Posts Tagged ‘Youthful Praise’

Happy Birthday to JJ Hairston!

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

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Happy Birthday to ‘Flava favorite, JJ Hairston!  We are privileged to have grown up together and to be connected to your ministry! Super proud to call you friend! #everybodylovesjj



JJ Hairston Heads To The DMV

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

The new year brings changes as noted choir master JJ Hairston accepts the Music Director post at the City of Praise Family Ministries located in Mitchellville, MD.   “JJ JJ Hairston115Hairston is a tremendous blessing to the kingdom of God and we are elated to have him and Trina as part of the City of Praise Family,” Bishop Joel and Pastor Ylwanda Peebles say in a joint statement. “While many people are familiar with his tremendous musical gift, we appreciate his kind heart and loving spirit. J.J. and Trina Hairston are dynamic examples of God’s Love and are perfect fits for the tremendous assignment given to the City of Praise Family Ministries to “save families, one soul at a time. We rejoice and look forward to building God’s Kingdom together.”

Youthful Praise continues to enjoy the success following the release of their 7th CD, I See Victory, which made its way to the top spot on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart and featured the radio single Bless Me.

JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Release Bless Me

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Its new music from JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise in the form of Bless Me, a new radio single from I See Victory, the group’s forthcoming CD.  Pastor Donnie McClurkin joins YP on the song SHIRTEDIT_MG_7911which is available at digital outlets everywhere.  I See Victory was recorded live in Bloomfield, Connecticut and also features performances from Karen Clark Sheard, Vashawn Mitchell, Jason Nelson and Deon Kipling.  The full project hits stores on October 28th.

JJ Hairston Hosts New Sunday Radio Show

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

JJ Hairston is headed tJJ Radio Promoo radio; this time as the host of “Sunday Praise with J.J. Hairston” on Hot 93.7 FM (WZMX).

Hairston notes “it’s a huge opportunity to spread the gospel,” It’s a Hip-Hop station!  This is the first time this station has had gospel music on their station. So the fact that they’re entrusting me as the host and that they’re trying gospel music is huge! Many of the listeners don’t go to church so this program may be introducing many of them to the gospel for the first time and hopefully, eventually, to Christ.”

Sunday Praise will air from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. every Sunday beginning March 30th.   Be sure to look for JJ and the Youthful Praise ensemble on the BET Celebration of Gospel airing on April 6th as well as the release of their new single It Pushed Me hitting radio in April.


Praying for JJ Hairston and Family

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

jjhairston2GOSPELflava extends sympathies to JJ Hairston in the loss of his mother, Evangelist Sandra Johnson. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 20th at the Mt Sinai Cathedral, 1916 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, NY. Visitation begins at 5 and the service of celebration following at 7 pm

JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise Plan November Live Recording

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

jjhairston2Now comes word of a November 4th date set for the Live Recording of JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise. All roads will lead to the First Cathedral in Bloomfield, Connecticut. A number of guests will be on hand for the worship experience including Donnie McClurkin, Karen Clark Sheard, VaShawn Mitchell and Pastor Jason Nelson.

JJ Hairston and YP hits #1 On Billboard Charts

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Do you have the #1 Gospel album in the country? If not, what are you waiting on! Congratulations goes out to JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise, their latest album “After This” debut at #1 on Billboard, making it the groups biggest debut to date. The new album features guests Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Tye Tribbett, Pastor John P.Kee, James Fortune, and more. When asked about how he feels about the debut,  with a grateful heart Hairston says,”Thank You all for the support and continue to spread the word”.

#AfterThis is available online and in stores nationwide on Light Records .

New Music from JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012


JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise return March 26th with “After This”. The new album will include brand new material featuring Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Tye Tribbett, and James Fortune. The title track “After This” is at radio now, the album was recorded live in CT last summer.

JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise To Continue Recording With Light Records

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

JJ Hariston and his powerful group Youthful Praise have given us songs that are becoming staples and classic in Gospel music. With  Songs like “Lord You’re Mighty”, and “Awesome God”, this talented musician has stayed true to his brand and flows effortlessly in the vein God has him in. The group started in 2004 with Light Records/Evidence Gospel and have decided  to renew their contract. JJ explains that this was more than just a “business” move. He considers the staff at Light Records to be his “extended family”, and is excited about all the great things to come.

JJ and Youthful Praise are scheduled to record another Live album this summer.

2010 Soul Train Award Nominees

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

The 2010 Soul Train Award Nominees were announced and the Gospel category is well represented with heavy hitters! The nominees for Best Gospel Performance are Fred Hammond, Pastor Marvin Sapp, Youthful Praise featuring JJ Hairston,  Tye Tribbett, Lisa Page Brooks, and Bishop Hezekiah Walker and The Love Fellowship Choir ! The award show will be hosted by Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard and will be taped on November 10th at the Cobb Energy Center in metro Atlanta.The awards will air on on Sunday November 28, 2010 on CENTRIC and BET at 9:00 p.m. Congratulations to all the nominees and be sure to tune in and support!