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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.

San Franklin’s Debut Album The Free Project Is Here!

The wait is over!  Vocalist San Franklin has been singing professionally for over 30 years.  Her adept and full-bodied voice has been heard on a plethora of Grammy®, Dove, and Stellar Award-winning albums from music’s top artists in Christian, Country, R&B, and ...

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Keyla Richardson Debut EP ‘So Good’ Released Today

Billboard chart-topping new artist Keyla Richardson much-awaited 8-track debut EP So Good is set to be released Friday, September 25, 2020 via Uncle G Records/Entertainment One. Released November 1, 2019, the EP features lead single and title track, “So Good,” which landed at #1 ...

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RCA Inspiration Celebrates Five Nominations For The 2020 Billboard Music Awards

RCA Inspiration celebrates five nominations for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, with nominations in all Gospel categories. Honoring some of the top artists and releases over the past year, Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA), Koryn Hawthorne, and Donald Lawrence are ...

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Bryan Popin’s “Beautiful Savior” Ft. Tasha Page Lockhart Enters Top 30 on Gospel Airplay

Billboard #1 independent recording artist, 2018 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Award recipient and three-time Stellar Award nominated singer, songwriter and producer Bryan Popin current radio single “Beautiful Savior” featuring Tasha Page Lockhart has entered Billboard Gospel Airplay Top 30 chart. This ...

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Kierra Sheard garners #1 milestone with Billboard hit Gospel single “It Keeps Happening”

Chart topper Kierra Sheard hits another #1 milestone, as the GRAMMY® nominated and Stellar Award-winning inspirational artist and actress garners #1 on the latest Billboard Gospel Airplay chart for her single “It Keeps Happening.” The hit song marks her first #1 single at Gospel radio as a ...

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Shontelle Norman-Beatty Signs w/ DARE Records – New Single Fri. Nov. 6th

Shontelle Norman-Beatty, background vocalist and former member of the New Edwin Hawkins Singers, revisits her traditional gospel foundation with her second-ever single release, “Jesus Will Fix It,” . The electrifying “Jesus Will Fix It” takes a traditional take on the ...

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Jekalyn Carr Shares New Artwork For ‘Changing Your Story’

Jekalyn Carr delivers beautiful new cover for her fifth album CHANGING YOUR STORY. The anticipated live album is available for pre-order this Friday, September 25, and the new single “Jehovah Jireh,” is offered for immediate download with the album’s advance purchase. CHANGING YOUR STORY was recorded ...

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The 14th Annual McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour Returns with 20 Chart-Topping Artists for What Will Be the Biggest Concert Series in Its History

McDonald’s USA, through its Black & Positively Golden movement, is excited to announce the virtual return of its 14th annual Inspiration Celebration® Gospel Tour. Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), the four-part concert series, themed “Gospel City Playlists,” will begin ...

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PJ Morton Performs on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Multi-Award-winning R&B singer/producer and Maroon 5 keyboardist, PJ Morton, performed his No. 1 hit, “All in His Plan,” on the September 17th episode of the late-night CBS television program, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The stripped-down performance was recorded at Esplanade Studios in ...

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Tasha Cobbs Leonard Drops New Single “Royalty” Today

Today, the 35th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Artist of the Year, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, releases the title track “Royalty” with a captivating performance video, from the highly awaited album Royalty: Live At The Ryman. The album is now available for pre-order ...

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