Haddon and Michelle Williams invite us to experience their many adventures as they set out to bring “the help” to Fix My Choir, the new music reality series premiering on tMichellehe Oxygen Network November 5th.  “A great choir has the potential to inspire communities and uplift people everywhere,” said Rod Aissa, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development for Oxygen Media. “Viewers will witness Deitrick and Michelle breathe new life into choirs that have lost their way in ‘Fix My Choir,’ culminating with unforgettable performances that will bring the house down.”

The choir represents family, unity and team work,” said Deitrick Haddon. “It’s an honor to be a part of introducing the choir culture to the world with “Fix My Choir.

Check local listings for time and station information in your area.

Beyonce & Kelly Rowland Join Michelle Williams To Say Yes

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

MWsay yesJust in case you were waiting for a Destiny’s Child reunion, the wait is now over.  Michelle Williams debuts her new song “Say Yes” (feat. Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland), heading both to iTunes and radio on June 2nd.    “Say Yes” is produced by superstar producer Harmony Samuels and is from Williams’ upcoming album Journey to Freedom.

Catch Michelle Williams on the road this summer at the Essence Festival July 5th and on television as she joins Deitrick Haddon for the premiere of Fix My Choir later in the year,