Fresh off her Grammy nomination for Best Gospel Song for “A Little More Jesus,” Erica Campbell of Mary Mary announces plans to release her first solo album, Help, in 2014. According to a short press release, Help will be released on March 25, 2014 with a new ballad of the same name getting the single treatment in January. Before then, Campbell and her sister Tina will hit the small screen in the third season of their WEtv reality show, which begins in early 2014. If you have not heard her single “A Little More Jesus” yet check it out inside. Read More »
It seems that the reality show bug is still making its way around. Following in the footsteps of Grammy winning artists Mary Mary, now working on their 2nd season of their show ,Â Gospel singer/Pastor Marvin Sapp has reportedly landed at reality t.v. as well.
The show entitled ‘Marvin Sapp: Single Dad’ will focus on Sapp being a single fatherÂ to his three children (Marvin II, Mikaila and Madisson), as well as his maintaining his music career. Sapp has been trying to adjust to being a single parent since 2010 when he lost his wife, MaLinda, to colon cancer. I hope everything goes well, its always nice to break up all the negativity around with a good wholesome t.v. show, lol.
PHOTOS 2012 Essence Music Festival Mary J Blige, Kevin Hart Tank, Tyrese, Ledisi, Mary Mary, & Many More
For the last 18 years, the Essence Music Festival has been the go-to event for African-Americans, especially African-American women. For three days in New Orleans, hundreds of thousands show up for R&B and gospel concerts and panels on politics, financial planning and parenting.Â Over 300,000 Â people attended all the different events for this years Essence Music Festival as they, for the first time ever, held 4 days (use to be 3 days) of great music and entertainment.
Tamar Braxton,Â Toya Wright, was in the build to see MJB…. Tank, Tyrese, Ledisi and Mary Mary also hit the stage. I want to make sure to tell the people at Essence I had a wonderful time listening to great music.
MC Lyte, was in the building… For the first time ever the festival had aÂ Thursday kick off.
Saturdays act wowed me as I watched Mary J. Blige singed her a** off. She killed it….Â Now i’ve seen Mary perform over 20 times, but this was by far the best. The Queen of R&B sung her heart out on the stage for 2 hours and gave us all she got.
Actress Elise Neal was in the bulding… Kevin Heart wowed the crowd and showed that he’s actually a pretty funny comedian and not just an a**whole.
I also got to see for the first time Kevin Hart who I’ve never seen perform a live show as a headline comedian.Â If you missed it, you’ll be able to purchase it he Â filmed his performances for a new comedy special. Kevin threw his wife completely under the bus as he talked about his divorce and infidelity. Tooooooo Funnnnnnyyy….
Yall let me say this it seems like every time I come to New Orleans it is funny drama, and hell at first, mostly cause I don’t handle my business but I think this years trip tops them all… Just thankful I am here and a live. Last night Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, D’Angelo and Aretha Franklin are just a few of the artists making their way to the Big Easy this weekend for the Essence Music Festival.
The New Orleans event is under way now, with organizers kicking things off Thursday with “Youth Day.”
Last night featured performances from Wilson and D’Angelo, (WOW he had a great show) as well as Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole and the Pointer Sisters.
On Saturday, Blige will top a bill that also includes Ledisi, Tank, Mary Mary and comedian Kevin Hart. Chaka Khan will close things out on Sunday, following performances from Aretha Franklin, Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia and Kirk Franklin.
Look at the lovely Stephanie MillsÂ Â photoed above is currently working a new album and is about to hit the road as she prepares for new up to date virgin of the play “WIZ”… P.S. Aretha Franklin is also slated to receive the inaugural “Power Award” at this year’s Essence Music Festival. For a full list of performers and events, visit EssenceMusicFestival.com. Read More »
Mary Mary has done it again! This time they were on time for the red carpet but decided to DIP OUT on hundreds of people who attended the McDonald’s 365 Black Awards. Every year this owner operator company hosts a brunch to kick off Essence weekend. This year was the 1st annual 365 Black McDonald’s award show w/Honorees for their Charitable Philanthropy work in the community. Read More »
Â Mary Mary’s Tina Campbell doesn’t just have a new reality TV series to be excited about.Â According to EurWeb, the gospel singer and her husband, Teddy, are expecting their fifth child.Â TinaÂ was a guest on “The Wendy Williams Show” this week where she admitted that they weren’t trying to have another child. Read More »