Leave a comment
Leandria Johnson

Source: Paras Griffin / Getty Images

Le’Andria Johnson introduces a new single “Bigger Than Me.” Penned and produced by renowned hitmakers Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony (whose range of work includes Fantasia, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Tori Kelly and more) – the bubbly, funky track and Le’Andria’s soaring vocals invite listeners to take to heart the empowering message of self-acceptance and praise for God’s unique plans – with lyrics such as “Don’t let anybody hold you back! / You were made for something special / Now that’s a fact”. Fueling self-confidence with the encouragement of not being afraid to be yourself, “Bigger Than Me” showcases a refreshing outlook to push through uncertain times, pairing Le’Andria’s celebrated voice with a creative new sound.

Award-winning artists Martha Munizzi kicks off a new chapter, as the inspirational GRAMMY®-nominated, Dove and Stellar Award-winner delivers a two-fold blessing of new music, with the release of dual digital singles “He Has Won” and “Fearless”. Available at all digital providers now, with two powerhouse live performances just in time to celebrate the miracle of Easter, “He Has Won” and “Fearless” plant a path to victory, proclaiming God’s awesome power and everlasting gifts in uplifting our lives.

Multiple GRAMMY® nominated and Stellar Award-winner James Fortune unveils a stirring new video for the radio single “I Forgive Me”. Filmed in Atlanta and directed by Terrance Crowley, the new video “I Forgive Me” debuted on Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell.

From The 2-Disc Music and Spoken-word Collection The Riverside Project: Music & Devotion Riverside Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church in Nashville, TN released a dynamic 2-disc set THE RIVERSIDE PROJECT: MUSIC & DEVOTION showcasing their diverse music and the powerful spoken-word ministry. Their 2016 dual disk project features Joey Kibble of the multi-GRAMMY™ Award winning group TAKE 6, the First Lady of Riverside SDA Jennifer Fordham, Karima Kibble of the acclaimed Gospel trio VIRTUE, Earnest Pugh, and so many more of Gospel music’s elite and best loved singers and musicians

19 Year-Old GRAMMY-nominated artist Jekalyn Carr received her first two nominations for the upcoming 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Carr received honors for Top Gospel Artist and Top Gospel Song for her smash hit single “You’re Bigger,” which spent four weeks at No. 1 and Digital Gospel Songs Sales charts that was the 2nd Most Played Gospel Song of 2016. 2017 has been a big year for Jekalyn Carr thus far, receiving her first-ever GRAMMY nomination for “Best Gospel Song/Performance” (“You’re Bigger”) and five Stellar Gospel Music Award nominations.

The two premiere airings of the hit Bounce drama Saints & Sinners on Sunday, April 9 combined to reach 1.3 million unduplicated viewers. The east coast premiere of Saints & Sinners at 9:00 p.m. (ET) delivered 490,000 Households to become the highest-rated Bounce original series telecast ever and the most-watched episode in the show’s history. The telecast was also the best of the second season-to-date in delivering Persons 18-49.

Tillymann Music Platinum-selling artist Tamela Mann was honored to receive her first Billboard Music Award nomination for Top Gospel Artist. The awards show recognizes the hottest names in music today. Tamela is currently on the Mann’s World Family Tour, co-headlining with husband, actor and comedian David Mann. The 25-city spring leg of the tour is making stops across the country, including three sold-out shows last weekend in New York City, NY, Trenton, NJ, and Washington DC.

Karew Records marks the rise of “Hang On” (feat. Kierra Sheard) on the charts, with the single hitting #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart this week. The lead radio single from the hit album GEI LIVE, “Hang On” provides encouragement and comfort to inspire the spirit with the impassioned performance of GRAMMY®-nominee Kierra Sheard and the choir’s vocals.

The Rance Allen Group, has launched a “Good Neighbor” public service challenge to coincide with the legendary group’s new single “Like A Good Neighbor.” It’s the second radio track from the group’s 25th album, “Live From San Francisco.” The crux of the “Good Neighbor” challenge is for people to do a good deed and then post a video of themselves talking about it on either their Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account with the hashtag #GoodNeighborRanceAllenGroup.

Earnest Pugh is pushing full steam ahead in preparation for the release of his 9th album, “Fully Persuaded.” The album will be released June 2nd on Pugh’s P-Man Music Group record label. The artist and label head revealed the album cover this week, while celebrating the massive jump of the single – “I Need You to Breathe” –from #21 to #13 at Gospel radio. “I Need You to Breathe” is the third most added single this week. “Fully Persuaded” title is taken from Romans 4:21: “And being fully persuaded that what GOD promised He was able also to perform.” “I want to remind the people that God is a promise keeper,” says Pugh.

2017 kicks off an exciting new chapter for Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson.He has the distinct privilege of performing on the Stellar Awards Televised Show for the Quartet Legend, Spencer Taylor of The Highway QC’s Tribute, received a nomination for his “Timeless Music Movement” Volume 1 release and his Wonder Spirit Productions inks an exclusive marketing and distribution deal with long time New York childhood friend, D.A. Johnson’s SRT Entertainment. The pair has experienced some success together with the release of “Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson Presents… The Rising Stars of Quartet” which earned a Stellar Nomination and launched the career of Pastor Tim Rogers & The Fellas

TOP SINGLES FOR THE WEEK:

BET Celebration of Gospel 2014 - Show

Source: Jason Kempin / Getty

1. YOU DESERVE IT….JJ HAIIRSTON AND YOUTHFUL PRAISE

VaShawn Mitchell

Source: via CBCF

2. VaShawn Mitchell…Joy

Kierra Sheard hang on

Source: video screenshot / Vaughn Alvarez

3. GEI featuring Kierra Sheard..Hang On

Travis Greene

Source: RCA / Promotional

4. Travis Greene..Made A Way

43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards - Show

Source: Rick Diamond / Getty

5. Donnie McClurkin..I Need You

Also On Praise Cleveland:
comments – Add Yours