Yolanda Adams is coming to the defense of her fellow gospel singer Erica Campbell's form fitting dress that caused her to receive a great deal of backlash from the Christian community.
While Mary Mary's Campbell, 41, was not showing any skin in her white turtleneck dress, the hip-hugging garment did accentuate the gospel singer's curves. After her Instagram photograph received some backlash, Adams, 52, insisted that Campbell was not in the wrong.
"I know for a fact that Mary Mary-because I've known them for years-they don't try to be sexual," Adams told Think Positive Magazine recently. "Some of the things that they want to wear, they're in style." more >>
Katy Perry, the 29-year-old singer and songwriter, is revealing that while she prays she no longer identifies with Christianity.
"I don't believe in a heaven or a hell, or an old man sitting on a throne. I believe in a higher power bigger than me because that keeps me accountable," she told Marie Claire magazine recently. "Accountability is rare to find, especially with people like myself, because nobody wants to tell you something you don't want to hear."
Perry, who took the Billboard charts by storm with her hit song "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008, told Marie Claire that she no longer considers herself a Christian despite being raised by Christian ministers. more >>
On Christmas Eve, pop icon Justin Bieber once and for all dispelled the rumors – started by his own announcement on the radio – that he was retiring from music after Christmas.
"Be kind loving to each other, forgive each other as god forgave us through Christ Merry Christmas IM HERE FOREVER," the music star tweeted.
Earlier on Christmas Eve, Bieber seemed to confirm his earlier retirement announcement. "My beloved beliebers I'm officially retiring," he tweeted at 7:20 PM. That statement found over 302,000 retweets and over 231,000 favorites. Nearly one hour later, he dispelled it. more >>
Justin Bieber may not have invited his paternal grandparents to be a part of his exclusive "Believe" preview screening.
Bieber, the 19-year-old Canadian crooner, was pictured with his mother and her parents,Bruce and Diane Dale, at the "Believe" screening in Los Angeles recently. However Bieber's paternal grandparents George and Kathy Bieber, were not invited to the screening ahead of the film's Christmas premiere, according to Radar Online reports.
"I really don't want to talk about it," George told Radar Online after being questioned about his absence from the premiere and relationship with his grandson. more >>
Beyonce is opening up about how she managed to shock the world with her self titled fifth studio album earlier this month.
Although the visual album with 17 videos and 14 songs debuted at number one on the Billboard charts, the 32-year-old singer admitted that she was nervous to release her album without any previous promotion or advertising.
"I was terrified. I was so scared. I already envisioned like the worst things that could happen," Beyonce said at the School of Visual Arts in New York screening for her new music videos, according to ABC News reports. "I was really nervous because this was a huge risk." more >>
Award-winning gospel recording artist Marvin Sapp's latest CD, a feel-good album titled Christmas Card, reminds listeners of the reason for the season and includes a "thank you" from the Sapp kids to all who have supported them since their mother's passing. Sapp recently spoke with The Christian Post about his new LP, celebrating the holidays without his late wife, and how he manages being a single dad, pastor, and recording artist.
Sapp's Christmas Card, opening with the track "Feels Real Good," a bouncy, bass-heavy cut, and closing with the doo-wop track "Don't Get It Twisted" that calls for keeping Christ in Christmas, also offers two traditional tracks, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Joseph's Song."
The family- and dance-friendly album is Sapp's first-ever Christmas-themed LP, which is just one of a few recent firsts for the Michigan artist and minister. more >>