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Monday, June 7, 2010

MUSIC WORLD ENTERTAINMENT/SPIRIT-RISING MUSIC SIGNS ACCLAIMED GOSPEL SINGER MICAH STAMPLEY


(Houston, TX - May 17, 2010) Acclaimed gospel singer, songwriter, producer and Stellar Award nominee, Micah Stampley, joins Music World Entertainment (MWE) with a management and recording joint venture through the company's faith-based label, Spirit Rising Music. His new release will come under Interface/Spirit Rising Music.



Micah Stampley, a powerful, multi-octave and gifted artist is leading the way to the new generation of gospel music. His debut CD, The Songbook of Micah hit the music charts as the second-highest debut for a Male Gospel Artist in Billboard's history at #3 and was acknowledged as "one of the Top 11 Gospel Artist of 2005."



With a staggering powerful and sensitive voice and an inspired writer's hand in music and words, he has become one of gospel's most talked-about talents.



Mathew Knowles, Founder, President and C.E.O. of Music World Entertainment

states, "When I look at the talent and what we are building at our Spirit Rising Music gospel label with Trin-i-tee 5:7, Brian Courtney Wilson, Pastor Rudy, the new signing of Dr. Juanita Bynum and now with Micah, who is a brilliant artist with success in Praise and Worship, I am grateful."



From birth in Los Angeles to his humble youth in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Micah developed a profound music talent at a young age that has led to a celebrated journey. In 2004, the Stellar Awards named him as the 1st Stellar Award Star Search Winner. In addition, in 2006 he received two Stellar Award nominations for "Male Vocalist of the Year" and "New Artist of the Year. 2008 brought more nominations for "Praise and Worship Album of the Year" and "Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year." That same year his "I Believe" music video debuted at #1 on the Gospel Music Channel and remained there for five weeks receiving a nomination for "Best Soul Video of the Year." His staying power was cemented. This year, Micah received a fifth Stellar Award nomination for his CD, Ransomed as "Praise and Worship Album of the Year."



Speaking of the new venture with MWE/Spirit Rising, Micah says, "The unique partnership we've created is a pivotal step in my journey to leave a legacy for my children and spread my wings into my other artistic passions. My goal has always been to assist people in getting into a deeper intimacy and relationship with God."



He is a minister, husband, father of five, musician and leading community philanthropist. He also has a unique royal distinction. His Royal Majesty King Adamtey I, Se Suapolar of the Se (Shai) Kingdom of Ghana, West Africa, adopted Stampley as his son. Prince Micah Martey along with his wife, Heidi, hopes to one day build a school of the performing arts in Se Kingdom.



Micah and Heidi's non-profit, "Operation I Believe, Inc" a 501 (c) (3) organization, launched in 2006 with platforms that include humanitarian and outreach initiatives.



Micah has been featured in EBONY, Upscale, Charisma and a host of other magazines. He is a regular musical guest on TBN's "Praise The Lord" and has performed on BET Celebration of Gospel, Gospel Music Channel, Word Network and INSP Christian Networks. AOL Black Voices named Micah as "one of the Top 10 Gospel Geniuses." Micah is currently a Benny Hinn Psalmist and travels with him to crusades and events around the world.



Talented. Anointed. Inspired. Driven. Dedicated. Micah Stampley is a music phenomenon on the rise and a leading voice in the future of gospel.



For more information on Micah visit: www.myspace.com/micahkstampley
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Sunday, June 6, 2010

SUNDAY BEST TOP 3 FINALIST SELECTED

In what is shaping up to be the most competitive season to date, Sunday Best has named it's top 3 finalists. For the first time on the show, Leandria Johnson is the last women standing among two men--Elder Goldwire McClendon and Deward Davis, guaranteeting a man will face off for the title.

Just before Johnson reluctantly came to New Orleans to audition from Orlanda Florida, her life was plagued with misfortune. She says she lost her home and the car was on the brink. Coming to Sunday Best was a real leap of faith. Now, the 27-year-old mother from Orlando, FL is a favorite, receiving consistent praise form the judges and viewers alike.

Despite this hardship, she showed up dressed like she was going on a quick run to the gas station, wearing gym socks and flip flops. Hear her testimony in her own words in the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRcaK6etg_E
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