2014 Gospel Grammy Award Winners

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Congratulations to the Gospel Grammy Award winners. Tasha Cobbs  ( “Break Every Chain”) won the BEST GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE. Tye Tribbett  also won the BEST GOSPEL SONG (“If He Did it Before ..Same God”) and BEST GOSPEL ALBUM (“Greater Than”).
The BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC SONG David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa), BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM  was “Overcomer” by Mandisa.

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Mandisa was Season five American Idol alum and this is her first Grammy for her album “Overcomer”.


Must I forgive?

forgive3Have you ever been offended so much that it hurts and you feel like you can never forgive the other person?  You even felt like the person does not deserve your forgiveness, you might have even vowed to yourself that you will never forgive that person….. you have to think about that decision once again! It’s high time you FORGAVE and LET GO! …….”Did I hear you say forgive and let go”?  Yes!!!, it’s time you forget those things that are behind and reach forward to those things that are ahead of you.  When we choose not to forgive, we are hurting ourselves and holding ourselves from moving forward. Most of the time, the person whom you are holding the grudge against does not even know you have not forgiven them and they may not even know they offended you in the first place; then you end up going through an unnecessary pain.  I understand that some issues might have happened to us that are not really good and we might have done a few things in our past that we think we shouldn’t have done. We can’t change those things but we can for our health and sanity, forget the past.  For you to  move forward, you must forgive and Let Go!!!   You can never move forward looking back or do you think it’s possible to make progress or get to your destination on time by reversing the car every 5minutes when you have a trip of about 3hours drive? Some times you may be holding unforgiveness in your heart without even realizing it!   “I have forgiven that person and I have gotten over that”…. really? do you think so?  Then, why does your heart skip when you hear or see that person or things feel very uncomfortable?  It’s because you are holding ought and you are not  suppose to do so. Whatsoever you desire when you pray believe that you have received them and when you stand praying, FORGIVE, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive your trespasses (Mark 11:24-25). There are times in my own life too, that people were not nice to me and I had to practice forgiveness even though it was really hurting. You can do the same too, forgive that person, that friend, that neighbor, that colleague of yours, whoever it is so that you can have peace and also move on to what God has in store for you. Nobody receives a gift by tightening their fists….. you have to open your fists to receive and that is why you should forgive and let go!  You can do it, yes you can!!  for you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Make 2014 count. Let Go and Let God.

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2014 Stellar Awards

Congratulations to all the 2014 Stellar Awards nominees and winners. Stellar Awards is the  first and only Gospel Music Awards show in the U.S.A honoring Gospel Music Artists, writers, and industry professionals. The 29thAward was hosted by Rick Smiley and Sherri Shepherd.

Pictures of some of this year’s Award winners:

Male Vocalist Of The Year

Winner: Tye Tribett

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New Artist Of The Year
Winner: Tasha Cobbs

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Albertina Walker Female Vocalist Of The Year
Winner:Tamela Mann

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Choir Of The Year
Winner: Hezekiah Walker and LoveFellowship Choir

James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award
2014 Recipient: Hezekiah Walker

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Other Awards:

Group/Duo Of The Year
Winner: Anthony Brown & group therAPy

Song Of The Year
Winner:” Take me to the King” by Tamela Mann, written by Kirk Franklin.

Artist Of The Year
Winner: Tamela Mann

Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award
2014 Recipient: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award
2014 Recipient: Pastor Maceo Woods

More pictures from the awards:

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For more on the awards: www.thestellarawards.com 

http://elev8.com/1214279/stellar-awards-2014-winners/

Pictures :Yolanda Adams Morning Show


Make Me Wonder – EJ

From the writer of ” We Ko Bi Ruo ” comes “Make Me Wonder”. EJ,  a singer, songwriter and an upcoming gospel artiste in New York will be releasing ‘Make Me Wonder ” next month but before then, have a glimpse of  behind the scene sights and sound 🙂

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Meet EJ!

ejEJ is a singer, songwriter, Choir Coordinator at RCCG Chapel of Praise, NY, and an upcoming gospel artist .She has a passion for the youth and the need for all to develop a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ.
She began singing at the age of 7.  At age 13, EJ joined the Choir at her home Church, RCCG Chapel of Praise, Far Rockaway, New York, led by Pastor Foluso Akinbola.  At age 18, EJ became the leader of the Church Choir, Potter’s Praise, and continues to do so. In 2012, she ministered at the RCCG North America Young Adult & Singles Convention in Atlanta, Georgia with Popular Nigerian Gospel artist and Producer, Dare David.

Along with Potter’s Praise, EJ has performed at various Churches and Ministries all around New York. EJ sees worship as a calling and believes she has a message for this generation. She has a goal to reach out to a larger audience in praising God.

EJ picks up the microphone and pours out her heart to God each time she ministers.  She wears her joy in God unabashedly, and then reaches deep for a genuine expression of worship to God, which she prays leads others into the presence of God.

Her musical influences are CeCe Winans, Kierra “KiKi” Sheard, Damita Haddon, Lara George, Tasha Cobbs, Darlene Zschech, Israel Houghton and Yolanda Adams. She is mentored by Pastor (Mrs) Toyin Akinbola and Music Director, Pastor Franklin Omoaghe.

EJ’s First single titled, We Ko Bi Ruo (Thank You) was released on Dec 23rd 2012 and her debut album was later released on March 23rd 2013.

Since her Debut Album released, EJ has ministered from state to states across the United States and hopes to reach out to other countries internationally, such as Nigeria, Ghana etc.

Connect with her on Facebook : EJ Unq