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Dove Nominees for 2006
02/10/2006

MALACO HEADLINES

Volume III, Issue 22

February 10, 2006

DOVE NOMINEES FOR AIR RECORDS
Traditional Gospel Album of the Year
Luther Barnes & The Red Budd Gospel Choir: Somehow, Someway

Dottie Peoples: Live in Memphis

RADIO CHARTS

MUSIC MONITOR
2/8 Artist Song/Album Label
7 Dottie Peoples He Said It/Live in Memphis AIR
21 Luther Barnes & The Red Budd Gospel Choir Somehow, Someway/Somehow, Someway AIR
30 Da Minista Don’t You Wanna Be Saved/John Miller’s Son Malaco
37 The Mississippi Mass Choir If I Be Lifted Up/Not By Power, Nor By Might Malaco

RADIO AND RECORDS

6 Dottie Peoples He Said It/Live in Memphis AIR
18 Luther Barnes & The Red Budd Gospel Choir Somehow, Someway/Somehow, Someway AIR
26 Mosie Burks I Got A Grip/Mama Burks Malaco
27 Shadrach Promise/I Won’t Worry No More Juana

BILLBOARD/NEILSON SOUNDSCAN

This Week Last Week Two Weeks  Weeks on Artist Title Label Peak
25 26 29 28 Lee Williams & Spiritual QCs Tell The Angels: Live in Memphis MCG 5
41 — — 1 The Williams Brothers Greatest Hits Plus Blackberry 26
44 40 44 49 Mississippi Mass Choir Not By Power, Nor By Might Malaco 3

DA MINISTA CLIMBS CHARTS
Jackson, MS-Da Minista, Malaco Records’ first hip hop gospel artist, is moving up radio charts and his concept video “Don’t You Wanna Be Saved” debuts in the top ten on the Gospel Music Channel’s Top 10 Video Chart in the Rap Genre. Alongside Gospel and Christian heavyweights Kirk Franklin and Steven Curtis Chapman, Da Minista is in good company.

Radio Single “Don’t You Wanna Be Saved” is also heading up the radio charts with a bullet.

Da Minista, a pastor and rapper, is genuine. He walks the walk he talks, a refreshing quality for any artist.

“When I grew up, hip-hop was a way of life for me. It’s who I am inside—but I’m more than just hip-hop, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, called to lead others to Him.” -- Da Minista



Malaco Headlines: New Winter Releases
01/30/2006

Volume III, Issue 22


NEW RELEASE SCHEDULE


EDDIE RUTH BRADFORD, Juana Praise
Saved By Grace
Street: February 21, 2006
GENRE: Gospel
Following the resounding success of her solo debut, Too Close To The Mirror, Bradford lends her signature alto voice to original songs written and produced by prolific writer Frederick Knight.


HENRY GREEN, Blackberry
Mr. Green’s Session
Street
: February 21, 2006
GENRE: Gospel
Special guests: John P. Kee, Rance Allen, Dottie Peoples, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, Doug and Melvin Williams and others. Forty-five year industry veteran, Henry Green, is recognized as one of the award-winning Williams’ Brothers team. Produced by Doug Williams, Melvin Williams and Stan Jones.


MARLENE WATSON, MCG
Living Water
Street
: March 7, 2006
GENRE: Christian/Gospel
Marlene Watson, singer-songwriter from Texas, has penned nine original praise and worship songs, one of which Helen Baylor has selected for her next release on MCG, “I Find Rest.” Produced by Hector Soto, celebrated music minister and producer, this CD is intended to become a cross-over classic.


DARRYL RICHMOND, MCG
I’ve Got Faith
Street
: March 7, 2006
GENRE: Gospel
Veteran Darryl Richmond began his career as a teen singing with Margaret Allison and her Angelic Gospel Singers, followed by a secure tenure with Charles Johnson and the Revivers. His debut with MCG reveals a fresh new sound that is interestingly familiar and draws from his roots in gospel as well as his love for jazz and R&B.

MALACO GOLD

Eddie Ruth Bradford
Nominated for a Stellar Award in 2005, Eddie Ruth Bradford came straight out of the gate running with her debut release, Too Close To The Mirror, on Juana Praise  Records.

Born and raised in the Delta region of northern Mississippi, Eddie Ruth has been singing throughout the region since her early childhood.  Her unique alto voice has captured the hearts of many and Too Close to The Mirror received consistent airplay for nearly a year after its release, garnering more than 62,000 scans—not an easy feat for a debuting solo artist in traditional gospel music.

Having been compared to the likes of Mahalia Jackson, Bradford doesn’t let it go to her head. She is humbled by her successes and simply hopes to touch others by singing gospel music in her signature style.



Dottie Peoples Wins Stellar Award
01/27/2006

MALACO HEADLINES

VOL. III, Issue 21

DOTTIE PEOPLES  WINS STELLAR AWARD

Nashville, TN-Saturday, January 21, 2006, Dottie Peoples (AIR International) was named Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year at the 21st annual Stellar Awards which aired live at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Her live performance and that of The Mississippi Mass Choir were received with thunderous applause and members of the audience continued singing long after the choir had exited the stage. The show has been aired throughout the week across the nation and will continue to be aired on the following stations:

1-28 Chicago WGN 11:30 p.m. 1-28 Montgomery WNFC ABC 10:00 p.m.
1-28 Atlanta WAGA-FOX 4:00 p.m. 1-28 Charleston WCBD NBC 12:00 p.m.
1-28 Houston KTXH UPN 7:30 p.m. 1-29 Detroit WLPC 9:00 p.m.
1-28 Baltimore WJZ CBS 11:35 p.m. 1-29 Jackson WUPX FOX  9:00 p.m.
1-28 Birmingham WABM UPN 7:00 p.m.    

For more information on the Stellar Awards, go to: www.stellarawards.com


MALACO GOLD

Dottie Peoples is one of those winners who is embraced a public who loves her not only because she sings with power and grace, but her personality fills every room she’s in.

The following is a list of only a sample of her accomplishments during her career in gospel music:

AWARD-WINNING DOTTIE PEOPLES

The following is a list of only a sample of her accomplishments during her career in gospel music:

2000, 2002, 2004 Grammy Nominations for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album

Dove Award:
2000: Traditional Gospel album, God Can & God Will

Stellar Awards:
2006: Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year
2004: Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year
1997: Female Vocalist of the Year
1995: Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year, Traditional Choir of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year

Soul Train Award:
2000: Best Gospel Album

GMWA Excellence Awards:
1997 Winner: Traditional Album of the Year, Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year

Radio and Records Charts:
Gospel New & Active: Rev. Timothy Wright Let’s Celebrate (AIR)
Gospel Most Played Recurrents: Mississippi Mass Choir I’m Not Tired Yet (Malaco)
1/27 Artist Song/Album Label
6 Dottie Peoples He Said It/Live in Memphis AIR
19 Luther Barnes & The Red Budd Gospel Choir Somehow, Someway/Somehow, Someway AIR
26 Mosie Burks I Got A Grip/Mama Burks Malaco
28 Shadrach Promise/I Won’t Worry No More Juana

Billboard/Nielson Soundscan Charts:
This Week Last Week Two Weeks  Weeks on Artist Title Label Peak
29 30 26 26 Lee Williams & Spiritual QCs Tell The Angels: Live in Memphis MCG 5
35 26 29 39 Shadrach I Won't Worry No More Juana Praise 17
44 38 40 47 Mississippi Mass Choir Not By Power, Nor By Might Malaco 3

Music Monitor Radio Airplay:
1/22 Artist Song/Album Label
10 Dottie Peoples He Said It/Live in Memphis AIR
24 Luther Barnes & The Red Budd Gospel Choir Somehow, Someway/Somehow, Someway AIR
36 The Mississippi Mass Choir If I Be Lifted Up/Not By Power... Malaco
39 Da Minista Don’t You Wanna Be Saved/John Miller’s Son Malaco



Da Minista Hits National Airplay Charts
01/20/2006

MALACO HEADLINES

VOL. III, Issue 20

DA MINISTA HITS NATIONAL AIRPLAY CHART

Jackson, MS-DA Minista, Malaco Records’ first gospel rap artist is also Media Guides’ first gospel rapper to hit their top fifty chart for National Gospel Airplay. The single, “Don’t You Wanna Be Saved” (John Miller’s Son, Still Preachin’) debuted at #50, but is currently in the #38 slot and should continue to climb.

MediaGuide is a world-wide company providing a comprehensive and reliable source for radio information and monitors nearly 2,500 stations in the top 200 markets in the United States. The results are found on the Music Monitor Chart.
Introduced this past fall, Media Guide has quickly become a legitimate and standardized method in which songs in all genres are monitored and measured. Charts are based on electronically monitored airplay of radio stations across the country.

See Malaco’s chart listings below or access the complete chart by visiting:
http://charts.mediaguide.com/format/Gospel_single.html

Music Monitor Radio Charts
12/20 Artist Song/Album Label
14 Dottie Peoples He Said It/Live in Memphis AIR
23 Luther Barnes & The Red Budd Gospel Choir Somehow, Someway/Somehow, Someway AIR
38 Da Minista Don’t You Wanna Be Saved/John Miller’s Son Malaco
41 The Mississippi Mass Choir One More Day/Not By Power... Malaco
47 The Mississippi Mass Choir If I Be Lifted Up/Not By Power... Malaco

Radio and Records Radio Charts

Gospel New & Active: Shadrach Promise (Juana); Rev. Timothy Wright Let’s Celebrate (AIR)
Gospel Most Played Recurrents: Mississippi Mass Choir I’m Not Tired Yet (Malaco)
12/20 Artist Song/Album Label
5 Dottie Peoples He Said It/Live in Memphis AIR
21 Luther Barnes & The Red Budd Gospel Choir Somehow, Someway/Somehow, Someway AIR
29 Mosie Burks I Got A Grip/Mama Burks Malaco

Billboard/Neilson Soundscan Charts
This Week Last Week Two Weeks  Weeks on Artist Title Label Peak
26 29 36 38 Shadrach I Won't Worry No More Juana Praise 17
30 26 30 25 Lee Williams & Spiritual QCs Tell The Angels: Live in Memphis MCG 5
38 40 46 46 Mississippi Mass Choir Not By Power, Nor By Might Malaco 3


MALACO GOLD


TELEVISION SPOTLIGHT


Da Minista recently performed on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel Hour, the gospel industry’s most watched program.

The concept video, “Don’t You Wanna Be Saved” made its world premiere on The Word Network’s  Gospel Grooves program this January.

Watch for future listings

Luther Barnes recently performed on TV1s The Gospel of Music, a Sunday program hosted by Gospel music’s Jeff Majors. TV-One airs on Direct TV,  channel 241and on local Comcast listings. Watch for future broadcasts.

2006 STELLAR NOMINEES & AMERICAN GOSPEL QUARTET CONVENTION
01/14/2006

MALACO HEADLINES

VOLUME III, ISSUE 19

January 14, 2005

STELLAR NOMINEES WITH MALACO MUSIC GROUP

Traditional Group/Duo of the Year
Quartet of the Year:
The Christianaires
Stand Up! Live
Marxan/Malaco

Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year:
Dottie Peoples
Live in Memphis, He Said It
AIR

Traditional Choir of the Year:
Mississippi Mass Choir
Not By Might, Nor By Power
Malaco

Quartet of the Year:
Lee Williams & The Spiritual QCs
Tell the Angels
MCG Records

Nashville, TN-January 21st, 2006 marks the twenty-first annual Stellar Awards in the Gospel music industry. Sponsored by Central City Productions, the Stellar Awards is THE event of the year for artists and labels who have labored tirelessly throughout the year honing and sharing their craft.

After a hiatus of several years, the live event returns to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House and will be televised nationally (check local listings for details).

Featured performers on the program are gospel diva Dottie Peoples (AIR) and world renowned The Mississippi Mass Choir (Malaco).

For media passes, tickets, or other information, please go to: www.thestellarawards.com

MALACO GOLD

THE AMERICAN GOSPEL QUARTET CONVENTION HONORS

DOROTHY NORWOOD, CARAVANS

Birmingham, AL-January 17-21, 2006 will mark the 14th annual American Gospel Quartet Convention, an organization that is dedicated to preserving and honoring the oldest organized form of gospel music: The Quartet.


This year, they will are producing a compilation CD,  Sun Is Shinging Above The Clouds, with Dorothy Norwood (Malaco) as soloist on the title track. 


The Caravans will also be inducted into the AGQC Hall of Fame, a group that was founded by Albertina Walker and whose membership roster includes Dorothy Norwood, Inez Andrews, Shirley Caesar, and James Cleveland.

Luther Barnes (AIR), a Stellar Winner  and Grammy and Dove Nominee, will also be a featured perforer at the event.

For more information, visit:
www.americangospelquartet.org/

Radio and Records Top Ten Airplay:

1/14 Artist Song/Album Label
5 Dottie Peoples Live In Memphis: He Said It AIR

Billboard Soundscan Gospel Charts:

This Week Last Week Two Weeks  Weeks on Artist Title Label Peak
26 30 27 24 Lee Williams & Spiritual QCs  Tell The Angels: Live in Memphis    MCG 5
29 36  -- 37 Shadrach    I Won't Worry No More    Juana Praise 17
40 46 --  45 Mississippi Mass Choir    Not By Power, Nor By Might    Malaco 3


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