GRAMMY® Award winner T.D. Jakes will release the highly-anticipated second installment of the Sacred Love Songs series this summer. Dexterity Sounds’ compilation release, Sacred Love Songs 2, features music inspired by the upcoming movie Jumping The Broom (Tri-Star/Columbia Pictures). The CD, which will be in-stores May 31, features romantic love songs that pair the best talent in gospel and R&B/Pop music—performing classic hits as well as new recordings.

Sacred Love Songs 2 features multiple award-winning gospel and R&B/Pop recording artists including T.D. Jakes, Joe, Karen Clark Sheard and Kirk Whalum; El DeBarge, Bishop Paul Morton, Fred Hammond, Ledisi, Micah Stampley, Crystal Aikin, Terry Thomas, and Anaysha Figueroa.

“Sacred Love Songs 2 with music inspired by the film, Jumping the Broom is a partnership between secular and gospel artists collaborating in hopes of drawing hearts back to ‘Love’ as God intended,” said Bishop Jakes, founder and senior pastor of the legendary 30,000-member Dallas-based church, The Potter’s House, and an executive producer of the CD. “The Bible has never been silent on the subject of Sacred Love. Consider Song of Solomon, where the Bible speaks poignantly about romance from a biblical perspective. It is the common language of romance that links film and music, revealing God’s true lexicon of Love.”

“Sacred Loves Songs 2 marks the first release from our joint venture with T.D. Jakes and Dexterity Sounds,” said Rhoda Lawrence, Vice President of Universal Music Christian Group. “Taking advantage of our stable of gifted artists, the album includes the musical talents of a host of musicians from the Universal/Fontana roster, including Joe, El DeBarge, Ledisi and Micah Stampley. We are immensely proud of our partnership and the opportunity to be an integral part of such an important representation of today’s contemporary music.”

“Universal Music Christian Group has proven time and time again that they are a monumental, creative force in this industry,” said Dexterity general manager and album producer Cedric Caldwell.  “It is truly an honor to be in partnership with them.  We believe that the musical synergy between Bishop Jakes and Universal Music Christian Group will be felt and heard all around the world.”

Sacred Love Songs 2, features 12 selections from some of the most prominent contemporary voices in music singing love songs along  with powerful words from T. D. Jakes that encourage couples to love each other in God’s way.

Joe’s single, “Closer” celebrated a strong entry at Urban Adult Contemporary radio as the #2 Most Added track. The song is a classic and timeless hit that’s been well received at both gospel and R&B radio formats. Anaysha Figueroa has the lead single, “Love” at gospel radio and is poised for solid growth. T.D. Jakes and Anaysha blend their voices in this highly-acclaimed classic gospel hit, written by Kirk Franklin and produced by Myron Butler. The song was originally released on Kirk Franklin’s God’s Property project over 10 years ago.

DeBarge delivers “How Could You Love Me,” a hit single from his critically-acclaimed solo project, Second Chance. In Fred Hammond’s “My Lady & Myself” there’s a passionate plea for the Lord to intercede and repair a dwindling relationship. Stampley recorded an exceptional cover of Brian McKnight’s “Back At One,” which was also covered by country recording artist Mark Wills. BET’s Sunday Best first season winner, Crystal Aikin, is featured on a new track, “Just Take My Heart.” Sacred Love Song 2 is executive produced by T.D. Jakes and Cedric Caldwell.

On May 6, 2011, Tri-Star Pictures Presents A T.D. Jakes/Our Stories Film production of Jumping the Broom, featuring Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Loretta Divine, Meagan Good, Tasha Smith, Romeo Miller, Deray Davis, Valerie Pettiford and Mike Epps.

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