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(Washington, DC) -  On Tuesday, YouTube hosted its  2nd Annual #YouTubeBlack FanFest -- sponsored by Twentieth Century Fox and The Hate U Give --during Howard University'sHomecoming in Washington, DC. Over 1400 college students and alumni filled Howard's Cramton Auditorium for a standing room-only interactive experience featuring an intro byHoward'smarching band and step team as well as performances by notable YouTube creators Ari LennoxCeraadi, Kyle ExumDormtainmentKevOnStageKhadiTPindellNext Town Down and Shan Boody.

The evening ended with a performance by Def Jam recording artist and songwriter, Jhene Aiko. Following the performances, the creators engaged with the audience in one-on-one meet and greets where fans had the opportunity to take photos with their favorite YouTuber.

Watch clips from #YouTubeBlack FanFest 2018 at

Motown gathers a soulful slew of their artists for "A Motown Gospel Christmas' compilation

Featuring Artists Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Brian Courtney Wilson, Lexi, Mandisa, Kenny Lattimore, Danny Gokey and Newcomers Jerard & Jovaun
In keeping with the rich Motown tradition, premiere gospel label Motown Gospel to release an all-new Christmas album “A MOTOWN GOSPEL CHRISTMAS” this month. 
Available for pre-order today on all digital platforms, “A MOTOWN GOSPEL CHRISTMAS” offers a timeless collection of holiday classics, never-before heard tracks all performed by the legendary label’s acclaimed roster of artists. The soulful and soul-stirring project is an instant must-have for any holiday music collection.
Powerhouse Tasha Cobbs Leonard delivers an epic performance of “O Holy Night,” while Lexi’s passionate “Give Love On Christmas Day” harkens back to the classic Jackson 5 rendition. Other standout moments include Brian Courtney Wilson’s rousing “Give Us A Star,” producer Max Stark’s festive “Piano Carol” medley, and Kenny Lattimore’s rendition of “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen…

Gold City Puts Finishing Touches on Latest Project, 'Hope for the Journey'

Hope for the Journey releases in November on
New Haven Records

Top Entertainers Celebrate the Living Legends Foundation’s 2018 Honorees with Record-Setting Year at its Annual Awards Gala

Los Angeles, CA — On Friday, October 5, top entertainers came out to celebrate The Living Legends Foundation’s 2018 honorees at its 22nd Award Show and Dinner at Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood, CA.

“This year’s awards ceremony was one of the best – if not the best – in the foundation’s 27-year history,” says David. C. Linton, Chairman of the Living Legends Foundation. “The attendance surpassed previous years and included people not only from radio and records but all areas of entertainment. It is a testament to the achievements of the honorees as well as the great work by the organization. I would like to thank all of our sponsors, board members, volunteers, and everyone who came out to make this event a record-setting year.”

Eddie Levert, Yo-Yo, Kenny Lattimore, and Lenny Williams were among the guests to pay tribute to this year’s distinguished honorees. Hosted by radio personality DeDe McGuire of the syndicated radio show “DeDe in the Morning,” the awards show honored Michae…


Washington, DC -  Billboard Music Award winning and GRAMMY® Award nominated choir, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, has just announced their upcoming 2-part live recording session in Nigeria and Landover, MD (Washington, D.C. suburbs). This comes on the heels of the group's great success over the previous year with the release of their current album, You Deserve It, which was nominated for a GRAMMY®, won 6 Stellar Awards, a Billboard Music Award, an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Award, and many other accolades and chart topping achievements. The first recording will take place in Abuja, Nigeria on Tuesday, November 6th at 6 PM. It will be held at the COZA Auditorium and will feature Nigerian gospel artists, Mercy Chinwo and Tim Godfrey and The Gratitude. Godfrey is known for his song, "Nara," which features Travis Green and is currently the #1 gospel song in Africa. This recording will feature 7 songs and will be taped for video and audio. "I visited COZA in Abuja a m…


Dallas, TX – Chart topper Christon Gray releases the new song “Grow Up,” available instantly upon pre-order of his album Clear The Heir (Fo Yo Soul/Essential Sound/Sony Music).  The fourth solo album from the hit rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer, Clear The Heir will be released on Friday October 19th, featuring singles “Time Out” and “Together Forever” also available now as instant grat tracks. 
On “Grow Up,” Christon Gray crafts a track ruminating on the journey of growing up and young love, pairing his lyrical gifts for cinematic storytelling with an instantly-catchy piano flow, and bright horns and percussion melodies.  The powerhouse voice behind the acclaimed blockbuster hit anthem “Stop Me,” “Open Door,” “Ft. Knox” and more from his hit LP The Glory Album, Gray builds upon “Together Forever,” “Time Out,” and “Grow Up” on the rest of the eight tracks on his new album.  With songs like “Clear the Heir,” “Seekrets,” and “Take Me To the Water,” Gray creates a lush sonic land…


Washington, DC- Gospel artist Charles Butler, a veteran from Washington, D.C. announced his major weight loss of over 200lbs this past weekend at The Spirit of Praise Concert sponsored by Radio One's Praise 104.1.
This campaign and life style change all began last year as a partnership with Radio One DC along with Decalo Weight Loss, Wellness, and Pain Management Clinic in an effort to not only lose the weight, but encourage others to make it. "I'm overwhelmed by the stories and people that has reached out to me through my weight loss journey. I had no idea that my decision to live a better life would impact people from around the world. When I post pictures on social media, tags like #MyWeightlossJourney has gained me followers and new music fans. One thing about Weight loss is that it's cross platform so people from all walks of life can relate. I feel like at this point God has turned my body into a living testimony. I'm so grateful for the staff at Decalo Weight…

BILLY GRAHAM: An Extraordinary Journey available Nov. 6 on DVD and digital HD

CHARLOTTE, N.C. BILLY GRAHAM: An Extraordinary Journey ― a film commemorating the life and impact of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham ― will come to DVD and digital HD beginning Nov. 6. “It’s an extraordinary journey,” said Franklin Graham, President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. “How God took a young boy off a farm in rural North Carolina in the South and then from there to the ends of the earth. God used one man to touch the world like it’s never been touched before ― Billy Graham was just part of that journey.” For more than 60 years, Billy Graham preached the Gospel around the world to 215 million people who attended one of his more than 400 Crusades, simulcasts and evangelistic rallies in more than 185 countries and territories. Throughout his lifetime, he served as a trusted spiritual advisor to many U.S. presidents and world leaders and impacted the lives of many public figures. The 72-minute film offers a unique look into the life of the minister,…