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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 August 8, 2015 Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: Anthony Brown and group therAPy Debuts at #1 with “Everyday Jesus”

Anthony Brown and group therapy’s Everyday Jesus is the new #1 Gospel album in the country, followed by Karen Clark-Sheard with Destined To Win at #2. Japan Mass Choir holds on to #3 with Powerful: Living In His Body As ...

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Tyscot Artist Danetra Moore Debuts on Billboard Chart with New Album, “Light In The Dark”

Gospel songstress, Danetra Moore, debuts on Billboard with her new digital album, Light In The Dark, which is now available on iTunes and Amazon Music. The album debuted at Number 27* on the Billboard Gospel Chart, marking the first Billboard appearance for ...

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Erica Campbell, Michelle Williams, Tamela Mann and More to Join Steve Harvey for 2015 Neighborhood Awards Weekend

Award-winning superstar recording artist Robin Thicke has joined the star-studded list of performers during the 2015 Neighborhood Awards Weekend in Atlanta, along with additional entertainment from performer Tyrese Gibson screening his movie Shame, judges David and Tamela Mann joining host Sheryl Underwood to ...

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Earnest Pugh Releases New Radio Single, “Trade It All”

Gospel music’s smoothest balladeer Earnest Pugh has a new classic entitled “Trade It All” available for immediate download from all digital retailers such as the iTunes Store and Amazon MP3. The uplifting song of hope and inspiration hails from Pugh’s forthcoming EP “Fully ...

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Sunday Best Season 7 Winner Geoffrey Golden Releasing Highly-Anticipated Debut Album “Kingdom…LIVE!”

On Friday, August 7, 2015, Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA artist and winner of the seventh season of BET’s popular show, Sunday Best, Geoffrey Golden, will release his debut album, Kingdom…LIVE!. The highly anticipated CD was recorded in Dallas and features 11 stellar tracks, including the stand-out, lead ...

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Karen Clark Sheard’s New Album “Destined To Win” Debuts in Top 20 on Billboard 200

This week, GRAMMY®-winning music legend Karen Clark Sheard’s new album Destined To Win (Karew/eOne) debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart and at #20 on the Billboard Top 200, marking her highest chart debut on the Billboard Top 200 for a solo album. Destined To Win, which was released ...

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Multiple Grammy-Winning Singer Lalah Hathaway and eOne Music to Release New Music

The gifted voice of two-time GRAMMY® Award winning songstress Lalah Hathaway reinforces the stunning artistry that continues to make her a beloved fixture in music.  Following sell-out shows in Los Angeles and Chicago, Lalah Hathaway brings her signature style to Anita Baker’s hit ...

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New Urban Inspirational Recording Artist Trinity Dawson’s “Not That Easy” Impacts Gospel Radio

New Urban Inspirational recording artist Trinity Dawson’s Top-40 radio single “Not That Easy” from his forthcoming fall 2015 album release WITH ALL I AM is the No. 1 most added song at Gospel radio. “Not That Easy” – a collaboration with Grammy-nominated songwriter Aaron Sledge – is quickly approaching ...

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DeWayne Woods, Dave Hollister and Anthony Hamilton Performing “Friend of Mine” on Sunday Best

Urban Megastars Dave Hollister, DeWayne Woods and Anthony Hamilton get together for an explosive performance of their Top Ten hit “Friend of Mine” on the Sunday, August 9 @8:00 PM EST/7:00 PM CST edition of Black Entertainment Television’s (BET) gospel music competition ...

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Damien Sneed Presents “Everyone Has a Place” at Film Festivals This Summer

Multi-genre recording artist and the Sphinx Medal of Excellence recipient Damien L. Sneed presents Everyone Has a Place at a series of film festivals this summer. Sneed stars in the documentary alongside his mentor, Pulitzer Prize winner and nine-time GRAMMY® Award winner, Wynton ...

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