Icon Marvin Sapp Releases New Title Single 'Close'
(Nashville, TN) - Acclaimed
Gospel icon Marvin Sapp provides a reason to celebrate, as the multiple Grammy Award nominated, 22-time Stellar
Award winning superstar releases much-anticipated new music, with the new title single "Close". A guiding
force and unparalleled vocal powerhouse in Gospel, Sapp's revered voice on "Close" encourages listeners to stay
steadfast and strong when facing turbulent times in life. It is a powerful reminder that victory is close in God's plan.
Revealing the new single with a new lyric video and available on all digital music providers now, "Close"
will be released to radio beginning June 9, 2017. Following his chart-topping hit album "You Shall Live" the
new single "Close" is the title song from Marvin Sapp's new album titled "Close" with Sapp
partnering again with longtime producer Aaron Lindsey to craft the song "Close" was written by Sapp, Lindsey and
Scheduled for release on September 29th "Close" will signify Sapp's
11th solo album and be the first new release introducing the re-launch of Verity, the venerated Gospel label first founded
in 1994. Bearing an incredible catalog focused on celebrating and upholding Gospel music, in the label's history spanning
almost 20 years, Verity was the flagship home to a diverse roster of growing acts and legends, releasing albums from Marvin
Sapp, Fred Hammond, Richard Smallwood, Hezekiah Walker, Yolanda Adams, Twinkie Clark, Vickie Winans, and more.
Singer Julie Fordham to Release New Album 'The Language of Love'
(Los Angeles, CA)
- Enchanting like the magic and beauty
of spring romance, singer-songwriter Julia Fordham's "The Language of Love" is capturing the hearts of Jazz fans
as well as those who revere modern day standards reimagined as if they appear in the Great American Songbook. Swinging Jazz
rhythms, steamy bossa nova grooves and sparsely-produced piano-and-voice etchings provide striking backdrops for Fordham's
distinct, impassioned voice to croon evocative love songs with grace, elegance and a soulful caress.
Next month, the British-born Fordham, who first charmed the charts internationally in 1988 with her debut
hit "Happy Ever After,"reconfigured "The Language of Love" with world music nuances and updated lyrics
that reflect current global events. Julie will return to the United Kingdom for a series of concerts in support of "The
Language of Love" performing in Los Angeles and New York City this fall.
Minaj to Perform at First Ever NBA Awards Live on TNT Monday, June 26, 2017 Starting at 9 p.m. ET
(New ork, NY) - Turner and the NBA today announced that global superstar
Nicki Minaj will perform during the first-ever NBA Awards on TNT, airing Monday, June 26, with coverage beginning at 9 p.m.
ET. The inaugural event, held at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City, will be the NBA's official annual award show
to honor all of the league's top performers on one night for the first time.
The 2017 NBA Awards on TNT will
be hosted by Drake including integrations with the Sports Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA studio team of Ernie Johnson,
Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O'Neal, along with the league's biggest stars and celebrity presenters.
NBA Awards presented during the show will include Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kia NBA Sixth
Man Award, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Most Improved Player and NBA Coach of the Year. Six new awards,
voted on by fans across NBA.com, Twitter, Facebook & Instagram, will also be presented. Click here for a full list
of the awards.
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Turner Sports, a division of Turner, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports
content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports' television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division
I Men's Basketball Championship, ELEAGUE and professional golf. The company also manages some of the most popular
sports destinations across broadband and mobile platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated Team Stream app, NCAA.com and
the critically acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA
Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and
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De La Soul Returns with Visual for Single 'Drawn' Featuring
Swedish Electronic Band Little Dragon
(Harlem, NY) - Legendary Hip Hop trio, De La Soul releases official music video for ambitious cut, Drawn featuring
Little Dragon from critically acclaimed album, and the Anonymous Nobody. In addition to a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album,
and the Anonymous Nobody recently received international acclaim with a nomination for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album in the A2IM
Libera Awards 2017.
Drawn challenges listeners to think outside
of the box with its expansive instrumental punctuated by Pos' confessional in its waning moments. The official video, directed
by J Anders Urmacher places viewers in the artsy den of a creative female as she starts her day observing her creative space
for "outside the box" inspiration.
"It's an abstract
video that's open to interpretation in a lot of ways, but for me it's about the guilt of failing your partner in a relationship,"
Urmacher reveals about the video's message.
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