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Grammy award winner Lecrae gives details of his journey and all the things that make for faith and freedom in Unashamed, his life story in his own words.
The Atlanta based Christian hip hop artist has won seven Dove Awards, won two Soul Train Music Awards and garnered a BET Hip Hop Awards nomination and one Billboard Music Award nomination. His seven studio albums and mixtapes have sold more than 1.5 million copies. In the book, he shares the experiences that have caused him to grow closer to God and deeper in His faith.
“If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection.” – Lecrae
“I had learned to be unashamed in the midst of a fallen world. Now I needed to learn to be unashamed in the midst of a religious world.” – Lecrae
“Critics always have a lot of fury. But they rarely have a lot of facts.” – Lecrae
The book is available on Amazon and iTunes as well as in stores.
After a decade with Reach Records, Lecrae has signed with Columbia Records. Columbia, the largest label under Sony Music, is home to Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, and Adele.
With Grammy and Dove awards, Lecrae has enjoyed critical acclaim, as well as mainstream success having collaborated with hit artists, topping the Billboard charts, and appearing on The Tonight Show. The new deal will allow Lecrae to continue to make music in conjuction with Reach, the label he founded. Lecrae also recently releases a new book, Un-Ashamed, which made The New York Times bestseller list.
Lecrae won the award for Best Gospel and/or Inspirational Song, “All I Need Is You” at the 2015 Soul Train Awards that aired last night. Erica Campbell won the award last year for her song “Help” that also featured Lecrae. Nominees this year in the category were: (more…)
Last night’s 46th Annual Dove Awards went off in grand fashion at the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University, featuring hosts Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson and Erica Campbell.
The nominees for the Soul Train Music Awards were announced on Monday, October 13th. Talk show maven Wendy Williams will serve as the host for this year’s festivities. The Soul Train Awards 2014 show will be taped in Las Vegas, NV on Friday, November 7, 2014, and air on CENTRIC and BET on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 8 pm ET/PT.
In the Best Gospel/Inspirational Song Category, the nominees are
Best Gospel/Inspirational Song
“Help” – Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae
“I Can Only Imagine” – Tamela Mann
“No Greater Love” – Smokie Norful
“Real Love” – Inspired People feat. Charles Jenkins
“Say Yes” – Michelle Williams feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland
“We Are Victorious” – Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett
Campbell shared the stage during the performance of Help with Dove Awards co host Lecrae, and took home a statue for Traditional Gospel Song of the Year for A Little More Jesus. Fans get to experience the behind the scenes action of the Campbell family as the 4th season of Mary Mary is in production and Erica expands her brand outreach with a 10 color line of nail polish.
Congrats to Lecrae and Reach Records who makes history with the f irst Gospel Album EVER to top Billboard’s Top 200, beating out Maroon 5, R&Bs Jhene Aiko and Rocker Ryan Adams to take the #1 Spot. Anomaly sold 88,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 14, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Lecrae’s collective catalog of seven studio albums has yielded 1.4 million album sales and 2.9 million track downloads.
Darrell, 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.
The Gospel Music Association announced the nominees for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards which will be held on October 7th at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennesse. TBN will broadcast the event live. Nominees in the Gospel Categories are as follows: (more…)