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Jennifer Hudson @epicrecords #epicrecords @jenniferhudson @iamjhud has been signed to an exclusive contract with Epic Records, it was announced today by Epic Chairman and CEO LA Reid, following up Ms. Hudson's historic showstopping tribute performance of Prince's "Purple Rain" at the 16th annual BET Awards. Collaborating as executive producers on Ms. Hudson's upcoming epic records debut will be LA Reid and Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music Entertainment. This will mark the first time that LA Reid and Clive Davis have collaborated in nearly a quarter-century, since they worked together on Whitney Houston's all-time best-selling The Bodyguard soundtrack album of 1992. At that time, Mr. Davis was President of Arista Records, and Mr. Reid headed LaFace Records and was a go-to producer with partner Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds. "Jennifer Hudson is the defining voice of this generation," said Mr. Reid. "Her award-winning presence on records, in film, and on stage establishes her as one of the premiere artists to emerge in this century. I'm enjoying collaborating with my friend and mentor Clive Davis on Jennifer's first Epic album and excited for her fans to hear what we're up to...all will be revealed soon!" "I signed Jennifer in 2007 believing her to be the strongest candidate as the next generation's Aretha Franklinand Whitney Houston," said Mr. Davis. "She has become that, as LA and I excitingly reunite to capture Jennifer at her all time best." "I couldn't be more excited to embark on this new chapter with two of the most prolific musical legends of this generation," said Ms. Hudson. "There is no doubt that this is just the beginning of a very special collaboration and I know that the result will be something unforgettable. I am looking forward to the creative process and sharing new music very soon!" Multi-platinum global superstar Jennifer Hudson, whose tribute at the 54th annual Grammy Awards® in 2012 toWhitney Houston (the day after her death) was an iconic, heartbreaking, musical event, gave the BET Awards ceremony its climactic moment with "Purple Rain," singing in front of an orchestra led by Stevie Wonder on keyboards and Tori Kelly. Adding to the occasion, Ms. Hudson was wearing the same memorable white hooded tunic that Prince wore the last time he was at the awards spectacular. See the performance HERE:https://www.bet.com/video/betawards/2016/performances/stevie-wonder-tori-kelly-jennifer-hudson-prince-tribute.html.
Integrity Music Publishing, home of songwriters and ministries including Paul Baloche, Jennie Lee Riddle, Jared Anderson, Gateway Worship and New Life Worship, welcomes ascap Award winning and Dove Award nominated songwriter Michael Farren. Integrity also continues its long-standing relationship with GRAMMY, Dove and Stellar Award winning songwriter Israel Houghton, re-signing Houghton who recently won his fifth grammy for penning the song “Your Presence Is Heaven.”Farren, who is known for his role as lead singer of the band Pocket Full of Rocks, is the writer of worship anthems including LET IT RAIN (recorded by Michael W.
CLIVE DAVIS AND THE RECORDING ACADEMY ®PRESENT THE PRE-GRAMMY ® GALA PREEMINENT EVENT TO FEATURE 2013 GRAMMY SALUTE TO INDUSTRY ICONS ® HONORING EPIC RECORDS' CHAIRMAN AND CEO ANTONIO "L.A." REID Sponsored by Harman, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hyundai, and MasterCard Worldwide, Celebration to Take Place on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on the Eve of the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards ®Clive Davis and The Recording Academy ® will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY ® Gala on Saturday, Feb.
Clive Davis, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Jimmy Jam, Trevor Rabin (composer and vocalist of Grammy Award-winning group Yes) and music and entertainment industry giants committed to fighting cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases will take part in Songs of Hope VIII, a special event and silent auction that supports lifesaving research at City of Hope.
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Radio Facts: RCA Records Senior Vice President of Pop Promotion Peter Gray became the latest record executive to single out radio airplay for its unparalleled role in helping promote the sale of music.
Radio Facts: Stars and tastemakers shined bright at the listening event for the Whitney Houston album "I Look To You" held on July 21st at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Whitney at the premiere for her new CD "I Look toYou" last night in New York at the The Allen Room at Jazz...