A day after copping his first No.1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Anomaly," popular Christian Rapper Lecrae, 34, is slated to appear on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Thursday night and some fans are hoping he delivers a showstopper for Christ.
The rapper will be the first artist from the genre of Reformed rappers to appear on a late-night network show. He is scheduled to perform his single "All I Need is You."
Singer and producer Pharrell Williams recently revealed that he believes in God and considers people who doubt His existence to be "incredibly arrogant and pompous."
In his interview with UK-based Stylist magazine, Williams noted that while he holds Christian beliefs, he also believes in the universe and in the "innate ability to make decisions and to exercise our feelings as human beings."
"How do you see all the stars and think there's nothing else out there? It's so incredibly arrogant and pompous. It's amazing that there are people who really believe that. It's unbelievable," said Williams. more >>
Chante Moore may have inadvertently taken on a villainous role in the second season of the TV ONE hit reality television series, "R&B Divas: Los Angeles" but the renowned Christian singer insists that she was called to do something greater than engage in a television drama.
Moore, 47, is the definition of a music industry veteran, with 22 years under her belt that includes the release of eight albums. However, the second season of "R&B Divas: LA" seemed to focus more on Moore's fellow singers and cast members having issues with her.
The reality television show's second season came to a close with Moore being physically threatened, accused of dressing inappropriately and not representing her Christian faith well. With much of the season edited to focus on issues that cast members had with Moore, she still managed to receive public support from big names in the gospel music community. more >>
Lecrae landed his first No. 1 album on Billboard 200 with "Anomaly," which sold 88,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielson SoundScan.
This is also the first No. 1 album for his independent Christian label Reach Records, beating out "Gravity," which sold 72,000 units in its first week in 2012.
"Anomaly" is Lecrae's sixth No.1 album on the Gospel charts and the first to top both the Gospel and Billboard 200 charts. It also topped the Christian album chart. This makes Lecrae the fifth artist to hit No.1 in both Christian and Billboard 200, as other artists, such as Chris Tomlin, Toby Mac, LeAnn Rimes and Bob Carlisle achieved the same feat with past projects. more >>
The 2014 Dove Awards are taking place in Nashville, Tennessee on Oct. 7 in what Gospel Music Association's president said will be a ceremony that will delight the Lord.
Each year, GMA's Dove Awards shine a spotlight on leading Christian artists during a star-studded ceremony, and this year will be no different, according to GMA president and director Jackie Patillo.
"The Dove Awards stage represents all genres of gospel music on one stage," she told The Christian Post this week. "The unity and diversity that we experience when our artists and industry come together is awesome to me. It's what heaven is going to look like. I think it makes God smile, as we fulfill the desire of His heart and unite as one and adore Him." more >>
Nick Jonas is no longer wearing his promise ring, which symbolized his pledge to remain abstinent until marriage, but said that he still has a strong relationship with God and love for the church.
"This is a real growth in me and that's not something I'm doing anymore," Jonas told HuffPost Live when asked about why he was no longer wearing the ring. "But I've got my set of values, things that are important to me now at this point in my life, and that's all that matters."
Jonas recently decided to establish himself as a solo artist and has a new song "Jealous" out as well as a role on the new DirecTV series "Kingdom." The role featured an intimate scene that left some feeling uncomfortable given Jonas' views on sex before marriage. However, he distanced himself from the emotional involvement and saw it merely as a role to fulfill. more >>