1. Kirk Franklin & James Fortune Add New Gospel Chart No. 1s

    July 06, 2017 10:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kirk Franklin 's all-star single "My World Needs You," featuring Sarah Reeves , Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann, ascends 2-1 in its 24th week on Billboard 's Gospel Airplay chart (dated July 15). Franklin and Mann each complete their ...

  2. National Museum of African-American Music Ground-Breaking in Nashville to Honor Patti LaBelle, Kirk Franklin at 2017 Legends Luncheon

    April 12, 2017 8:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 In advance of its fourth annual Legends Luncheon on June 1, the National Museum of African-American Music (NMAAM) will break ground for its long-anticipated formal residence at Fifth Avenue and Broadway in Nashville. The April 18 ceremony will take ...

  3. Tamela Mann, Travis Greene Lead Field of Nominees for Gospel's Stellar Awards

    March 24, 2017 11:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 For more than 30 years the Stellar gospel Music Awards have built a reputation as the premier gospel event of the year. By spotlighting both the traditional artists who laid the genre’s foundation and the newcomers who have shepherded its growth, th ...

  4. Kirk Franklin: The 2016 GRAMMY Red Carpet

    Kirk Franklin: The 2016 GRAMMY Red Carpet

    February 15, 2016 6:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Kirk Franklin on the Red Carpet at The 58th GRAMMYs music , Kirk Franklin , you2ube , grammys 2016 , red carpet , interviews , Kirk Franklin interview , Kirk Franklin Videos Kirk Franklin Brightcove ...

  5. Jordan Smith of 'The Voice,' Natalie Grant & Kirk Franklin Net New No. 1s on Christian Charts

    November 25, 2015 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Jordan Smith, one of the top 11 contestants on NBC's The Voice , vaults in atop Billboard 's Hot Christian Songs chart (dated Dec. 5) with his cover of Christian band Selah's "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." The bow is almost fu ...

  6. Kirk Franklin's 'Happy' at No. 1 on Hot Gospel Songs Chart

    September 10, 2015 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Franklin lands his fourth leader on the list. Plus, moves for Anthony Brown, Sidewalk Prophets & more. For only the second time in 2015, a track debuts atop Billboard 's Hot Gospel Songs chart, as "Wanna Be Happy?," from Kirk Fran ...

  7. Exclusive: William Morris Endeavor, Steel Wool Entertainment and Collision Records Launch Strategic Alliance

    June 09, 2015 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New Christian hip-hop partnership initially focuses on artists Alex Faith, Dre Murray, Corey Paul and Swoope William Morris Endeavor IMG, Steel Wool Entertainment and Collision Records have launched a strategic partnership targeting the burgeoning C ...

  8. Kirk Franklin & More Gospel Chart-Toppers Coming to 'Billboard #1 Gospel Hits' Album Next Year

    December 02, 2014 8:30 PM EST A selection of Billboard Gospel Songs Chart-topping hits from throughout this decade will be getting a compilation release via eOne Music early next year, on a double-disc collection called Billboard #1 Gospel Hits .  Hezekiah Walker Completes Six ...

  9. Lecrae Breaks New Ground as Christian Rapper, Looks to Kanye West for Inspiration

    October 07, 2014 12:01 AM EDT Lecrae is dubbed a Christian rapper, but he considers himself a rapper who happens to be Christian. The Grammy-winning artist (his album Gravity  won for best gospel album last year) is trying to avoid being boxed into one genre. "I didn' ...

  10. Matt Redman, TobyMac & Jason Crabb Win Big at Dove Awards

    October 16, 2013 6:12 AM EDT Matt Redman, TobyMac and Jason Crabb were the top winners at the 44th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards held last night (10/15) in Nashville at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University. Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin hosted the sho ...

  11. New Signings: August Alsina to Def Jam, Windish Agency Wins Bobby Womack, Frankie Rose Goes and Labrinth to Paradigm

    August 23, 2013 4:03 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters ...

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  13. Hot Tours: Madonna Enjoys Fifth No. 1 Since Launch Of MDNA Tour

    November 27, 2012 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Madonna claims the No. 1 ranking on the weekly tally of Hot Tours for the fifth time since the launch of her blockbuster MDNA Tour that has been playing concert venues in Europe and North America since the end of May. Ticket revenue reported during ...

  14. Bubbling Under: Jayme Dee Makes Steps With 'Tip Toes'

    August 31, 2012 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Jayme Dee, Devlin, Jekalyn Carr and Los Cadillacs. Jayme Dee Southern California sing ...

  15. King's Men Bring Gospel To Live Nation

    August 09, 2012 7:25 PM EDT BET's popular music competition show "Sunday Best" has signed on as the presenting sponsor for Live Nation's first major U.S. gospel tour, the King's Men. Last month, the tour's performers - Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp ...

  16. Backbeat: EMI's Jon Platt Exits In Style At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 30, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Former EMI Music Publishing President Jon Platt, ASCAP Vice President of Membership, Rhythm and Soul Nicole George, rapper Fabolous, ASCAP's Brandon Kitchen. (Photo: Frank Micelotta) It was a fitting conclusion to a 17-year career chapter. Af ...

  17. Quincy Jones, Pharrell Williams, Noah '40' Shebib, EMI Win Big at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 29, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Quincy Jones took home the ASCAP Founders Award, Pharrell Williams was honored with the Golden Note Award, and EMI Music Publishing again took home the publisher of the year honor at Friday (June 29) night's 25th anniversary ASCAP Rhythm and ...

  18. Chart Highlights: Carrie Underwood Crowns Country Songs With 'Good Girl'

    June 04, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Underwood's 'Good Girl' is better than good: it's the new No. 1 on Country Songs. Plus, fellow former 'American Idol' queen Kelly Clarkson tops AC and One Direction rules Dance/Club Play Songs. Chart Highlights offers a ...

  19. Backbeat: Jason Crabb, Natalie Grant, Laura Story Win Big At Dove Music Awards

    April 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Artist and male vocalist of the year winner Jason Crabb backstage with Gospel Music Channel founder/CEO Charlie Humbard. (Photo: Celeste Winstead) Jason Crabb cemented his status as a solo phenomenon by winning male vocalist and artist of the year ...

  20. Jason Crabb Wins Gospel Music Artist of the Year At 2012 Dove Awards

    April 19, 2012 11:26 PM EDT Christian singer Jason Crabb won two of the most prominent awards for male artists at the 43rd annual Dove Awards held for the second straight year in Atlanta. Crabb went home with artist and male vocalist of the year awards on Thursday night at t ...

  21. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST 0 0 0 The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox ...

  22. Grammys 2012 Backstage: Adele 'Busy Being Happy,' Bon Iver Busy Chewing His Grammy

    February 13, 2012 12:05 PM EST Best New Artist Grammy winner Justin Vernon of Bon Iver biting the hand that...rather his trophy (Getty Images) On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the ...

  23. Grammys 2012: 19 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 13, 2012 12:26 AM EST 0 0 0 On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the Grammy broadcast below. Adele's Big Night : While her millions of fans may have worried about her recovery f ...

  24. Adele Makes a Clean Sweep on Somber Night at Grammys 2012

    February 12, 2012 11:47 PM EST Adele won all six Grammy Awards she was nominated for including Album, Song and Record of the Year. (Getty Images) Adele is rolling with Grammy hardware to spare. The singer made her post-surgery comeback by winning all six of her nominations at t ...

  25. Kirk Franklin 'Very Grateful' for Success of 'Hello Fear'

    November 29, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Contemporary gospel icon Kirk Franklin says he's simply "very grateful" over the reception for his 11th album, "Hello Fear." The set, his first studio album in four years and his debut for Verity Records, is Franklin's ...

  26. Chris Brown Leads Soul Train Awards Nominations

    October 21, 2011 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Days after winning the most awards at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, Chris Brown leads the nominations for the 2011 Soul Train Awards. Brown is nominated for five nods across 11 categories, one being Best Dance Performance in which he's up agains ...

  27. Chart Highlights: Rodney Atkins Takes 'Back Road' To No. 1 On Country Songs

    September 19, 2011 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  28. Adele's '21' Hits 1 Million, Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A dele 's "21" album not only returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (up two spots), but also becomes the first to sell more than a million copies this year. With 88,000 sold this past week (down 6%) according to Nielsen SoundSca ...

  29. Britney Spears Snares Sixth No. 1 on Billboard 200 with 'Femme Fatale'

    April 06, 2011 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 B ritney Spears flies in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with her sixth chart-topping album, "Femme Fatale," selling 276,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The feat ties her for the third-most No. 1s among wo ...

  30. Kirk Franklin Continues His No. 1 Streak With 'Hello Fear'

    April 02, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 They say good things come to those who wait. Sometimes even better things come to those who don't. Originally slated for May, Kirk Franklin 's new CD "Hello Fear" was pushed up to March 22. The move paid off. "Hello Fear&quo ...

  31. Chris Brown Nets First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As predicted, Chris Brown achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "F.A.M.E." bows atop the tally with 270,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. "F.A.M.E." is his fourth top 10 album, following his self-tit ...

  32. Chris Brown Headed for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    March 23, 2011 5:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 At this time next week, Chris Brown might be celebrating his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his fourth set, "F.A.M.E.," is on course to bow with over 250,000 sold in its first week. Industry prognosticators suggest the se ...

  33. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Trey Songz, Jamie Foxx, Drake

    January 27, 2011 1:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Trey Songz picks up a 13th week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs making "Can't Be Friends" the longest-running chart-topper since Maxwell 's "Pretty Wings" spent 14 weeks at the summit in 2009. Besides Maxwell's hit, onl ...

  34. Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj Big Winners At BET Awards

    June 28, 2010 10:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 A licia Keys and newcomer Nicki Minaj were the big winners at the 10th annual BET Awards, both taking home two statuettes during the ceremony held last night (June 27) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. However, the evening's real buzz ce ...

  35. Ask Billboard: Ushering In Another No. 1

    April 09, 2010 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'RAYMOND V RAYMOND,' VS ...

  36. Ask Billboard: Happy 40th, Mariah!

    March 26, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'TOGETHER' FOREVER Hell ...

  37. Chart Beat Thursday: Marvin Sapp, Lady Antebellum, J-Lo

    March 25, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 PRAISE: Although Marvin Sapp is a newcomer to the Billboard 200's upper reaches , loyal fans have long been aware of the gospel superstar. The singer, who doubles as founder and senior pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in his hometow ...

  38. Lady Antebellum Returns To No. 1, Marvin Sapp Debuts Big On Billboard 200

    March 24, 2010 11:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Antebellum 's "Need You Now" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fourth non-consecutive week (93,000; down 11%), but the big album chart news is the arrival of Marvin Sapp 's "Here I Am" at No. 2 with 76,0 ...

  39. Chris Brown, Chrisette Michele, Pharrell, Nas Join BET's Haiti Telethon

    February 05, 2010 2:31 PM EST 0 0 0 C hris Brown , Chrisette Michele , Nas and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are the latest celebrities added to the roster for BET's "SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti" telethon taking place at the American Airlines Arena in Mi ...

  40. Gospel Artists Unite For Haiti

    January 22, 2010 4:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Another all-star benefit effort on behalf of earthquake-ravaged Haiti is on the way, helmed by gospel singer Kirk Franklin . He's the impetus behind Artists United For Haiti: a collective of gospel artists who gathered together after the 25th a ...

  41. Lionel Richie, Commodores Reunite At Essence Fest

    July 06, 2009 4:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lionel Richie got a little help from his former bandmates to close out the weekend's Essence Music Festival: Members of The Commodores joined him on stage to sing several of their hits, including "Brick House" and "Just to be Clo ...

  42. Lionel Richie, Commodores Reunite At Essence Fest

    July 06, 2009 9:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lionel Richie got a little help from his former bandmates to close out the weekend's Essence Music Festival: Members of The Commodores joined him on stage to sing several of their hits, including "Brick House" and "Just to be Clo ...

  43. Gospel Briefs: 'Sunday Best,' BMI

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST -BET’s “Sunday Best” gospel singing competition begins its second season on March 8 (9 p.m. ET/PT). The weekly competition is hosted by Kirk Franklin, with BeBe Winans and Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary serving as judges. First season winner ...

  44. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all copies of Slayer's most recent album "Christ Illusion" following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-based Catholic Secular 2006 - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin In ...

  45. Chart Beat: 'All Summer Long,' Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action from the song "All Summer Long," Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn's "Woman" and more! IT'S SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME: It's a rare event for two versions of the same song to appear on Th ...

  46. Usher and Al Green Lead This Week's Hot Shot Debuts

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Usher and Al Green score Hot Shot Debuts this week while Katy Perry and Rihanna earn Greatest Gainers stripes and Fergie and Kirk Franklin grab Pacesetter honors. Hot Shot Debuts: Usher makes an impressive return to The Billboard 200 this week, earn ...

  47. Chart Beat

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action on Mariah Carey/Madonna/Elvis Presley, James Brown, Fantasia and more! 'BODY' WORKS; 'MINUTES' ADDS UP: Elvis Presley has had a lot of great chart weeks over the last 52 years, but this wasn't one ...

  48. Chart Beat

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Usher's "Love in This Club," American 'Idols,' Janet Jackson and more! 'CLUB' PLAY: Adding sales to airplay can be like adding Mentos to Diet Coke. The resulting explosion has carried "Love in T ...

  49. Chart Beat

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Brad Paisley, Mariah Carey and more! KING OF POP (CATALOG): In its original run, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was on The Billboard 200 for 122 weeks, 37 of which were spent at No. 1. With the re-entry o ...

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