When gospel singer and pastor Marvin Sapp's late wife, MaLinda, knew she was going to draw her last breath on Earth after a battle with colon cancer five years ago, she made sure to leave her adoring husband with some powerful last words that would eventually help inspire his 10th album.
"The greatest gift my wife gave me was a statement before she passed," Sapp, 48, told The Christian Post. "She knew that there was nothing else that they could do, she literally said to me, 'honey if you want me to be happy in my transition, promise me after I transition that you will live.'"
MaLinda's last words have seemingly transformed into Sapp's latest album titled, "You Shall Live," his 10th offering to the body of Christ through music that seems to be his most transparent work to date. Sapp is a decorated gospel musician who has been recognized with numerous accolades like 22 Stellar Awards and 10 Grammy Award nominations after 25 years in the business. more >>
Gospel singer Erica Campbell made it clear that money is not her motivation for trying new things after she received some backlash about the news that she might be working with boisterous R&B singer and reality television star K. Michelle.
Campbell, 43, who recently won a Grammy as a solo singer, posted a cryptic message following questions from her fans about the news that she could be working with 31-year-old Michelle whose real name is Kimberly Pate.
"I chase purpose not paper," noted Campbell in an Instagram post in which she talked about glorifying God in unorthodox ways. more >>
Not many 14-year-old boys get on stange and start singing to the piano on these shows. So for him to get up there and do that changes the whole vibe in the arena. It's an awesome song choice that gets everyone in the crowd to do the twist and sing along!
Tilman's song of choice was "Great Balls of Fire" and he performs it in a unique way. He has an awesome voice and piano skills that will make you saw "wow!" Tilman has some serious skills that change the mood of the people watching and brings everyone to their feet. Even the judges get out of their chair and dance after hitting the button to recruit him. Stage presence is key to win these competitions and his will put a huge smile on your face. He didn't get too far before the judges knew that he was a star in the making.
Check out this awesome audition below: more >>
Russell Wilson, the Christian NFL star rumored to be dating R&B singer Ciara Harris, appears to be impacting Harris' prayer life after he invited her to visit the Seattle Children's Hospital where the pair encouraged children who are battling cancer. The experience later inspired the singer to pray for the children.
Wilson, the 26-year-old Seattle Seahawks quarterback, has been consistent in volunteering for the hospital for years and was even named "team captain" in the initiative called "Strong Against Cancer" last year. In recent weeks the football player has been spotted with Harris at places like the Japan state dinner and a Seattle Mariners game.
The Twitter account for both the hospital and the Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Foundation's "Strong Against Cancer" initiative, which seeks to end childhood cancer in the next decade, expressed gratitude to both Wilson and Harris for their visit. more >>
Matthew Schuler sings a rendition of "Hallelujah" that will give you the chills from start to finish. It's one thing to get up there and sing it like others do, but to re-invent the song is even more powerful. Even Christina Aguilera was bowing her head in praise.
On a night of auditioning on "The Voice," this man shines like a star. "Hallelujah" is one of those songs that just never gets old. Even after you hear it a thousand times, it still travels deep and touches your heart. Singing praise to Jesus never gets played out and Matthew really proves that here. He comes out on stage and delivers a performance that had everyone bowing their heads, even the JUDGES! What did you think about his performance?
"For this I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations, and sing praises to your name. -2 Samuel 22:50 more >>
Nearly two decades after rising to fame as part of the best-selling boy band in history, two members of the Backstreet Boys were captured on video recently getting baptized in Israel's Jordan River.
Last month, Backstreet Boys members Howie Dorough and Brian Littrell took time out of the Middle East leg of the band's world tour to connect with their faith in the holy land through an emotional baptism ceremony. Littrell, also a Christian artist, was joined by his wife, Leighanne Littrell, during the ritual he described as an "amazing experience."