Starting Thursday, Nov. 28, Billboard's long-standing Christian Songs and Gospel Songs charts will be receiving a major consumer-influenced facelift, as digital download sales (tracked by Nielsen SoundScan) and streaming data (from services tracked by Nielsen BDS such as YouTube, Spotify, Muve, Slacker, Rhapsody, Rdio and Xbox Music, among others) will be factored into the rankings, along with existing radio airplay data monitored by Nielsen BDS. The makeovers will enable these charts to match the methodology applied to our signature all-genre songs ranking, the Billboard Hot 100 as well as other genre charts such as Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rock Songs, among others. The revamped Christian and Gospel charts take effect online on Thursday, November 28th and in the December 7th issue of Billboard magazine.
The Wade-O Radio Show continues to expand its audience with new affiliates like 2013 Stellar Award Nominee WAAW “Shout” 94.7 FM Radio which serves the two-state Aiken, South Carolina / Augusta, Georgia listening area. In addition, DJ Wade-O has also joined Jacksonville’s #1 Drive-time Program, Pure Radio’s The Terrance Pickett Show as the official DJ for the popular 5’OClock Ride Out Segment.
‘Fill Me Up Again’ Breaks Billboard Gospel Top 20; New Music Video Thanksgiving Day
Canton Jones, the Grammy Award, Stellar Award, and Dove Award nominee expands his reach by partnering with Syntax Creative. The gospel music artist brings his label, CAJO Records, to new audiences online through this pivotal partnership.
Gearing up to release a new full-length album, Canton is preparing fans with the single, “Fill Me Up Again,” which recently broke into the top 20 Billboard Gospel Radio Chart. A music video for the single will release on Thanksgiving day.
After a recent Saints Tour in Tampa, Florida, Jeff McIntosh, an artist formerly known as 737, sat down with Benjah and Andy Mineo for a conversation that would end in the final name change of his hip-hop artist career. Benjah, who Jeff McIntosh had recently connected with by joining his artist development group, had recommended a name change as part of the re-branding process, and with the help and advice of fellow artist Andy Mineo, “Roy Tosh” was born.
SPZRKT's upcoming free album 'Lucid Dream' releases on November 25th from STRT TRBL.
Hundreds of Lives Were Touched at the Miami Session of the Third Annual Concert Series
Last month hundreds of people from all walks of life – some traveling from as far as Orlando and Tampa – converged at Evangel Church International to experience a mighty move of God at Fuzion Ministries AD’s (FMAD) Third Annual Stand Up Tour. Now the unique empowerment concert series is preparing to impact even more lives by taking the show on the road to Atlanta and Tampa. This year’s Miami session featured Reach Record’s rapper KB; songstresses Leah Smith and Ashaala Shanae; worship leader Anthony Shepherd & the Roar; contemporary band For A Season and more. More details regarding artists, dates and venues for Atlanta and Tampa will be forthcoming.
The Hip-Hop Label Inks New Distribution Deal
Syntax takes a trip back to its hip-hop roots with the signing of Collision Records—once again growing its roster of distribution clients. The first album comes from rising star, Atlanta’s own “blue collar emcee” Alex Faith. ATLast drops November 5th on Syntax’s vast network of digital service providers
, including iTunes.
THE 44TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS CELEBRATED A POWERFUL YEAR IN GOSPEL AND CHRISTIAN MUSIC TONIGHT WITH UNFORGETTABLE PERFORMANCES, SPECIAL TRIBUTES AND AWARDS IN 42 CATEGORIES
Show To Be Televised On UP Monday, October 21 at 8:00P.M./EDT
TobyMac is named ARTIST OF THE YEAR and for King & Country is NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SONG OF THE YEAR is “10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman
Mandisa receives the “UPLIFT Someone” Award
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2013-10:00PM/CST)
– The 44th Annual GMA Doves Awards, hosted by Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin, were handed out tonight at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in celebration of Gospel and Christian music’s biggest night. The entire pre-show and behind-the-scenes footage was seen live on hearitfirst.com. The broadcast is to air Monday, October 21st at 8:00P.M./EDT exclusively on UP
, America’s favorite network for uplifting entertainment. For a full list of winners, please visit www.doveawards.com.
44th Annual GMA Dove Awards is excited to announce a new partnership with Top Christian Hip Hop Website, Rapzilla.com. Rapzilla’s participation and sponsorship speaks to the continuing unity and diversity that the GMA seeks to promote among genres.
Founded in 2003 by Philip Rood, Rapzilla is consistently the strongest voice for Christian Hip Hop in the genre. By providing quality coverage, the online destination has acted as a strategic catalyst for the growth of this budding movement. The site provides exclusive interviews, articles and features for such past Dove nominees as Lecrae, Tedashii, Trip Lee, Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Flame, Andy Mineo and others.