Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor recently revealed how her negative life experiences have shaped her spiritual journey and have defined her idea of what true religion means.
"To me, music is the holy spirit. I was a person who was going to jail. I would steal … If I hadn't found music, I would be in trouble," said O'Connor, in an interview during an Oprah's "Where Are They Now?" episode. "And it wasn't open to me to be a priest because I was a girl, that's the only other thing I would have wanted to do."
She added, "And I think faith comes from knowledge and experience. When you've had experience, you can dedicate yourself almost like a solider, and a solider sometimes has to do things that are unpleasant." more >>
Rapper Jay Z thanked God, as well as "all [of] the universe" while accepting the award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for his song "Holy Grail" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night.
The well-known artist sat comfortably with his wife of six years, Beyonce, in the first few rows of the Staples Center in Los Angeles while actor and singer Jamie Foxx introduced the nominees for the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration award. Jay Z and Beyonce smiled and looked on as Foxx complimented the rapper on the attractiveness of his wife, especially since she recently gave birth to the couple's first child, Blue Ivy.
When Foxx announced Jay Z as the winner of the award, the rapper took the stage and jokingly threw a few fake punches at the presenter, assumingly for the over-the-top flattery he showered on Beyonce moments earlier. Jay Z then proceeded to thank God and "all the universe," both for his award and for the "beautiful light" that is his wife, Beyonce. more >>
The 2014 Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles featured a star-studded pro-gay marriage event as music artist Queen Latifah, who is legally deputized to conduct wedding ceremonies, married 34 couples, both gay and straight.
The event featured a live performance of the pro-LGBT song "Same Love" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, with Madonna joining in later on in an all-white suit, singing "Open Your Heart."
"Same Love" includes lyrics chiding conservatives and those who oppose gay marriage: "The right-wing conservatives think it's a decision; And you can be cured with some treatment and religion; Man-made, rewiring of a pre-disposition, playing God; … America the brave still fears what we don't know; And 'God loves all his children' is somehow forgotten; But we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago; ... When I was at church they taught me something else; If you preach hate at the service those words aren't anointed." more >>
These special children with gifts from the Lord show us what friendship is all about in this wonderful music video created by D-Pan ASL (Deaf Professional Arts Network). Each one of these precious kids uses sign language to show us what friendship is. The music in the background is "We're going to be friends," by the White Stripes.
D-PAN has said it made the music video to become more accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
Watch this heartwarming video that teaches us that God gives us all beautiful gifts even when we don't realize! more >>
Country music star and "American Idol" Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery began a new tour Thursday and made a powerful declaration before promoting his new album this week.
"I'm not ashamed [of my faith] but I know that everyone doesn't agree with me," the 20-year-old McCreery told FOX411 on Wednesday.
"I wanted to have more songs with religious backgrounds," McCreery said. "When you're out there talking about your faith and what you believe in, you'll face some backlash. But mostly, I've received support." more >>
Police reports indicate that the father of R&B singer Mary J. Blige was stabbed in the neck Thursday morning in what appears to be a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend.
Police were reportedly called to the Arbors of Battle Creek, an apartment complex in Battle Creek, Mich. at 6:58 a.m. on Thursday in response to an emergency 911 call. Upon entering the apartment, police found Thomas Blige, 63, with three stab wounds, including one in his neck.
Blood was also found in the snow leading up to Blige's apartment and in his apartment, as well as the knife suspected of being used in the attack. more >>