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Pastor Mike Jr. Scores 2nd Billboard #1 with ‘I Got It’

The early arrival of Spring ushers in a new wind as Blacksmoke Music Worldwide celebrates award winning recording artist Pastor Mike, Jr. taking his second number one radio designation for his latest single, I Got It.     Blacksmoke Music CEO Kerry Douglas was full of praise to God for Pastor Mike, Jr.  “God is […]

Posted on Mar, 9th
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Watch: Danielle Brooks Sings ‘Praise You’ from Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia, April 3rd on Lifetime

Tony Award Nominee, SAG and GRAMMY® Award winning actress Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black) stars as the gospel legend and civil rights trailblazer, Mahalia Jackson. Lifetime’s highly anticipated gospel biopic Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia, will premiere Saturday, April 3 at 8:00pm ET/PT.  

Posted on Mar, 9th
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Grammy Nominated Singer Jason Nelson Drops First Single ‘Residue’ in 3 Years!

Jason Nelson, best-known for his No. 1 gospel ballads “Shifting the Atmosphere” and “Forever,” is showcasing another dimension to his immense talent on the smooth, mid-tempo track, “Residue” (Tyscot / FairTrade). Dueling guitars – including Nelson on Bass – open this R&B-flavored groove about a bright future with no residue of a dark past. “The […]

Posted on Mar, 5th
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Koryn Hawthorne teams up with R&B Artist Queen Naija for ‘Speak to Me (Queen Mix)’

To kick off Women’s History Month, chart-topping GRAMMY®– nominated songstress, Koryn Hawthorne, released a girl power rendition of her chart dominating single “Speak to Me” featuring R&B artist Queen Naija. Premiering exclusively on Rated R&B, “Speak to Me (Queen Mix)” features powerhouse vocals from both Hawthorne and Queen Naija and is a perfect match up of both Gospel and R&B sound. […]

Posted on Mar, 5th
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Kelontae Gavin, The N.O.W. Experience-new album out now!

Chart-topper Kelontae Gavin delivers his sophomore full-length album The N.O.W. Experience, available now. Get ready for a live experience of transformative worship from the Dove Award and five-time Stellar Award nominated artist, songwriter and producer, who’s crafted thirteen tracks on his latest album. Featuring his #1 Gospel radio hit single “Hold Me Close,” other highlight […]

Posted on Mar, 5th
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Watch: Deitrick Haddon and Zaytoven Perform ‘Sick World’ on ABC TV’s ‘GMA3’

Grammy® Award nominated singer-songwriter, Deitrick Haddon, and Trap music king, Zaytoven, gave an explosive performance of their new collaboration, “Sick World” (Black Own Black Entertainment / Tyscot), on ABC TV’s “GMA3” this week. Backed by a five-piece band – including Zaytoven on keytar – Haddon gave a riveting performance of the rocking track that chronicles the debate […]

Posted on Mar, 1st
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Kelly Price Inks Record Deal with Motown Gospel / Announces New EP ‘Grace’

Motown Gospel, in joint venture with SANG GIRL! Inc., announces the signing of iconic singer and songwriter Kelly Price, as she readies the release of her new gospel project, Grace, on April 2, 2021. The 6-track EP is available for pre-order now, with the lead single, “Grace,” and an accompanying lyric video out today: https://KellyPrice.lnk.to/GRACE   The […]

Posted on Feb, 19th
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Charles Jenkins’ New Book SEASONS, Available Now + Single ‘He’ll Make It Alright’ #2 on Billboard’s Gospel National Airplay Chart

Global spiritual leader, thought provoker and celebrated GRAMMY®-recognized, Stellar Award-winning artist Charles Jenkins, continues his mark as an author with the release of the book SEASONS: How To Grow And Succeed During Times Of Transition. Additionally, as an artist, his gospel music single, “He’ll Make It Alright” (Charles Jenkins & Fellowship of Chicago) lands at #2 on Billboard’s Gospel […]

Posted on Feb, 16th
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Rudy Currence’s ‘I Belong Here’ Spends Second Week At No. 1 on Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart

Grammy Award winning producer, songwriter and independent new artist Rudy Currence Billboard No.1 hit song “I Belong Here” spends its second consecutive week atop Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart (week ending Feb 13.)Additionally, the song, which Currence wrote solo cracks Top 10 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart, #2 on Billboard’s Gospel Songwriters chart, and #3 on Billboard’s […]

Posted on Feb, 12th
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Kirk Franklin and Sony Music Entertainment Debut New Podcast Series, ‘Good Words with Kirk Franklin

Sixteen-time GRAMMY-winning artist, songwriter and producer Kirk Franklin and Sony Music Entertainment today announced the launch of “Good Words with Kirk Franklin,” a new podcast series that welcomes people from every cross section of life who seek inspiration and empowerment. Through intimate conversations exploring faith, redemption, and the realities of today’s world, Franklin invites listeners into shared […]

Posted on Feb, 9th
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RCA Inspiration announces strategic partnership w/Marquis Boone Enterprises-Kelontae Gavin

RCA Inspiration, one of the premiere labels in Gospel and inspirational music, announces a strategic partnership with the entertainment company Marquis Boone Enterprises, to release upcoming projects from Kelontae Gavin and Fresh Start Worship. The record label, under its partnership with the entertainment company, will provide a range of cross-departmental support including distribution, radio promotion, […]

Posted on Feb, 9th