Daily Archives: January 13, 2009

R&B Singing Sensation, Lashell Griffin, Proves Dreams Are Possible; Album Release In April 2009


“LaShell has an amazing voice. When she opened her mouth and began to sing, the hair on the back of my neck stood up!” – Oprah Winfrey

“The thing I love the most about you, besides the fact you gave me the chills, is that you control your voice in such a beautiful way.”- Alicia Keys

“You were absolutely fantastic!” – Simon Cowell

These are just some of the accolades bestowed upon R&B singing sensation, LaShell Griffin, from judges for the Oprah Winfrey Pop Star Challenge. Griffin won that nationally televised contest and it jumpstarted a career that has taken her around the world, on to Good Morning America, Soul Train, the Christian Broadcasting Network’s The 700 Club and Entertainment Tonight, and given her a Top 3 Billboard Gospel hit and a Top 40 Billboard R&B hit. She has performed with Earth, Wind and Fire, Anita Baker, Brian McKnight, BabyFace, Mary Mary and Fantasia, and now, she is about to release her sophomore effort, Dreams Are Possible, in April of 2009.

Motown 50 Launches Online Podcast Series

Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 13, 2009—The legendary Motown Records celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a series of promotions and releases from Berry Gordy’s groundbreaking company and Universal Music Enterprises, including a series of online podcasts featuring rare and intimate conversations with the label’s legends, producers, songwriters and singers, which started on Monday, Jan. 12 at The podcasts are also available on iTunes.

MTV 2008 VMA Winners & LA Rap Duo UNI Leak Tracks From New Album A Love Supreme

Los Angeles, California – January 13, 2009-

Born from the ashes of gangsta rap Los Angeles, California is experiencing an indie hip-hop resurgence. Inglewood rap duo U-N-I are the talk of the Internet and guiding hip-hop’s path in the city by juxtaposing music with customized fashion. The two MC’s have loaded up on accolades over the past 2 years– being named “Best Breakout LA Artist” at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, featured in URB Magazine’s “NEXT 1000,” XXL Magazine’s “New Kids in Town,” Billboard Magazine’s “Acts to Watch,” The Source Magazine’s “Unsigned Hype,” ending up on the “SoundBoard” of The Los Angeles Times and serving as the inaugural artists for Scheme Magazine’s Schemer series–on the strength of their observant, life-affirming rhymes that revolve around everything from limited-edition sneakers to cosmic existentialism and old-school video games to down-home musings on life, declaring their love for music while appreciating plus-size ladies and enjoying lap dances.

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