Posts Tagged ‘Lecrae’

Anthony Brown Takes Honors At ASCAP Urban Music Awards 2014

Friday, June 27th, 2014

anthonybrownThe American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored the songwriters and publishers for the most performed songs in 2013 at the 27th Annual  Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 26th. Tyscot recording artist Anthony Brown was honored as his composition Testimony was recognized as the Top Gospel Song.  Other Gospel songs celebrated were 1 on 1 (Zacardi Cortez), A Little More Jesus (Erica Campbell), Break Every Chain (Tasha Cobbs), Clean This House (Isaac Carree), Every Praise (Hezekiah Walker), God Will Make a Way (Shirley Caesar), Greater is Coming (Jakalyn Carr), Here in our Praise (Fred Hammond and United Tenors), Hold On (James Fortune), If He Did It Before (Tye Tribbett), Its Not Over (Israel & New Breed) and Sunday Morning (Mary Mary).  Lecrae, Anthony Brown and Jekalyn Carr performed during the awards ceremony.

Da’ T.R.U.T.H. Bows At #2 On Billboard

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

da-truth-01While Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell maintains the #1 spot on the Billboard Gospel Chart for the fourth consecutive week, Heartbeat, Mixed Bag Entertainment’s latest offering from Da’ T.R.U.T.H. makes its debut at #2.

Heartbeat is produced by Grammy winning producers J.R. and Symbolyc One (S1), as well as Justin Ebach, (Newsboys) and Alex Medina. The disc includes performances from Lecrae, Chris August, Isaac Caree, Alexis Spight, Canon, Papa San and Capital Kings.

Da T.R.U.T.H. Invites You To Hear His Heartbeat On April 15th

Friday, February 28th, 2014

da-truth-02Hip Hop Artist Da T.R.U.T.H. gears up for the release of Heartbeat,  his seventh studio project and the very first project under his Mixed Bag Entertainment partnership with Eone.  “Heartbeat” will feature notable artists Lecrae, Chris August, Isaac Caree, Alexis Spight, Canon, Papa San and Capital Kings along with newly signed Mixed Bag Artists. Production for the disc is being handled by Grammy award winners J.R., Symbolyc One (S1), Justin Ebach, (Newsboys), Alex Medina and a couple of up and coming producers.

Da T.R.U.T.H. had this to say of the project: “I originally planned to step away from music until 2015 to focus on Mixed Bag Entertainment, but after almost a year of watching & observing the culture, I realized that I had a few more things that I wanted to share. What started as a 3-5 song EP, became a full length album. This record is fun – it’s experimental, gritty and engaging, and having my longtime friend (J.R.)  help me to shape the project makes it that much more enjoyable.

Heartbeat hit stores and digital outlets on April 15th.

Mary Mary Returns For Season Three On February 27th

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Mary 227The Campbell family is getting it together  for the return of Mary Mary’s hit reality show on WEtv.  New episodes begin airing on February 27th.  For the fans who couldn’t get enough of A Little More Jesus and Help, there’s hope for you too.  The anticipated debut solo project from Erica Campbell will be available in stores on March 25th.  The music video for Help made its exclusive premiere on VH1 on February 10th and features appearances from Lecrae and Erica’s daughter Krista Campbell.Erica-Campbell_Help_CD

Be sure to catch Erica performing live as she hits the road this spring in support of the CD’s release.

 

Papa San Set To Release New Gospel Album One Blood

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Stellar Award winner POne Blood Album Coverapa San is set to release One Blood, his 6th Gospel project making his first appearance at Liberation 2013 at the Jamaica College Auditorium in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday, November 2nd.  The new thirteen track project showcases fresh and inspiring music and includes appearances by Israel Houghton, Da T.R.U.T.H., Fred Hammond and Grammy winner Lecrae.

Papa San carries the distinction of being the first Caribbean gospel artist to hit the Billboard charts and the first to win a Stellar award. Now going by the name Papa Son (his new moniker from his 2011 album “My Story”), he’s fulfilling an even greater call ministering to the masses as Senior Pastor for Our Father’s Kingdom Ministries in Florida.  Papa San One Blood Press Pic

Banner Year for McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

63891-Vickie-Winans-originalThe 2013 McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Tour set a record raising more than $83,000 supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).  This year’s tour was hosted by Vickie Winans and featured Smokie Norful and son Ashton, Lecrae and John P. Kee with Tamela Mann in select cities.  The mission of the Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is to bring service, encouragement and entertainme63891-Tamela-Mann-originalnt to communities while emphasizing the importance of giving back.  The tour kicked off in May in Washington, DC and made stops in Philadelphia, Newark, Birmingham, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago and Louisville before culminating in Dallas August 30 at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest.

Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs and Lecrae Have Big Night at Dove Awards

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

TamelaTasha Cobbs, Tamela Mann and Lecrae were all smiles as each took home statues at the GMA Dove Awards held at the Allen Arena on the campus of Nashville’s LipscomTasha_Cobbs_Single_FINALb University.

Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann electrifyed the audiences with their renditions of Break Every Chain and Take Me To The King. You can catch their performances when the show is broadcast on UP tv on Sunday, October 20th.

For a complete list of the winners click here

2013 Soul Train Nominees Announced

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Tasha_Cobbs_Single_FINALThe 2013 Soul Train Awards honoring both the artists and the music that they make will take place on November 8th, 2013 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The awards show will honor artists in 12 different categories. Artists in the category for Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance are: (more…)

Bishop TD Jakes MegaFest 2013 Begins

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

td-jakesThe triple digit temperatures in Dallas won’t deter the faithful as 60,000 people from over 40 countries are expected to gather this weekend for Bishop TD Jakes’ Megafest conference.  Billed as the largest US Inspirational Family Festival, the confab brings together Bishop Jakes’ most popular conferences: ManPower, Woman Thou Art Loosed, MegaYouth and MegaKidz with a plethora of entertainment, business and other inspirational features for the entire family.  This year’s event pairs Bishop Jakes with Oprah Winfrey for a Lifeclass session, the inaugural International Faith & Family Film Festival, the Just Churchin’ Comedy Show and the Ball Up Streetball Classic Tour Championship.  The fest will also include performances from top gospel artists including John P Kee, Earnest Pugh, Smokie Norful, LeCrae, Mali Music, Kierra Sheard, Tye Tribbett, United Tenors and more.

Marica Chisolm Signs With Tyscot Records

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

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Tyscot Records has signed  new contemporary praise and worship leader Marica Chisolm to their label. Marica released her debut project entitled, “Simply Worship” , independently in February 2013. The album received high praise and became a favorite on social media. Prior to its release Marica’s buzz single “Hallelujah To The King” and “Used”  quickly became fan favorites and added into rotation on radio. Marica is set to open up for GRAMMY Award Winner Kirk Franklin, Stellar Award Winning Isaac Carree, and Lecrae at the 2013 Joyfest, after fans took to the website to vote for her to be apart of the concert.  Her album, “Simply Worship”  produced by Trent Keys is slated for national release this fall and she plans to continue to tour to promote the album. Prior to her own ministry, Marica has served as a background vocalist to VaSahwn Mithcell, Juanita Bynum, and JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise. Currently she serves as Praise and Worship leader at Gathering of Champions International Cathedral under Bishop Brian Keith Hodges.

READ GOSPELflava Review of “Simply Worship”.