When it comes to baking, Patti LaBelle isn't playing "patty cakes."
The R&B singer with Baptist roots has hit a sweet spot with consumers after offering her now famous sweet potato "Patti Pies" exclusively at Walmart stores.
Sales of the dessert have skyrocketed after a video praising the pie by Los Angeles-based singer James Wright Chanel went viral to the tune of over 10 million views on Facebook. The hashtag #PattiPies has even trended on Twitter. GIFs and Memes of all sorts have circled the Internet. What does it all boil down to? Walmart is struggling to keep the item in stock. more >>
12 million viewers recently watched "The Voice" contestant Jordan Smith perform one of the most popular hymns in the Christian faith, "Great is Thy Faithfulness," according to Nielsen ratings. The unforgettable performance garnered the singer the top spot on iTunes, beating out some of today's most popular artists.
The Kentucky native, now one of the final contestants on the 9th season of "The Voice," decided to showcase a song that hits close to home. Smith is a senior at the Pentecostal college, Church of God's Lee University, where he is part of the music ensemble Lee Singers.
He has publicly credited his musical accomplishment to the training he received at Lee University. In addition to the Lee Singers, Smith was also director of Second Edition, a six-voice ensemble with band, and an active member of the worship team that leads campus chapel services. more >>
The 43rd American Music Awards (AMAs), which will be aired on Sunday, will finally reveal who among the nominated artists have made the biggest impact on their fans.
Jennifer Lopez will host the event, which will be aired live on Nov. 22 at 8/7 CST on ABC. Among those vying for the Artist of the Year award are Ariana Grande, Luke Bryan, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, and Taylor Swift. The nominees for the New Artist of the Year award include The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, Sam Hunt, Walk the Moon, and Tove Lo.
Since the American Music Awards is the biggest fan-voted awards program in the world, the winners are in the hands of the viewers. The nominations for the AMAs are based on this year's performance in terms of sales, video viewing, social network activity, and airplay,. To vote for their favorite singer, band, album, collaboration, and soundtracks for 2015, fans have to visit the AMAs website and cast their votes. more >>
While some NFL fans want Russell Wilson to face the music about his relationship with singer Ciara Harris affecting his game, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback insists his private life has no bearing on his game day performance.
The Seahawks have a 4-5 record, and many people are looking for Wilson to make big plays. On Sunday he did the opposite by completing 14-of-32 throws for 240 yards, one touchdown and an interception in a loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
After the game, a number of spectators took to Twitter to "Blame Ciara" for the team's downward spiral. Wilson, however, insists his personal relationship isn't the cause of failed plays on the field. more >>
Singapore's City Harvest Church founding pastor Kong Hee was sentenced Friday to eight years in jail, and five other church leaders were also given prison terms between 21 months and six years, over a $35-million fraud case they were involved in to fund the music career of Kong's wife.
Former CHC fund manager Chew Eng Han received a six-year sentence, deputy senior pastor Tan Ye Peng got five-and-a-half years, ex-finance manager Serina Wee got five years, and former finance committee member John Lam and former finance manager Sharon Tan received three years and 21 months respectively, according to Strait Times.
Kong and the other five were found guilty in October of using a management company, Xtron, as a conduit to financially support his wife, singer and fellow CHC pastor Sun Ho, and her planned U.S. album release. more >>
Despite her successful stint on "Dancing With The Stars" coming to a screeching halt due to a diagnosis of blood clots in her lungs, singer-songwriter Tamar Braxton glorified God and thanked fans for their prayers after her release from the hospital.
Braxton, 38, was released from a hospital where she spent over one week after doctors found blood clots in both of her lungs. Week after week, "Dancing With the Stars" viewers kept voting for Braxton and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy to win Season 21 of the ABC dancing competition.
Her health scare, however, caused her to drop out of both the competition while ending her tour with R&B crooner KEM. Despite her circumstances that also forced her to take a break from her co-hosting duties on "The Real" talk show, Braxton still chose to count her blessings. more >>