• Gospel News This Week: Dominionaire, Something Big and A Smile Light The Way

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    The Gospel is sailing full stream ahead with new music from the old and new alike .

    As we gear up for the Grammy’s the charts show a new debut and Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin  and Cantor Jones  has a new look.

    On the Charts

    In what has been an expected tradition WOW debuts #1.

    Top 10 Albums

    #1 (*) WOW Gospel 2011

    #2 (*) “Dominionaire” Canton Jones

    #3(1) “Church On the Moon”- Deitrick Haddon

    #4 (9) “I Believe: Live”- James Fortune & Fiya

    #5 (2) “Rehab- The Overdose”- LeCrae

    #6 (3) “The Playlist’- Marvin Sapp

    #7 (7) “Triumphant”- VaShawn Mitchell

    #8 (5) “As We Worship”- William McDonnell

    #9 (6) “Rehab”- LeCrae

    #10 (10) The Live Experience II”- The Rance Allen Group

    This Just In

    Our friends from Mary Mary released the artwork from their new album “Something Big”. Mark your calendars it releases on March 29.

    Deitrick Haddon will debut his  “Well Done” video  on  “106 and Park” on February 17, 2011

    “Today is a new Day”  are definitely the Multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar and Dove Award winner Kirk Franklin releases his 12th CD, Hello Fear, on March 22, 2011. Hello Fear is an innovative musical offering that showcases Franklin’s growth and maturation both creatively and personally, while still boasting his creative genius of combining various styles and genres of music into his own unique, definitively gospel sound.   He has teamed again with five of the most sought after vocalists in the music industry—Isaac Carree, Anaysha Figueroa, Nikki Ross, Charmaine Swimpson and Eric Moore—to create the inimitable harmonies for which his music is known. The result is a Kirk Franklin masterpiece. Hello Fear is produced by Franklin and co-produced by Shaun “Harold” Martin and executive produced by Kirk Franklin, Jazzy Jordan, Jessie Hurst and Carla Williams.  Two singles from Hello Fear have been released simultaneously, and they are among the top songs added at gospel and urban adult contemporary radio this week.  “I Smile” is #1 Most Added at Gospel Radio and #2 Most Added at Urban Adult Contemporary Radio. “I Am” is #2 most added at Gospel Radio. The song “Smile” lifts your spirit from the very first note to the final bridge “Smile for me.”‘  Give a listen here.

    On Film

    GMC, America’s favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment, announced today that it is partnering with the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) on a competition that will promote the development of faith and family-friendly entertainment screenplays. “GMC’s Faith and Family Screenplay Competition” is a component of GMC’s “Official Sponsorship” of the 15th annual event, which is the pre-eminent festival promoting cultural diversity within the film and television industry. The 2011 ABFF will be held July 6-9 in Miami.

    “GMC’s partnership with ABFF is an ideal way for us to further strengthen awareness of GMC among the African American creative community,” says Wendy McCoy, vice president of marketing at GMC.  “There are millions of stories out there that bind and uplift families, and we want to hear them.” Find out additional information by logging on here.

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