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Michael Jones is the Director of Public Relations for Urban Roundup Group, LLC and Chief Editor of uGospel.com. He began his career in the Gospel Music Industry upon graduating from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Since then, Jones has had the honor of interviewing Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Erica Campbell, Deitrick Haddon and many more of Gospel’s elite.

Week of July 9, 2011 Billboards Top Gospel Albums: Kirk Franklin Continues to Lead with “Hello Fear” at #1 Again

The contenders of the top five Gospel albums remain the same; however, there is a minor change in their arrangement. After 14 weeks of being on the charts, Kirk Franklin’s Hello Fear still reigns supreme at #1. Mary Mary’s Something ...

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Week of July 9, 2011 Billboards Top Gospel Songs: Kirk Franklin Smiles From Ear to Ear as “I Smile” is #1 Again

There are a few noticeable changes in the top five of the Gospel Songs charts. One thing that hasn’t changed is Kirk Franklin’s “I Smile” continuing to dominate at #1, even after being on the charts for 22 weeks. “Over ...

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Earnest Pugh’s New Album “Earnestly Yours” Debuts at #1 on iTunes

Houston’s gospel godfather Kerry Douglas’ Black Smoke Music Worldwide label (Billboard’s #1 indie gospel label for 2010) made personal history this week with the release of Washington, D.C.-based gospel star Earnest Pugh’s new CD “Earnestly Yours” debuting at #1 on ...

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Gospelcity and uGospel Announces Launch of New Holy Hip Hop Community Music Portal “ChristianHipHop.com”

ChristianHipHop.com is now online for Christian Artists/Emcees, DJs, Labels, Producers and Members/Listeners worldwide to post content, interact and fellowship 24/7; and that the portal is dedicated to the living memory of: DJ Lace (a/k/a “Lawrence Stroman”).   For more information, please ...

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Jessica Reedy New Single ‘Put It On The Altar’ Hits Radio Today

Jessica Reedy, undeniably a breakout star in Gospel music first came to the world’s attention with her standout vocals and incomparable range on Season 2 of BET’s ‘Sunday Best.’ After the long wait, FROM THE HEART, Reedy’s anticipated debut CD ...

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The Rance Allen Group and Kirk Franklin reunite for the 4th of July Gospel Extravaganza

The Rance Allen Group and Kirk Franklin have always shared a great kinship and chemistry. Their distinctive chemistry has been seen in performances together and on the groundbreaking hit song “Something about the Name Jesus”. On July 2, 2011, the ...

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Mary Mary Wins Big: Duo Takes Best Gospel Award At 2011 BET Award Show and Recieves ASCAP Golden Note Award

This past weekend was most incredible for My Block/Columbia Records multi-Grammy Award-winning recording act Mary Mary.  Last night, the inspirational duo took top honors as Best Gospel artist at the annual BET Awards, one of the biggest events of the ...

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Week of July 2, 2011 Billboards Top Gospel Songs: Kirk Franklin Must Be Smiling Since “I Smile” is #1 Again

In the world of radio, Kirk Franklin is still on top of his game.  Actually, there hasn’t been much change to the top five on the Gospel Song charts. The only difference from last week is “Well Done” by Deitrick ...

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Week of July 2, 2011 Billboards Top Gospel Albums: Kirk Franklin’s “Hello Fear” Shows the Charts Who’s Boss

The three kings make their mark at the top of the Gospel Charts this week. Kirk Franklin’s Hello Fear continues to reign supreme, as it remains in the #1 spot. Followed by Trin-i-tee 5:7’s debut album, Angel & Chanelle at ...

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Shirley Murdock and Dale Degroat Open the Door For New Songwriters on Upcoming Project

Shirley Murdock and her husband Dale DeGroat of 23 years have always had a special connection when it came to songwriting.  For 24 years, this phenomenal team has composed many songs for Shirley’s previous projects. Their unique bond is indescribable ...

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