Posts Tagged ‘Fo Yo Soul’

RCA Inspiration Racks Up 2 Grammy Awards

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Kirkfranklin1RCA Inspiration did the happy dance when the envelopes were opened at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards on Monday, February 15th as they took home Grammy statues in two categories.  Kirk Franklin received his 10th Grammy for Best Gospel Performance/Song for his hit single “Wanna Be Happy?” and Israel Houghton was awarded his 6th Grammy in the category of Best Gospel Album for Covered: Alive In Asia.

“We are very proud of Kirk and Israel and their honors from The Recording Academy at this year’s GRAMMY® Awards,” said Geo Bivins, General Manager of RCA Inspiration. “We congratulate the innovating and inspiring work that they have done and continue to do.”

Christon Gray Set To Release The Glory Album

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

CG_GLORY_FINAL_300Mark your calendars for March 11th as Christon Gray releases his second solo project, The Glory Album on Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul label.  The multi talented rapper, singer, songwriter and producer topped the Billboard Gospel chart as a member of WLAK (We Live As Kings) with their self titled debut in 2013 followed by School of Roses,  his premiere solo album charting in the top 5 on Billboard’s R & B chart in 2014.

“Christon is one of the most exciting, young voices in urban music today,” says Kirk Franklin.  “We are thrilled to be able to partner with him to cultivate his influence in the flourishing Christian Hip Hop market and to expand his platform into the mainstream.”

Christon Gray Signs With Fo Yo Soul

Friday, June 26th, 2015

ChristonGrayFo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA announced the signing of WLAK group member and writer, singer, rapper, and producer Christon Gray. In 2014, Gray’s  solo album, School Of Roses, debuted in the top 5 on Billboard’s R&B albums chart.

“Christon is one of the most exciting, young voices in urban music today,” says Kirk Franklin.  “We are thrilled to be able to partner with him to cultivate his influence in the flourishing Christian Hip Hop market and to expand his platform into the mainstream.”

Kirk Franklin, Moses Tyson and Twinkie Clark Kick Off New Season of Bobby Jones Gospel

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Bobby Moses Twinkie KirkFall 2014 ushers in the 34th Season of Bobby Jones Gospel, the longest running original series on cable television on Sunday, October 5th.  Kirk Franklin co hosts the fall premiere on Sunday and presents The Walls Group and Tasha Page Lockhart from his Fo Yo Soul Entertainment label.  The show also features Vickie Yohe, a pairing from Moses Tyson and the incomparable Twinkie Clark of the Clark Sisters as well as Dr. Jones and NSC.

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The Walls Group Score On iTunes

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

WallsDarrell, Rhea, Paco and Ahjah Walls celebrated the news of Fast Forward, their latest project produced by Kirk Franklin taking the number 1 spot on the iTunes Christian/Gospel chart.  The Walls Group was the first act signed to Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul Recordings label.  They have experienced great favor having completed a tour with Tye Tribbett and Tasha Page Lockhart and their Perfect People video has received over a million views.

Fast Forward features the close knit harmonies that fans love and appreciate from The Walls Group with 8 of the ten tracks written by Franklin and two by Darrell Walls.  The disc also features a collaboration with Brandy and LeCrae.

Sunday Best Season 6 Winner Tasha Lockhart Delivers Solo Debut August 5th

Friday, August 1st, 2014

TPLockhartOn the heels of the hugely successful “Kirk Franklin Presents Tye Tribbett Tour” alongside label mates the Walls Group, BET Sunday Best Season 6 Winner Tasha Lockhart prepares for the release of her debut solo project, Here Right Now on August 5th on Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA .

“I couldn’t be more proud to present Tasha as the first female artist on my new label,” says Kirk Franklin. “Tasha has a powerful story, and her lifestyle matches her music.”

Lockhart gets some help from her friends and family on Here Right Now in the person of  her mom, Lisa Page Brooks as well as acclaimed singer/songwriter PJ Morton.  Lockhart performs on Sunday Best on August 3rd and makes an appearance on 106 & Park on August 6th.