Saturday, 30 August 2014

Key Significant Benchmarks in the African American Black Music industry (Part 5).

African American in the gospel music industry who have their own labels.

Fred Hammond:

Fred Hammond, 
the multi-instrumentalist
A multi-instrumentalist, producer, and vocalist for the soulful black gospel group Commissioned during the 1980s and '90s, Fred Hammond also became one of the most popular praise & worship leaders in the world. He is originally from Detroit where he was born. During his time in Detroit, he began singing with his church choir in his early teenage years. He also played bass and sang with the Winans during the early '80s, then joined Commissioned  later in the decade, showcasing his superb arranging, production, and song writing skill as well as his soaring vocals.

Hammond has now established  his own label imprint, Hammond Family Entertainment, and released the several CD/DVD set which include "Liv e in the Word" (2010) and   "God, Love & Romance", released in 2012.         

Donnie McClurkin:                                                         

Donnie McClurkin
Donnie McClurkin, an African American worship leader, recording artist and minister of the gospel. He became a major recording artist during 1990s with several successful recording projects to his credit. He has received two gold albums and two platinum albums since 1996. McClurkin currently owns his own indy label, called Camdon Music.

Kirk Franklin:

Kirk Franklin, creative master mind.
Fo Yo Soul Productions is Kirk Franklin’s record label. His label produced one of the most gospel successful soundtracks in 2001. Several of his albums were released by Fo Yo Soul Productions jointly B-Rite Records and GospoCentric Records. Kirk Franklin is the second best selling gospel artist worldwide behind Amy Grant with 25 million records sold during his career.

CeCe Winans:

CeCe Winans, the second best selling 
female gospel artist in the world.
CeCe Winans founded Puresprings Gospel label in 1999 when it was originally called Wellspring before it was changed to the present name. CeCe Winans is also one of the best-selling African America female gospel artist in the world with 11 million copies sold. Both CeCe and Yolanda Adams are the only female solo gospel artists to have achieved platinum certification within America over the last fifteen years.


                                   Researched and compiled by               
                                   Mr K Tomlin Music Historian                   
                                  ©RCM Music/Signaturesoundsonline2013-2014

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