Posts Tagged ‘Kirk Whalum’

NAACP Announces Image Award Nominees

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

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The nominees for the 47th NAACP Image Awards were announced yesterday.  The Awards celebrate achievements of people of color in television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who use the arts to promote social justice. (more…)

This Week’s Top Gospel CDs

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

This was the week for the return of HELP, Erica Campbell’s deluxe edition of her solo disc captured the top spot on the Billboard Top Gospel Erica NewAlbums chart (likely aided by her Stellar Award wins).  Kirk Whalum’s Gospel According to Jazz series also continues to hold a spot in the top ten and Trent Von Lee makes its debut at number 12.  The top Gospel CDs are listed below:

  1.  Erica Campbell                                            Help 2.0
  2. Various Artists                                              WOW Gospel 2015
  3. Charles Jenkins/Fellowship Chicago       Any Given Sunday
  4. 21:03                                                                Outsiders
  5. Tasha Cobbs                                                  Grace
  6. Kirk Whalum                                                 Gospel According To Jazz
  7. Fred Hammond                                            I Will Trust
  8. Various Artists                                              WOW Gospel 2014
  9. Jason Nelson                                                 Jesus Revealed
  10. Various Artists                                              Billboard #1 Gospel Hits
  11. Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir                        Pray
  12. Trent Von Lee                                               I am a Praiser
  13. The Walls Group                                          Fast Forward
  14. Dorinda Clark Cole                                      Living It
  15. Tasha Page Lockhart                                   Here Right Now
  16. 3 Winans Brothers                                       Foreign Land
  17. Stellar Awards 30                                         Stellar Awards 30
  18. VaShawn Mitchell                                       Unstoppable
  19. J Moss                                                           Grown Folk Gospel
  20. Brian Courtney Wilson                              Worth Fighting For
  21. Michelle Williams                                       Journey To Freedom
  22. Smokie Norful                                             Forever Yours
  23. Icon Gospel                                                  Icon Gospel
  24. Kevin Levar                                                  Destiny
  25. Deitrick Haddon                                         Best of Deitrick Haddon

Ben Tankard’s Full Tank 2.0 Drops February 10th

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Ben Tankard, widely regarded as the “Godfather of Gospel Jazz” offers up a new installment of musical melodies in Full Tank 2.0, the follow up disc to his 2012 Grammy and Stellar nominated Full TanFull Tank 20k project.   The CD is filled with noteworthy music including the lead single, Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand) featuring Kirk Whalum and a cover of the Staple Singers’ classic, I’ll Take You There featuring Shirley Murdock.

Full Tank 2.0 hits stores and digital outlets on February 10th.  Be sure to catch the second season of the Tankard Family Reality Show Thicker Than Water on the Bravo Channel.

Kirk Whalum Live Recording November 15th

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Grammy winningKirk Whalum instrumentalist Kirk Whalum will record his fourth installment of the ever popular Gospel According to Jazz series on November 15th at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York. Joining Kirk for this session are Norman Brown, Rick Braun and Kevin Whalum.

Kirk won a Grammy for Its What I Do featuring Lalah Hathaway from the Gospel According to Jazz Chapter 3 CD.

Read our review of the CD here and catch our 2002 interview with Kirk here

This Year’s Gospel Grammy Winners

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were held Sunday February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California at the Staples Center. Yolanda Adams represented the entire Gospel Community as being the only Gospel performer during the live show, in tribute to the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin. Bebe and Cece Winans proved to be the big winners in the Gospel category as they took home both awards they were nominated for.

The Following Gospel Awards were given out during the Grammy Pre-Show streamed exclusively on the web:

  • Best Gospel Performance- “Grace”- BeBe and CeCe Winans
  • Best Gospel Song- “It’s What I Do”- Jerry Peters and Kirk Whalum
  • Best Pop/ Contemporary Gospel Album- “Love God, Love People”- Israel Houghton
  • Best Traditional Gospel Album- “Downtown Church”- Patti Griffin
  • Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album- “Still”- Bebe and CeCe Winans

42nd NAACP Image Awards Gospel Nominees

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The 2011 NAACP Image Awards were announced, congratulations to the following Gospel artist nominated in the Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary) :

  • Gospel According To Jazz Chapter 3-  Kirk Whalum
  • Here I Am- Marvin Sapp
  • Just Love Deluxe- Brian Courtney Wilson
  • Master Plan- Tamela Mann
  • You Are Not Alone- Mavis Staples

Congratulations to Kirk Franklin for his book “The Blueprint: A Plan For Living Above Life’s Storm” being nominated for Outstanding Literary Work-Instructional.

The NAACP Image Awards airs March 4, 2011 at 8 p.m. on FOX!

53rd Annual Grammy Nominations

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

The 2010 Grammy Nominations were announced on December 1, 2010 for the following categories: (more…)