The criteria used to determine the top ten songs of this passed year was their “take-me-there” ability. What that means is, if the song made me cry, made me dance, change my thoughts, or simply made me want throw something, then it made the list. Here are my top 10 best [...]
Archive for December, 2009
If it isn’t one thing, then it’s another. Our hearts and prayers go out the Tonex and his entire family as the mourned the lost of the singers mother Betty Williams.
Betty E.B. Williams a nationally known evangelist, recording artist and the assistant pastor of Truth Apostolic Church in San Diego — died on December 28. [...]
John Legend celebrated his 31st birthday at SL nightclub in New York City last night. From the sound of several tweets I read from various people attending the party, it was a fun party had by all. More pictures of John and he his celebrity friends partying it up after the click:
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were spotted at the 14th Annual Capri Hollywood International Film Festival last night (12/28) in Capri, Italy. Mariah received an award for her performance in the film Precious. She was honored at film festival as the best supporting actress for her role as Miss Weiss, a social worker who works with [...]
R&B singer Mario and his Do Right Foundation had its 1st Annual “Do Right Christmas” event which helped five needy families in Baltimore last week. He provided food, toys, and even hotel rooms for their families to stay for 2 nights so they would have a cozy place to stay for Christmas.
It seems like Mario [...]
Rapper Kanye West got into the Christmas spirit by making a surprise appearance at the Los Angeles Mission on Saturday (12/26). The Grammy winner, alongside friend Amber Rose, joined other volunteers and served lunch to the homeless, who greeted the Chicago native and took pictures. “It’s just important to give back when you’re very blessed,” [...]
Spike Lee has unveiled his latest project – the official video for Michael Jackson’s posthumous single “This Is It.” The clip, released over the Christmas holiday, mixes iconic images of the late pop singer with footage shot in Jackson’s hometown of Gary, Indiana, and fan tributes following his death June 25.
It starts off in Gary [...]
We’re sad to report that Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, died Saturday at age 89. Marissa Shorenstein, a spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson, confirmed Sutton’s death. She did not know the cause. His daughter, Cheryl Sutton, declined [...]
Mary J. Blige is making headlines for allegedly slapping her husband Kendu Isaacs in the face during her album release party last Tuesday at M2 after he flirted with a waitress. Witnesses say she not only slapped her husband but also bit him in the hand.
Mary J. Blige’s publicist has come forward to clear up [...]
Marvin Sapp’s “Never Would Have Made It,” has emerged as the most-played gospel song of the decade, according to Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, a company that tracks airplay on terrestrial and satellite radio and cable music channels. Nielsen tracked spins from Jan. 1, 2000, to Dec. 17, 2009 and “Never Would Have Made It” racked [...]
Usher has teamed up with TNT Sports on a new promo for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game. The singer both stars in and provides the music for the commercial.
In the ad, Usher appears in front of a set of lights on a stage that looks like a stylized basketball court. He dances and sings a [...]
Grammy winner Donald Lawrence lands at the top of the Billboard 2009 year end charts in numerous categories. On the 2009 Billboard year end charts, Donald Lawrence has garnered recognition for #1 Hot Gospel Producer, #1 Hot Gospel Song (“Souled Out”, did you know Donald Lawrence produced that song), #2 Hot Gospel Song – “Back [...]
John Stephens (born December 28, 1978), better known by his stage name John Legend is celebrating his birthday today. We here at the GOSPELCONNOISSEUR.COM would like to wish him the best.
Award-winning gospel choir God’s Property reunited a couple weekends ago (12/19) for a very special performance that included a surprising appearance from former leader, Kirk Franklin. The service, held in Garland, Texas at Mount Hebron Baptist Church, was flooded with a nostalgic community ready to move forward together, united by the power of divine music. [...]
A pregnant Keyshia Cole spent her Christmas Eve giving back to the community by hosting a turkey give-a-way at Acts Gospel Church in her hometown of Oakland, CA.
Keyshia first sparked speculation she was pregnant with her basketball star boyfriend Daniel Gibson’s baby in November when she was spotted sporting a rounder figure. The couple has [...]
Following a roughly three-year hiatus, the popular animated series The Boondocks will be returning to TV in the New Year, says creator Aaron McGruder.
The third season should air in early 2010, according to this message posted to the writer’s Twitter account early Christmas Day: “Finally got an airdate for Season 3. Not sure if I’m [...]
Singer, songwriter, producer and studio owner John Redmon has pulled together contributions from a number of artists for a new compilation “Faith, Love And Unity”. R&B legend Patti LaBelle, Grammy award winners BeBe and CeCe Winans, Crystal Lewis and gospel hit makers Phil and Brenda Nicholas, together with a host of independent artists from the [...]
Without a single Republican vote, the United States Senate passed a sweeping health care reform bill in a landslide, shortly after 7:00 in the morning on Christmas Eve. After months of intense back and forth, and more than three weeks of continuous floor debate, the bill moved through the Senate by a gaping 60-39 margin.
In support of the release of Stronger with Each Tear, on yesterday (12/22), fans were given an opportunity to meet Mary J. Blige and get signed autographs of the CDs they purchase at Best Buy in Union Square in New York City.
See additional photos from Mary’s Best Buy appearance below: