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Gospel Diva Karen Clark Sheard Soars In Mariah Carey Tribute

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While fans raved over R&B staples Fantasia and Joe‘s tribute performances to recent BMI honoree Mariah Carey, they were certainly not the only two bringing the house down in homage to the pop icon.

Indeed, Karen Clark Sheard, one/fourth of legendary gospel group The Clark Sisters, was on hand to deliver a fiery tribute to Carey.  And, as fans know, both singers have been quite vocal of their influence on each other – namely Mariah who has long cited Sheard as an influence.

Now, in recently lifted footage, see Karen tackle Mariah’s 1993 hit ‘Anytime You Need A Friend’ from the weekend’s showing.  Taking it to church like only she can:

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Much like Kim Burrell, anybody who knows gospel and its influence on R&B include Karen Clark Sheard in the list of mentions.  The pure denotation of vocal beast, Sheard handled ‘Friend’ with ease while still delivering those soaring melismas that have made her famous for over 40 years.

If you missed church today, join us and Anita Baker as we go in with Miss Sheard!

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    September 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm
    Millhouse says:
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    I aint even watch the video yet… But i gota give kudos to TGJ just for posting anything with the the clarke sisters in it… You can deffinitly hear the influence that the Clarke Sister had on Mariah Carey in her music… Alot of Mariah’s signature notes came from the Clarke Sisters. In fact a lot of female singers were influenced by them… ok now on to the video…

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      September 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm
      Say what? says:
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      I’m co-signing that….which is y I like the site..to an extent… Until the imbeciles start filling the post with opinions that one doesn’t get offended by…..! Meaning …their comment wasn’t s*** from the first place!!! Lolol

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    September 9, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    Millhouse says:
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    SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG Sista!!! Fantasia, please take notes… You can take it to church without kicking off your shoes… -_- …

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      September 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm
      RICHNBLACK11(BEYONCE KEEP EM MAD) says:
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      But what’s wrong if she take her shoes off?

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        September 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm
        jason says:
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        its ghetto. and aint nobody tryna see dat mess. EVERY DAMN TIME.

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        September 10, 2012 at 10:39 am
        mar mar says:
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        ha ha ha ha…its true. she dont ned to do all the time like its somthing we aint seen her do before. She shouold just do wat Joss Stone does n not bother put them on in the first place

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    September 9, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    king z says:
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    as expected, karen shut it down!!!

    and LOL @ that anita baker .gif!!!!!!!!!!!

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      September 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm
      RICHNBLACK11(BEYONCE KEEP EM MAD) says:
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      that anita gif is the ke ke

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        September 9, 2012 at 4:41 pm
        king z says:
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        lol. i suppose i’d get the Holy Ghost like that when i win my first grammy too. lol

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        September 9, 2012 at 6:33 pm
        RICHNBLACK11(BEYONCE KEEP EM MAD) says:
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        Yass you better catch the sprint…let me get my olive oil lmao

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    September 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm
    ENOUGH ONIKA says:
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    LLOOVVEE Karen and her beautiful and talent daughter Kierra. Both are legends and can slay 95% of the music industry vocally!

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      September 9, 2012 at 4:41 pm
      RICHNBLACK11(BEYONCE KEEP EM MAD) says:
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      Just like 99.9 slay rihanna in the industry all around lmao

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        September 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm
        ENOUGH ONIKA says:
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        LOL!! DEAD

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        September 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm
        RICHNBLACK11(BEYONCE KEEP EM MAD) says:
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        just a lil joke

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    September 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    pat says:
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    yes mama karen…that note at 3:35 slays the industry…

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    September 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm
    RICHNBLACK11(BEYONCE KEEP EM MAD) says:
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    yass Ms Karen , I been saved

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      September 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm
      Say what? says:
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      Saved?….Ahhh shhhh u BETTA pray some mo if this the same person but on a different post!!! Smhlolol…nevertheless may God Bless ur insecure heart and soul!!!!

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        September 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm
        RICHNBLACK11(BEYONCE KEEP EM MAD) says:
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        insecure heart and soul …..lmao……If this is the same person who I think it is didn’t I tell you I don’t deal with TRASH foot dragging f** now take that to the pool pit

        HAVE A BLESSED WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    September 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    ENOUGH ONIKA says:
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    Kierra Sheard slaying at the 2007 Stellar Awards

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    September 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm
    JAKE (I PRAISE TALENT & DEGRADE THE TALENT-LESS = DEAL WITH IT!!!) says:
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    ^^^^^^^THIS LEGEND RIGHT HERE. THIS LEGEND RIGHT HERE^^^^^^^

    I CANNOT AND I WILL NOT AT THE “TALENT” THE LORD THY GOD HAS BESTOWED UPON HER.

    KAREN WHY? WHAT DID MARIAH’S SONG EVER DO TO YOU? HONESTLY?

    LORD HAVE MERCY.

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      September 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm
      JAKE (I PRAISE TALENT & DEGRADE THE TALENT-LESS = DEAL WITH IT!!!) says:
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      CO-SIGN. CO-SIGN. CO-SIGN.

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    September 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    MC says:
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    Wonderful, just wonderful! I loved all the tributes, especially Joe’s and Karen’s renditions.

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    September 9, 2012 at 6:19 pm
    KNUCK says:
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    I give credit to Karen and Mary Mary for bridging the gap between R&B and gospel for me in my formative years and truly taking me IN. Especially Karen. She’s definitely one of my influences as far as vocals and she truly ministers.

    SAANNNGG!!!

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    September 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    KNUCK says:
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    get into that signature KCS @ 1:10 !!! The crowd KNEW what time it was from then on!!

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    September 9, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    shuan says:
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    Awesomeeeee!!! Love that she made it her own and that she always presents Jesus Christ. I Love Karen Clark Sheard! Thank you for posting.

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    September 9, 2012 at 8:51 pm
    Shaquinisha-rose says:
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    I wish MC would go back to singing this again!! Loved it!!

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    September 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    Truth(theoneandonlychile) says:
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    I just got the holy ghost chile!

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    September 9, 2012 at 10:55 pm
    T-K- says:
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    yes indeed!!! KCS yall don’t kno nun bout her!!! wow kudos TGJ!! I didn’t know you were on THE INFAMOUS/LEGENDARY CLARK SISTERS…IM THEIR #1 FAN…HAVE ALL OFF THEIR ALBUMS!!! INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY

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    September 10, 2012 at 1:00 am
    GREG says:
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    I guess because this is one of my all time favorite songs from Mariah i am a lil jaded cause she was horrible….destroyed a true classic

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    September 10, 2012 at 3:19 am
    likeCAESAR says:
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    I’m not sure I like all that scatting…from Detroit. Know the Clark Sisters well…still not a fan of their vocal stylings. ::shrug::

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    September 10, 2012 at 6:53 am
    Gr3g says:
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    I’m also from the D and I liked her performance. I thought Fantasia was good as well.

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    September 10, 2012 at 9:43 am
    Ebonisha says:
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    Karen shouldve listened to that small still voice shes always singing about… This was a mess!!! An utter mess! I know Karen can sang but not this time babes. Stick to gospel!

    Goes to show not everyone can sing a mariah song (well old mariah songs) Even mariah cant sing old mariah songs. lol

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    September 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    Ray says:
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    Well..at least she screams on key better than FANTASIA…!!!

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      September 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm
      GREG says:
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      LOL

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    September 11, 2012 at 9:15 am
    antertain says:
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    CHURCH!!!

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