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Gloria Gaynor, Arturo Sandoval and Others to Perform at 2015 Grammy Celebration® | Feb. 8th, 2015

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GLORIA GAYNOR, JESSIE J, AND ARTURO SANDOVAL
TO PERFORM AT 2015 GRAMMY CELEBRATION®
 
The Recording Academy® To Produce Official GRAMMY Awards® After-Party
Immediately Following The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards On Sunday, Feb. 8
 
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 22, 2015) — GRAMMY® winner and current nominee Gloria Gaynor (pictured), current GRAMMY nominee Jessie J, and DJ Michelle Pesce are scheduled to perform at the exclusive 2015 GRAMMY Celebration® — The Recording Academy®’s official after-party. Additionally, the Celebration’s MasterCard Jazz Lounge will feature performances by four-time GRAMMY winner Arturo Sandoval and members of the GRAMMY Camp® — Jazz Session.

Crystal Aikin To Release Anticipated New Album “All I Need” on Feb. 3, 2015

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RCA INSPIRATION RECORDING ARTIST CRYSTAL AIKIN TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ALL I NEED ON FEBRUARY 3, 2015; ALBUM PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW
 
Pre-Orders Receive Instant Track of Single “So Amazing”
 
New York, NY – January 20, 2015 – ‘Sunday Best’ winning artist Crystal Aikin will release her much-anticipated new album, All I Need, on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC: Charlie Wilson to Release New CD “Forever, Charlie” on Jan. 27th, 2015

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Charlie Wilson follows up on his 2013 Love Charlie release with the always aptly titled, Forever, Charlie and his first chart single, “Goodnight Kisses”
 
As one of the busiest R&B men on the planet today, Charlie Wilson’s infectious bundle of energy has entertained audiences since his lead voice graced The Gap Band with those in the pocket funk jams, including “You Dropped The Bomb on Me” and “Outstanding.”
 

Cassandra Wilson to Release Billie Holiday Tribute CD “Coming Forth By Day” on April 7th, 2015 | Announces Tour Dates

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Cassandra Wilson’s Otherworldly Billie Holiday Homage ‘Coming Forth By Day’ Out April 7
 
Cassandra Wilson will release an otherworldly homage to Billie Holiday, ‘Coming Forth By Day‘ (Legacy Recordings) April 7, 2015, on what would have been Holiday’s 100th birthday. Wilson, who has drawn inspiration from Billie Holiday for her entire life, chose the title as a way to honor the iconic singer: ‘Coming Forth By Day‘ is an English translation of the title of the ancient Egyptian “Book of the Dead, ” a collection of magic spells intended to assist the journey of those that have passed on through the afterlife.

Sweet Honey In The Rock Releases Video Tribute to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | “Give Love”

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Sweet Honey In The Rock Releases “Give Love” Video Tribute
To Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
New York, NY — Internationally revered a cappella ensemble, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK have announced the release of a special tribute video featuring their song, “Give Love,” to honor the birthday and annual national holiday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which will be celebrated on Monday, January 19, 2015.
 

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Singer Estelle Pays Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. | “Conqueror”

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I AM A “CONQUEROR”
Estelle Pays Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
 
To celebrate the life and achievements of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Grammy-Award winner Estelle pays tribute to The King on this historic American holiday with her triumphant lead single “Conqueror.
 

Trumpeter Duane Eubanks to Release CD “Things Of That Particular Nature” on Jan. 20th, 2015

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Duane Eubanks’ “Things Of That Particular Nature” Available January 2015!
 
The great trumpeter Duane Eubanks will release his new recording—Things of That Particular Nature—on January 20, 2015
 
Sometimes all one needs to move along is a little prompting. With a bit of discipline, motivation and, maybe, a little help from the Universe, opportunities will arise and lead the willing to his goal.

Andraé Crouch Funeral Details and Participants Announced | BET to Stream Services Live

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Rev. Jesse Jackson, Dr. Bobby Jones and Kirk Franklin set to speak and Pastor Marvin Winans will give the Eulogy
 
Performances from CeCe Winans, BeBe Winans, Shirley Caesar, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, Kim Burrell, Erica Campbell, Israel Houghton, Ledisi and many more
 
(LOS ANGELES, CA) — A celebration of Andraé Crouch’s life will take place on Tuesday, January 20th and Wednesday, January 21st at West Angeles Church of God In Christ, located at 3600 Crenshaw Blvd in Los Angeles, California. Both services will be open to the public.

New Label Fo Yo Soul Racks Up 12 Stellar Award Nominations 2015

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NEWLY FORMED RECORD LABEL FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS/RCA
RECEIVES TWELVE STELLAR AWARD NOMINATIONS
 
Progressive Gospel Act The Walls Group Receives Seven Nominations and “Sunday Best” Winner Tasha Page-Lockhart Receives Three Nominations, While Fo Yo Soul Recordings CEO, Kirk Franklin Receives Two Nominations in The Prestigious Producer of The Year Category
 
Dallas TX – January 15, 2015 – Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA, a joint venture between gospel music icon Kirk Franklin and RCA Records, receives twelve Stellar Award Nominations in the label’s first year of operation, with multiple nominations for founder Kirk Franklin and the hit debuts by The Walls Group and Tasha Page-Lockhart.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Kandace Springs Releases New Video “West Coast” | To Appear Tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live Jan 15th

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KANDACE SPRINGS TO APPEAR TONIGHT ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE;
SPRINGS PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR “WEST COAST” ON VEVO;
SELF-TITLED DEBUT EP AVAILABLE NOW
 
Singer and keyboardist Kandace Springs has premiered a new video for “West Coast,” one of the four songs on her self-titled debut EP out now on Blue Note Records. Springs will perform “West Coast” and the EP’s lead single “Love Got In The Way” tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tune in to ABC at 11:35/10:35c tonight to watch the performance. The Kandace Springs EP is available now to stream or download.