Best of Gospel Music 2016

Best of Gospel Music 2016



Gospel music is a music genre in Christian music. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context. Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, and as an entertainment product for the marketplace. Gospel music usually has dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) with Christian lyrics. Gospel music can be traced to the early 17th century,[1] with roots in the black oral tradition. Hymns and sacred songs were repeated in a call and response fashion. Most of the churches relied on hand clapping and foot stomping as rhythmic accompaniment. Most of the singing was done a cappella.[2] The first published use of the term ″Gospel Song" probably appeared in 1874. The original gospel songs were written and composed by authors such as George F. Root, Philip Bliss, Charles H. Gabriel, William Howard Doane, and Fanny Crosby.[3] Gospel music publishing houses emerged. The advent of radio in the 1920s greatly increased the audience for gospel music. Following World War II, gospel music moved into major auditoriums, and gospel music concerts became quite elaborate.[4]

Gospel blues is a blues-based form of gospel music (a combination of blues guitar and evangelistic lyrics). Southern gospel used all male, tenor-lead-baritone-bass quartet make-up. Progressive Southern gospel is an American music genre that has grown out of Southern gospel over the past couple of decades. Christian country music, sometimes referred to as country gospel music, is a subgenre of gospel music with a country flair. It peaked in popularity in the mid-1990s.

Bluegrass gospel music is rooted in American mountain music. Celtic gospel music infuses gospel music with a Celtic flair, and is quite popular in countries such as Ireland. British black gospel refers to Gospel music of the African diaspora, which has been produced in the UK. Some proponents of "standard" hymns generally dislike gospel music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, with historical distance, there is a greater acceptance of such gospel songs into official denominational hymnals.

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Live from San Francisco
Live from San Francisco is an album by musical group The Rance Allen Group, released on October 28, 2016.
Blest By the Best
Blest By the Best is an album by Roy & Revelation, released on September 30, 2016.
Joe Pace Presents: H. B. Charles Jr. And the Shiloh Church Choir
Joe Pace Presents: H. B. Charles Jr.
If God Be For Us
If God Be For Us is an album by The Church Choir, released on August 26, 2016.

Photos - Best of Gospel Music 2016296

Spotlight Artists2

Top 10 Albums of 201610

Albums Released this Year40

Artists with New Releases25

Chart-Topping Artists46

Chart-Topping Albums24

Chart-Topping Songs18

#1 Radio Songs10

Top iTunes Songs9

Best Reviewed Albums7

Best Reviewed Artists7

Award Winners This Year20

Up & Coming Artists of 20165

Artists on Tour25

Popular Music Festivals32

Popular Record Labels10


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles69


Spotify - Featured Tracks31


News Articles25

NaCee wrote ‘Onaapo’ – Dee Aja
  –  January 5, 2017
There has been some breeding confusion over who actually composed the song, with celebrated gospel musician ... Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2016 Elections is entirely the work of NaCee, who is the leader of a music group they belong to.
Mark Kalriess’ Best Music of 2016 (Starring Beyonce, Kanye, Chance the Rapper, Sia, Sleigh Bells, and More)
  –  January 4, 2017
You can’t encapsulate the year in music for 2016. No genre, artist ... Coloring Book is infused with gospel and positivity. It fits perfectly with Chance’s style and personality. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial A great example of “indie ...
Ré's Thoughts: Why don’t we recognize gospel artistes at Nigerian awardss
  –  January 4, 2017
NewLine;On December 8, 2016, Gospel artiste Kenny Saint Best took to the
podium at Music Week Africa to question why gospel artistes didn’t
receive endorsements from telcos and other big brands. December 2016 was awards ...
Rev Chivaviro in retirement U-Turn
  –  January 4, 2017
However, the gospel musician has performed an about turn ... “More songs and shows are coming as well as music ministration events.” Reflecting on his music career, Rev Chivaviro said 2016 was one of his best years as he managed to release two ...
The Ensemble Theatre Celebrates Gospel Music Icon Mahalia Jackson
  –  January 4, 2017
This harmonious tribute includes music by various gospel composers as well as hymns and spirituals ... 6:30 p.m. The Ensemble Theatre's 2016-2017 Season is sponsored in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas ...
2016: A Look Back At Deaths In Music
  –  January 4, 2017
I’m sure we can all agree that 2016 hasn’t been an easy year for music ... and influences from gospel to tango, and East Asian to Mediterranean music. And we haven’t even gotten to the elephant in the room: “Hallelujah” — Cohen’s most ...
  –  January 4, 2017
The Gospel Youth has signed with Rise ... and WSTR starting later this month. Check out their music video for “The Miles We Are Apart” here. The song is the final release from the band’s 2016 single series, which saw them release 12 singles across ...
In Memoriam: 2016
  –  January 2, 2017
Using his knowledge of pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel and surf records ... as well as many other big names in the music industry. On September 7, 2016, Mouzon was diagnosed with neuroendocrine carcinoma, a rare form of cancer.
  –  January 1, 2017
The year 2016 has been just as upsetting to the gospel music industry, as Donald Trump’s electoral college win over Hillary Clinton in this year’s presidential race. Here are some of the headlines that had church folks buzzing, from the pew to the ...
Mother-daughter duo wins gospel CD award
  –  January 1, 2017
Mary Channer Paul, 63, of Fullerton and Molly Paul, 25, of Broken Bow make up the country music duo. Their album “Our Gospel Favorites” won the gospel award for 2016. Channer Paul and her daughter have their roots in music, as they started developing ...
Top five female singers of 2016: Why they were picked as the best
  –  December 31, 2016
Considering their impacts and achievement in year 2016, they worked to be picked as the best ... Despite delving into the Nigerian music industry as a gospel singer, Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye, aka, Simi has proven to her numerous fans that she is ...
From AC/DC to Kraftwerk: The top 10 music moments of 2016.
  –  December 31, 2016
Tim Galloway/Special for DFP (Photo: Tim Galloway) A roundup of some of the memorable releases and musical moments of 2016 from Detroit Free Press music writer Brian McCollum ... This warm, gospel-infused mixtape was a breakout release for the ...
PHOTOS: Stonebwoy wins Best Video at 2016 4syte TV Music Video Awards
  –  December 31, 2016
Reggae/Dancehall singer Stonebwoy won the 2016 4Syte Music Video Awards nod for ... READ ALSO: Obaapa Christie, Cwesi Oteng and more to usher in 2017 with gospel and fireworks at Festival of Lights & Music
Kojo Bentil performs ‘Father forgive us’ at 4syte music video awards 2016
  –  December 31, 2016
Sensational urban Gospel music artiste, Kojo Bentil with support from featuring act, Nay Nay performed his chart topping single “Father Forgive Us” at the just ended 8th edition of the 4syte Music Awards. Watch his stunning performance below.
Great Gig in the Sky: A look at music greats we lost in 2016, their performances in western Pennsylvania
  –  December 31, 2016
Barely a week went by without news breaking about another beloved movie idol, TV star or music legend passing ... Suit" and the tent-revival gospel glee of "Dream Come True." George Michael (June 25, 1963, to Dec. 25, 2016) Michael brought his Faith ...
New Year’s Eve Gospel Sing is today at the Old School Marketplace Auditorium
  –  December 31, 2016
Glory Way Quartet (shown above), Jerry Garcia, Michael Gardner, Christine McLean and the Golden Street Singers will provide five hours of gospel music to bring in 2017. Finger foods and fellowship will be served at midnight. There is no admission charge.
Music: PSquare ft GeeJay-Bank alert (gospel version)
  –  December 31, 2016
That was it…I am guessing P-Square loved it and made the remix happen! Gee Jay is a Circular/Gospel artist who also does her own Freestyles/Covers to the most popular songs in the industry. You should check out her pages on social media, she is pretty dope!
Lara George: I Want People to Discover God Through My Music
  –  December 31, 2016
For me, music is a responsibility; let me put it that way. It is talent; when you are given, you need to use it wisely, to push people’s life and not to bring it down. This is the reason I chose gospel because at the end of the day, I don’t want God to ...
Kirk Franklin Fears Gospel Music May Decline Like Disco, Rock ‘n’ Roll Because of ‘a Decline of Jesus In the Culture’
  –  December 30, 2016
Kirk Franklin is more than just a gospel music industry executive and veteran, he’s also a fan of the genre who fears it could suffer the same fate as disco or rock ‘n’ roll. Franklin, the Losing My Religion gospel artist who also heads his own Fo ...
  –  December 30, 2016
Senior pastor House on the Rock cathedral and convener of the largest gospel concert in the world (The experience) which has been on for 11years now and had this year an intimidating 600,000 worshipers present. The concert has come to become the ...
14 Great Musicians We Lost in 2016
  –  December 30, 2016
American musician and songwriter who was involved with numerous bestselling pop music records over the course of his 60-year career. His genres included pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel and surf records, with six gold records to his ...
Decolonisation of gospel music
  –  December 30, 2016
Good people, the lengthy search for Malawian gospel music almost ends in 2016.In the world of spiritual music, tongues of Malawians are no longer wagging about the songs singers of godly lyrics often shoplifted from South African stars both famous and ...
SelahAfrik Top 10 Gospel Music Releases Of 2016 | Sinach, Onos, Ada & More
  –  December 30, 2016
It’s has been really difficult trying to determine the SelahAfrik Top 10 Gospel music releases of 2016 due to the fact that there were so many great releases this year. However, the job has to be done, therefore after a careful selection with ...
Review: 5 of the best local releases in 2016
  –  December 29, 2016
Another year is just about over, and for music critics, that means it’s time to reflect on the best that 2016 had to offer ... Tension,” Corner Gospel Explosion (February, self-released): Central Oregon’s favorite “knock-your-socks-off” indie ...
The best songs of 2016, from ‘Blackstar’ to ‘Formation’
  –  December 29, 2016
Yes, 2016 was a banner year for music ... But “Ultralight Beam,” his twist on gospel music with help from Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin, The-Dream and Kelly Price, is the highest high. It shows how his stream-of-consciousness rhymes can also ...


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