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Jekalyn Carr Takes #1 Spot On Billboard

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Jekalyn Carr 2Jekalyn Carr hits big with The Life Project, her third album and first live recording making its debut at number one on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  Carr’s single You’re Bigger also makes its way into the top spot on the Billboard Top Digital Downloads chart.

The Life Project, which dropped on August 5th is produced by Allen Carr and has seen much success because of the radio single.  You’re Bigger has held on to the number two spot on the Radio airplay chart for 8 consecutive weeks.

The 19 year old singer/evangelist continues to tour supporting the CD’s release.  Upcoming appearances include paying tribute to Pastor Shirley Caesar during the Black Music Honors event in Nashville on August 18th.  Carr also joins in the festivities at the Tom Joyner Family Reunion on Labor Day weekend.

 

 

Eone Collects 15 Nominations For Dove Awards

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Hezekiah Walker Azusa The Next Generation 2-Better-Album CoverEntertainment One Music (eOne Music) leads the pack collecting 15 Dove Award nominations for the 2016 GMA Dove Awards.with 2 artists nominated in the category of Gospel Artist of the Year and 3 artist nominations in the Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year.

“Congratulations to all of our honorees! We’re excited for them to be recognized. They’ve all had an incredible year delivering their music, message and ministry to the masses! We consider this a great accomplishment for each of them!” says Stephania Andry-Wilkinson (Senior Director of Marketing, Urban Inspiration – Entertainment One Music Nashville)

eOne Music’s nominations for the 2016 GMA Dove Awards:

DEITRICK HADDON

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Masterpiece

SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR – “Be Like Jesus”

 

HEZEKIAH WALKER

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “Better”

 

JAMES HALL WORSHIP & PRAISE

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR – WAP New Era

 

JAPAN MASS CHOIR

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Powerful

 

JONATHAN McREYNOLDS

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Life Music: Stage Two

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “The Way That You Love Me”

SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR – “The Way That You Love Me”

 

JONATHAN NELSON

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Fearless

 

SHIRLEY CAESAR

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “It’s Alright, It’s Ok” (ft. Anthony Hamilton)

 

TODD DULANEY

URBAN WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “The Anthem”

 

WILLIAM McDOWELL

URBAN WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Sounds of Revival

URBAN WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “Spirit Break Out”

BMI Partners with eOne Music to Release Trailblazers of Gospel CD

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Mark your calendar for OTrailblazers_CD_Coverctober 22nd when Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, in partnership with Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), releases the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Live 2013 album.  Recorded live on January 18 at the 14th annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon in Nashville, the album features memorable performances from  the likes of Anaysha Figueroa, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Le’Andria Johnson, Donald Lawrence & Company, Yolanda Adams, Kierra Sheard and many more.

Releasing a live recording of the performances from the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon allows a wider audience to experience our salute to the legends of gospel music,” said Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, and Executive Producer of the album. “This project pairs some of the brightest stars in gospel music with iconic songs written and performed by trailblazers of the genre.”

“eOne Music is proud to partner with BMI to release a monumental project that captures so many award-winning and beloved artists on one album,” said Phil Thornton, eOne Music Vice President of Marketing & New Business Development. “From the pairings of award-winning icons Pastor Shirley Caesar and Bishop Paul Morton, to the sounds of Donald Lawrence & Company, this one-of-a-kind album is filled with legendary performances and the distinctive voices that they are known for, which continue to inspire and command gospel today.”

Alvin Darling Sounds Off With Live Out Loud

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Alvin DarlinDarlingg returns with a new sound and the release of Live Out Loud, the lead single from his new CD Waiting Right Here on Troy Sneed’s Emtro Gospel Label.  A noted composer, Alvin Darling’s songs have been recorded by Shirley Caesar, Albertina Walker, Dorothy Norwood, Whitney Houston and the Georgia Mass Choir.  Alvin experienced success fronting his own ensemble with hits All Night and Nobody But The Lord.  With over 30 years in gospel music, Darling believes the best is yet to come.

Catch Darling on the All Is Well Tour with Troy Sneed coming to a city near you shortly.

 

 

 

Another Caravans CD From Dorothy Norwood Music Group??

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

With the news this week of Dorothy Norwood launching her  very own Dorothy Norwood Music Group imprint , many gospel insiders wondered if this would be the vehicle Norwood will use for the release of the follow up to the 2006 Caravans Paved the Way CD.

Evangelist Norwood informed Gospelflava back in 2008 of plans to release another session from the group that introduced the world to the likes of the late Queen of Gospel Albertina Walker, the late Reverend James Cleveland,  Inez Andrews, Delois Washington and Evangelist Shirley Caesar.  Paved the Way was a resounding success debuting at #7 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums charts and remained on the charts for an impressive 22 weeks.  The CD received multiple award nominations, including a Soul Train, Dove , Grammy and three Stellar Award Nominations.

In the meantime, the gospel community patiently awaits word of an artist roster and release schedule from the newly formed Dorothy Norwood Music Group.

DOVE Award Nominations

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Award Season Continues as the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees were announced. Congratulations to the following Gospel artist nominated in the following categories along with some of today’s Top Contemporary Christian Acts:

Male Vocalist Of The Year:

Israel Houghton

Marvin Sapp

Artist Of The Year:

Marvin Sapp

New Artist of The Year:

Forever Jones

Rap/ Hip Hop Recorded Song Of The Year:

“Background”- LeCrae

Urban Recorded Song of the Year:
“All I Need” from ” Just Love Deluxe”- Brian Courtney Wilson, Stan Jones
“Finally” from “Finally”- Lowell Pye, Asaph A. Ward
“He Knows” from  “All In One”-Karen Clark Sheard, Kendall Hunter, James L. Moss, Paul D. AllenTraditional Gospel

Recorded Song of the Year:
“Favor”; A City Called Heaven; Shirley Caesar; David Frazier; Light Records, Shu-Bel Records
“The Greatest Name”; Smokie Norful Presents; Victory Cathedral Choir; Smokie Norful; EMI Gospel, TreMyles Music
“The Master Plan”; The Master Plan; Tamela Mann; Tamela Mann, Myron Butler; Tillymann Music Group

Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
“He Wants It All”; Get Ready; forever JONES; Dominique’ Jones
“I Choose to Worship”; Under an Open Heaven; Wess Morgan; Wess Morgan, Joseph Morgan
“Nobody Greater”; Triumphant; VaShawn Mitchell, Darius Paulk
“The Best In Me”; Here I Am; Marvin Sapp; Marvin Sapp, Aaron Lindsey
“You Hold My World”; Love God, Love People; Israel Houghton; Aaron Lindsey, Israel Houghton, Tommy Sims

The Dove Awards will be taped live in Atlanta at the  Fabulous Fox Theater on April 20th and will Air on GMC (Gospel Music Channel) on April 24th at 8:00 p.m. EST. Sherri Shepherd from ABC’s, “The View” will serve as host of this year’s awards.

Aretha Franklin honors the Queen of Gospel

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

The Celebration of Life for the Queen of Gospel Dr.  Albertina Walker took place over October 14th and 15th in Chicago, Illinois, the Gospel Music Capital of the World as well as Albertina Walker’s birthplace and home city. The two days of celebration brought the masses from all across the country to pay homage to this Gospel Music Giant.  During the Friday Funeral service, the Queen of Soul, the legendary Aretha Franklin was given an opportunity to share her memories of The Caravans and other gospel groups of yesterday as well as give a rousing rendition of I’ll Fly Away, all of which you can watch above. Pictures from the two day celebration will be posted shortly at Gospelflava.com

All Star Gospel Day at the Essence Festival

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

An All-Star gospel salute to Kirk Franklin, Pastor Shirley Caesar and Bishop Paul & Pastor Debra Morton is planned for Sunday, July 4th at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, LA. 

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