Zayn Malik wants to collaborate with Liam Payne, the former One Direction member revealed to Fader magazine recently.
While One Direction is on a hiatus, Zayn Malik took the opportunity to reach out to Liam Payne for the first time after he left the boy band. The 22-year-old star said they set aside their differences and discussed the possibility of working together on a music project, according to TV3.
In the interview with Fader, Malik revealed that he had always struggled with One Direction because he felt that he had no room to express his creativity or his real self. If he sang in a slightly R&B way, they would record that verse over and over again until he managed to come up with a pop or "generic" version. It was such an ironic experience for Malik because he belonged to the top boy band in the world and yet he was not happy, Fuse reports. more >>
Learning that her car had been stolen and wrecked was not enough to keep gospel artist Erica Campbell focused on her misfortune.
Instead, the Grammy Award-winning singer chose to use the incident to glorify God.
Campbell, 43, shared the unfortunate news with her more than one-hundred thousand Twitter followers Thursday. more >>
Each gospel music artist billed on the Festival of Praise Tour could have headlined the show which travels to over 50 cities, but the seven stars refuse to take the stage alone.
Israel Houghton is joining gospel music heavyweights Donnie McClurkin, Kim Burrell, Hezekiah Walker, Jessica Reedy, Isaac Carree and Zacardi Cortez on the tour coordinated by Fred Hammond. While Houghton told The Christian Post that multiple Grammy, Stellar and Dove award winners on the stage tends to breed competition, he believes it is a unique and healthy format.
"It's been a lot of fun, we work hard, we play hard. I think the thing that has really stood out about this tour is the sense of camaraderie and unity, which is not normal amongst musicians and artists," Houghton told CP. "There is always going to be that slight, healthy competition of us all inspiring each other to push harder, sing better and all that kind of stuff. The unhealthy part of the competition does not exist on this tour." more >>
NEW YORK — Act after act hit the stage at Madison Square Garden on Friday for TobyMac's "This is Not a Test" tour. Artists Hollyn, Colton Dixon, Britt Nicole were on the bill along with TobyMac and his diverse city band. The 51-year-old hiphop/pop star used his platform to share his stance on the current racial and religious issues affecting the world.
Before TobyMac hit the stage in between one of the earlier sets, his drummer, B.Haley from the Diverse City band took to the stage with a powerful 10-minute presentation for a new movement calling for unity of every race and denomination under the banner of Christ.
Mac and his crew are a multi-racial bunch, hence the name Diverse City. It was apparent that B.Haley's movement, called We Are 1, is fully backed by Mac since Haley spoke freely and confidently to the crowd. During his passionate speech Haley explained to everyone in the sold-out theater that the purpose of We Are 1 is to Love, Unite and Build a community of one body. more >>
When gospel music legends Donnie McClurkin and Kim Burrell were given the opportunity to sing together at New York City's renowned Carnegie Hall, they decided to allow thousands of fans to perform along with them.
The unique gospel concert that will take place December 9, 2015 at 8:00 p.m., is what McClurkin calls a "landmark sing-along concert" where the voices of fans will impact the event.
"The sing-along format gives us the opportunity to interact with the audience – for them to sing along with us – and for us to enjoy the concert as 'one' instead of it being just the artist singing to a few thousand," McClurkin said in a statement obtained by The Christian Post. "The thousands will sing together as one!" more >>
For close to two decades, singer-songwriter Israel Houghton has managed to keep much of his personal life out of the spotlight, but that's all about to change.
The four-time Grammy Award winner is giving the world a glimpse of what goes on behind-the-scenes with an upcoming one-night cinematic event called "Israel Houghton & NewBreed – Covered: Alive in Asia."
"I did what I've always been kind of reluctant to do and that is to turn cameras on and open up my life a little bit more to people. I feel like when I get on stage, I want to really open up a way to God for people as opposed to having them look at me," Houghton told The Christian Post. "It was a challenge for me because I do maintain my privacy a little bit as it relates to my life and my life off the stage." more >>