NEW YORK — A Gospel rapper, who said Jesus "saved me from everything ... all types of evil" while he was an inmate at notorious Rikers Island prison, is on a mission to spread the Good News on the subways of New York City, because he believes that is what Jesus wants him to do.
Elsworth Hewitt, 37, adopted the name Brimstone when he decided to become a Gospel rapper while at Rikers Island where, up until a few years ago, he was housed in a facility with more than 300 other adult male offenders.
It was there he started rapping for Jesus, although he had long been a hip-hop fan. more >>
Justin Bieber has officially broken the Guinness World Records for the youngest male artist to debut at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 on Thursday.
On the morning of Sept. 10, Justin Bieber sang at the "Today" show in New York City wherein the hosts handed him a Guinness World Records plaque. The young singer has officially become the youngest male artist to debut at the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with his song "What Do You Mean?," according to Billboard.
Representatives of the Guinness World Records were present at the Today show to award the silver plaque. After the hosts gave the award, Bieber, who did not expect it, sang "Where Are U Now" and "Boyfriend" for his loyal fans, UPI reports. more >>
Countless people were forever changed by the terrorist attacks that took place 14 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. And today, some of America's beloved entertainers are sharing how close to home the tragedy almost hit.
Mark Wahlberg, the 44-year old actor from "Transformers: Age of Extinction," was expected to be a passenger on American Airlines Flight 11 that crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center 14 years ago. Although he was scheduled to get on that flight from Boston to Los Angeles, he opted to attend a film festival and boarded a chartered flight instead.
Years later, the Christian actor said he still has dreams about what could have taken place had he boarded that flight. more >>
Kirk Franklin is breaking records with his first song in four years "Wanna Be Happy" which is the best first-week digital single in the history of gospel sales.
Franklin, the 45-year-old producer, songwriter and recording artist, has nine Grammy awards but is celebrating more success with his latest single, which has excited his RCA record label heads by selling 11,882 digital units which is a record for gospel music.
"This is great news for both Kirk Franklin and the entire gospel genre," Mark Michel, vice president of sales for RCA Inspiration, said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "We haven't seen first week numbers like this in gospel since his last record four years ago. We're all very excited about this single and his forthcoming album." more >>
This woman steps on stage and begins to tell a story about how her dream of becoming a singer has been crushed over and over again in her life. Then halfway into her audition on "The X Factor," Simon Cowell stops her and everyone is on the edge of their seat. What happens next is a dream come true.
On this particular day, Stephanie McCourt was determined to make every dream of hers come true in front of the whole world. She doesn't have much confidence in her talent once she starts, acting very shaky and a bit scared to be on stage. About a minute into the audition, she is interrupted by Simon. No one is prepared for what happens next … and it actually works out for the best.
Simon boosted her confidence and she knew she was under more pressure than ever at this point. Stephanie sings "Summertime" and it was amazing! She was like a shining star on stage! more >>
Eric Church and other first-timers were in the lead during the Country Music Association (CMA) nominations.
Unlike in previous years, the recent CMA nomination night was dominated by more first-timers than ever. Eric Church and Little Big Town each had five nominations, according to WTSP 10 News.