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Independent gospel CEO Kerry Douglas has compiled a thirteen-track new collection of gospel radio smashes in “Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix 2016” that hits terrestrial and online digital retailers everywhere on Friday, February 5, 2016.

Kim Fields, her husband, Christopher Morgan, and their two sons, were honored by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson’s 5,000 Role Models Foundation at its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Unity Scholarship Breakfast at Jungle Island in Miami, Florida. The 22ndth annual event hosted was by Congresswoman

Brian Courtney Wilson’s follow-up single, “I’ll Just Say Yes,” is impacting radio now. The worship ballad is a favorite in churches around the country and speaks passionately to submitting ourselves to God. Wilson is slated to appear on TV One later this month on the BMI Trailblazers special February 19, 2016. Brian, along with Grammy winner Yolanda Adams participated in the all-star BMI tribute to Bebe and Cece Winans. Additionally, Wilson will perform his hit single on the 31st Annual Stellar Awards which tapes on February 20. Wilson will also attend this year’s Grammy Awards on February 15, where he celebrates his first nomination in the Best Gospel Performance /Song category. He culminates his time in LA when he hits the big stage starring in the stage play, “I’m Only Human.” The play will debut at the historic Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles on March 5th.

Sound of Revival, the new effort from celebrated worship leader Pastor William McDowell makes its bow at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. In addition, the album is #1 on the Top Christian & Gospel Albums (combined) charts, #2 on the Independent Albums chart and at #46 on the multi-genre Billboard TOP 200 chart.

Blue Engine Records will release Wynton Marsalis’ critically acclaimed Abyssinian Mass disc featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra along with Damien Sneed and Chorale LeChateau on March 18th. Marsalis wrote the Mass in 2008 in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church. In 2013, the JALC Orchestra joined Marsalis on a 16 city tour pairing the orchestra with the multi talented Damien Sneed and his 70 voice Chorale LeChateau for 19 concerts that stretched across the east and the south.Also, the 2 discs covering 20 musical offerings, the Abyssinian Mass includes a bonus documentary DVD featuring performances, interviews.

Shirley Caesar 11-time GRAMMY®-winning legend drops another unforgettable hit with the debut of her new single “It’s Alright, It’s Ok” (feat. Anthony Hamilton). Available now on iTunes and at Gospel radio.

BET Networks announces two new docuseries premieres in February. The season two return of “IT’S A MANN’S WORLD” starring David and Tamela Mann and the series premiere of “ABOUT THE BUSINESS” starring actress and model Eva Marcille.

Classically trained musician Syreeta Thompson the only female trumpeter in Gospel music is on a mission to continue breaking musical barriers. Her new single, “Change Is on the Way”, is available now on all digital outlets.

Gospel fever returns to the New York Tri-State area on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Prudential Center Newark, NJ, its McDonald’s Gospelfest. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 15th. It’s the area’s preeminent Mother’s Day weekend gospel event brought to the community by men and women who own McDonald’s restaurants. Yolanda Adams, Tamela Mann, Donnie McClurkin and more will be featured. “Honor Thy Mother” McDonald’s Gospelfest 2016.

Following the success of scripted comedy series, Bounce TV — the nation’s first and only broadcast television network designed for African-American audiences and TV’s fastest-growing African-American network — is expanding with an hour-long drama with Saints & Sinners, which will center around the pursuit of power, intertwined with deceit, greed, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. Saints & Sinners will be seen Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. (ET) starting March 6. The show is currently in production in and around Atlanta

Virtue to drop “Fearless” on February 12th as Mixed Bag Entertainment readies the seventh album from Gospel super trio. With 14 tracks, the ladies of Virtue present a musical buffet including the hit singles “You Are” and “Walk It Out” in addition to a pairing with Dee-1 with a new spin on the Clark Sisters gem, “Miracle.”

Brown and group therAPy has earned a Grammy Award nomination in the category of Best Gospel Performance/Song for its radio smash “Worth.” The 58th annual Grammy Awards goes down February 15, 2016 at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA and will air on CBS.

TOP SINGLES FOR THE WEEK:

9th Annual Ford Hoodie Awards Hosted By Steve Harvey - Show

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1. Kirk Franklin…Wanna Be Happy

Anthony Brown (Gospel)

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2. Anthony Brown & Group TheARpy…Worth

Travis Green

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3. Travis Green….Intentional

4. Tim Bowman Jr…..I’m Good

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5. Erica Campbell..I Luh God

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