4 AGAINST 5 (IVAV) recording artist, Steven Malcolm, releases his self-titled, debut album today. The project is starting the day debuting in the Top 15 of the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Top Albums Chart. Malcolm co-wrote the 13 songs on the project, which was co-produced by a powerful collection of GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning producers, including: Beam, Andy Mineo, Hollyn, Pyrexx, Scootie, Tasan, Joey Jewish and Blanca. “Hot Boy,” the first song and accompanying music video released from the album, is currently being featured by ESPN during NBA on ESPN games this season.
GRAMMY®-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae today released “River of Jordan,” featuring vocals from Breyan Isaac. The song is the latest available track from “THE SHACK: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE.” “River of Jordan (feat. Breyan Isaac”) is now available for streaming and purchase at all DSPs. THE SHACK: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE is set for release on February 24th.
The multi-talented comedian, musician, motivational speaker and award-winning songwriter, Tim Lovelace, has signed with StowTown Records, marking the first time the label has added a comedian to the artist roster. A comedy DVD that will feature Lovelace’s unique clean comedic style is scheduled to release in early fall 2017 and will be available at all digital and retail outlets.
Grammy-winning Christian recording artist Jason Crabb is launching his own label, Billboard has learned exclusively. Red Bus Records will partner with Daywind Music Group for marketing and distribution. Crabb plans to release his first album through the new venture later in 2017 and is looking to sign other faith-based acts to the Red Bus roster.
Bilingual, multi-Platinum selling recording artist and actress Jaci Velasquez announces her first major tour in over seven years, the “Trust Tour” launching March 2 in Jacksonville, FL. The tour supports her first, full-length studio album in over five years, the English-language Trust and Spanish-language Confío releasing globally to over 160 nations March 31 from Integrity Music.
The 5th annual K-LOVE Fan Awards will return to the historic Grand Ole Opry House on May 28th. Each category’s honorees were chosen by fans, who will also select each winner with voting opening on May 1st. Hosting duo Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West along with many K-LOVE artists announced each of the nominees in each category earlier today via K-LOVE Radio’s Facebook LIVE.
GRAMMY®-nominated worship leader Kari Jobe just released her third album, The Garden, which was the No. 7 best-selling album this week according to the Billboard Top Albums chart. In addition, it was the No. 2 album on the Christian & Gospel chart and the No. 6 album on the Digital Albums chart. The project also earned Jobe her third Billboard Top 200 Top 25 chart debut.
As Zach Williams is just returning from his whirlwind weekend in Los Angeles celebrating his GRAMMY® nomination, he is now celebrating his hit single – “Chain Breaker” – which is literally breaking records. The impactful song continues to hold the No. 1 spot at radio – at an astounding 15 weeks to date – which has already surpassed the previous record by three weeks for a new artist’s debut song hitting the top (the title was previously held by Jordan Feliz’s “The River”). “Chain Breaker” also continues to stay on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs Chart (No. 9), and the Chain Breaker LP is No. 12 on the Americana/Folk Albums Chart.
Following her successful 2015 cinema event, Laughing in the Dark, best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce returns to the big screen for one special night with an important message for audiences nationwide: Laugh – Cry – Love. Chonda Pierce: Enough serves as a powerful reminder that our value is found in Christ; because of Him, we are enough.
Artists up for a 2017 K-LOVE Fan Award will be shared via K-LOVE Radio Facebook LIVE tomorrow, February 15 by hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West along with artists heard on K-LOVE. The roll-out of announcements will begin at 10 a.m. EST, and continue throughout the day wrapping at 8 p.m. EST (full schedule below).
TV One welcomes David and Tamela Mann to the network as they embark on a new chapter and give viewers a glimpse into the drama, intrigue, faith and laughter that will ensue in their new reality docu-series called The Manns. The announcement was made today by TV One SVP of Programming and Production D’Angela Proctor. The new one-hour show, currently in production in Texas, will join the network schedule in Q2 2017.
After recently signing to DREAM Records, Cameron James is proud to release her debut single “Beside You”. Cowritten and produced by Joshua Silverberg (Jordan Feliz, Capitol Kings, Jesus Culture), this brilliant song carries a powerful message of encouragement and heavenly backup. It’s about a love that never leaves or forsakes you. The super catchy melodies mixed with the infectious pop production confirms that Cameron is part of a new wave of artists pushing the envelope of excellence in the industry.
Wow!! @chancetherapper incredible #Grammys performance and arrangement! You took ‘How Great is Our God’ to a new level! — Chris Tomlin (@christomlin) February 13, 2017 How Great is our God…
The administrators and staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com are proud to announce the first list of performers for the upcoming Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration. This year’s celebration will feature performances from many of the top nominated artists which include GRAMMY® and Dove Award winning singers and songwriters.
Fair Trade Services announces a licensing partnership with Key Of A Music and Tyscot Music for the new Anthony Brown & group therAPy album. The first radio single from the upcoming release will be serviced to radio later this month and the album is scheduled for a late second quarter 2017 release; to be jointly marketed by FTS, Tyscot, Key of A, and Columbia Records.
Celebrating 20 years since their inception, multi Dove Award-winning Curb recording artist Selah is set to return March 24 with the highly anticipated Unbreakable. The iconic trio’s first all-new studio recording in nearly three years, Unbreakable was produced by founding members Todd Smith and Allan Hall and longtime collaborator Jason Kyle Saetveit. The project also includes contributions from such acclaimed producers as Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars) and Scott Cash (Dan Bremnes).