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JAN 18 2012

Kris Allen in USA Today!

As you may know, Kris has partnered up with Donorschoose.org to raise support for music education for kids - he even grew a mustache! Now there's more news on Kris's efforts in a recent article on USAToday.com. Read here to learn what Kris has to say about the charity and their latest initiative, "Tool for the Classrooms". Clear Channel will also host a radio campaign so be sure to listen up for the Donorschoose commercial!

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.