Ever keen to broaden our musical scope, recent months have seen That Grape Juice venture into a number of new musical landscapes including, most recently, gospel.
Spearheaded by well-received interviews with gospel singers Yolanda Adams, Hezekiah Walker, Fred Hammond, Kierra Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp, and more, TGJ is now offering readers ‘The Overflow’ – a collection of the top gospel-themed news stories from the week.
Tuck in below for the latest news on Lecrae, Joshua Rogers, James Fortune & FIYA, Mary Mary, and more:
Announcement: Join Ruth La’Ontra Tomorrow On LiveStream For An Exclusive Preview Of Her New Album ‘So Good’
Sneak Peek: Season 3 of Mary Mary’s hit WeTV Reality Show
Our girls Mary Mary are back and, if the trailer above is any indication, better than ever!
Indeed, after fans tuned in to their WeTV in droves for a successful two season run, the Grammy winning gospel duo are back with what promises to be their most dramatic season yet! Highlighting Tina’s highly publicized marriage woes to Erica’s stint at solo stardom, the ‘Shackles’ singer unleash an action packed sneak peek at their 2014-due third season.
See it above courtesy of our buds at The Gospel Guru!
Bishop T.D. Jakes Talks About the New Jennifer Hudson film ‘Black Nativity’, His New Talk Show, & More
With his BET talk show ‘Mind, Body, & Soul’ still winning rave reviews from viewers, famed inspirational leader Bishop T.D. Jakes makes his return to the big screen with ‘Black Nativity’ (starring Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Mary J. Blige, and more).
In a recent sitdown with our bud Vaughn Alvarez, Jakes dishes on the musical film (due November 27th), media criticism, and more. See it above (and check out the trailer below):
New Song: James Fortune & FIYA – ‘Live Through It’
After topping charts with their ‘Identity’ album, featuring assistance from TGJ favorite Monica on the hit song ‘Hold On’, James Fortune & FIYA are back with a new empowerment anthem. Titled ‘Live Through It’, the tune kicks off his highly anticipated new album due in 2014.
Are you ready for some FIYA? Get into it below:
Joshua Roger’s ‘Unconditional’ Makes Impressive #2 Debut
Fans must’ve anxious to get more of ‘Sunday Best’ champion Joshua Rogers - as evidenced by the impressive performance of his sophomore album ‘Unconditional’ on Billboard charts this week.
The album, the follow-up to Rogers’ inaugural album ‘Well Done’ (which debuted at #1 on Itunes in late 2012), continues to help him carve his own path in gospel as it landed at #2 on this week’s Billboard Gospel Album charts. Held at bay by long-time chart champion Tamela Mann’s ‘Best Days’, see how all of gospel’s top acts fared this week in the listing below:
Chart position: #1
Weekly Sales: 6,888 /Total US Sales: 344,387
Chart position: #2
First Week Sales: 2,720
Chart position: #3
Weekly Sales: 2,270/Total US Sales: 112,493
Chart position: #4
Weekly Sales: 1,981/Total US Sales: 82,030
Chart position: #5
First Week Sales: 1,702
6. Beautiful Eulogy – ‘Instruments of Mercy’
7. Donald Lawrence – ‘Best For Last’
8. John P. Kee – ‘Life & Favor’
9. Hezekiah Walker – ‘Azusa: The Next Generation’
10. Lynda Randle – ‘Ageless Hymns’
New Video: Hezekiah Walker – ‘Every Praise’
Hezekiah Walker has finally shared the official video for his hit single “Every Praise“!
The song, which saw its 14th consecutive week at #1 last week, came as the first singer from Walker’s “Azusa: The Next Generation“ LP released in June. See the long-awaited video above:
Free Download: Lecrae – ‘Church Clothes 2′
Before fans can get their hands on his new album ‘Gravity’, Grammy winning Christian rapper Lecrae unveiled his newest mixtape “Church Clothes 2” hosted by DJ Don Cannon this week!
The 17 song set features vocals and productions from hip hop heavyweights David Banner, Street Symphony, and Grand Hustle’s B.O.B. Get into it below: