Leading up to and since the release of his new album Purpose, Justin Bieber has become quite the unlikely evangelist. The A-List star has been sharing his spiritual journey with the world and exposing the mainstream media to the gospel of Jesus Christ. In a recent L.A. Times review, the headline of Bieber's new tour read, "How Justin Bieber turned Staples Center into a megachurch."
The reviewer described his experience at the Justin Bieber: Purpose World Tour as a pop concert - movie premiere - skateboarding demonstration and a church service. He said the multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles was transformed as the 21-year-old singer sung through some of his older and newer hits.
To some it was probably no surprise because God has been the center of Bieber's conversations lately, but the journalist did not expect to hear about the singers deep love for Jesus at the sold-out venue. "Between the skateboarding and the singing, though, Bieber sat on a stool next to Judah Smith, the man described as his pastor, and more or less preached," L.A. Times reporter Mikael Wood wrote. more >>
Ciara Harris may be known for her sultry R&B tunes, but the singer has turned to gospel music to help her overcome tough times.
"I lost my grandfather four years ago: He had cancer and was gone really fast. I can still cry on the spot when I think about what happened to him," Ciara told Billboard. "I listened to 'Never Would Have Made It' by Marvin Sapp. It's very therapeutic. What better song to put things in perspective and know that God is always with you?"
Since Ciara, 30, began dating Christian Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson earlier this year, she has been more vocal about her faith. In July, Wilson, 26, revealed that God told him to lead Ciara in a vow of celibacy which could also ultimately bless other people. more >>
Famous singers Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are back together, or so the rumors say.
Reports about Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber's rekindled romance have surfaced last week after the 21-year-old "What Do You Mean" singer publicly serenaded his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend. The rumors were further fueled when the former couple was spotted walking side-by-side after the sweet incident at a hotel lobby bar, according to People.
The source explained that Bieber and Gomez just had a friendly date at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. The "My Girl" serenade was just very spontaneous and Bieber did it only because he was in the mood to do so. Gomez, on the other hand, was "playing hard to get," Fashion & Style (F&S) quotes the unnamed source. more >>
One year after media headlines alleged that James Fortune assaulted his wife, the gospel singer is opening up about how prayer and therapy helped him overcome anger issues.
"I wasn't right. I struggled in different areas of my life, but one of my main struggles was being able to control anger," Fortune revealed on the syndicated radio program called The Yolanda Adams Morning Show. "Anger management was an issue for me. I found out as I spent the last year going through therapy and counseling that it's a lot of people's issue."
Last year, media reports alleged that Fortune was charged with assault of an unnamed family member in October 2014. Although Fortune's wife, Cheryl Fortune, was never officially confirmed as the victim of the alleged assault that led to the singer's arrest, ABC13 reported that she suffered from broken bones and internal injuries at the time of his arrest. more >>
Rihanna has announced that she will perform in Dublin next year with Big Sean and The Weeknd as support acts.
The "Umbrella" superstar will show off her singing prowess at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on June 21, 2016. Rihanna revealed the details of her 70-show Anti World tour, which includes several stops across North America and Europe, the Irish Mirror reports.
Rihanna will kick off her tour at the Viejas Arena in San Diego, California on Feb. 26 and will travel across North America for three months. She will begin the Europe leg of her tour in June and continue until August 2016, according to an NME report cited by the Inquisitr. more >>
Grammy-nominated artist Jeremy Camp has made a name for himself in the Christian music scene with his infectious worship songs and contemporary anthems, but the 37-year-old might have to move over and make way for his young daughters who have now released their first single.
Camp recently received his 38th No. 1 radio single across all radio formats with "Same Power," but the father of 3 may have to hand over his musical crown because his daughters Bella (11) and Aerie (9) have released their debut single. The tune is a Christmas song named "Behold." It was penned by a then 10-year-old Bella.
In a very charming video posted on Vimeo, the audience is given an inside look into the recording of the song in which Camp and his entire family partake in. With Bella and Aerie singing lead, Camp and his wife, Adrienne, are heard and seen singing background vocals. Camp's youngest son Egan was not excluded in the family affair as he had the honor of ending the song by singing the chorus solo. more >>