Gospel music

Singer Mavis Staples, left, and Jon Batiste perform at the Apollo Theater to celebrate the release of her new album "We Get By," on Thursday, May 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
May 10, 2019 - 10:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Her fans stood and cheered from the moment Mavis Staples appeared on stage and stayed on their feet until she left. They sang "Happy Birthday" and joined in the chorus of "I'll Take You There." Couples embraced and held hands as if caught up in the warmth and spirit of a singer who...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2016 file photo, Jonathan McReynolds performs at the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. McReynolds was the top winner at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, taking home six trophies during a ceremony that also included a posthumous tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Thanks to his album “Make Room,” Chicago gospel artist McReynolds was crowned artist of the year Friday, March 29, 2019 and his song “Not Lucky” was named song of the year. He also took home honors for contemporary male vocalist, contemporary CD and producer of the year.(Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
March 30, 2019 - 3:11 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan McReynolds was the top winner at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, taking home six trophies during a ceremony that also included a posthumous tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Chicago gospel artist McReynolds was crowned artist of the year Friday night and his...
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Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 03, 2019 - 11:47 pm
There are a number of words you could use to describe Maroon 5's halftime show performance: Empty. Boring. Basic. Sleepy. Skippable. Unfulfilling. Unnecessary. And those who came to help save the day didn't do their jobs: If you blinked you would have missed that Travis Scott and Big Boi performed...
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FILE - In this March 13, 1972 file photo, Aretha Franklin holds her Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blue performance of the song "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," in New York. More than 46 years after it was shot, the Aretha Franklin concert film “Amazing Grace” is finally being released. “Amazing Grace” will premiere Monday at the DOC NYC film festival. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)
November 05, 2018 - 5:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 46 years after it was shot, the Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" will finally be released, ending one of the most tortured and long-running sagas in documentary film. The late gospel singer's estate and film producers said Monday that "Amazing Grace" will...
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Tauren Wells performs during the Dove Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 17, 2018 - 2:41 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christian artist Tauren Wells won four awards including new artist and contemporary Christian artist of the year at the 49th annual Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards. Wells, who was the former lead singer for Christian rock group Royal Tailor, performed "Known" from his...
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Pallbearers carry the casket of legendary singer Aretha Franklin into New Bethel Baptist Church Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 30, 2018 - 1:09 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a viewing of Aretha Franklin Thursday at the church where her father preached and she started singing gospel (all times local): 12:40 p.m. With the third day of public viewing for the Queen of Soul has come a third outfit change. Mourners at New Bethel Baptist Church...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, Stevie Wonder attends the TIDAL X: Brooklyn 3rd Annual Benefit Concert in New York. Wonder has helped celebrate the 90th anniversary of a legendary Philadelphia gospel group. Philly.com reports the African American Museum in Philadelphia hosted a celebration for the Dixie Hummingbirds, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Wonder couldn't attend the celebration but he called in to praise the Dixie Hummingbirds for their contributions to modern music. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 27, 2018 - 9:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stevie Wonder has helped celebrate the 90th anniversary of a legendary Philadelphia gospel group. Philly.com reports the African American Museum in Philadelphia hosted a celebration for the Dixie Hummingbirds Monday. The group was formed in Greenville, South Carolina, and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1993 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin performs at the inaugural gala for President Bill Clinton in Washington. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
August 16, 2018 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. She died at her home...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Tauren Wells arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Wells received seven Dove Awards nominations including one for song of the year and new artist of the year. The Gospel Music Association announced the nominees on Wednesday for their 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards to be held on Oct. 16 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 08, 2018 - 12:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Writer and producer Colby Wedgeworth leads the Dove Awards with eight nominations while artist Tauren Wells has seven nominations, including song of the year and new artist of the year. The Gospel Music Association announced the nominees Wednesday for the 49th Annual GMA...
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Anita Baker accepts the lifetime achievement award at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
June 25, 2018 - 7:41 am
The 2018 BET Awards barely handed out any trophies with big stars like Cardi B, Drake and Kendrick Lamar absent, but the show included superior performances by rising singer H.E.R., rapper Meek Mill and gospel artist Yolanda Adams, who paid tribute to Anita Baker and nearly brought her to tears...
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