NEW YORK — Acclaimed singer-songwriter Josh Wilson says letting go of the past is essential in finding freedom through Jesus Christ, which is the message behind his latest album, That Was Then, This Is Now.
On July 31, the Christian artist, who is known for his bold lyrics and pop rock sound, debuted his fourth studio album That Was Then, This Is Now, which landed in the top five on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. The release also marked Wilson's first-ever debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart, indicating that the 11-track album is resonating with fans.
"Well it's been very exciting so far, there's so much work that goes into making a record so it's encouraging when people respond in a way like this," Wilson told The Christian Post on Thursday. "I'm very excited about it." more >>
Pastor Donnie McClurkin has had an illustrious career outside of the pulpit where he's made his mark in music and television, but now the gospel music singer is cementing his career in the world of radio by accomplishing a historic feat.
McClurkin, the 54-year-old pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, New York, recently celebrated another accomplishment in his career when his radio program, "The Donnie McClurkin Show" on WBLS FM, pulled in the highest ratings the station has ever seen during its 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. time slot.
"Donnie has the No. 1 radio program in its time slot in the entire New York radio market. The current ratings are the highest that I have ever seen," WBLS/WLIB Operations Manager Skip Dillard said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "Donnie is No. 1 by a large margin because it is a great show." more >>
Three separate dreams were birthed into one vision when the Christian music supergroup 3for3 was formed. Now its members Benji Shuler, Spencer Lloyd and Josh Davis are working together to boldly provide the secular music world with inspirational content.
As the debut act from music executive Mitchell Solarek's full service record label Maxx Recordings, 3for3 has managed to step up to the plate by breaking into the top 10 of contemporary hit radio as the most added single with their very first single "Halfway." The song is featured on the group's debut self-titled EP where 3for3 melds their Christian, R&B, pop, hip-hop and country influences together.
It isn't easy to put a label on the group's sound and 17-year-old Josh believes the reason is because of each member's different experiences. more >>
Tasha Cobbs' sophomore album has done more than land at the top of Billboard's gospel and Christian album charts this week, it has also become the most-streamed gospel album of the year thus far.
Cobbs, the 34-year-old Grammy award-winning gospel singer, released her sophomore album One Place Live on Aug. 21, which debuted at No. 28 on the Billboard Top-200 music charts. Two years after her debut album Grace, Cobbs' fans helped propel her latest project to dominate Billboard gospel charts in the first week of its debut.
"Tasha's fans have been waiting feverishly for the release of One Place Live. The purity and power of Tasha's performance have made the wait worthwhile." "Ken Pennell, president of Motown Gospel, said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. more >>
To say the MTV VMAs this year was controversial would be an understatement. One of the highlights that have people buzzing about until now would be the catty exchange between Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus.
Viewers of the awards show saw Minaj go up on stage and accept an award, but what surprised them was her speech afterward, when she called out to Cyrus and said, "Now back to this b---- that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. Miley, what's good?" The hostile remark was taken in stride by Miley as she answered, "Hey, we're all in this industry," Cyrus responded. "We all do interviews and we all know how they manipulate s---. Nicki, congratu-f------lations."
Many are confused what had triggered the "Anaconda" rapper to say such a statement and it was apparently because of what Cyrus told The New York Times during an interview. The VMA host was asked about the Nicki Minaj-Taylor Swift feud, in which she replied, "I didn't follow it." She then added, "If you do things with an open heart and you come at things with love, you would be heard and I would respect your statement. But I don't respect your statement because of the anger that came with it. And it's not anger like, 'Guys, I'm frustrated about some things that are a bigger issue.' You made it about you. Not to sound like a bitch, but that's like, 'Eh, I didn't get my V.M.A.' If you want to make it about race, there's a way you could do that. But don't make it just about yourself. Say: 'This is the reason why I think it's important to be nominated. There's girls everywhere with this body type.'" more >>
When Freddie Combs was 920 pounds he was hospitalized and close to dying. But God have him a second chance. This near-death experience made Freddie aware that his life is in danger, and he began to exercise and eat healthy. Then he went on stage and blew everyone away with a talent no one expected him to have!
Freddie suffers from obesity which has been a burden for him all of his life. Now in his 40s, Freddie was able to lose 400 pounds in just a couple of months and wanted to inspire others by chasing his dream of becoming a singer by auditioning for the "X-Factor."
After sweeping everyone off their feet, two judges make a deal with Freddie. If he is able to stand at some point soon and sing, they will back him 100 percent. more >>