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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 November 22, 2014 Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: JJ Hairston Lands at #1 with New Album ‘I See Victory’

JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise jump to #1 with I See Victory, causing Trip Lee’s Rise to drop to #3 while Lecrae climbs to #2 with Anomaly. At #4 is Dorothy Norwood with An Incredible Journey followed by Jackie Hill ...

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Andrea Helms Debuts #6 On Billboard Gospel Albums Chart with ‘Clap Your Hands’

On October 27th, the highly talented Andrea Helms released her beautiful album titled, Clap Your Hands to critical acclaim.  This past week, Andrea saw her album debut at #6 on the Billboard Gospel Chart. Andrea Helms is no stranger to ...

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The GMWA and National Gospel Announcers Guild Announce New Administrative Leadership Appointments

The Gospel Music Workshop Of America (GMWA) is one of the largest international gospel music conventions in the world. GMWA was founded by the late Rev. James Cleveland in 1968 and houses many divisions that educate, advocate, promote and preserve the gospel music ...

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Grammy-Winning Gospel Singer Fred Hammond to Release New Album, ‘I Will Trust’

Multiple Stellar, Dove, and Grammy® Award-winning gospel superstar Fred Hammond is releasing his highly-anticipated new album I WILL TRUST, on Monday, November 17, 2014. Hammond, who underwent an excruciating double knee surgery in January, pours his soul into this project and delivers his most ...

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Interview: VaShawn Mitchell Talks 7th Studio Album, “Unstoppable”, Plus Your Chance to Win a Free Copy

Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Producer VaShawn Mitchell recently put out his 7th album, “Unstoppable”, on November 10th. Prior to the album’s release, we had the opportunity to speak with the “Nobody Greater” singer about it and so much more. If you haven’t purchased ...

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Rapper Jericho Releases Debut Album, ‘Road 2 Redemption’

It’s a proud week for rapper, Jericho.  The Nashville-native released his debut album, ‘Road 2 Redemption’ on Drom at midnight on Tuesday.  Road 2 Redemption features Bubba Sparxxx, Jax Anderson, Sherry White, Danny Boone, Nathanael Boone, Harley Jane, Darte Ahlbrandt, ...

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JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise Spring to #1 with New Album, ‘I See Victory’

One of the biggest gospel groups of the last decade, J.J. Hairston  & Youthful, continues to outdo itself. Last week the group’s 7th CD “I See Victory” (Light Records) debuted at #2 on Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Albums sales chart and this week the project takes over the ...

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Bishop Gibson Declines Deitrick and Dominique’s Offer to Godparent Baby Denver on Tonight’s ‘Preachers of L.A.’

This week’s episode of “Preachers of L.A.” Pastor Haizlip confronts the ghosts of his past when he visits his estranged mother in Alabama. The Haddons are shocked by the Gibson’s refusal to be Denver’s godparents. Christy is taken aback when Jay ...

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Preachers of L.A.’s Myesha Chaney Releases New Book, “Hiding Behind the Lipstick”

Myesha Chaney is a Long Beach, CA native. From becoming a licensed and ordained minister, to being a successful recording artist and television/radio personality, her accomplishments are vast and her imprint, immeasurable. She has lent her voice to audiences as ...

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Jessica Reedy Releases New Album, ‘Transparent’, via Purity Records

Jessica Reedy has become a much sought after vocalist since making her appearance on the BET Reality Competition, “Sunday Best” in 2009. Although Ms. Reedy didn’t take home the winning prize from the hit TV show, she has become a ...

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