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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.

Troy Sneed- My Heart Says Yes IN STORES NOW

At first listen to the chart topping Billboard Hot Gospel Songs radio hit and title track My Heart Says Yes one might say Troy Sneed has reinvented his traditional praise & worship sound from past radio hits such as Hallelujah ...

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The Staple Singers – Be Altitude: Respect Yourself [Original recording remastered] IN STORES NOW

An excellent balance of gospel and soul the essence of the Staple Singers 1972’s Be Altitude: Respect Yourself contains three Top 10 hits; Respect Yourself, I’ll Take You There, and This World. The first two were also Pop Top 20 ...

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Billboard Gospel Song Charts 5/6/2011

Artist Album 1 Kirk Frankin I Smile 2 VaShawn Mitchell Nobody Greater 3 Mary Mary Walking 4 Deitrick Haddon Well Done 5 Troy Sneed My Heart 6 William McDowell I Give Myself Away (LIVE) 7 James Fortune & FIYA I ...

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Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Movie “Jumping the Broom” Finishes Third at Box Office with 13.7 Million in Sales

Bishop T.D. Jakes has expanded his brand tremendously, from being founder of TDJ Enterprises, to author of more than 30 books, to film producer of the box office feature, Jumping the Broom.  Spreading a message of faith and hope, Jakes, ...

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Gospel was Next for Nate Dogg

News recently immerged that Long Beach legend Nat Dogg had his eyes and heart set on Gospel music before his death on March 15. “He was a child of God and he was raised in the church. He had just ...

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Gospel Legends “Blind Boys of Alabama” Put Country on new Album

For more than six decades, The Blind Boys of Alabama have been one of the leading lights in the area of gospel music. That hasn’t stopped the group from dabbling in other genres from time to time, often collaborating with ...

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Bonnerfide Radio Enters International Partnership with M-Brio Music and M.E.X. Magazine

Bonnerfide Radio founder and host, Gerard Bonner announced today that Bonnerfide Radio has entered into its first international partnership with M-Brio Music and M.E.X. Magazine to produce UK FIYAH. UK FIYAH is the brand new radio program on Bonnerfide Radio, ...

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Martha Munizzi’s “Makes It Loud” CD Debuts at #6 on Billboard Top Gospel Charts

Martha Munizzi, a favorite of Gospel Music lovers, recently dropped her new CD, Make It Loud.  A musical collection of spirited and unforgettable songs (and including some very special guests), the project has already has already hit the Billboard Charts.  ...

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Music World Gospel Releases Most Powerful Voices Compilation – In stores May 17

Music World Music/Music World Gospel releases the Most Powerful Voices Volume 1 compilation CD, in stores May 17, 2011.  The compilation features ten songs by Kim Burrell (“Happy”), Trin-i-tee 5:7 (“I’m Still Holdin’ On”), Vanessa Bell Armstrong (“It’s Over Now”), ...

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Preashea Hilliard Shoots to #4 On Billboard Chart

Kerry Douglas, the man who discovered and took James Fortune & FIYA and Earnest Pugh to #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart has found another artist who is shaking things up in gospel music circles. Preashea Hilliard’s first SoundEFX/Black ...

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