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Koryn Hawthorne Curates Unapologetically Black Playlist On Spotify With Her #BlackGirlMagic Take Over!

Over the weekend, two-time GRAMMY®– nominated and Billboard Music Award-winning artist, Koryn Hawthorne, took over Spotify’s #BlackGirlMagic playlist, making history as the first Gospel artist to do so. The unapologetically Black playlist provides an energetic mix of R&B, Rap, Pop and Gospel music, and features hit singles from artists including BeyonceChloe x HalleH.E.R.Tamela MannMary MaryMegan Thee StallionMary J. BligeLizzo and Hawthorne herself. The #BlackGirlMagic playlist is a continued extension of Spotify’s Black Music Month campaign, and past playlist curators include Kelly RowlandMarsai MartinGabrielle Union-Wade and Tracee Ellis Ross.


Continuing to bring a fresh sound to inspirational music, Hawthorne’s second full length album, I Am, will be released on Friday, September 18th and features the #1 single, “Pray.” The album is currently available for pre-order on all digital platforms and pre-add on Apple Music. Recently Hawthorne released her soulful single “Speak to Me,” which can be heard on both Gospel and Urban AC radio and was co-written by Johntá AustinTroy Taylor and Jeremy “TryBishop” Hicks. In addition to releasing new music, this past weekend the songstress co-hosted and performed “Speak to Me” on the 35th Annual Stellar Awards.


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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.
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