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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.

Interview: Zie’l Talks New Album “Pronounced Zy-El”, Inspirations, Gospel Music and More

uGospel.com had an amazing opportunity to chat with Keyondra Lockett, Christina Bell and Crystal Bell, better known as Zie’l. The Contemporary Gospel Music trio called-in to talk about their new album, “Pronounced Zy-El”. A complete 180 from their debut album, ...

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Week of September 27, 2014 Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: Lecrae’s “Anomaly” Debuts at #1 and Michelle Williams Debuts at #2

This week two Grammy Award-winning artists are on top of the chart! Lecrae debuts at #1 with his new album Anomaly, followed by Michelle Williams’ Journey To Freedom debuting at #2. The Walls Group drops to #3 with Fast Forward, ...

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Week of September 27, 2014 Billboard Top Gospel Songs Chart: “Amazing” by Ricky Dillard Still #1, Michelle Williams Enters Top 10

In the world of radio, Ricky Dillard is still #1 with Amazing, followed by Donnie McClurkin’s We Are Victorious at #2 and I Can Only Imagine by Tamela Mann at #3. Smokie Norful holds on to #4 with No Greater ...

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The Rance Allen Group’s Video Contest: Enter Today for Your Chance to Appear in New Video

Do you have the latest moves to make others groove? Can you clap your hands and stomp your feet to glorify God? If YES, we have just the perfect opportunity for you. Calling all dancers, singers and those who just ...

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Angie Stone Portrays Widow Nearly Twice Her Age in UP Original Movie

Grammy award winning recording artist Angie Stone (Rickey Smiley Show) is completely unrecognizable in the UP Original Movie “My Other Mother” premiering this Sunday. Portraying a grieving widow, a woman well in her sixties, Stone delivers a strong, angry, performance ...

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Tornado Twins Turn Bible into a Video Game: ‘The Game Bible Series’

With a goal of turning the stories of the Bible into a video game for all ages to enjoy, Ruben and Efraim Meulenberg, internet phenomenon and identical twins known as the “Tornado Twins,” have launched a Kickstarter, http://www.TheGameBible.com, to raise ...

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Grammy Winner Michelle Williams Tops Charts with New Album “Journey To Freedom”

Grammy winning singer, songwriter and actress Michelle Williams has garnered another hit album with her fourth studio record, Journey To Freedom! Making an impact on multiple charts, Journey To Freedom hits both Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums and Top Christian & ...

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Interview: The Walls Group Talks New Album “Fast Forward”, Signing w/ Kirk Franklin and Much More

  uGospel.com caught up with Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul Records family quartet, The Walls Group, for an exclusive interview. During the chat, the group explains their role in the Gospel Music Industry, how they met Kirk Franklin and much ...

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Oxygen’s ‘Preachers of L.A.’ Shows Strength of Family Bond Under Pressure in Tonight’s Episode “Prodigal Son”

In this week’s episode of “Preachers of L.A.,” when Pastor Jay and Lady Christy’s troubled son comes home, the family must decide whether they can really let bygones be bygones. Pastor Wayne makes a big decision that doesn’t sit well ...

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Urban Contemporary Gospel Artist Tre Nelson Uses Real Life Situations as Backdrop For New Inspirational Single, “Brave”

Unlike decades ago, today’s Gospel music is a rainbow of musical colors, flaunting styles from rap to country to jazz.  Up-and-coming Urban Contemporary Gospel Artist Tre Nelson is adding his own unique style of Gospel to the mix.  Showcasing the ...

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