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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.

Grammy Winner and New Artist Rudy Currence #1 Single “I Belong Here” Spends Two Weeks Atop Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart

Grammy Award winning producer, songwriter and independent new artist Rudy Currence Billboard No.1 hit song “I Belong Here” spends its second consecutive week atop Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart (week ending Feb 13.) Additionally, the song, which Currence wrote solo cracks Top 10 ...

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Cynthia Erivo Stars In GENIUS: Aretha! Coming to National Geographic March 21st!

National Geographic and Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet,” “The Color Purple”) revealed today during the network’s TCA session the highly anticipated premiere date and official series trailer for the multiple Emmy award-winning anthology series GENIUS: ARETHA. From 20th Television and Imagine Television, ...

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Kirk Franklin and Sony Music Entertainment Debut New Podcast Series, “Good Words with Kirk Franklin”

Sixteen-time GRAMMY-winning artist, songwriter and producer Kirk Franklin and Sony Music Entertainment today announced the launch of “Good Words with Kirk Franklin,” a new podcast series that welcomes people from every cross section of life who seek inspiration and empowerment. Through intimate ...

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RCA Inspiration announces strategic partnership w/Marquis Boone Enterprises-Kelontae Gavin, Fresh Start Worship

RCA Inspiration, one of the premiere labels in Gospel and inspirational music, announces a strategic partnership with the entertainment company Marquis Boone Enterprises, to release upcoming projects from Kelontae Gavin and Fresh Start Worship. The record label, under its partnership ...

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Music Icon Master P Set To Debut New Film Covering Love Comedy & Faith

Hip hop icon & Media Mogul Master P & Romeo Miller team up with film director LazRael Lison & soundtrack producer Tracy Bell (Asah Entertainment) on new romantic comedy film “Never and Again” scheduled to release February 11th on BET Plus.  The highly anticipated film features star studded cast: Master P, Jackie Long (ATL, Games People Play), Denise Boutte (Why Did I ...

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Super Bowl Gospel Celebration Honors Deshaun Watson; Appearance by Tom Brady + Performances by PJ Morton, Voices of Fire, Kierra Sheard, Koryn Hawthorne, John P. Kee & More

The 22nd Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration hosted by television and radio personality Rickey Smiley aired this evening, February 6, 2020 at 8/7c on BET. Led by the theme “Nothing Can Stop Us,” the highly anticipated night of praise and worship kicked off with a dynamic opening prayer by Pastor Mike ...

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Todd Dulaney ‘Revelation 4’ – Available Now + Music Video

Stellar Award winner and celebrated praise and worship anthem writer, Todd Dulaney, returns with a brand-new single, “Revelation 4,” inspired spontaneously by the Word of God. This new single finds Dulaney leading listeners back to the scriptures for hope, comfort, answers, instructions, and everything to live ...

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RCA Inspiration Releases Debut Single “Hit The Refresh” From Voices Of Fire, In Partnership With Pharrell Williams’ I Am Other

RCA Inspiration, one of the premiere labels in Gospel and inspirational music, and Pharrell Williams’ company, i am OTHER, released “Hit The Refresh,” the debut single from Voices of Fire. Written and produced by Pharrell, the powerful track is available ...

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Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee Includes Civil Rights Giants; Registration Open for Historic Global, Virtual Event

Two civil rights legends are set to make the historic 56th Annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee scheduled for March 5-7, 2021, even more special. Andrew Young, former ambassador to the United Nations and a close confidant of Rev. Dr. Martin ...

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Marvin Sapp, Kierra Sheard, Koryn Hawthorne, and Kirk Franklin-Image Awards RCA Inspiration-5 nominations

RCA Inspiration celebrates five nominations for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards®, dominating the category of Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album with nods for Marvin Sapp, Kierra Sheard, and Koryn Hawthorne this year, along with two nods for Sheard and Kirk Franklin in the category of Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song. The powerhouse Gospel hit ...

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