Rapper Lecrae won Artist of the Year at last night's 46th annual Dove Awards and the Christian artist was among several big names honored at the event, including Hollywood power couple Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
Though he was not present this year due to travel commitments, Grammy Award-winning rapper Lecrae scored three awards including Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year and Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the Year for his Billboard No.1 album Anomaly.
"It's extremely humbling," said the "Welcome to America" artist in a statement to The Christian Post on Wednesday. "I make music to impact and inspire. I'm grateful to have a team around me that believes in the vision and contributes their talent to bring it all to fruition." more >>
Fantasia Barrino is proving that gospel music isn't just for praise and worship. It's also a great source of motivation for exercise.
Barrino, the 31-year-old singer, recently revealed that gospel singer Tasha Cobbs' music motivates her to workout.
The biggest names in Christian music will come together Tuesday night for the 46th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards.
While it may come as no surprise that previous Dove Award winner Erica Campbell is co-hosting the show, the GMA made a bold move when it tapped high school senior and "Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson as a co-host for one of the largest events in the Christian music industry. Robertson, 18, is more than just a reality TV personality, she's also a New York Times best-selling author and a motivational speaker.
"I've always wanted to host something, I just thought it would be really fun — I love to talk," Robertson told The Christian Post. more >>
CeCe Winans still finds it hard to believe that her goddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown died last July, three years after her mother, Whitney Houston.
Houston and Winans, the 51-year-old Grammy and Dove Award-winning gospel singer, had a long friendship and Winans was very close to Houston's family. Naturally, she was heartbroken when her goddaughter, Bobbi Kris, suffered a fate similar to that of her superstar mother.
Brown died at the age of 22 on July 26, six months after being found unconscious in the bathtub of the Georgia home she shared with her boyfriend Nick Gordon. more >>
While Madonna is seen blaspheming Christianity in her Rebel Heart Tour by using a cross as a stripper pole and dancing suggestively on a table set up to look like The Last Supper, the 57-year-old singer insists that Pope Francis would enjoy her performances and jabs at the Catholic Church, from which she was excommunicated.
The singer's tour is rife with religious symbolism, including a giant cross (that's being used as a stripper pole) and a re-creation of the Last Supper on which she provocatively dances.
When she was asked by Rolling Stone magazine about her feelings toward Pope Francis, since both high profile individuals were in Philadelphia at the same time last month, Madonna asserted that he would enjoy her performances and laugh about her views on the Church. more >>
Gospel singer Kim Burrell says she credits entertainment mogul Steve Harvey for transforming her life through his powerful testimony.
Burrell, 43, performed on the "Steve Harvey Show" Wednesday to promote her sixth gospel album A Different Place. There she revealed that the talk show host had changed her life when he shared his testimony on a religious program.
"Can I just say this? When you went on a religious television show, I never been touched like that because you said everything that I wish I could have been able to say," Burrell told Harvey on the show. "This is the one thing you said that changed my life." more >>