Posts Tagged ‘Fo Yo Soul Recordings’

RCA Inspiration Heads West To Nashville

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

RCA Inspiration announced a shift of operations as the label home to mega Gospel superstars Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, MarvinRCA Inspiration Sapp, Le’Andria Johnson, Fred Hammond and more will now exist under the umbrella of the Nashville based Provident Music Group division of Sony Records.

Terry Hemmings, President and CEO of Provident Music Group, says: “Provident Music Group is delighted to welcome RCA Inspiration, and their incredible lineup of artists whose ever-evolving and diverse sounds have continued to make such an impact on Gospel and inspirational music. They mark a valuable addition to Provident Music Group’s ongoing growth and shared vision in delivering wide-ranging and uplifting entertainment across the world.”

123 Victory Brings Kirk Franklin Another #1 Hit

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

kirk-franklinGospel Superstar Kirk Franklin gains another #1 with “123 Victory” hitting the top spot on the Mediabase Gospel radio chart.  “123 Victory”is the follow up single to “Wanna Be Happy?” and both come from Losing My Religion, his eleventh studio album.

Franklin has been greeting fans in sold out venues across the country in his  20 years in One Night Tour .  The last leg of the tour visits Alabama, Georgia and Massachusetts before the finale in Baltimore, Maryland at the Lyric Opera House on June 19th.

Kirk Franklin’s 20 Years In One Night Tour Summer Dates Announced

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

kirk-franklinKirk Franklin’s celebration of 20 years of music gets it second wind as the multiple award winning artist announced dates for the summer beginning on June 3rd in Augusta, Georgia.  Twelve additional cities were added to the tour with tickets going on sale on April 1st.

 

20 Years in One Night Tour Schedule – Summer Leg:

June 3rd                       Augusta, GA               James Brown Arena

June 4th                       Durham, NC               Durham Performing Arts Center

June 5th                       Jacksonville, FL          Time – Union Center

June 9th                       Tulsa, OK                    Brady Theatre

June 10th                     Austin, TX                   ACL Live at Moody Theatre

June 11th                     New Orleans, LA        Orpheum Theatre

June 12th                     Mobile, AL                  Saenger Theatre

June 14th                     Birmingham, AL        Alabama Theatre

June 15th                     Savannah, GA             Savannah Civic Center

June 17th                     Rochester, NY            Main Street Armory

June 18th                     Dorchester, MA         Strand Theatre

June 19th                     Baltimore, MD           The Lyric Opera House

The Glory Album Hits Billboard R & B Chart

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

ChristonGray_2Fo Yo Soul Recordings celebrated the news that The Glory Album, the new release from Christon Gray made its debut at #5 on the Billboard R & B Chart.   “We can’t tell you how excited we are that people are connecting to this incredible artist we have in Christon Gray,” said Kirk Franklin.  “The Glory Album” is music for the mind body and soul.”

The Ohio based writer/singer and producer continues to amaze and wow audiences with stellar performances this month including opening for the BET Honors awards show and being named among ESPN’s Music Artists of The Month.

RALEIGH TEENS INTERVIEW STELLAR AWARD WINNING THE WALLS GROUP

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

The Jambalaya Project is a Raleigh based youth enrichment program. This series of music journalism workshops introduces youth to cultural diversity through music and the arts while enhancing their reading, writing and social skills. This year marks its 10 year anniversary and was created by Judith Guest, a professional writer and owner of Perfecting The Persona. To date, it has enrolled over 300 y20150727_163021_resizedouth. This Summer’s participants are Ivori McNeil, Christina Alston, Zoe Brannon, Jaylen Peacox, Kira Matthews, Kourney Privette & Koury Privette. They conducted the following interview with the Grammy nominated and Stellar Award winning The Walls Group. The Texas based contemporary gospel group on Kirk Franklin’s Dallas based Fo Yo Soul record label. It’s a joint venture with RCA records. They consist of 4 siblings; Darrel, Rhea, Paco and Asia. They’re just a chip off the old block from a musically inclined family of 10. Their signature sound and heart for God lends credibility to the motto “Everything is bigger in Texas!” You’ll find that they can’t contain it. The revelation can come anytime and anywhere whether you find yourself on the subway or at a concert. Their music will command you to rise from your seat, dance and rejoice.

 

The Walls GroupPERFECT PEOPLE
(Chorus: All)
“If you’re a miracle today and God has always made a way
If you have food to eat, a place to sleep and you really can’t complain
This song is for you
After everything you’ve been through
This song is for you.”

 

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A #1 Debut For Kirk Franklin

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

KirkfranklinpubThe masses have spoken and declared its a hit! Losing My Religion, the eleventh album from Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin makes it debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart in addition to the number 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart.  The album, released November 13th also made its entry on the Billboard 200 chart at number 10.

Also claiming its place at #1 is Franklin’s lead single from the album Wanna Be Happy? The song, which set a record as Gospel music’s best first week digital single (replacing his last single I Smile from 2011)   released in August dons the top spot on the Mediabase Gospel radio chart, Billboard.com’s Hot Gospel Songs and Digital Gospel Songs Charts.

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.

Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul Label Nabs 3 Stellar Awards

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The Walls GroupBillboard chart toppers The Walls Group and Sunday Best Season Six Winner Tasha Page Lockhart won a total of three awards at the 30th Stellar Gospel Music Awards, capping off an incredible first year for Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul record label.

The Walls Group were honored as  Group/Duo of the Year and Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year for their #1 debut album, FAST FORWARD while Tasha Page-Lockhart, received a Stellar Award for New Artist of the Year.

“It is amazing to receive so much love from the gospel community,” said Kirk Franklin. “My vision for Fo Yo Soul Recordings/ RCA was to introduce and establish new and exciting artists to the market place. These awards for The Walls Group and Tasha Page-Lockhart are an indicator that vision is being fulfilled. We are truly grateful to Don Jackson and the entire Stellar Awards team for providing such an important platform for gospel music for the past 30 years.”

The Walls Group Hit Number 1 on Billboard

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Its official! Fast ForwaWallsrd, the new disc from Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul recording artist The Walls Group makes its debut in the number one position on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart.

The single, “Love On The Radio” peaked at #10 on the Christian/Gospel Chart and continues to go strong on radio while the video has received over 30, 000 views to date.

Franklin shared these words of gratitude. “I can’t find the words to explain how proud I am of The Walls Group and how thankful I am that the public went out and supported both a new group and a new company. I am truly humbled.”

Read our review of the disc here 

Catch the Video for Love on the Radio here: The Walls Group Video