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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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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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DOE Releases New Docu-Series To Accompany Up & Coming Album – Watch Here!

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Doe Jones is back with new music! But this time, she’s taking her fans behind the scenes to learn more about her story, her creative process and more.

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Doe Jones is back with new music! But this time, she’s taking her fans behind the scenes to learn more about her story, her creative process and more. DOE is known for being very down to earth and relatable. These are truths that are especially heard in her music. Her two recent releases from the coming album, “When I Pray” and “So Good” each carry the transparency and authenticity that we love to hear from DOE. It’s also a style that seems to be a leading characteristic from any music released from the LifeRoom Music Label so far!

DOE made the first announcement of her new DocU Series on instagram where thousands of fans immediately showed their excitement!

Since the announcement, DOE has released two episodes of the series giving us all a sneak peek into parts of her world that we have never seen or heard before. The first episode features stories from her Parents, LifeRoom Music Label owner Jonathan McReynolds and Pastor Michael Todd of Transformation Church. DOE dives right in sharing stories about her upbringing, her creative writing style, her musical journey and much more. DOE’s coming album releases February 18th! So, pre-order today and get caught up on the docu-series now! Trust us. You’ll be glad you did.

If you missed the release of the first two episodes of DOE’s docu-series, we’ve got you covered! Scroll down to watch both episodes below:

EPISODE ONE

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DOE Releases Official Video for New Single “So Good”

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DOE has released a brand new single and official music video for “So Good,” available now. Announcing her upcoming new album CLARITY and unveiling the album cover, the three-time GRAMMY nominee will release her full album on Friday, February 18th, 2022. Released by Jonathan McReynolds’ Life Room Label in partnership with RCA Inspiration, the chart-topping artist/songwriter/producer’s new songs “So Good” and “When I Pray” are the first featured singles from her upcoming full-length album. “So Good” has also been serviced as the lead single to CCM radio.

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DOE has also launched a docu-series, “This Is DOE,” with Episode 1 available now on her YouTube channel. Describing Clarity as the quality of being coherent and intelligible; the quality of transparency or purity, the episode shares DOE’s story of her musical beginnings with her family in the group Forever Jones, with more episodes in the “This Is DOE” docu-series to come, sharing insights into DOE’s life and ongoing journey in her music ministry as a solo artist.

A joyful track celebrating God’s love and exclaiming “You’re so good/In all things/At all times,” DOE’s bright melodies and refreshing vocals on “So Good” continue to shine a light and inspire listeners to claim victory, following in the vein of her inspiring songs such as “When I Pray,” and #1 hit single “Brighter.”

DOE first gained worldwide attention as a teenager, performing with her family in the Christian gospel septet Forever Jones, which released three albums and garnered numerous accolades, including two GRAMMY® Award nominations. DOE garnered her third GRAMMY® nomination as a featured artist on Jonathan McReynolds’ hit song “Cycles.” Bringing her powerful vocals and uplifting ministry to her performances, DOE recently performed the national anthem at the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors game in Chicago, and garners accolades from her peers and fans with her fresh songwriting, musicianship, and vocal gifts.

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