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Aretha Franklin Biopic Trailer Details Film Ahead of Summer Release

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American recording artist Jennifer Hudson stars as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, in the new coming of age biopic premiering in theaters August 13, 2021.

The trailer showcases some of Aretha’s most well known classics that will be in the film such as “Respect,” “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel),” and “Think.” The cast includes big names in entertainment such as Oscar winning actor Forest Whitaker, comedian Marlon Wayans, and Mary J. Blige.

Jennifer Hudson expresses her gratitude for being hand-picked by Aretha herself to play this role saying “For her to choose me, I can’t even put it into words. I do not take it lightly. I just think it’s like a dream come true” in an interview with Good Morning America.

The film goes through Aretha’s life from childhood, singing in the church, to adulthood as a successful as a soul singer. Hudson went through much studying (from knowing Aretha Franklin herself) and training for this role. She learned how to play the piano, copied Aretha’s personality and mannerisms, but did not want to imitate Ms. Franklin’s singing voice, rather sing the songs in her own way.

The biopic has not yet been confirmed to be released on any streaming platforms.

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Jonathan McReynolds Releases New Single “Your World”

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GRAMMY and Stellar Award winner Jonathan McReynolds returns with a new sound on the brand new single, “Your World” (MNRK Music Group).
“Your World” reminds the listener of God’s sovereignty – it’s a bop, intentionally upbeat, and happy. The song was written to help people lift the weights that hold them down. Known for bridging the gap between contemporary church music and the music of the past, Jonathan has included African American spiritual texts and the influences of Marvin Gaye. “Your World” will have listeners up moving and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. 
Jonathan McReynolds shares, “This song reflects my evolution and growth. I am not the same person I was when I wrote my first album. Now, I am secure enough to take more risks and remove any limits to my creativity. It’s God’s World, and we are just living in it!”
“Your World” is available now wherever music is shared and streamed.

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Reach Records Cancels Unashamed Tour II [Announcement]

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Reach Records has sadly announced the cancellation of the second leg of the Unashamed Tour. They released their official message on instagram below:

No other information has yet been released about this cancellation. While many are disappointed by this news coming so close to the start of the tour, Reach Records assures the fans that the tour will return.

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Ceelo Green joins Pastor Mike Jr. for Super Bowl Gospel in Gospel Remake of the Gnarles Barkley Hit, “Crazy”

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Five time Grammy Award-winner, Ceelo Green, joins breakout urban inspirational star and 5x Stellar Award winner, Pastor Mike Jr., for an epic performance of the current Billboard hit, “Amazing” — a gospel rendition of the Gnarles Barkley hit, “Crazy”.  This epic performance will air during a special tribute to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and current Jackson State University coach, Deion Sanders. Super Bowl Gospel is scheduled to air on Bounce this Saturday, February 12 at 5 pm PT / 8pm EST and be available for streaming free on Prime Video and IMDB TV.

The show will be hosted by Sarah Jakes Roberts and comedian DC Young Fly. Other guests performances include Cece WinansNatalie GrantChloeRegina Bell, and Mali Music. When asked about this special performance Pastor Mike Jr. says, “Wow, to have the opportunity to perform for Super Bowl Gospel with the legend Ceelo Green is a dream come true! Often we see things from afar and find it intangible…” He continues, “…but when the intangible manifests into the ‘tangible’, one can’t help but stop and praise God for being what we call Him —a promise keeper. I’m truly grateful for this amazing opportunity.”

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