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NEWS: Lecrae, Mumford and Sons and other music artists shares the reason why they reject the ‘Christian music’ label

The entertainment industry loves to categorise artists, particularly as it encourage fans to buy and support similar musicians. But it can be unpopular with the artists themselves as a label immediately invites certain connotations and create boundaries – cutting them off from a wider fanbase and causing audiences to switch off before they’ve even engaged with their content.  For example, ...

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NEWS: Pastor Chris & His Beautiful Wife Anita Reportedly Back Together

A pretty sensational information is coming out from sources in Christ Embassy where reports have it that Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and his beautiful wife, Anita, who had followed through with her decision to divorce him, have settled their issues privately away from the court and her back together. Pastor Chris had refused to follow his wife to court and had ...

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BREAKING: Pop R&B and Film/Television Actor Spencer Kane Releases First Single From Upcoming Album

Pop R&B artist and film / television actor, Spencer Kane, releases the first single “New Level” from his new self-titled album Kane. Available online beginning May 24, the smooth R&B sounding track represents a new style and artistry not traditionally found in the Christian music industry. Writing and production of the new album began in October 2015 and was the ...

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NEWS: Erica Campbell Blasts Billboard Music for Not Seeing Value of Gospel Audience

Kirk Franklin won two Billboard Music Awards during the live show that aired Sunday night, but fellow gospel music artist Erica Campbell has a theory about why the world did not see the achievement announced on TV. “They never air ’cause they don’t know the value of the gospel audience,” the 44-year-old “Help” singer tweeted last Thursday. Campbell’s tweet came ...

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NEWS: The Festival of Praise Tour 2016 Is Set To Kick Off Soon Featuring Stars Like : Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Hezekiah Walker, Karen Clark Sheard & More

Dallas, TX – For the third consecutive year, Grammy, Stellar, Dove, BET and NAACP Image Award-winning Gospel mega-star Fred Hammond returns with the Festival of Praise 2016 Tour, the star-studded national event he founded several years ago. The kick off date is October 7th, at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre, and will reach over 50 major cities across the country, running through ...

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NEWS: Pope Francis Reaches Out to the Muslim World in Egypt

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis met on Monday the grand imam of Egypt’s highest Islamic authority, Al-Azhar, looking to heal Vatican relations with the influential center of Sunni Muslim learning after dialogue was frozen five years ago. The 1,000-year-old mosque and university center cut contacts with the Vatican in 2011 over what it said were repeated insults toward Islam from ...

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NEWS: Harvard Study Says- Women Who Attend Church Frequently Live Longer.

Women who attend religious services more than once each week live 33 percent longer than women who don’t, according to a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal further recommends that doctors could seriously begin exploring religion and spirituality as a resource for patients. “Frequent attendance at ...

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NEWS: Desmond Tutu’s Daughter Quits Anglican Church After Marrying a Woman

The Rev. Canon Mpho Tutu-Van Firth, the daughter of former Cape Town Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has revealed that she is giving up her church license over her decision to marry a woman. “Because the South African Anglican Church does not recognise our marriage, I can no longer exercise my priestly ministry in South Africa,” Tutu-Van Firth said in a statement, ...

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NEWS: Billboard Music Award 2016: See the Full Winners List for Christian/ Gospel Artists Categories

Tonight, winners were announced in the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. Three artists came out on top of the six Christian and Gospel categories with Hillsong UNITED winning Top Christian Song (“Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” and Top Christian Artist, Lauren Daigle winning Top Christian Album for her debut and Kirk Franklin sweeping all three of the Gospel categories.  Here’s the ...

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NEWS: Casting Crowns Announces New Studio Album ‘The Very Next Thing’ Releasing September 16, 2016

Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® winning group Casting Crowns announces the release of its new studio album, The Very Next Thing, on September 16, 2016 (Beach Street/Reunion). This marks the group’s 15th release and eighth studio album since the label debut release in 2003. With more than nine million records sold, the band currently holds the position as Billboard’s top-selling act ...

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NEWS: Bet Awards Nominate Lecrae For Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist Of 2016

For the second straight year, the BET Awards nominated Lecrae for Best Gospel Artist, which has rebranded as the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award. Lecrae’s performance on his surprise January mixtape, Church Clothes 3, likely earned him the honor. “[Lecrae] gives us our messages in anextremely relatable way,” the 2016 BET Awards said. In 2015, Lecrae became the first ...

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NEWS: James Fortune Exposes Root Cause of His Domestic Violence Problems

Gospel music artist James Fortune revealed what he says is the root cause of his violent outbursts and the physical assault of a family member back in 2014, for which he served time in jail. “I’m not ashamed but I’m just exposing the enemy. domestic violence is more about power and control, it’s not just about physical violence,” the 37-year-old ...

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NEWS: Christian Rapper Comes Under Fire for Collaborating With Popular Muslim Rapper Lupe Fiasco

Louisiana rapper Dee-1 recently spoke to Rapzilla about his new release, “Against Us Remix,” featuring secular rappers Lupe Fiasco and Big Krit, and defended himself against the backlash he is receiving for working with a secular artist from a different religion. Dee-1’s new remix song features two rappers he considers friends, including Fiasco, a popular hip-hop artist who has publicly ...

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NEWS: Erica Campbell Celebrates Plus-Sized Model Frostine Shake for Embracing Her Curves

Erica Campbell holds the award for Best Gospel Album for “Help” backstage during the awards pre-telecast at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 8, 2015. image: http://graphic.christianpost.com/images/homepage11/enlarge4.png Gospel singer Erica Campbell has been criticized in the past for celebrating her curvy figure and in a Facebook post that has since been deleted the platinum recording artist ...

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NEWS: Nathaniel Bassey Reveals His Secret on How he Receive Songs

RECEIVING A SONG Many times when songs come to us, they do so in bits and pieces. As ideas, tiny seeds and in musicalparlance, as “motifs” that are later developed.Sometimes when you read or study the word,during worship, in an experience or a result of it, in a dream or vision, or when in a normal situation, they just come. ...

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NEWS: Lecrae Admits Sharing Molestation in ‘Unashamed’ Book Was Difficult

Lecrae’s new book Unashamed lives up to its title, with the rapper recounting the addiction and molestation that he faced in his life. While rehashing some of these memories and experiences were necessary for the 36-year-old rapper, he admits it was anything but easy emotionally. In an interview with XXL, Lecrae admitted that reliving the molestation that took place when ...

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NEWS: Donnie McClurkin Goes on 15-City Tour to Celebrate 10 Years in Radio

Donnie McClurkin is touring the country to celebrate a decade in radio programming. The 56-year-old pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, New York, has hosted a successful morning radio show for 10 years and is celebrating by embarking on “An Evening With Donnie McClurkin-10 Year Radio Anniversary” tour. “I’m thankful that this show can reach multitudes across the country ...

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NEWS: Frank Edwards and Don Moen Set To Release Brand New Collaborative Album “Grace”

Top Nigerian Gospel Artist, Frank Edwards has announced  the  upcoming release of his collaborative album with  Veteran Gospel Legend, Don Moen. Frank Edwards has frequently shared videos and posts of their  meetings and studio recording moments over the years  finally, the moment everyone has been  waiting for, is at hand. Sharing a post on his instagram page with the album ...

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NEWS: Pope Francis Ready to End Historic All-Male Catholic Clergy?

Pope Francis has announced that he will create a commission to study the possibility of the Roman Catholic Church allowing women to serve as deacons, which would end the historic practice of exclusively male clergy. The National Catholic Reporter reported on Thursday that Francis agreed to the commission following a meeting with the leaders of the world’s congregations of Catholic ...

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Agape Strings Set To Release New Single “Show Some Love”

  AGAPE STRINGS Set To Release His Brand New Single, Titled: “Show Some Love”. AGAPE STRINGS is a Nigerian fast rising Gospel Minster, Inspirational Book Writer, Singer, Song Writer and also a great Basses &  Guitarist who has great passion for Orphans. His yet to released single is a song you cant afford to miss. The song talks more about ...

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