Christmas/the end of each year is a period of reflection of God’s greatest gift to us “Jesus” and his faithfulness towards our lives throughout the year.
International gospel minister and songwriter, Eunice U. has decided to extend the love this yuletide period to say Thank You God for the birthing of Eunice U. Ministries earlier this year with the release of “Ogheneme (My God) Audio/Video, Happily Victorious Live Album Release, and the successful release of her latest single “Great Is Your Name” Audio/Video. She is also thankful to be a blessing to the two winners that will be selected at the end of the challenge.
EUNICE U’S (Great Is Your Name) SONG CHALLENGE
(72k)… all up for grabs!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
1. Participants must follow the handles @Euniceu.music on Instagram and Eunice U. On Facebook to be eligible.
2. Participants must learn and score the song.
3. Record a 1 minute video of you/group/or band performing the song.
4. Post the video on Instagram and tag @Euniceu.music with the hash tag (#GreatIsYourNameChallenge)
5. All verified videos would be reposted by @Euniceu.music
6. Participants should get their families and friends to like their video on @EuniceU.music Instagram page.
7. Videos with the highest genuine likes/views wins, 1st and 2nd position respectively.
Multimedia powerhouse Tyler Perry is back with Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, scaring up laughs on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, Digital and On Demand January 30 from Lionsgate. The laugh-out-loud sequel to the smash hit, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, is all tricks and no treats when Madea, Aunt Bam, Hattie, and Uncle Joerun for their lives from monsters and goblins haunting a remote campground. Cassi Davis and Patrice Lovely are joined by cast from the first film, including Yousef Erakat (We Love You), Brock O’Hurn (“Too Close to Home”), Lexy Panterra (Pray for Rain), and Diamond White (“Guidance”), in this spooky slapstick comedy.
Have no fear – Madea and friends are back in this screamingly funny follow-up to Tyler Perry’s comedy hit! When Brian’s (Tyler Perry) daughter sneaks off to attend a party at a haunted campground, Madea, Aunt Bam, Hattie and Joe set out on a hell-arious journey to bring her back, scaring up laughs and striking fear in all monsters, goblins and party animals standing in their way.
Including never-before-seen deleted scenes, hilarious outtakes and two featurettes, the Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital) and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of$39.99 and $29.95, respectively.
BLU-RAY/DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES
· Deleted Scenes
· “Caddy Whack Boo” Featurette
· “Why We Love Joe!” Featurette
Guatemala City, Guatemala – The 2017 GMA Dove Award winning popular Latin worship band Miel San Marcos release their tenth live album PENTECOSTÉS (Pentecost) from their historic recording at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The PENTECOSTÉS album boasts 17 epic songs that were part of the live concert recording lineup on September 2nd of this year in front of over fourteen thousand concert goers. The album includes special features and collaborations by Pastor and Latin Grammy nominated Christian artist Marco Barrientos on the worship classic “Bienvenido Espíritu Santo” (Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome), “El Poderoso de Israel” (The Mighty One of Israel), and a new song “Mereces Gloria” (Worthy of Glory). The night’s surprise guest was the popular Mexican singer Marcela Gándara, who is also featured singing alongside Miel San Marcos on “Abba Padre” (Abba Father).
While always staying close to their praise and worship roots, Miel San Marcos experiments on the PENTECOSTÉS album with pop, rock and some EDM influences paired with electronic sounds. However, more than a genre, a style, or a musical rhythm style, this worship ministry believes that their music should be a personal experience, an experience in each person and family household.
“Libre” (Free) is this album’s second single. Written by the group’s lead vocalist Josh Morales, “Libre” is a soul-stirring song that reaffirms the transformation that occurs while experiencing God’s freedom. The “Libre” official music video is available on YouTube.
Miel San Marcos, who received a 2017 Dove Award for Spanish Language Recorded Song of the Year for their popular worship anthem “No Hay Lugar Más Alto” (No Higher Place) featuring Christine D’Clario, keep their hearts grounded in the calling that they have received to continue writing songs for the Spanish speaking church across the world and for God.
↓ Watch “Libre” Official Music Video below ↓
PENTECOSTÉS is now available in all digital platforms.
About Miel San Marcos:
One of the most influential bands in Latin CCM, Miel San Marcos was founded in 2000 by Josh, Luis and Samy Morales, in the rural town of San Marcos, Guatemala. With ten albums, the band has traveled the world singing their original worship songs. Their albums COMO EN EL CIELO and TU HABITACIÓN debuted #1 on iTunes Latino, as well as in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Latin Music Charts. They have been recognized with numerous awards: Dove Award (USA), Premio Arpa (Mexico), Premio Arca (Venezuela) and the Visión Music Award (Guatemala).
GRAMMY® and Stellar Award-winning artist Le’Andria continues to deliver an inspiring voice to warm the spirit this season, as the chart-topping singer gives thanks to fans and peers, sharing encouragement and several honors for 2018. Following praise for Le’Andria’s fresh sound on her uplifting album Bigger Than Me, her unforgettable live performances, and her #1 hit Gospel single “Better Days,” the acclaimed vocal powerhouse has garnered two GRAMMY® Award nominations for 2018, nominated in the categories of Best Gospel Album for Bigger Than Me and Best Gospel Performance/Song for “Better Days.”
Final-round voting is open now among eligible members for the upcoming 60th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Voting is also open now in the final ballot round of the 33rd Annual Stellar Awards for 2018. Open publicly to fans and members online at www.thestellarawards.com, Le’Andria is on the ballot in the categories of Artist of the Year, Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year, CD of the Year for her album Bigger Than Me, Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year, and Recorded Music Packaging of the Year.
Featuring the funky Gospel single “Bigger Than Me,” the Urban AC single “All I Got,” and more, Le’Andria’s album Bigger Than Me continues to be a sweeping showcase of her versatile gifts to carry any sound, from Gospel and R&B to Jazz, Country and Rock-inspired melodies, moving listeners with messages of love and hope. Celebrating love, music, and special times with family and fans during this festive season, a special sweepstakes promotion with Mid-South Ford Dealers and highlighting Le’Andria’s “All I Got” is still open this month until December 31st, 2017 for fans in the region (Further details here: https://fordmusic.com/leandria-johnson-2017-explorer-mid-south/).
William Ray “Bill” Hearn, a highly admired and revered music industry executive who led the Nashville-based market-leading Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG) as its Chairman & CEO, passed away yesterday at age 58 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Hearn successfully combined an unwavering vision, a commitment to excellence, and an arsenal of exceptional talent to make CCMG the leader in the Christian/Gospel music industry. Hearn was instrumental in the formation and leadership of that company, having played a leading role in the sale and highly-successful transition of family-owned Sparrow Records – founded by his father, Billy Ray Hearn –to EMI Music in 1992.
Through multiple acquisitions, Hearn evolved Sparrow into EMI Christian Music Group where he was appointed CEO in 1996. The company was renamed Capitol Christian Music Group 2013. He led the company to unprecedented success by developing and maintaining its vision to impact popular culture with quality and culturally relevant music from a biblical worldview, appealing to both faith-based and mainstream audiences.
Over the past 20 years, Hearn grew CCMG into the world’s leading Christian Music company and market leader in recorded music and music publishing, helming a company that now operates several divisions, including CCMG Label Group (Sparrow Records, ForeFront Records, sixstepsrecords, Hillsong, Jesus Culture), Motown Gospel and CCMG Publishing (including Brentwood-Benson Music Publications). CCMG owned labels are home to artists Chris Tomlin, Amy Grant, TobyMac, Tasha Cobbs, Jeremy Camp, Hillsong United, Matt Redman, Mandisa, Tye Tribbett, Crowder, Passion Band, Kari Jobe and many others.
CCMG Publishing, in addition to representing most of the CCMG labels’ premier artist/writers, represents many of the other leading writers in Christian/Gospel including Ben Glover, David Garcia, Kirk Franklin, Mark Hall, Brenton Brown and many more.
CCMG is a division of Capitol Music Group (CMG), led by Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett, which is a wholly owned division within Universal Music Group (UMG), the global leader in music-based entertainment.
Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, said, “Bill Hearn led Capitol Christian Music Group like the family business it is: with his unique passionate and mission-driven leadership. Anyone who has walked through the doors there knows that it overflows with a special spirit that emanated from Bill himself. That spirit and the people of CCMG are among Bill’s great legacies. We are privileged to have known Bill, and especially blessed to call him a colleague and friend.”
Capitol Music Group (CMG) Chairman Steve Barnett said, “The Capitol Music Group family has lost one of its most valued members. We are all extremely saddened at the news of Bill’s passing, and extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. Bill was more than a colleague; he was a friend to all of us and a dedicated leader and mentor for so many within our company. His remarkable accomplishments and contributions to music will forever remain an important part of CMG’s legacy, and, most important, we will forever remember his generous spirit and sense of humanity in our hearts.”
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) Chairman & CEO Jody Gerson stated, “We are so fortunate to have spent the past few years becoming close with Bill. A wonderful partner to UMPG, his ability to run his company was second to none and he did it with the utmost integrity and skill. Above all else, Bill will be remembered as a tremendous human being and friend to everyone that knew him. Our thoughts are with his loved ones and all of the CCMG family.”
Among his numerous accomplishments, Hearn received the TJ Martell Foundation’s Frances Preston Lifetime Music Industry Achievement Award in 2015 for his contribution to the music industry. He won Grammy Awards in 1995 and 2006 for his role as Compilation Producer for Amazing Grace, A Country Salute To Gospel and Oh Happy Day: A Gospel Music Celebration, respectively. He was honored with The Recording Academy’s President’s Merit Award in 2006. Artists with whom Hearn has been associated with in his company-leading roles have earned more than 200 Gold, Platinum and Multi-platinum album and video certifications, as well as 40 Grammy Awards, 40 Stellar Awards and 235 Dove Awards (sponsored by the Gospel Music Association).
The Hearn Family Charitable Foundation actively supported the Nashville Symphony, Music Health Alliance, Nashville Food Project, Nashville Rep Theatre, Thistle Farms/Magdalene, Compassion International and Healing Waters. Hearn was a past National Chairman, National Board and Executive Committee Member of the T.J. Martell Foundation. He served as President of the Gospel Music Trust Fund, was a past National Trustee, Nashville chapter Vice President and board member of The Recording Academy.
Hearn is survived by his wife, Charmion Gustke Hearn, two sisters, a niece and nephew.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 13, 2018 from 4 -7pm at The Village Chapel church (2021 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN) and services on Thursday, December 14, 2018 at 2 pm at Brentwood Baptist Church in Hudson Hall, [7777 Concord Road, Brentwood, TN 37027 (Connection Center entrance)].
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Thistle Farms via Thistle Farms.org.
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Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago Ft. Le’Andria have received an early Christmas gift. Their uplifting, finger-snapping, retro R&B-flavored cut, “Grace” (Inspired People/Empire), hits the top spot on both the Billboard (up from No. 2 last week) and Mediabase (up from No. 3 last week) Gospel Airplay charts this week. It marks the eighth unique Billboard No. 1 for the Chicago-based pastor, Jenkins, over the course of his five-year career as a recording artist. The song also makes its first appearance in the Top Ten on the Billboard Digital Gospel Songs (sales) chart, coming in at No. 10.
“Grace” anchors the forthcoming and tentatively entitled album, “Keep the Faith,” which will release in 2018. The project will be recorded live during the New Year’s Eve service at Fellowship Chicago, which is located at 4543 South Princeton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609. The event starts at 10 PM and admission is free. “We are really excited about this new album. God has given me a range of singable music that will appeal to all generations, Jenkins explains. “ The album will be full of music every church can sing out loud! “
This Saturday, December 16th, Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago will host an event, “Christmas At The Ship,” along with top Chicago bank executive, Bruce Hague, and several generous donors. The holiday giveaway is set to serve over 1,500 families and provide them with food baskets, coats, and toys. The event is an extension of an ongoing giveaway that takes place every month at the church.
The St. Petersburg, FL native burst on the national music scene in 2012 when his debut radio single with Fellowship Chicago, “Awesome,” reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Airplay chart and stayed there for 22 weeks. In 2014, the group followed up with the smash “#WAR” that also hit No. 1 on the Gospel Airplay chart and was cited as the most played gospel song of 2015 on Billboard’s end-of-the-year chart. Jenkins has enjoyed other Top Ten hits such as “Just To Know Him” and “Winning.”