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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BET Sunday Best Is Back For Season 7!

sunday best logoGet your voices ready!! It’s time for BET’s highly rated singing competition show Sunday Best.  I love this show! Back for it’s seventh season, BET Sunday Best has listed its audition cities. Stay tuned for more information via the Official Website for VIP Digital Registration, audition song list (I bind Take Me To The King and Break Every Chain RIGHT NOW) and more.  So get your voices ready!! You know ya girl will be back on the YOUTUBE reviewing the show, so do great cause I will talk about you!! LOL!  Audition cities and dates already listed are as follows:

Saturday, March 1
Houston, TX

Saturday, March 8
Memphis, TN

Saturday, March 22
Atlanta, GA

Saturday, March 29
Washington, DC

LISTEN: New Music Joshua Rogers- “So Good”

joshuarogersUmm, so yea this sat in my inbox for a minute. I am just now listening to it…and wow! I’m really surprised by the tune! I think I may like it, LOL!! Okay so it’s no secret that I wasn’t feeling the BET Sunday Best Season 5 Winner, but this is so different from what we’ve come to know about Joshua.  Now I can rock with this and it gets me excited about the upcoming album, “Unconditional”.  Great first single Joshua!! Check out the tune below and leave a comment about what you think!

808’s, MPC’s, and head knocking vibes emanate from Joshua Rogers’ brand new single, So Good. In many ways, the single is the first look into Rogers artistry as it is the first original piece that the singer has released since winning BET’s Sunday Best competition last year. Rogers, who already has a #1 album under his belt (Well Done), is flexing his versatility on his new single and giving fans what they’ve been asking for – brand new music.

So Good is a lighthearted anthem reflecting on how God’s love makes him feel. Rogers’ signature vocal range and ability is captured in this modern track showcasing his effervescent approach to his music. Rogers made history as the youngest winner and the first male to win Sunday Best. The singer has gone on to carve out a niche for himself as an artist to stay. He is currently working on the release of his debut full-length album,Unconditional through his label home, Music World Gospel. Rogers has written a few songs on the new project, which is set to hit stores everywhere October 29, 2013.  So Good is hitting radio now and will be available on iTunes for purchase on Tuesday, September 3rd.

BET Sunday Best Finalist Alexis Spight Hits 106 and Park For “Steady” Video Release

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April 25, 2013 – New York, NY) – BET Sunday Best finalist, Alexis Spight is continuing to make a name for herself in the gospel music industry. The young singer has been tapped as the featured artist for BET’s 106th & Park – “New Joint of the Day” for her hit single, “Steady.” The fun-loving video is sure to catch the attention of fans of the top-rated countdown music television show. Spight, whose debut album L.O.L. hit stores last month, has been enjoying immense success. Entering the Billboard charts at #3 in its first week of sales and remaining in the top 10 thereafter, Spight has captured the hearts of not just the gospel industry, but the music industry as a whole. Performing at some of the highest rated events in 2013 including, The CIAA Tournament, All Star Weekend Gospel Showcase, Essence Magazine’s New & Next Series, The Word Network, ESPN, and more, Alexis Spight is just getting started.

Spight has visibly noticed the change and the impact of her influence on her peers over the past few months. In particular, Spight has noticed a connection between herself and her young female fans. So much so, that Spight has decided to create a foundation for young women online to give her the opportunity to share advice with young women one-on-one to encourage them to “Live Out Loud” and value themselves as young women. Spight who is a regular celebrity blogger for Elev8.com, shares her passion for ministering to these young ladies in her latest blog post: http://elev8.com/837955/alexis-spight-up-close-thanks-gabby-douglas-you-are-inspirational/  In the post, Spight includes how inspired she was from her peer, Olympic Gold Medalist, Gabby Douglass and how she wants to connect with her fans in the way that Douglass has been able to do with hers.

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Alexis Spight is currently prepping for a nationwide tour and is dedicating herself to being a role model for young women. Young ladies can sign up for the site at www.unclegpromo.com Be sure to tune into BET’s 106th and Park tomorrow to catch the premiere of Spight’s music video and be sure to pick up her Music World Gospel released album, L.O.L. on iTunes, Amazon, and in stores everywhere.

Essence.com Showcases Alexis Spight In New and Next Series

AlexisSpightDigitalResolution (1)(New York, NY – April 2, 2013) – Music World Gospel Recording Artist, singer/songwriter Alexis Spight is quickly making a name for herself in the gospel music industry. The singer, who’s debut album premiered at #3 on The Billboard Gospel Charts in its first week of sales, is capturing the hearts of all who hear her. From her dynamic vocals, to her contagious fun-loving personality, and her passion for Christ – 19 year-old Alexis is a breath of fresh air to all who encounter her. The Season 5 BET Sunday Best runner up stopped by ESSENCE Magazine’s New York City offices for a special acoustic performance of “Live Right Now” – one of four original compositions on her new album, L.O.L. Spight wowed ESSENCE editors with her performance and sits down with ESSENCE for an up close and personal video interview. View the segment HERE

ESSENCE’s New & Next Series spotlights the music industry’s brightest new talents that the magazine thinks their readers should know. The series has highlighted R&B singer, RaVaughn (protege of Ne-Yo), British soul singer, Daley, Singer/Songwriter, PJ Morton, R&B crooner, Luke James, and countless others. Be sure to pick up Alexis Spight’s new album, L.O.L. in stores everywhere and online at iTunes

Joshua Rogers To Appear on TBN and BET’s Celebration of Gospel

(New York, NY – March 4th, 2013) – Music World Gospel recording artist Joshua Rogers is making his debut on Trinity Broadcasting Network tonight on the nationally syndicated hit television show, Praise The Lord (PTL). Rogers will perform two singles from his latest album, Well Done, which skyrocketed to #1 on the Billboard Gospel charts upon it’s December release and has since remained in the top ten. Rogers is fresh off his performance at the CIAA tournament last week and is prepping for his upcoming performance on BET’s Celebration of Gospel. Rogers will be a part of the star-studded Celebration of Gospel James Cleveland Tribute joined by gospel music legends – Dr. Bobby Jones, Kurt Carr, Rance Allen and Donnie McClurkin. Rogers current single, Peace be Still was penned by the legendary James Cleveland.

joshJoshua Rogers is an 18-year-old singing sensation who most recently took home the title of BET’s Sunday Best making history as both the youngest winner of the series and the first male to win. Since the win, a mere six months ago, Rogers has made a mark within the gospel music industry and is here to stay. Rogers has upcoming dates and is working on new material for his upcoming album along with a few other soon to be announced projects. Tonight’s Praise The Lord episode airs at 10p EST/9p CST.

JOSHUA ROGERS UPCOMING MARCH DATES

MARCH 9TH – CLEVELAND, OH

MARCH 9TH – GEORGETOWN, SC

MARCH 14TH – WIGGINS, MS

MARCH 16TH – LOS ANGELES

MARCH 17TH – TYLER, TX

MARCH 28TH – YOUNGSTOWN, OH

MARCH 30TH – CHARLESTON, SC

Alexis Spight-New Music, Interview And Promotional Tour Dates!!

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Gospel recording artist and BET’s Sunday Best Season Five first-runner-up, Alexis Spight, releases her debut album, L.O.L.: Living Out Loud, available in stores and online on March 12.

Alexis’ new single, “Steady” is impacting gospel radio. The single is available on iTunes and the video for “Steady” debuted on Radio One’s Interactive One, the Yolanda Adams Morning Show and other key online outlets to great reviews. The current single from the album is Alexis’ rendition of Kirk Franklin’s “Imagine Me,” which is currently #23 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart and #17 on the Gospel Indicator Songs chart.

AlexisSpightDigitalResolution (1)With her fiery red hair and golden voice, Alexis was a favorite of both the judges and audience during Season Five of BET’s Sunday Best. While she came up just short of the crown in the 2012 gospel competition, the 19-year-old singer/songwriter is still a winner. As a testament to her talents and skills, Alexis made it to the Top 20 out of 15,000 who auditioned for the show and then survived the competition to the finale.

Greg “Uncle G” Lyons of Uncle G Promotions and Entertainment of Houston, TX, is Alexis’ manager and a big fan. “I’ve worked with several artists over the years, but it’s something distinctly different about Alexis,” says Lyons. “Everyone she comes in contact with instantly connects with her spirit. She is a pleasure to work with and she loves God.”

Since her Sunday Best win, Alexis has been traveling the country to promote her singles and forthcoming album. Her promotional tour has included appearances on the Impact Network, the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel event, a series of Super Bowl-related events, NBA All-Stars Weekend, Sunday morning worship service at the Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church, as well as church visits, radio and media appearances.

Alexis is enjoying the journey, but she is adamant about the fact that her music is her ministry and that her number one goal is to “win souls for the kingdom.” She also wants to make sure that the message in her music ministry remains clear: “You can be as different and unique as God made you and still love—and be loved by—God, so you can be bold and confident in your uniqueness.” 

Check out IChooseGospel.com’s Interview with Alexis Spight HERE!

Upcoming L.O.L.:Living Out Loud Promotional Tour Dates

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
7:30 p.m.
Apostolic Prophetic Gathering
The Deliverance Christian Center
401 Independence
Muskogee, OK

Friday, March 1, 2013
7:00 p.m.
K State Big XII Conference
Manhattan, KS 66506

Saturday, March 2, 2013
11:00 a.m.
CIAA Basketball Tournament
Time Warner Cable Arena
330 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

3:00 p.m.
CIAA Basketball Tournament
Lowe’s Booth (Meet and Greet)
Charlotte Convention Center
201 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28201

Sunday, March 3, 2012
1:00 p.m.
CIAA Basketball Tournament
Concert Featuring Yolanda Adams, Damita Hadden and Alexis Spight
Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28201

6:00 p.m.
First Sundays Stand-up Comedy and Live Music
Hosted by Akintunde
Margaret H. Miller Center
1509 Fontaine Road
Columbia, SC 29223

Friday, March 8, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Spring Break Youth Explosion
Brentwood Baptist Church (Pastor Dr. Joe Ratliff)
13033 Landmark Drive
Houston, TX 77045

Saturday, March 9, 2013
12:00 p.m.
Charleston Black Expo (Hosted by Dr. Bobby Jones)
North Charleston Convention Center
5055 International Blvd.
North Charleston, SC 29418

Sunday, March 10, 2013
10:00 a.m.
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
2800 West Cheltenham Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19150

Monday, March 11, 2013
7:00 a.m.
Lee Michael Experience Webcast Mornings on Heaven600.com (Alexis will co-host)

6:00 p.m.
Alexis Spight Radio One (WPRS) CD Release Party
(Location TBA)
Washington, DC

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
(Album In Store Date)
10:00 a.m.
Trinity Broadcasting Network
1810 Columbia Ave
Folcroft, PA 19032

Friday, March 15, 2013
5:30 p.m.
Word Network’s Rejoice In The Word
20733 West 10 Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075

Saturday, March 16, 2013
7:00 p.m.
R.A.R.E. (Radically Anointed Reaching Expectation)
East Carolina University
Mendent Hall Student Center
Greenville, NC 27836

Sunday, March 17, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Tyler Metro Church
Highway 110 South
Tyler, TX 75791