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JAN 18 2012

VERITY GOSPEL GROUP BRINGS HOME 5 STELLAR GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS



VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP BRINGS HOME 5 STELLAR GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS
Kirk Franklin Receives 4 Awards, Including CD of the Year;
Deitrick Haddon Wins Music Video Award

Co-Hosted by Marvin Sapp, Telecast Features Performances by Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond and Richard Smallwood


January 18, 2012 – New York, NY – Verity Gospel Music Group landed 5 Stellar Gospel Music Awards during the taping this weekend at the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Four of those awards went to Kirk Franklin, who won the Song of the Year (“I Smile”), CD of the Year (Hello Fear), Producer of the Year (Hello Fear) and Contemporary CD of the Year categories. The fifth award went to Deitrick Haddon in the Music Video of the Year – Long Format category.

Kirk Franklin opened the show with a fast-moving medley of his latest hits “God Like You” and “I Smile.” The production-packed number was a visual and aural display of Franklin’s innovation and included a dance number and 21 piece string orchestra. The audience was delighted to see industry favorite Fred Hammond, who performed his new single “I Feel Good” for the first time, and Richard Smallwood & Vision provided a memorable performance of “Trust Me.” Additionally, Verity artists Byron Cage, Jason Nelson and Deon Kipping presented the Female Vocalist of the Year award.

Co-Hosted by Marvin Sapp, the 27th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will air in syndication from January 21 to February 26 in over 130 Markets, and will air nationally February 11 on Gospel Music Channel.
JAN 18 2012

Jordin Sparks Guest Judges Doodle 4 Google Competition

Jordin will be a guest judge for this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition. The winning doodler’s artwork will be featured on Google’s homepage where millions of visitors will see it. In addition, the lucky winner will get a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 tech grant for their school. Jordin is excited to see all of the wonderful artwork so be sure to enter here!

JAN 17 2012

RCA Artists Featured on Popcrush’s 2012 Artists To Watch List

2012 is going to be a big year for RCA artists, just ask Pop Crush. Elle Varner and A$AP Rocky are making their names know with their new singles, “Only Wanna Give It To You” and “Purple Swag”. Labrinth straight from the UK is also making a buzz, click here to check out his newest video. Cady Groves is turning heads with her new single “This Little Girl”. Yes, this year will be nothing short of amazing with these breakthrough artists! Make sure to visit Popcrush.com to learn more about the 2012 Artists to Watch.

JAN 17 2012

Anthony Hamilton discusses 'Back To Love' on Essence's Coffee Talk

Essence.com got the opportunity to talk to Anthony about what's most important in life on their weekly Coffee Talk. Anthony's new album, Back To Love is aptly titled for his focus on staying close to family and friends, regardless of a busy career and far-reaching goals. The album is "an extension of my personality," says Anthony with warmth and posture we've come to adore. Watch the full interview below.

JAN 17 2012

Yo Gotti's Featured Favorite Cuts On Rdio

Want to hear what Yo Gotti is listening to? Check out his favorite cuts on his Rdio featured playlist. Click here to start listening.

JAN 17 2012

DAUGHTRY ANNOUNCES FIRST LEG OF ITS “BREAK THE SPELL 2012 TOUR”


DAUGHTRY JOINS THE FIGHT AGAINST MALARIA, DONATING $1 OF EVERY TICKET SOLD TO "MALARIA NO MORE"

SPECIAL GUEST POP ROCK GROUP SAFETYSUIT AND OPENING THE SHOW IS SINGER SONGWRITER MIKE SANCHEZ

January 16, 2012 — Los Angeles, CA — DAUGHTRY has announced the first leg of its upcoming tour in support of the multi-platinum selling rock band’s third album, Break The Spell (19 Recordings/RCA Records). Tickets go on sale over the next two weeks beginning Friday January 20th.

Daughtry’s “Break The Spell Tour” will begin its first leg on March 20 in Buffalo, NY and continue through April 30 when it concludes in New York, NY. Singer Chris Daughtry, guitarists Josh Steely and Brian Craddock, bassist Josh Paul and drummer Robin Diaz are excited to bring their bigger than life show into theaters across the country to provide an intimate experience for fans.

JAN 17 2012

Monica And Brandy Reunite For Brand New Single "It All Belongs To Me"

MONICA AND BRANDY REUNITE FOR A BRAND NEW SINGLE
“IT ALL BELONGS TO ME” SET FOR RELEASE FEBRUARY 6TH

THE HITMAKING DUO’S FIRST COLLABORATION SINCE THEIR HISTORIC GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING,
BEST-SELLING SINGLE OF 1998 “THE BOY IS MINE”

“It All Belongs To Me” appears on Monica’s brand new album NEW LIFE available March 6
and Brandy’s forthcoming, yet-to-be titled album set for release this Spring
Track written and produced by Rico Love


(New York - January 17, 2012) Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winners Monica and Brandy have teamed up in the studio once again to recreate history with their brand new single, “It All Belongs To Me,” set for release on February 6th on RCA Records. Written and produced by Rico Love (Usher, Beyonce, Chris Brown), the poignant song reunites these young powerhouse vocalists for the first time since their massive smash single, “The Boy Is Mine.”

Monica and Brandy both tweeted news of their collaboration from the studio in Miami kicking off an avalanche of excitement in the blogosphere.

It’s been 14 years since the then-teenage duo released their monumental collaboration, “The Boy is Mine,” which held the #1 spot on the Hot 100 Chart for 13 weeks, won the Grammy for R&B Performance by A Duo or Group, and was declared the best-selling song of 1998.

“It All Belongs to Me” will appear on Monica’s NEW LIFE album scheduled for release on March 6th (RCA) and Brandy’s yet-to-be-titled RCA/Chameleon debut to be released this Spring.