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HBO Acquires "I'll Take You There" Singer Mavis Staples' Documentary Following SXSW Premiere

A documentary on gospel singer and civil rights activist, Mavis Staples, has recently been acquired by HBO. The Jessica Edwards' documentary, "Mavis!" on the "I'll Take You There" singer, was well received at its premiere at the South by Southwest ...

Erica Campbell of Mary Mary Speaks on Controversial Trap Gospel Song ‘I Luh God’ with Tom Joyner

Erica Campbell of Mary Mary has caused quite a stir over her new single "I Luh God." She recently spoke on the controversial "trap gospel" song with Tom Joyner.

Destiny's Child Reunion Tour, New Album Pure Rumor Despite 'Say Yes' Performance at Stellar Gospel Awards

Fans of Destiny's Child... we have some bad news for you. Despite widespread reports that Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams will be reuniting for a new album and tour in 2015, those have been dismissed as a thing of fiction.

Detroit Gospel Group 21:03 Thrives When Incorporating City's Techno and Soul Background on 'Outsiders'

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the ...

Producers, Mixers, Engineers to Get Digital Royalties in House Bill

A new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives is being introduced in Congress this week that would give producers, engineers and mixers -- often times the unsung and forgotten heroes in the whole song-making process -- a piece of the digital ...

Nina Simone Documentary: Netflix Release Date Announced

"What Happened, Miss Simone?", the Nina Simone documentary highlighting the influential singer/songwriter and civil rights activist will premiere on Netlflix June 26.

Oscars 2015: Common, John Legend Take Home Award for Best Original Song with 'Glory' from 'Selma'

And the winner is... "Glory." In a year filled with racial tensions in the United States and a year with the whitest Oscars in recent history, a major win was awarded to Common and John Legend for their powerful Selma soundtrack song for Best ...

4 Songs (from Eminem to 'Amazing Grace') Celebrating St. Valentine's Real Ability: Bringing Sight to Blind

Valentine's Day is a thing because no one knows what the real St. Valentine actually did. In fact, there are at least three St. Valentines. The best we can figure is that he channeled God and healed a girl's blindness once. Which is awesome. Music ...

Beyoncé Talks "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" Grammy Performance

Despite losing the Album of the Year award to Beck, Beyoncé reigned supreme in the performance realm of the Grammys. She introduced the gospel standard "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" to a legion of pop fans and followers in a show-stopping tribute to ...

Grammys 2015: Nominees & Winners Full List

Tonight (Feb. 8), Los Angeles will be taken over by the Grammys 2015, with all of the biggest names in music, from Beyonce to Sam Smith flooding the airwaves on CBS in hopes to win just one golden gramophone. Keep up with the Music Times blog below ...

7 Grammy Nominees Come from Kickstarter Funding, Including Reggae Icon Lee "Scratch" Perry

Seven nominees at the 2015 Grammys were funded primarily through Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform, according to Billboard. This is another step up from 2014, when four albums featured during the awards program were funded by the site

Taylor Swift Tops Album Sales Charts as Ne-Yo, Charlie Wilson and the Bethel Music Group Debut in Top 10

This week's Billboard 200 didn't reflect much in terms of new music but the Albums Chart has better news, introducing two new debut discs. Taylor Swift and 1989 are at the top again however, selling 71,000 copies. As we mentioned yesterday, that ...

Music legend Andraé Crouch Dead at 72

Today, January 8, 2015, music legend, the Grammy and Dove award winning Andraé Crouch died in California. The gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, record producer and pastor had been hospitalized since January 3, 2015 for unspecified, yet "serious" ...

Common & John Legend Perform “Glory” From 'Selma' Film For Good Morning America's Winter Concert Series [WATCH]

The Martin Luther King, Jr. film Selma hit a limited number of theaters on Christmas Day to positive reviews. The soundtrack to the film features John Legend and Common's new song "Glory," which they performed today on Good Morning America to promote ...

Cloverton Turned Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' Into an Epic Christmas Story [LISTEN]

Christian rockers Cloverton gave Leonard Cohen's timeless classic "Hallelujah" a Christmas makeover last year and the result is a truly moving cover. The boys take Cohen's iconic melody and infuse it with lyrics chronicling the birth of Jesus Christ. ...

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