The Stars Aligned In Washington, DC in support of the 3rd Annual Raheem DeVaughn and Friends Benefit Charity Concert on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at The Historic Howard Theater.
Presented by The LoveLife Foundation and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), attendees were treated to performances by Grammy Nominated Recording Artists: RaheemDeVaughn, Chrisette Michele, Kelly Price and Tweet; Hit Fox TV’s Empire Breakout Artist, V.Bozeman; DC Fan Favorites: Rare Essence, Black Alley Band, and The CrossRhodes; Actor- Chaz Shepard, Music Newcomer: Chantil Dukart, and Radio One DJs: DJ Rico and DJ Quicksilva. The highlights of the evening were appearances by GRAMMY Nominated RCA Recording Artist, Ro James and DMV‘s own Maybach Music Recording Artist, Wale.
The3rd Annual RaheemDeVaughn&FriendsHoliday Concertis aimed to help raise funds and awareness throughDeVaughn’s non-profit organization,The LoveLife Foundation.The LoveLife Foundationprovides monetary support for youth and education initiatives, scholarships, women’s issues, and community programming. This year, TLFhas partnered with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to present this benefit concert as a means to further educate the community at large on progress of HIV/AIDS Prevention in the hopes to eradicate the global pandemic.
The 3rd Annual Raheem Devaughn & Friends Holiday Concert was also supported by media sponsorship Majic 102.3 FM and 93.9 FM WKYS(Radio One DC) and DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME).
For more information, please visitwww.lovelifefoundationdmv.organd connect viaTwitter @LoveLifeDMVandInstagram @lovelifedmv. For more information on AIDS Healthcare Foundation, please visit www.aidshealth.org. Please connect via social media@aidshealthcare.
A number of notable celebrities, community leaders and entertainers descended on the city of New Orleans once again to attend the 13th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards, held today at the New Orleans Theater in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. They were joined by spectators who converged to salute this year’s recipients of the distinguished awards, including Grammy Award-winning artist Toni Braxton; football cornerback Charles Tillman; award-winning actress Wendy Raquel Robinson; educator and historian Lonnie Bunch; and McDonald’s owner/operatorLarry Triplett. Additionally, teen philanthropist Lauren Seroyer and teen social-entrepreneur Donovan Smith were recognized alongside this lineup with the third McDonald’s 365Black Community Choice Youth Award, facilitated by Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
McDonald’s 365Black Awards are given annually to salute outstanding individuals who are committed to making positive contributions that strengthen the African-American community. The program launched in 2003 as an extension of the company’s 365Black platform, created to celebrate the pride, heritage and achievements of African–Americans year-round. Held in conjunction with ESSENCE Festival™presented by Coca-Cola®, the event was hosted by actor Lance Grossand actress/singer Amber Riley.
Singing siblings and reality television co-stars The Braxton Sisters performed a show-stopping tribute to their sister, Lifetime Achievement honoree, Toni Braxton. Vocal powerhouse Kelly Price, along with recording artists Kenny Lattimore,V. Bozeman and Eric Benet joined the sisters in the esteemed accolade to Toni. Anthony Hamilton and the Hamiltones, Chrisette Michele, Ro James and Canton Jonesled the other crowd-moving performances at the awards.
Actresses Sheryl Lee Ralph, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Erica Ash and Gabrielle Dennis, along with actors Cornelius Smith Jr., Ronreaco Lee and Jay Ellis, were among this year’s presenters. Other celebrities in attendance included recording artists Jordin Sparks, Avery Wilson and Guordan Banks, as well as music producer Sean Garrett and comedian/philanthropist Ricky Smith.
Actor, comedian and popular internet personality King Bach brought his large social media following along to the event, posting photos from the signature gold carpet prior to the ceremony.
“We salute this year’s honorees for all of their achievements and for positively contributing to their communities,” said William Rhodes, McDonald’s U.S. marketing director. “It is important to acknowledge people who are making a real difference. We at McDonald’s are proud to be able to honor this group with this form of recognition. We hope it inspires them and others to continue to make positive impact.”
Those who missed the live awards ceremony can share in the experience by watching the broadcast on BET® Networks and CENTRIC later this summer. Additionally, consumers can follow @365Black on Twitter for commentary on the awards and join the conversation using #365BlackAwards.
Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) will be releasing a star-studded soundtrack in conjunction with Bounce TV for the network’s new hit drama series Saints & Sinners. The new album Saints & Sinners: Original Soundtrack From Season 1, will be out on Friday March 25, 2016 exclusively via all digital retailers. Available for pre-order now, the digital release features three songs available instantly from the eight-track album, accompanying the compelling new TV drama.
The ‘Saints & Sinners’ series just began its eight-episode first season with the buzzworthy pilot episode debuting as the #1 highest-rated and most-watched program in Bounce TV history. It also trended nationally on Twitter and Facebook. New episodes of Saints & Sinners premiere Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. (ET) on Bounce TV.
Featuring an acclaimed cast of actors on the show, the soundtrack also includes an award-winning lineup of artists, delivering a sizzling album filled of the cutting-edge sound they’re known for – with Gospel superstar Deitrick Haddon and hip-hop superstar Big Boi teaming up on the show’s theme song “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” Remix, cast member Keith Robinson performing on two songs “Keep Holding On (Alright)” with Gospel superstar Erica Campbell and “Pain,” “Saints & Sinners” performed by The Voice Season 8 finalist Koryn Hawthorne – as well as songs from chart-toppers Jeezy, Lecrae with Johnta Austin, Kelly Price, and the group KlarKent (feat. Derek Minor).
SAINTS & SINNERS: Original Soundtrack From Season 1, Track Listing
1. “Keep Holding On (Alright)” – Erica Campbell & Keith Robinson
2. “Gotta Be a Man” – Jeezy
3. “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” – Deitrick Haddon & Big Boi
4. “Saints & Sinners” – Koryn Hawthorne
5. “Everytime (Grateful)” – Kelly Price
6. “Pain” – Keith Robinson
7. “Oh My God” (feat. Derek Minor) – KlarKent
8. “Lord Be With Me” – Lecrae & Johnta Austin
Hear the Saints & Sinners theme song, Deitrick Haddon & Big Boi’s “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” Remix:
Hear Jeezy’s song “Gotta Be a Man”:
Hear Erica Campbell & Keith Robinson’s song “Keep Holding On (Alright)”:
Hear Kelly Price’s song “Everytime (Grateful),” out at radio now:
Pre-order the digital album SAINTS & SINNERS: Original Soundtrack From Season 1, at the retailers below.
iTunes, receive “Sinners” “Gotta Be a Man,” and “Keep Holding On (Alright)” as instant great tracks HERE
Seven-time GRAMMY-nominated singer and songwriter Kelly Price makes a declarative statement with the release of her new single “Everytime (Grateful),” which is available now via all digital retailers, and just released to radio. Driven by her beloved voice, Price penned the song, with co-writers Troy Taylor, Johnta Austin, and James Foye III.
Price performed the song on national TV for the first time earlier this year on the 24th Annual Trumpet Awards, which is airing around the country now (check local listings). “Everytime (Grateful)” will be featured on the forthcoming Saints & Sinners album, the soundtrack for the new television series. The first-ever drama series from Bounce TV will begin airing on Sunday, March 6th at 9:00 p.m. (ET).
Currently, Kelly Price is working on a new album, the follow-up to Sing, Pray, Love, Vol 1: Sing, which was released on Entertainment One Music. Price is also featured on Kanye West’s newly-released album The Life of Pablo, and recently joined West on stage at Saturday Night Live, for his performances of “Ultralight Beam” and “Highlights,” along with the likes of Kirk Franklin and The Dream.
K. Michelle never disappoints when it comes to a good, fresh ballad coming straight from the soul. Delivering her new jawn “Not A Little Bit” the singer teams up with R&B/Gospel vet Kelly Price to churn out one of the most precious tracks.
In the song, K. Michelle confesses that she is totally over a recent relationship, as the end has drawn near. Does she wanna revisit what once was? Not A Little Bit.
If you think I want you, not a little bit
If you think I need you, not a little bit
I finally moved on I’m over it
K is currently in the studio working hard on her third album. Catch the 2nd season of VH1’s K. Michelle: My Life on Jan. 25.
Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, presented the BMI Icon Award to GRAMMY-winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers, at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on August 28th. The star-studded event celebrates the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs of the previous year.
Rodgers was honored for his unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers and his ability to connect people through song and defy musical expectations. As the 2015 BMI Icon Award recipient, Rodgers joins an elite list of previous honorees that includes The Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Little Richard and Al Green, to name a few.
The evening featured a slew of performances: B.o.B opened with a medley of hits, followed by IloveMakonnen who kept the energy going with “Tuesday.” Backed by music director Rickey Minor, as well as band and Donald Lawrence’s vocals, the high-powered Icon tribute was kicked off by R&B chanteuses Kelly Price covering “Upside Down,” Deborah Cox’s delivery of “I’m Coming Out,” Kathy Sledge and the Company offering a rousing rendition of “We Are Family,” and Empire’s V. Bozeman’s vibrant version of “I Want Your Love.” The celebration continued with CeeLo Green’s dynamic performance of “Let’s Dance.” The night concluded with the top honoree taking the stage to perform fan favorites “Good Times” and “Rappers Delight,” with hip-hop legend Chuck D joining Rodgers.
Additional top honors presented at the awards ceremony: John Legend “All of Me” earned the Song of the Year prize; DJ Mustard was crowned the Songwriter of the Year for penning hits “2 On,” “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” “I Don’t F**ck With You,” “Main Chick,” “My Hitta,” “Na Na,” “No Mediocre,” “Paranoid,” “Show Me,” and “Who Do You Love?” DJ Mustard also won the coveted Producer of the Year award for the second year in a row, while Universal Music Publishing Group accepted the prestigious Publisher of the Year crystal for having 18 of the most-performed songs from the previous year. BMI also recognized top producers Kanye West, J Cole, Jim Jonsin, Michael “Finatik” Mulé and Isaac De Boni.
SoMo won the BMI Social Star Award. Selected by fans voting via Twitter and Instagram, the award salutes the BMI R&B/hip-hop songwriter who has best demonstrated the power of social media to showcase their songwriting talents.
BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton shared the evening’s hosting duties with R&B artist and actor Ray J.
Guests celebrated and mingled while enjoying Red Bull cocktails during the evening’s festivities. BMI partnered with HD Radio, TW Steel, Provider Inc. and KIND Snacks to present the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.
Photos by Lester Cohen & Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BMI
Kelly Price is back in our midsts with a new tune! Price’s new studio album will be titled ‘Sing Pray Love Vol. 1’, and will be released in April 2014. Now she’s announcing her first single from Sing Pray Love Vol. 1, “It’s My Time.” Check it out below…