Gospel artist Robert Hawkins has spent most of his life pursuing music. Now, his joy comes from serving the Lord in any and every capacity of life and pouring his heart into to his music. In the past year, he has released a single “Happy”, which is steady on Gospel radio charts, and recently released his new EP RESERVED which landed on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart at #10.
To build his budding solo artist career, Hawkins traveled and performed background vocals for various Gospel Artists: Leandria Johnson, Ashford Sandars, Jonathan Dunn, Joshua Rogers, and Jon Plair. As he continued serving in the background God opened many doors on his behalf allowing him to minister in song at churches worldwide further establishing him as a soloist and leader of worship. Robert began making television appearances on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel, TBN’s “Praise the Lord”, and on The Word Networks “Rejoice In the Word with Bishop Bloomer” and “The Lexi Show”.
His diverse and pristine vocal style is now exemplified on his infectious single “Happy” (produced by Reginald Strong, Jr.). The official music video for “Happy” also showcases Robert’s passion and love for people, and his genuine jovial spirit.
“My single ‘Happy’ means something new now because of the struggles, pain and adversity I faced for 12 long years,” says Robert. “God came out of nowhere and made provisions for me to record and release this song and EP. I truly have several reasons to be Happy!”
Some of those painful and harsh times included a period of drug experimenting. “I started using cocaine as a recreational drug,” says Hawkins who currently lives in Grand Rapids, MI. “It became uncontrollable. I would disappear from church, work, and home for weeks at a time, and sold my cell phone, my car, anything I had to get high. It wasn’t until I became overwhelmed and began to lose hope. After a hard self-assessment, things began to change.” Robert then checked himself into a clinic and began to reconnect with God and music.
Robert’s perseverance and relentless desire to stay connected with God continues to shine. The 2017 Rhythm Of Gospel Awards were given out this past weekend (June 24) with Robert holding four nominations. Robert brought home two awards: Urban Contemporary Artist of the Year and Contemporary Male Artist of the Year. He also maintains an intense appearance schedule with over 30 dates throughout the summer and fall criss-crossing the country from Los Angeles to New Orleans.
“I love to minister because it’s an outlet and source for leaving an everlasting impression on hurting people like myself,” Robert shares.
Although he is being awarded for his vocal aptitude and accomplishing industry accolades for his performances, Robert’s true reward is being reserved.
International Gospel Music Art, Marvel Joks releases the video of ‘No One Like My God’ from his Melody Album.
Shot by DMS Pictures in Lagos – Nigeria, Marvel Joks’ video further reduced the dichotomy between secular and gospel music videos wherewith the later has been accused of shooting low standard videos. The new video is an example of a job well done as all elements needed to make a video global was inputted. From Costumes, to shots, to choreography, to rhythm and even Editing.
‘No One Like My God’ video also has renowned Gospel music Arts as guest appearances including Mike Abdul, Monique and more..
Marvel Joks shot into limelight in 2011 when he released his first album ‘MARVELLOUS GOD’ which had songs like ‘Marvellous God’ which was an anthem throughout the country.
After the release of this video, Marvel Joks will be releasing others from his Melody album including ‘Uwese’, Siyanboga and Marvellous God (rmx) where he featured Samsong.
Fast rising Christian Rapper Cris Kester has released the audio and visuals for his latest single titled ”No Grudges”.
“No Grudges” is a song about honesty and bearing it all. Some people will always see you with a perception that isn’t accurate, maybe because you don’t call or check up on them. Or maybe you wronged them in the past and they probably feel because of a certain success laced with your good looks- you’ve got it all figured.
This song is to say that I’m human and I’m sorry for not meeting up to every expectations. And I pray for you and wish you all well.
For many, Father’s day was a day full of joy, but for those who have never experienced the true love of a father, it may not have been. ”This song is an ode to my heavenly Father, who was there for me at every hurdle and responsible for every victory. It aims to encourage people that God is our Father and He cares, regardless of our mistakes or what we are going through”. – Elizabeth Vincent
Check out this exclusive first listen of Tasha Cobbs Leonard’s brand new single, “Great God.” The song is the first single from her forthcoming album, “Heart. Passion. Pursuit.,” which hits stores later this summer.
Tasha will give her first major public performance of the new song at the BET Experience Celebration of Gospel Live on Sunday, June 25.
The single will be available for download and streaming on all digital platforms on Friday, June 23, 2017.