WATCH: The Clark Sisters Surprise Queen Latifah on her Birthday

(Detroit, MI – March 17, 2014) — The multiple GRAMMY® Award winners, The Clark Sisters surprise daytime talk show host Queen Latifah with a special performance for her birthday. The show will air nationally on Tuesday, March 18 (check TV guide for local listings). The Clark Sisters is one of Latifah’s favorite music groups. The sisters and Latifah have been mutual fans for nearly 20 years. “When we received the call from the show’s producers requesting us to make a special guest appearance, we were elated,” says Karen Clark Sheard.  “We have followed her career for years and we just love and adore her. She was very surprised, grateful and generous.”  The Clark Sisters blessed Latifah with a special performance of the group’s signature hit, “You Brought the Sunshine” along with another surprise. Check out the video below.

The sisters have new and ongoing projects underway: Karen Clark Sheard’s new single, “Sunday AM” (pronounced “Sunday Morning”) will be available on iTunes on March 18 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sunday-a.m.-single/id829725886?ls=1); Dorinda Clark Cole’s new show, The Gospel According to Dorinda, airs weekly on the Word Network on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET.; Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark Terrell is currently promoting her Live and Unplugged CD and headlining The Signature Songs of Twinkie Clark Tour; and Jacky Clark Chisholm’s new book, Inspirational Praise, is available online.

WATCH: Mali Music Performs on American Idol

He’s back! Mali Music performed on American Idol last week, which was the first and last time I’ll probably watch this season.  But this is HUGE!! Seems like Idol judge Jennifer Lopez invited Mali onto the show after catching wind of his music, and boom just like that one of gospel’s best kept secrets is on a major show, on a major network with major people watching! I was too excited for Mali, this was a landmark moment for Mali!  Mali performed his newest single “Beautiful”.  So click below and check it out for yourself!!

Connect with Mali Music via his social media outlets: Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/malimusicnote | Twitter- https://twitter.com/malimusic | Website- http://malimusicofficial.com/

Former Trin-I-Tee 5:7 Member Angel Taylor Performs at Women’s Empowerment 2014

GRAMMY Nominated artist Angel Taylor, (formerly of Trin-i-tee 5:7), graces the stage at Women’s Empowerment 2014.  Angel performed her first solo single “Still God” and Trin-i-tee’s radio hit song “Over and Over”.   Angel had an amazing performance! Her vocals were flawless and with each solo performance Angel becomes more and more comfortable holding her own ground.  Angel took to the stage after keynote speaker Tyler Perry gave an inspiring message of encouragement.  Angel also took part in a panel discussion with Grammy nominated artist Janelle Monae and Grammy Award winner Michelle Williams, Jessica Reedy and more.  Check out Angel’s awesome performance of “Over and Over” below.

Connect with Angel via her social media outlets: Facebook- http://facebook.com/LoveAngelTaylor | Twitter: http://twitter.com/@Angel_Taylor | Instagram- http://instagram.com/LoveAngelTaylor

Taraji P. Henson To Host BET’s Celebration of Gospel 2014

BET-Taraji-P.-Henson (1)It’s out with the old and in with the new as BET gears up to tape and air the BET Celebration of Gospel, it’s highly popular musical event that fuses R&B, Pop and Gospel artists in dynamic performances to raise the praise.  Slight change this year as Academy Award nominated actress Taraji P. Henson replaces Steve Harvey as its host this year.  Steve Harvey, comedian and more, has been the BET Celebration of Gospel host for its last 13 years.   Keeping with the shows concept and tradition, this years show aims to please and surprise with its lineup of collabs and performances with Ruben Studdard, Grammy winner Le’Andria Johnson and Kem.  India.Arie pairs up with the wonderful Clark Kent of gospel, Jonathan McReynolds and female R&B group SWV and the renowned Rance Allen Group join together for what’s sure to be an interesting performance. Donnie McClurkin and Tye Tribbett; Lalah Hathaway and Zacardi Cortez; and Chanté Moore and VaShawn Mitchell are a few other pairings we will be treated to.

More performers will include: Yolanda Adams, Erica Campbell, Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs, Deitrick Haddon, J.J. Hairston, “Sunday Best” Season 6 winner Tasha Page-Lockhart and current “American Idol” Candice Glover and Uncle Charlie Wilson!  This sounds like a great show.  The BET Celebration of Gospel tapes in Los Angeles at the Orpheum Theater on March 15th, and airs on BET networks April 6th at 8pm EST.  Stay tuned to IChooseGospel.com for a special recap of the show!

WATCH: Mali Music “Beautiful” Music Video @malimusic

maliYes!! Just dropped is the visual to Mali Music’s “Beautiful”.  The track is lovely and I fell in love with the beauty of the video.  Okay, it’s very simple, has a nice story line and the cinematography is nice.  But for the first time I saw Mali Music, not as a gospel artist and not as a gospel artist trying to go mainstream to “reach more people” but rather, just simply, an artist.  That is what made this moment, watching his video “Beautiful”  to me.  “Beautiful” is available now on iTunes, as we patiently await the release of “Mali Is”.  Connect with Mali Music via his social media outlets: Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/malimusicnote | Twitter- https://twitter.com/malimusic | Website- http://malimusicofficial.com/

Check out the music video below, what are you thoughts?

LISTEN: DA T.R.U.T. H. “Loud and Clear” New Music @truthonduty

da truth loud and clearPushing forward with his new label, Mixed Bag Entertainment, Da Truth prepares for the April drop of his seventh album “Heartbeat” by releasing his new single “Loud and Clear”.  This pop-rock, EDM infused track features Tedashii and Capital Kings and is produced by GRAMMY award winning producer J.R.  I think this is an interesting choice for a first single, but really works well with the statement Da Truth is making with his new  label Mixed Bag Entertainment.  Of course I like the track. Took me a couple of listens to get into it, but I’m here for it!  I’m ready for “Heartbeat” but until then, “Loud and Clear” is available on iTunes now! Check out the single below, what are your thoughts?

Kierra Sheard Named New Judge On Sunday Best

kierraYo! Big news, the seventh season of BET’s Sunday Best starts off with news that replacing Cece Winans (moment of silence please) will be Kierra Sheard.  This is great for the gospel sweetheart.  I like the idea of having Kierra as a judge joining Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams.  She will be the voice of the young people so to speak.  My only concern is will this be another ploy to Sunday Best producers to lean the competition towards someone they want to win?  I mean come on, the show has become more and more predictable over the years, and are we really shocked at who wins these days?  Anyhoo, for Kierra this is great she is also gearing up season 2 of The Sheards and is working on her next album.  Go Kierra, I ain’t mad! What do you think of the addition of Kierra Sheard to the judging table?

Auditions have already begun in Houston, TX this past Saturday, but you still have time to make it to the next cities! Head on over BET.com/SundayBest for more details!

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