Rest in Paradise: Prince

🔊🙏🏾Today, April 21, 2016, Prince Rogers Nelson passed away from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Prince won an Best Original Song Score Oscar for his musical film, Purple Rain. The film spawned a soundtrack of the same name, also serving as his sixth studio album. The album contains such incredible, lively, lovely songs such as ‘Let’s…

Music Birthday: Mattie Moss Clark

🔊🥳Today, March 26, 1925, Mattie Moss Clark was born Mattie Juliet Moss in Selma, Alabama. Coiner of the three-part choral Harmony, Clark brought us many of her own albums, and the incredible, legendary Clark Sisters. The Clark Sisters have a live album called “One Last Time,” and it certainly feels like a homecoming of GOoD….

Music Birthday: Joshua Rogers

🔊🥳Today, March 22, 1994, Joshua Rogers was born in Greeleyville, South Carolina. After monumentally winning season five of BET’s Sunday Best, Rogers went on to release three albums, and attain more than 20k monthly listeners on Spotify. His first album, “Well Done,” peaked at no. 1 on the US Billboard Gospel Albums Chart.

Music Birthday: Marvin Winans

🔊🥳Today, March 5, 1958, Marvin Lawrence Winans was born in Detroit, Michigan. In September 2006, Israel & New Breed released “A Timeless Christmas,” which contains the timeless ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.’ Marvin Winans joined Cece Winans, Matthew Ward, Lalah Hathaway, Daniel Johnson, and Gerald Albright in covering Judy Garland’s classic tune.

Music Birthday: Shane Harper

🔊🎉Today, February 14, 1993, Shane Steven Harper was born in La Jolla, California. Shane contributed to the motion picture soundtrack to 2014’s Christian film God’s Not Dead. Shane’s song ‘Hold You Up’ was a commercial success, peaking at no. 24 on the US Billboard Christian Airplay Chart. Just three positions higher, ‘Hold You Up’ also reached…

Music Birthday: Tye Tribbett

🔊🎉Today, January 26, 1976, Tyrone Tribbett was born in Camden, New Jersey. Tribbett collaborated with Bishop Eddie Long in 2009, on the song ‘Down With The King,’ a song that samples Run-D.M.C.’s ‘Run’s House.’ The song comes from “The Kingdom Vol. 1,” an albums that also features Gospel legends Mary Mary and Dorinda Clark-Cole. On…

Music Birthday: Le’Andria Johnson

🔊🎉Today, January 23, 1983, Le’Andria Delores Johnson was born in Palatka, Florida. This Grammy-winning songstress released her third studio album, “Bigger Than Me,” on July 21, 2017, and it peaked at no. 21 on the US Billboard 200. On the American iTunes Albums Chart, the album also reached no. 73. “Bigger Than Me” earned a…

Music Birthday: Mahalia Jackson

🔊🎉Today, October 26, 1911, Mahalia Jackson was born in New Orleans, LA. At the 4th Annual Grammy Awards, Jackson’s ‘Ev’ry I Feel the Spirit’ won for Best Gospel Or Other Religious Recording. In addition to Jackson, this negro spiritual song has also been recorded by Little Richard. In 2011, Sunday Best’s season two first runner-up Jessica Reedy, sampled Jackson’s…