eOne Garners 4 Noms for 2016 Grammy Awards; Nominations in Gospel and R&B Categories for Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Jonathan McReynolds and Lalah Hathaway
*Nashville, TN – Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) celebrates a hit lineup of solo projects, garnering 4 nominations across gospel and R&B categories at the upcoming 2016 Grammy Awards® for acclaimed releases from Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Jonathan McReynolds, and Lalah Hathaway.
Karen Clark-Sheard nominated for 2016 Grammy Awards
Dominating the category of Best Gospel Album with 3 nominations, multiple Grammy®-winning gospel icons and sisters Karen Clark Sheard and Dorinda Clark-Cole are each nominated for their solo albums, while acclaimed recording artist Jonathan McReynolds garners his first nomination for his sophomore album.
Dorinda Clark Nominated for 2016 Grammy Awards
Two-time Grammy® winner Lalah Hathaway garners another R&B performance nomination, in the category of Best Traditional R&B Performance for her acclaimed single “Little Ghetto Boy,” a live rendition of her father Donny Hathaway’s beloved hit.
Four-time Grammy®-winning gospel legend Karen Clark Sheard is nominated for her hit live album Destined To Win, her sixth solo album.
Released earlier this summer, the 10-track critically-acclaimed album features the Grammy®-nominated hit single “SundayAM,” “My Words Have Power” (feat. Donald Lawrence & The Co.) and more, and made an immediate hit among fans, garnering a career-high album debut at #20 for Clark Sheard on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
Three-time Grammy®-winning gospel legend Dorinda Clark-Cole is nominated for her hit album Living It, her fifth solo album. The Rose of Gospel delivered a powerful declaration of faith with hit singles such as “You Are” and “Bless This House,” garnering Clark-Cole a career-high debut for her album at #2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart.
Jonathan McReynolds Nominated for 2016 Grammy Awards
Acclaimed recording artist Jonathan McReynolds garners his first Grammy® nomination with his hit sophomore album Life Music: Stage Two. Featuring the hit singles “Gotta Have You,” “Pressure,” “Whole” (feat. India.Arie) and more, McReynolds’ 13-track album garnered widespread accolades, spending four weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart upon its release.
Two-time Grammy®-winning songstress Lalah Hathaway is in the running for a potential third consecutive R&B performance win, with this nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance for her single “Little Ghetto Boy.”
Winning the Grammy® for Best Traditional R&B Performance last year (for “Jesus Children”), and the year prior for Best R&B Performance (for “Something”), Hathaway delivers a stunning live performance on “Little Ghetto Boy,” from her acclaimed live album Lalah Hathaway Live.
Marking her seventh album and first-ever live project, Hathaway garnered a career-high debut upon the release of Lalah Hathaway Live, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart.
Phil Thornton, Vice President and General Manager of Urban Inspirational at eOne Music, says: “Congratulations to all the nominees! eOne is overjoyed for the recognition that Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Jonathan McReynolds, and Lalah Hathaway have received for their projects, and celebrate the incredible artistry they’ve been bringing to fans worldwide for years.”
The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® will take place on February 15, 2016.
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The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content.
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BRYDGE MEDIA COLLECTIVE LLC & GREATER LIFE APPAREL HAVE TEAMED UP TO GET WATER FILTERS TO A CHURCH IN THE HEART OF FLINT, MICHIGAN.
TRAGICALLY – SOME CONGREGANTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN EXPOSED TO LEAD POISIONING.
OUR GOAL: RAISE $5,000 IN SEVEN DAYS
WHICH EQUALS: 300 FAMILIES RECEIVE WATER FILTERS FOR THEIR HOMES
WILL YOU JOIN US?
THE NORTH TEXAS UNITED METHODIST AFRICAN AMERICAN CLERGY FELLOWSHIP HAS JOINED IN ON THE EFFORTS! YOU CAN TOO! READ BELOW FOR DETAILS
(New York, NY – January 23, 2016) – Flint, Michigan has been at the top of our news cycle this week in regards to the water crisis facing their city, but this not a new problem. In fact, according to CNN, Flint has been deeply affected by the water crisis since 2014. Residents have been forced to drink, bathe, and/or utilize unclean water and as a result, have experienced major health concerns. A congregation in Flint, Michigan - Bethel United Methodist Church – is in the heart of the affected community, and is one of the Water Emergency Crisis Centers in Flint. The church is unable to use its own water supply, and some of the young children and adults of the church have tragically, already been exposed to lead poisoning. The effects of which are catastrophic, according to Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Director of Pediatric Residency, at Hurley Medical Center, Flint MI. Dr. Attisha told CNN, "lead is a potent neurotoxin…there is no safe level of lead…lead poisoning affects your cognition and your behavior, it actually drops you IQ."
Brydge Media Collective, LLC. Founder, Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes connected with the pastor of Bethel UMC, and has since been informed that what they need the most is water filters for their church as well as their community, to provide an immediate response to the water crisis at hand., the church is in need of
financial resources to begin meeting the needs of their congregants and community members who have already been exposed to lead poisoning.
Cudjoe-Wilkes has teamed up with Greater Life Apparel to create a socially conscious response to the Flint Water Crisis. Greater Life Apparel founder, Johnie Jones, and Cudjoe-Wilkes have collaborated on the design of a Flint T-Shirt in support of the city. There are two ways that people can support this socially conscious campaign. People can either give a monetary donation (we are asking people to give at least $15 each) to the GoFundMe page that Brydge Media Collective LLC has launched: (www.gofundme.com/BethelFlintRelief) or you can purchase a $20 Flint T-Shirt (www.greaterlifeapparel.com) where a portion of the sale will go towards the efforts to help Bethel UMC of Flint. The efforts have also been joined and heralded by The North Texas United Methodist African American Clergy Fellowship. North Texas UMC AACF President, Pastor Frances Cudjoe Waters has brought together churches across the North Texas conference to support the relief efforts for Bethel UMC.
We are seeking more individuals and entities to help with this work. Please contribute financially to www.gofundme.com/BethelFlintRelief Our goal is to raise at least $5,000 in seven days. Raising that amount will allow us to give 300 families, water filters for their homes. If you do not feel comfortable donating financially, but you still want to assist, you can purchase PUR lead filters or BRITA lead filters and mail them to: Bethel United Methodist Church of Flint 1309 North Ballenger Highway Flint, MI 48504 www.flintbethelumc.org
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes | [email protected] | 972 922 1035
@GabbyCWilkes | @GreaterLifeApparel | Facebook.com/FrancesCudjoeWaters