16 Gospel Artists to Watch Closely in 2015

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!

Gerald Jones Jan, 16, 2015

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Affectionately known as the “red Mary,” this year Tina is exploring her individuality. We can look forward to new solo material, a new book, “I Need A Day To Pray,” and an awe inspiring one woman play examining Campbell’s brokenness to complete wholeness!

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One of Motown Gospel’s newest signees and perhaps their hidden wildcard, Janice has it all. With poise, beauty, a humble spirit, and not to forget a captivating voice, it’s a recipe for success! And it doesn’t hurt having Grammy winning producer, LaShawn Daniels, at the helm of her first release.

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“Let Go” was one of the biggest Gospel songs of 06 and then DeWayne virtually disappeared. Now after a brief hiatus, he is back with a new album just a few weeks away from dropping featuring guest artists like Avery Sunshine, Anthony Hamilton, Stokley Williams and Dave Hollister. With this lineup…how could this be anything but great!

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Gospel fans took notice of L. Spenser in 2008 when his song “Surgery” became a massive underground hit. Now with his new album “Unstoppable” undoubtedly being his best project to date, it’s time to see what all the hype is about!

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Known to many in the Washington, D.C. area, Gerald Scott is gearing up for the next level, which ironically is the title of his forthcoming release. His infectious sleeper hit “The God We Serve” gives you a little taste of why 2015 should be a great year for G. Scott & Company!

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He has collaborated with one of the top producers in music today, Harmony Samuels, on his single “Your Destiny” that has become a powerful declaration for not only LeVar, but for everyone who hears it.

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Patience is a virtue! She made our list a few years ago and she is back again. Making significant strides all on her own with no major label backing and a newly released sophomore album “Fight4U,” slow and steady wins the race!

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From obscurity to the top of the charts is literally what new artist Casey J is experiencing. Predicting that she’ll have the #1 Gospel song very soon with her massive hit “Fill Me Up,” get used to hearing her name a whole lot more!

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She calls one of the biggest Gospel stars in the world her brother, Pastor Donnie McClurkin. Now signed to her brother’s label, Camdon Music, Andrea is off to an amazing start with her new single “God Can” and first solo release “Higher.”

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Nicknamed the “Black Pavarotti” by Kirk Franklin, Geoffrey Golden was crowned the seventh season winner of Sunday Best. 2015 will be a busy year for this Junior at Morehouse College as he prepares to finish his degree in Economics and releases his debut project on Kirk Franklin’s label.

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Transitioning from Music World Gospel was no easy feat, but now calling Motown Gospel home and a soul stirring new single “Worth Fighting For” climbing the charts, you’ll be seeing a lot from him this year.

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There are good singers and even great singers and then there are those who have something special. Christina Bell is special. Once you hear her belt out a powerful ballad, you’ll understand why. With vocal nuances strikingly similar to Queen Bey, she’s got it, hands down!

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After entering a rap contest in the Summer of 2014 and annihilating the competition, things have been looking super bright for the 15 year old from Bristol, VA. With four projects under his belt, his next release is guaranteed to be one that gets everyone talking!

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A former schoolteacher, this New Orleans based rapper has already collaborated with chart topping Christian rapper, Lecrae and had DJ Mannie Fresh host his 2012 mixtape The Focus Tape.  Now with a major label deal and his first national release scheduled for this year, this lyricist is ready to add his name right next to his counterparts.

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At the age of 4, he was pronounced dead after falling 4 floors out of an apartment window. Now with a testimony unlike any other and a broad musical style, this 30-year-old singer/songwriter is on trend to be one you won’t soon forget.

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This striking sister trio has been away from the spotlight for almost a decade and since the announcement of their big comeback album, the buzz hasn’t stopped. With their Spring release date quickly approaching, the anticipation is at an all time high.