Gospel singing group The Williams Brothers formed in the late 1950s in Mississippi. The group was formed by their father, Leon “Pop” Williams. In the beginning the group consisted of three brothers, Doug Williams, Leonard Williams, Melvin Williams, and their cousin, Henry Green and family friend Maurice Surrell. Later on the group added Derrick Horne, […]

June is Black Music Month, a celebration of African-American musicians, creators, innovators and influencers. For 2018, the Urban One family is highlighting 25 of the most influential musicians of all-time that have contributed to black spaces far and wide, ranging from inspirational, to hip-hop and R&B. Artist: Donnie McClurkin Genre: Gospel Quick Highlights: One of […]

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The Rance Allen Group is known for their unique incorporation of rock and soul into traditional black gospel music and is one of the most explosive groups to emerge from the legendary Stax Records label in the 1970s. However, the group was formed by vocalist, guitarist, pianist, and songwriter Rance Allen with his brothers Tom (drums), Steve (bass guitar). From […]

Kirk Franklin is an artist who’s extended his talents to books, businesses and more over the past 20+ years, paving a way for a contemporary sound in urban, Christian music.

The Clark Sisters are an American gospel vocal group consisting of five sisters: Jacky, , Denise, Elbernita “Twinkie,” Dorinda, and Karen. The Clark Sisters are the daughters of gospel musician and choral director Mattie Moss Clark. They are credited for helping to bring gospel music to the mainstream and are considered as pioneers of contemporary […]

BeBe & CeCe Winans have won numerous awards, including three Grammys, nine Dove Awards, and two NAACP Image Awards.

Along with her musical accolades, Winans is also a published author and a minister. Winans and her husband pastor Nashville Life Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

Crowned the “First Lady of Gospel Music,” Shirley Caesar began her recording career at the tender age of 12. With a career spanning over 60 years, Caesar is the recipient of several awards including, 11 Grammys and 14 Stellar Awards. In late 2016, Caesar captivated millennial audiences as the creator of the #unameit challenge. https://youtu.be/Olu36QuHUWc […]

Revered as “The Queen of Gospel Music” Albertina Walker is a gospel industry staple and one of the foremothers of the industry that we love so dearly today.