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The Icho Group & Agency 22 Music & Entertainment Merge to Form New Music Industry Firm, UNDIVIDED

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On-the-rise Faith Based Agencies Combine Brand Marketing, Management and Consultation Resources to Create a Powerful Entertainment Concern

Norman Gyamfi of The Icho Group (Columbia, SC), andWalter Thomas of Agency22 Music & Entertainment(Chicago, IL), have merged their respective enterprises to create a dynamic new entertainment firm, Undivided. The novel union now represents some of the biggest headliners in the Christian-Gospel music genre such as GRAMMY® Award winner, Jonathan McReynolds; worship leader, Todd Dulaney; platinum-selling recording artist, Erica Campbell of Mary Mary fame and Chandler Moore of the Gen Z worship collective, Maverick City, among others.

Undivided will provide its clients with management, marketplace branding and long-term strategic career consultation and planning services. “The primary objective in our coming together as a unified front is to merge our respective visions, resources and expertise’s to offer our clientele a unique and differentiated presence in the marketplace,” said Thomas. His erstwhile agency managed the careers of Jonathan McReynolds, worship leader Bri Babineaux, and singer-songwriter, DOE. He adds that, “Pooling our missions expands our market share, increases profits, and extends the reach of our artists, whereby pushing the genre forward as a whole.”

“We want to become a case study on what it’s like when you partner versus when you compete,” said Gyamfi who managed and provided business direction for Billboard No. 1 recording artists such as Travis GreeneKierra Sheard-Kelly, and JJ Hairston. “We want people to look back and say that was the moment when they put their pride aside and decided that us coming together was the best thing that could happen for a genre –not for Walter, not for Norman; but for Christian-Gospel music in general.”

Aside from its faith-based endeavors, Undivided is also actively broadening its roster and developing relationships with R&B acts and sports figures as well. They recently promoted the Checking In book tour for Destiny’s Child alum, Michelle Williams. They are currently working with singer and television personality, Tamar Braxton, on her Under Constructionpodcast, and with professional baseball player, Mark Kemp, onhis annual youth music festival.

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Jor’Dan Armstrong Kicks Off 2nd Leg of “Church Girls Love R&B” Tour

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Urban Inspirational music has a variety of sounds. It includes sounds influenced by Traditional/Contemporary Gospel, the R&B sound, Soul, Afro-beats, Hip Hop and more! 

Jor’Dan Armstrong has been a leader in the genre style of Urban Christian Inspiration with the R&B sound for over 8 years. This style has had many names over the years such as Gospel Soul, Christian Soul, R&P and the latest trending terms such as Christian R&B and Urban Inspirational music. Jordan has been a leader in this sound for almost 10 years. Now he’s taking it all to a city near you via his “Church Girls Love R&B” tour! Named after the title of his latest album, Church Girls Love R&B, Jor’Dan is using this tour to continue to help continue to build the Urban Inspiration genre by featuring key leading vocals in every city.

The tour began in November of 2022, and continues into the new year. The second leg of the tour kicks off in January hitting New York on January 4th, in Chicago on January 11th and continues in several other cities throughout the entire month of January. See a full list of tour stops below:

January 4, 2023 – New York
January 6, 2023 – Philadelphia, PA
January 11, 2023 – Chicago, IL
January 12, 2023 – Detroit, MI
January 20, 2023 – Dallas, TX
January 21, 2023 – Houston, TX
January 24, 2023 – Atlanta, GA

Featured guests in each city include artists such as Jermaine Dolly, Ajanee, Ahjah from The Walls Group, Jabari Jonson, Adia, Adrian Butler and many many more! If you’re a fan of Soul music, inspiration and all around good vibes, you don’t want to miss this tour!

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The Nominations Are In And These Artists Are Looking to Bring Home A Grammy

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The Grammy Nominations are in and DOE, Elevation Worship, Tobe Nwigwe, PJ Morton and Erica Campbell are all looking to bring home an award.

💬 Let us know which nominations you’re excited about and if there’s anyone you would like to see perform.

Scroll down for the full listing of nominees in Gospel, Christian R&B, and more!

“Maverick City Music”

Best Gospel Performance/Song
Kingdom ft. Kirk Franklin

Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
Fear Is Not My Future ft. Kirk Franklin

Best Gospel Album
Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin – Kingdom Book One (Deluxe)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Maverick City Music – Breathe

“DOE”

Best Gospel Song Performance
“When I Pray”

Best Gospel Album
“Clarity”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“So Good”

Elevation Worship

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
“Roar”

TOBE Nwigwe

“Best New Artist”

PJ Morton

Best R&B Song
“Please Don’t Walk Away”

Best R&B Album
“Watch The Sun”

Best Gospel Song/Performance
“The Better Benediction”

Erica Campbell

Best Gospel Song/Performance
“Positive”

Tye Tribbett

Best Gospel Song/Performance
“Get Up”

Best Gospel Album
“All Things New”

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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.

LISTEN TO “YOUR WORLD”

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