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Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago releases their latest single, “WAR.” “War” is a song of declaration serving notice on the devil and his plans. The radio friendly song set the stage for the 2015 release from the Stellar Award winning pastor/songwriter and choir.

Eddie James new release “SHIFT,” (with Ultimate Call), is his latest offering of spirited, poignantly penned, universally engaging worship music. “SHIFT” is being released as a double CD and is available on Amazon.com now and will be in stores and online everywhere September 27. The “SHIFT” set includes FIRE (disc 1) and AWAKENING (disc 2). “You can’t have an Awakening without Fire, so I decided to release these projects together to Shift culture and bring a new sound to the earth,” says Eddie. This collection features his new Christian and Gospel Radio single “I Love You.”

The Dream Gospel roster continues its growth with the recent signing of BET Sunday Best Season 4 finalist Andrea Helms. The Texas native grew up surrounded by church (her dad a preacher and musician) and developed a love for music at an early age. ” I want people to know how big Jesus is through what I sing. I want them to know He is real. I’m excited for this new chapter in my life and I can’t wait to have you all hear it.” “Clap Your Hands” hits stores on October 27th.

Congrats to Lecrae and Reach Records making history with the first Gospel Album EVER to top Billboard’s Top 200, beating out Maroon 5, R&Bs Jhene Aiko and Rocker Ryan Adams to take the #1 Spot. “Anomaly” sold 88,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 14, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Lecrae’s collective catalog of seven studio albums has yielded 1.4 million album sales and 2.9 million track downloads.

Deitrick Haddon and Michelle Williams are setting out to bring “the help” to Fix My Choir, the new music reality series premiering on the Oxygen Network November 5th. “A great choir has the potential to inspire communities and uplift people everywhere,” said Rod Aissa, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development for Oxygen Media. “Viewers will witness Deitrick and Michelle breathe new life into choirs that have lost their way in ‘Fix My Choir,’ culminating with unforgettable performances that will bring the house down.”

Sisters Ebony Holland, Karima Kibble, and Heather Martin, known as the group Virtue make their return to the music scene after an eight year hiatus with their first single “You Deserve” written and produced by Grammy® Award winner Fred Jerkins (Beyoncé , Destiny’s Child, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson) and Grammy® -nominated Alvin Garrett (Joe, Deitrick Haddon, Ruben Studdard). “You Deserve” hits radio in September with a full length album scheduled to be released in 2015 on their new record label home Mixed Bag Entertainment (founded by Christian Hip Hop artist Da Truth)

The Living Legends Foundation (LLF) announced the 2014 honorees for its 18 th Living Legends Awards Celebration. This year will mark the first time in the foundation’s 23-year history that LLF will host the event in Los Angeles. The award show will be held on Friday, October 3, at Taglyan Cultural Complex. The LLF will honor eight distinguished individuals at this year’s event. Cathy Hughes, founder and Chairperson of Radio One, Inc./TV One LLC, Keith Clinkscales, CEO of REVOLT Media TV. Rushion McDonald, COO of Nu-Opp Inc Ethiopia Habtemariam, President of Motown Records and President of Urban Music, Co-Head of Creative Affairs at Universal Music Publishing Group Gail Mitchell, Senior R&B Editor of Billboard magazine Aundrae Russell, Program Director of KJLH-FM, Lee Bailey, CEO of Electronic Urban Report (EURweb.com), will be presented with the Digital Visionary Award and Los Angeles’ KJLH-FM, will be presented with the Broadcasting Icon Award, which will be accepted by General Manager Karen Slade.

TOP SINGLES FOR THE WEEK:

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1. LeCrae..All I Need Is You

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2. Michelle Williams feat./ Beyonce and Kelly Rowland..Say Yes

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3. LeCrae feat Andy Mineo….Say I Won’t

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4. LeCrae..Nuthin

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5. Hezekiah Walker & LFC..Every Praise

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