Posts Tagged ‘LeAndria Johnson’

LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON BEGINS WORK ON NEW CD

Monday, June 13th, 2016

LeAndria-BETTER DAYSGrammy and Stellar Award winner Le’Andria Johnson took to social media on Sunday night to inform her fans that she has begun work on an upcoming solo album.  The Sunday Best winner released a new single, Better Days in March following the Season One finale of  Preachers of Atlanta.    Better Days also received a warm reception from audiences as Johnson performed the song on BET’s Celebration of Gospel.

This will be the fifth project from Johnson and she presented her wish list of collaborators and duet partners including Fantasia, Anthony Brown, Tye Tribbett, B Slade, Marvin Winans, Darryl Walls and Tim Rogers.

David Blakely Puts New Spin On Hymns

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Blakely HymnalTo say that David Blakely is simply a musician would be a gross understatement.  This talented yet humble individual has spent some 2 decades working with some of music brightest stars including Dorinda Clark Cole, LeAndria Johnson, Mama Sue Roseberry, Rev. James Moore, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Mississippi Mass Choir, Kurt Carr, Edwin and Walter Hawkins and the list goes on.  With the hymns of the church holding a special place in his heart, David sought to put his signature on the music that has been a guiding force in his life .  Thus, the Hymnal (My Interpretation) was birthed.

Blakely, who serves in a number of capacities including the Chief Levite for the Church of God in Christ  defines the project this way: “Music can transcend personal, social, and cultural boundaries. I am humbled that God chose me to bring unity, love, and joy through each instrumental and lyrical interpretation. At the end of the day, if I helped introduce someone to Christ or lifted them from whatever may be going on in life through the music God has birthed out of me, my labor is NOT in Vain”.

A CD Release event is scheduled for Friday, January 22nd with special guests to include  Giloh Morgan, Nikki Potts (Kurt Carr Singers) and Lena Byrd Miles.  The Hymnal (My Interpretation) will hit all digital outlets in the coming weeks.

Tye Tribbett Hosts Hope Concert

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Moved with compassion by the senseless death of his cousin Corey Jones after an altercation with Florida police, Grammy Award winner TTye Tribbett 514ye Tribbett presents the iHope Concert, a free admission music event featuring Sunday Best winner LeAndria Johnson, Motown Gospel artist Tasha Cobbs,  quartet sensation Minister Tim Rogers and Mali Music on November 12th.  The event takes place at The Faith Center located at 5555 NW 95th Avenue, Sunrise, FL.

Additional information is available on Tye Tribbett’s website.

 

Bishop Paul S Morton Legacy Live Recording Set For July

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Bishop Rance AlleBishop+Paul+Morton-press+photon, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Tasha Cobbs, Zacardi Cortez and LeAndria Johnson are among the guests joining Bishop Paul S. Morton on July 13th at Greater St Stephens in New Orleans in what is being billed as a legacy recording event celebrating his 30 + year career in Gospel Music as well as 20 years as leader of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International.

The live recording is produced by Trent Phillips and serves as the the kickoff to this year’s Full Gospel Fellowship Conference and the first of many events honoring Bishop Morton.

Mississippi Mass Choir Brings Happy Days Overseas

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

MMC DODIts tour time again as America’s Choir, Malaco Music Group recording artist the Mississippi Mass Choir continue their 25th year celebration with a 15 city Spain tour with performances in Madrid, Barcelona, Gijon and Santiago .  Their latest CD, Declaration of Dependence released this past spring made its way into the Billboard top 20 with the hit single God’s On Your Side featuring Stan Jones and  BET Sunday Best Winner Leandria Johnson.  As in previous years, MMC will take us behind the scenes and give us regular updates as they are on the road.

Paul Porter Enjoys Life Full and FREE

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Paul Porter is living the good life and celebrating the release of his new solo project, F.R.E.E. on Tre’Myles Music/Motown Gospel/ Mars On Sunday.  The disc features Paul at his best with a littPaul Porter Freele help from Ruben Studdard, LeAndria Johnson, Rance Allen and Smokie Norful.

Paul’s testimony of deliverance takes center stage with this project.  “In 1996, I had an aneurysm,” Paul shares. “I couldn’t walk or talk, and I lost my memory. I stayed in the bed maybe a year and a half. From 1996-2006 I went through all of the transitions—from the bed to the wheelchair to the walker to the cane. In June 2006, I dropped the cane!”

Production on the ten song disc is handled by the Grammy Award winning duo Blac Elvis (Beyonce, Jamie Foxx) and songwriter Harold Lilly (Alicia Keys, Beyonce).

Paul Porter Enlists Ruben Studdard & LeAndria Johnson For New Single

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Paul_Porter_I_Want_to_Know_What_Love_Is_CoverAmerican Idol alum Ruben Studdard and Sunday Best winner LeAndria Johnson join Paul Porter for the remake of I Want To Know What Love Is, the new single from F.R.E.E., his debut project for Smokie Norful’s TreMyles Music imprint. The song is already making headway at radio and is available online via iTunes and other digital outlets.

Mississippi Mass Choir Declares God’s On Your Side

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Miss MassThe Wait Is Over!!!!! Malaco Music Group went to Youtube to “leak” God’s On Your Side, the first single from the Mississippi Mass Choir’s 25th Anniversary CD, Declaration of Dependence. God’s On Your Side is written and produced by Stan Jones and features newly signed RCA Inspiration recording artist LeAndria Johnson.  The CD was recorded in front of a capacity crowd last fall in Jackson, Mississippi.  Head over to the MMC facebook page to get a look at the video or you can check it out via the following link .

Stan Jones

God’s On Your Side – Mississippi Mass Choir

 

LeAndria Johnson Signs With RCA Inspiration

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Sunday Best Season 3 Winner LeAndria Johnson is now a part of the RCA Inspiration family. “I’ve been a fan of Le’Andria’s ever since her first performance on Sunday Best,” said Geo Bivins, General Manager of RCA Inspiration. “Vocally, her gift is amazing. We are all very excited to have her here at RCA Inspiration.”   LeAndria Johnson“Le’Andria has a very unique gifting for bridging generations of gospel music lovers,” said Joseph Burney, A&R Vice President of RCA Inspiration. “She brings incredible vocals and a passion for people to every stage. I look forward to supporting her essential ministry.”

Taraji Henson Set To Host BET Celebration of Gospel

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Taraji Henson will succeed comedian and radio/tv talk show host Steve Harvey for the 14th Celebration of Gospel, BET’s top Gospel special.  Henson expressed her excitement with these words: “I am thrilled toBET COG join the BET ‘Celebration of Gospel’ family. I look forward to a great evening of incredible music and continuing the rich history of BET and gospel music which started 14 years ago hosted by the talented and very funny Steve Harvey.”

This year’s star studded event tapes on Saturday, March 15th at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theater and features top acts including Yolanda Adams, Erica Campbell, Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs, Deitrick Haddon, J.J. Hairston, “Sunday Best” Season 6 winner Tasha Page-Lockhart and current “American Idol” Candice Glover.  There will be special performances from “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard, “Sunday Best” winner Le’Andria Johnson, and soulful crooner Kem as well as Acoustic soul artist India.Arie who will pair up with Christian contemporary artist Jonathan McReynolds for a special performance. Female R&B group SWV and the renowned Rance Allen Group will also join together to anoint the crowd through song.

The BET Celebration of Gospel will premiere on Sunday, April 6th.