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, Twinkie Clark, Fred Hammond, Kierra Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp, Micah Stampley, Joshua Rogers, J. Moss, and Jonathan McReynolds, 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 Marvin Sapp, J. Moss, Myron Butler, Virtue, Crystal Aikin, and 2015 Stellar Award nominations:
New Song: Marvin Sapp – ‘Yes You Can’
Fans of Stellar Award winner Marvin Sapp have waited patiently on the follow-up to his 2012 hit album ‘I Win.’ Well, wait no more.
His new single, “Yes You Can,” made its way to the net this week and will kick off his yet-titled new project. Click “play” above to get into the energetic tune produced by production/songwriting heavyweight Aaron Lindsey!
Crystal Aikin Readies New Album ‘All I Need’ For February Release
BET’s ‘Sunday Best’s inaugural winner Crystal Aikin will release her much-anticipated new album, ‘All I Need,’ on February 3. Available for pre-order, fans who pre-order the album will be gifted with a free copy of the set’s leading single “So Amazing.”
Check out the tune below and peep the pre-order link:
New Video: J. Moss – ‘Your Work’
J. Moss is finally serving up the second video from his critically acclaimed LP ‘Grown Folks Gospel.’ See it above.
Hot Shot: Myron Butler Shares ‘On Purpose’ Single Cover Artwork
Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Myron Butler is ready to lift new music to radio and Billboard charts. Evidence of this can be found via the release of his new single artwork for “On Purpose,” the lead single from his forthcoming LP slated for release this year.
See it above and keep it locked to That Grape Juice for your first listen!
Dove Award Winning Gospel Girl Group Virtue Ready Re-Release Of Hit 2006 Album ‘Testimony’
Ebony, Karima, and Heather, best known as the Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winning sister trio Virtue, will release TESTIMONY:RELOADED (Mixed Bag) on Tuesday, February 3. The project is now available for pre-order via iTunes (https://itun.es/i6Bp3Qy).
After a 3-year hiatus in 2006, the ladies created one of their most critically acclaimed R&B inspired projects to date, “Testimony.” The project spawned the radio hit “Follow Me,” (#4 peak) in addition to favorites, “The Sky Is The Limit,” “1-2-3- Praise” featuring T-Bone and“Praises To You” featuring Martha Munizzi.
After “Testimony.” being virtually impossible to find for several years, fans can now breathe a sigh of relief as TESTIMONY:RELOADED hits stores and all digital outlets. The reloaded edition is special because not only does it include Virtue’s brand new radio single “You Are,” but also an all new unreleased single “You Deserve,” produced by Fred Jerkins.
Erica Campbell Leads List of 2015 Stellar Award Nominations
Stand-up comedian turned television personality, David Mann, multiple Stellar Award winner, Tamela Mann, and syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley (Dish Nation), will collaborate to co-host the 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. The annual salute to Gospel music, The Stellar Awards will be held at its new location, the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015 and air on the TV One network on Easter Sunday, April 5.
With her first solo project effort, Mary Mary‘s Erica Campbell earns ten nominations for “Help,” including “Artist of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” “Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year,” “CD of the Year,” “Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year,” “Contemporary CD of the Year,” and “Urban /Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year.” The project also received nominations in the categories of “Producer of the Year,” “Music Video of the Year,” and “Recorded Music Packaging of the Year.”
Hailed as “Gospel music’s biggest night,” this year’s Stellar Gospel Music Awards features live performances by The Walls Group,Tasha Page-Lockhart, Mali Music, Deitrick Haddon’s LXW, and Beverly Crawford among others.
Summary of 2015 Stellar Awards Top Nominees:
Erica Campbell — 10 Total Nominations
Ricky Dillard — 10 Total Nominations
The Walls Group — 8 Total Nominations
Deitrick Haddon’s LXW — 7 Total Nominations
Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir — 6 Total Nominations
Smokie Norful — 4 Total Nominations
Michelle Williams— 4 Total Nominations
Tasha Page-Lockhart — 4 Total Nominations
TO VIEW THE COMPLETE LIST OF THE NOMINEES VISIT: WWW.THESTELLARAWARDS.COM