Kirk Franklin To Host New Gospel Music Festival
Jan04

Kirk Franklin To Host New Gospel Music Festival

      To fill a gaping void in the gospel music industry, Kirk Franklin has announced that he will launch a gospel music festival in his hometown of Irving, Texas. With the move, he hopes to add a much-needed platform to the genre.

Charles Jenkins Receives Early Christmas Gift
Jan03

Charles Jenkins Receives Early Christmas Gift

      Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago Ft. Le’Andria have received an early Christmas gift. Their uplifting, finger-snapping, retro R&B-flavored cut, “Grace” (Inspired People/Empire), hits the top spot on both the Billboard (up from No. 2 last week) and Mediabase (up from No. 3 last week) Gospel Airplay charts this week. It marks the eighth unique Billboard No. 1 for the Chicago-based pastor, Jenkins, over the course of his five-year career as a recording artist. The song also makes its first appearance in the Top Ten on the Billboard Digital Gospel Songs (sales) chart, coming in at No. 10.

Marvin Sapp Humbled by Grammy/NAACP Image Award Nominations
Jan03

Marvin Sapp Humbled by Grammy/NAACP Image Award Nominations

 “Even after more than 25 years in the music business, award nominations are an exciting and a tremendous honor,” said award-winning gospel star Marvin Sapp of recent nominations for both the 60th annual Grammy Awards and the 49th NAACP Image Awards. Sapp’s GRAMMY nomination is for Best Gospel Album, and he is nominated for Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album for the 49th NAACP Image Awards. This marks his 11th GRAMMY nomination, and his fourth NAACP Image Award nomination. Both nods are in recognition of his 11th album, “Close”, which was released September 29th on Verity Records. “Close” delivered Sapp’s fifth consecutive #1 album debut.

Verity is Born Again
Aug08

Verity is Born Again

Last month, gospel’s best-selling label, RCA Inspiration and Provident Music Group celebrated the relaunch of Verity Records, reviving the iconic label that has been a modern standard-bearer in Gospel for almost two decades with artists such as Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Richard Smallwood, Hezekiah Walker and Donnie McClurkin.

Jekalyn Carr’s Winning Season
Aug08

Jekalyn Carr’s Winning Season

With a new song, a new album and a recently announced upcoming appearance on the OWN TV series, Greenleaf” and the show’s soundtrack, it’s clear that gospel recording artist Jekalyn Carr is having a winning season in gospel.

Eye On Gospel: Getting Bigger Every Day
Jan11

Eye On Gospel: Getting Bigger Every Day

Teen sensation Jekalyn Carr closed out 2016 spending 30 consecutive weeks in
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