Billboard and eOne Music have managed to make history together with their first joint number one album, "Billboard #1 Gospel Hits."
The album has debuted at number one Billboard's Gospel Albums chart and Billboard's Top Christian & Gospel Albums chart, along with securing the top spot on the CMTA Current Gospel Overall chart. The chart topping debut has a great deal of significance, since this is the first time ever that a project branded by Billboard has reached the top spot on a Billboard chart.
"Billboard #1 Gospel Hits," is a 20-track album that features some of the biggest names in gospel music and their chart topping records from 2010 to the present day. The album released on Jan. 13 has recognizable names such as Andrae Crouch, Kirk Franklin, Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Andraé Crouch, Ricky Dillard and more. more >>
Michelle Williams defended her good friend and former Destiny's Child group member Beyoncé Knowles while guest hosting ABC's talk show "The View" recently.
Beyoncé, the 33-year-old singer, came under fire when former Republican presidential hopeful and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee questioned some of the sexual themes in her music. In his new book, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, Huckabee calls Beyoncé an example of a "culture of crude," while describing her lyrics as "obnoxious and toxic mental poison."
While on "The View" to promote his book, Huckabee was questioned about his comments in the book about Beyoncé in front of her friend and guest co-host Michelle. Huckabee, 59, did not shy away from sharing his views about the singer. more >>
The co-founder and former guitarist of the popular world-famous Christian rock band the Newsboys has officially renounced his Christian faith and is calling members of the current version of the band hypocrites.
George Perdikis, who founded the chart-topping Christian band in 1985 with his friend Peter Furler, wrote an op-ed on Wednesday published by the website Patheos explaining how he transformed from a guitarist in one of the most popular Christian rock bands of all-time to a cosmetology-enthused atheist.
"I always felt uncomfortable with the strict rules imposed by Christianity. All I wanted to do was play rock and roll," Perdikis wrote. "And yet, most of the attention I received was focused on how well I maintained the impossible standards of religion. I wanted my life to be measured by my music, not be my ability to resist temptation. more >>
Grammy-nominated folk artist Crowder is celebrating after earning his first number-one song to land on the Christian AC Indicator chart on Thursday.
Crowder's song "Come As You Are" became the singer's first career number-one since the formation of the David Crowder* Band. The song also holds a Top 10 spot on the National Christian Audience chart, reaching over seven million listeners this week.
Karrueche Tran, the 26-year-old model girlfriend of singer Chris Brown, has let people know how important it is to have a relationship with God.
Tran took to Instagram to post an image that says, "Mornings are better when you talk to God first."
She paired the image with a caption speaking about the importance of having a personal relationship with God. more >>
Kelley Kime is a single mom and teacher that decided to take her daughter on American Idol for audition. Not only did she get to sing her part, but her daughter also got the chance to become a star.
This beautiful mother wanted to show the world the gift God gave her. She knew how important it was to bring her daughter Hope along with her. When you hear this dynamic duo and hear their beautiful voices you will instantly fall in love. Even Jennifer Lopez thinks these two are going to be stars … and the little girl has the same dress she does!
Check out this awesome audition below: more >>