This is said to be the year of completion, rest and forgiveness…and we’d like to add the year of exceptional, uplifting music from a few familiar faces, but many new faces as well. Here's a look at our 20 gospel artists to watch in 2016.
After recently releasing his milestone 10th CD, "You Shall Live,” and debuting at number one again ESSENCE sat down with Marvin Sapp to discuss staying relevant in the ever changing music industry, dating and the enormity of releasing 10 solo projects.
Sheard's "Destined To Win" was recorded live at Chicago’s House Hope.
"I have a whole new definition of faith and the power of God," the gospel singer told ESSENCE.com.
Who doesn’t love the start of a New Year? Not only are there new beginnings and new opportunities, but it also means new music, new artists and for some, it’s their moment to shine on their own or return after an extended break. Our list for 2015 Gospel artists to watch is just that…a little bit of the familiar mixed in with the new!
The gospel acapella boy band is back after a brief hiatus with a brand new holiday project called Home for Christmas.
Levar's new single, “Your Destiny,” produced by Harmony Samuels, is quickly becoming one of the most empowering and uplifting songs of 2014.
The singer, songwriter, producer and artist dishes on his new album, Unstoppable.
"If I did the same type of album over and over again, people would get tired of me," the legendary singer says.
"I really learned the true beauty of God’s grace during the recording of this project," says Sheard.
Thanks to artists like Flame, Christian hip-hop is no longer seen as corny, unauthentic and forgettable.
The only way the ever-evolving music industry continues to grow is if new artists are given the chance to thrive and shine, while the more established artists usher them into the limelight to share the platform. Gospel music is no different. From Erica Campbell to Anaysha Figueroa, here are 15 Gospel artists we're keeping our eyes (and ears) on in 2014.
On his latest release, Gospel star Micah Stampley reflects on why God's love is essential to our survival.
Gospel great Fred Hammond discusses success, moving on from divorce, and his new album "God, Love & Romance."
The extreme lows brought gospel's James Fortune to his current high.
It's hard to believe its been 15 years since we last heard from SWV.
Can you be a secular artist and sing Gospel? These artists have!
This season is all about love and family. Here are 8 movies that are sure to bring even more holiday cheer.