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Her sophomore album is entitled ‘All I Need’. While many things have stayed the same in gospel music, since her win, some things have changed.We talked a little about life post the  show and  two special events she will be part of next week.

Elev8: How has gospel music changed?

Crystal Aikin: Gospel music has evolved in such a way that “gospel music” is so diverse, allowing so many different people to enter this industry, from traditional, contemporary, hip-hop, praise & worship, choir, and soulful, etc .. We no longer just have middle-aged and older audiences, youth are so inspired in their music and so inventive and creative in their deliveries. And they are influential to where even the middle-aged and older audiences now bop their heads to the sounds of hip-hop and soulful gospel. Gospel on a larger scale has crossed over to mainstream and now gets played in clubs etc. It has evolved, but moreover has transcended time.

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