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Author Archives: Khalif M. Townes

Khalif M. Townes is the Founder/President/CEO of The Townes Media Group, LLC (formally Urban Roundup Group, LLC.) He is also the creator of uGospel.com. Townes formed uGospel.com to provide an outlet where up to the minute information on the Faith Based Community and Gospel Music Industry can be accessed with the click of a button.

Zacardi Cortez Delivers Soulful Praise In You’ve Been Good To Me

Gospel music has a favorite son in Zacardi Cortez.  The inimitable voice behind such hits as YDIA, Let Your Power Fall and You Don’t Know starts the new year in stride with the release of You’ve Been Good To Me, ...

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E. Dewey Smith’s Pebble Street Records Signs BET Sunday Best Finalist, Michael Lampkin!

Atlanta-based record label, Pebble Street Records proudly signs a new artist to their roster, Pastor Michael Lampkin. Lampkin, both a talented pianist and vocalist is known for finishing as a Top 3 Finalist on Season 5 of BET’s Sunday Best. In 2020 he released his First ...

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Nspyre Music Group International Recording Artist Lisa Bellamy Delivers Brand New Music Video for Latest Single, “In This House”

Nspyre Music Group International Recording Artist Lisa Bellamy is known in Gospel circles as a consummate vocalist, a gifted interpreter of song and a psalmist who creates an atmosphere of worship. The BET Gospel Diva Search Competition Finalist, who has ...

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CeCe Winans Reclaims #1 Slot at Billboard & Receives Two NAACP Image Awards Nods

When a great song resonates with listeners there’s no stopping its momentum. The power of CeCe Winans’ single, “Believe For It” has crossed over into the new year with two NAACP Image Awards nods for: Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song and Outstanding Christian Album. The ...

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Koryn Hawthorne, ft. Big K.R.I.T.-You (Remix) out now!

Chart-topper Koryn Hawthorne releases a new track “You (Remix)”  feat. Big K.R.I.T., available on digital music providers now. Hawthorne teamed up with the chart-topping rapper/producer on the new digital single, creating a potent blast of musical inspiration with the mix ...

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Lecrae & 1K Phew Release New Video – “MOVE”

1K Phew and Lecrae released their third single and video, “MOVE,” from their new collaborative album, No Church In A While. The album features 10 tracks including: “Wildin” “Ready Or Not,” “Move,” “One Call,” “What We Gon Do,” “Amen,” “Blockhead,” ...

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NAACP Image Awards nominations-music releases from Kirk Franklin, Jonathan McReynolds, Mali Music, H.E.R, Tauren Wells!

RCA Inspiration and Provident Entertainment celebrate three NAACP Image Awards nominations for album and song releases in the Gospel/Christian categories. Recognizing these inspirational collaborations released in 2021, chart-toppers Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music (K Approved Enterprises/RCA Inspiration), H.E.R. and Tauren ...

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Introducing Rap Artist PSALT-E, Winner of The Gospel Industry Network 2021 Regional Artist Choice Competition

The Gospel Industry Network (The G.I.N.) is one of the newest and fastest growing organizations in Gospel and Christian music.  In 2021, The G.I.N. held their first industry Summit in Chicago, IL and launched a YouTube subscription campaign to give ...

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Tasha Cobbs Leonard to receive the Urban One Honors Inspiration Impact Award! AIRING TONIGHT January 17, 2022

This year’s URBAN ONE HONORS continues to shine a spotlight on a superstar group of honorees including Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Lifetime Achievement; Timbaland, Music Innovation; Gamble and Huff, Living Legends; Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Inspiration Impact; and Oscar, GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning Jennifer Hudson, Entertainment Icon. Hosted ...

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3x Grammy nominee DOE, releases new single When I Pray-available now!

Chart-topping artist DOE releases a brand new single “When I Pray,” available now. Released by Jonathan McReynolds’ Life Room Label in partnership with RCA Inspiration, the three-time GRAMMY® nominated artist/songwriter/producer has written an uplifting ballad on “When I Pray,” the ...

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