British Nigerian singer, songwriter and composer, and MOBO Award nominee Olaedo Ibe is back with two brand new singles ‘Fill Us’ and ‘Nobody Knows’, which are taken from her forthcoming sophomore EP Grow To Glow. Both singles come on the back of her critically acclaimed 2016 single ‘Lead Me’ which was supported by the likes of Premier Gospel, AStepFWD, ABN TV and TBN, among others.
Both written by Olaedo herself, and produced by renowned musician Ian Copeland Green, who has previously worked with Michael Jackson, Madonna and Fiona Yorke to mention a few, ‘Fill Us’ is a fun, playful and inspirational song, with a great message for the future generation, while ‘Nobody Knows’ is a socially conscious song about how the predictions of Matthew 24 are our present reality.
Speaking about the inspiration behind both records, Olaedo Ibe says of ‘Fill Us’, “this song means a lot to me, I think it’s a fun song and I feel blessed that I can explore different genres of music as an artist. Lyrically, it’s asking God to fill myself and others with his power, strength and all the fruits of the spirit, and sonically, it is fun and vibrant. It is unique, catchy and inspirational”.
About ‘Nobody Knows’ on the other hand, Ibe says, “this song taught me patience like no other song has. I wrote the pre-chorus and chorus when I was 14, but then I forgot the melody of the song. After 10 years, I randomly remembered the song, and recorded the melody so I wouldn’t forget again. I’ve been so surprised at the love it has received that I had to make sure it featured on my new project”.
Award-winning chart topper Travis Greene continues to lead a movement to engage culture with faith in new ways, reaching millions across the world with his highly-anticipated new album Crossover: Live from Music City! Out now, his new album has quickly become a top hit, hitting #1 on iTunes Christian & Gospel Albums Chart, and #1 in Nigeria and South Africa for top albums overall. From GRAMMY® Award nominations to winning a Billboard Music Award, topping this year’s Stellar Awards with 7 wins, and a new Dove Awards nomination for Gospel Artist of the Year – the acclaimed recording artist remains a potent voice, opening the doors and welcoming listeners to take an inspiring journey together in discovering God’s powerful love and great gifts on his latest album release – recorded live before a sold-out crowd in Nashville.
Featuring 15 tracks including such highlights like “You Waited,” “Worship Rise,” “See the Light” (feat. Isaiah Templeton and Geoffrey Golden), “Fell in Love” (feat Dante Bowe), “Love Will Always Win” and more, Travis hosts a special album release celebration weekend with a series of events running Friday August 18th to Sunday August 20th in Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC. Kicking off with a Celebrity Basketball Game in Columbia, SC on August 18th at the Drew Wellness Center, Travis Greene’s Engage Culture Weekend will feature two album celebration events on Saturday August 19th, with a Crossover Live Meet and Greet event Saturday morning at Manifest Discs in Charlotte, NC, and a Crossover Live Album Release Concert on Saturday evening, with live performances by Travis and a star lineup of special guests in Columbia, SC.
Taking place at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Travis Greene’s Crossover Live Album Release Concert will be hosted by GRAMMY® winner Michelle Williams and Melanie Pratt from Praise 100.9 Charlotte, with fans enjoying Travis live in concert, plus appearances from Pastor John Gray, Todd Dulaney, Casey J, Geoffrey Golden, among others! Travis’ Engage Culture Weekend culminates on Sunday August 20th at the Convention Center with a One Year Anniversary celebration for his church, Forward City Church in Columbia, SC (For tickets and more information, visit: http://smarturl.it/CrossoverLive).
Travis continues to perform both domestically and internationally, with additional dates throughout the fall hitting South Carolina, Maryland, Kentucky, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Canada, and Nigeria.
Eight years, two months, and nine days… and the wait is finally over! Courtesy of Illect Recordings, Change has finally released a new project, and it’s his most daring, most transparent work to date. EmotionL is a 10 track EP aimed directly at the inner core of the listener. Change intentionally challenges himself, his thought process, his inner man, and human nature, in a daring yet lyrical cascade of self reflection.
EmotionL is not for the casual listener, as it will grab you, challenge your thought process, and cause you to reflect on life, and who you want to be… or better yet, who you should be. With incredible production from the likes of J. Rhodan and Tee-Wyla driving the soundscape, this lyrical introspective tale is set to captivate and motivate at the same time.
Change shares, “I’ve been behind the scenes for the last eight years… Helping other artists do their thing. But I couldn’t sit silent anymore… There’s been so much going on inside of me, and I needed to tell this story. I needed to strip away the facade and false pretenses of this genre, and make music that real people can relate to.”
EmotionL reveals a journey that all of us can relate to. A story of self doubt, fear, and pain. As well as grace and forgiveness… Change is joined by two incredible lyricists and featured guests as both Datin (God Over Money) and Raging Moses (Illect Recordings) make stunning contributions on this release. EmotionL is Change’s first full project under the Illect Recordings banner, and hopefully just the beginning for this underrated and overlooked emcee from Michigan. Do yourself a favor, and make sure to cop this at your favorite music provider. You can thank us later.
Stellar Award nominated contemporary gospel family group, The Showers second single “I Belong To You” from their forthcoming national sophomore project THE JOURNEY (A&P Records) is available today for sale on all digital service providers and streaming outlets (http://smarturl.it/theshowersibty).
“I Belong To You” is written by group member and lead singer Titus Showers and co-produced by Stellar Award winner Tasha Page-Lockhart and Bruce Robinson, Jr (Alexis Spight, Joshua Rogers).
“I Belong To You” is an uplifting testament to the power of praise through even the most difficult times. The group has been on the road across the south region promoting their single, which impacted gospel radio last month with appearances at the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) and various radio stations and local affiliate news stations. The group will make their debut on the nationally syndicated The Willie Moore, Jr. Show on Wednesday, August 23rd during the 3-7pm EST hour.
The Showers continues their promotional run with upcoming appearances in their home state of Louisiana, WAAW 97.4SHOUTFest in Aiken, SC and additional tour stop dates to be announced soon.
The dynamic 25-year old vocalist and rising gospel star, Ruth La’Ontra, is invading radio airwaves with her triumphant new radio single, “Kingdom.” The rousing song of faith and unity reaches the Top 20 this week and has been released to digital service providers such as iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Music, as well as, to the Apple Music and Spotify streaming sites. Visit http://smarturl.it/mh4gpa for page links.
“Kingdom” anchors La’Ontra’s highly-anticipated, “I Got You,” sophomore album, which will release on September 22nd. The set was crafted by Grammy® Award nominated producers, Anthony Brown (of Anthony Brown & group therAPy) and Justin Savage. “Ruth La’Ontra is such an incredible talent. From the first time I heard her sing, I knew I wanted to work with her,” says Brown. “`Kingdom’ is just the beginning. There’s so much more ahead for this young lady.”
La’Ontra has been singing since her childhood. After graduating from high school, she launched her professional singing career with her brilliant debut project, “So Good” (Tyscot Records), which won her a Stellar Gospel Music Award nomination as New Artist of the Year in 2014. The radio single, “Count It All Joy,” peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart and the spiritual love song, “I’m In Love With This Man,” was featured in the film, “Iniquity.”
Tyscot Records is sweating through a hot summer of hits as the legendary recording label earns two Dove Award nominations for its affiliated artists, Anthony Brown & group therAPy and Bri (Briana Babineaux). The former’s latest Billboard Top Ten radio smash, “Trust in You,” from its No. 1 album A Long Way From Sunday, earned the group a nomination for Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year. Cajun crooner, Bri (Briana Babineaux), earned a nomination in the prestigious mainstream category of New Artist of the Year. The 48th annual GMA Dove Awards take place October 17, 2017 @6:30 PM at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, TN.
The August heat continues as Bri’s soul-shaking remake of Tonex’s 2004 hit, “Make Me Over,” debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Digital Songs sales chart. Meanwhile, Anthony Brown & group therAPy’s “Trust in You” rose from No. 20 last week to No. 4 on the same chart, a 139% sales increase. Download Bri’s track at http://smarturl.it/BriMakeMeOver and Brown’s project at http://smarturl.it/aw31o1.
Tyscot Records was co-founded by Dr. Leonard Scott in 1976 with his late nephew, L. Craig Tyson. Over the years, it has ignited the careers of artists ranging from John P. Kee, Vashawn Mitchell and Deitrick Haddon in the early days to Bri (Briana Babineaux), Casey J and Anthony Brown & group therAPy more recently. Tyscot is the oldest operating African-American owned gospel recording label in the world.
For more about the Dove Awards, visit: http://doveawards.com/ and for more about Tyscot Records, visit www.tyscot.com.