Grammy Award-Winning Gospel Singer Le’Andria Johnson Celebrates 40th Birthday With Glamorous Photo Shoot and Party!

 

Hello World,

Grammy Award- Winning Gospel singer Le’Andria Johnson recently turned the big 4-0 and is embracing this milestone birthday with a glamorous photo shoot and party! See below…

And she may have more looks that she will post…we shall see…

Below is a video from her birthday party!

And if you would like to give her a monetary gift, her cash app per her announcement is $officialleandriaj

I remember turning 40…I cannot believe I will be the big 5-0 this year! Close your mouth! I know I look young! LOL

Anyway, Birthday Blessings to Le’Andria Johnson!!! It is a blessing to get older with grace…

Any thoughts?

An Encore Presentation of the 5th Urban One Honors will air TODAY January 22 at 6PM/5C on TV One and CLEO TV!

SEE CELEBRITY PICS!!!

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 02: Bishop Marvin Louis Sapp Sr. attends the TV One Urban One Honors at The Eastern on December 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Urban One Honors)

Hello World,

Last week, under the theme, celebrating “Icons of the Culture,” the 5th annual Urban One Honors, premiered on TV One and CLEO TV. Hosted by R&B singer and actor Tank, the televised event heralded the accomplishments of individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in entertainment, media, music, politics, education, and the community. GRAMMY Award winning singer and actress LeToya Luckett aka Rochelle Cross from OWN’s “Greenleaf” hosted a special backstage pass segment.

5th annual Honorees included: Entertainment Icon Honor, 2x GRAMMY and NAACP Image Award winner, LL Cool J, the first ever Phoenix Honor to award-winning entertainer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Bobby Brown, Inspirational Impact Honor, NAACP Image Award winner David Mann and his wife, GRAMMY Award winner, Tamela Mann (TV One’s “The Manns”), Lifetime Achievement Honor recipient Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and the Music Innovation Honor to 13x GRAMMY Award-winning Artist/Producer/Songwriter Pharrell Williams. The ceremony included performances by Keke Wyatt, Marvin Sapp, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop with DJ Spinderella, Monie Love and Doug E. Fresh, and a finale performance from T.I. and son Domani Harris. Michelle Rice (TV One/CLEO TV President), Roland Martin, Pusha T, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Rev. Run and Lamman Rucker aka Jacob Greenleaf from OWN’s “Greenleaf”  also appeared on the broadcast.

Below are a few clips from the 5th annual Urban One Honors:

Keke Wyatt Performs A Melodic Tribute To Tamela Mann…

David and Tamela Mann Accept The Inspirational Impact Honor…

Bishop Marvin Sapp Performs at the 2023 Urban One Honors…

And below are a few pics…

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 02: (L-R) David Mann, Tamela Mann and Keke Wyatt attend the TV One Urban One Honors at The Eastern on December 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for Urban One Honors)

Do y’all know that Keke Wyatt has ll children?!

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 02: Lamman Rucker attends the TV One Urban One Honors at The Eastern on December 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for Urban One Honors)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 02: (L-R) Bishop Marvin Sapp and Doug E. Fresh attend the TV One Urban One Honors at The Eastern on December 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for Urban One Honors)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 02: Kesha Lance Bottoms (L) and Roland Martin (R) present the Lifetime Achievement Honor to Maxine Waters (C) during the TV One Urban One Honors at The Eastern on December 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Urban One Honors)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 02: Landon Brown, Alicia Etheredge, Bobby Brown and family attend the TV One Urban One Honors at The Eastern on December 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Urban One Honors)

I swear all of Bobby Brown’s children have his face…

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 02: Letoya Luckett attends the TV One Urban One Honors at The Eastern on December 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for Urban One Honors)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 02: Monie Love (R) attends the TV One Urban One Honors at The Eastern on December 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for Urban One Honors)

Monie Love still looks good, and her date is handsome as well…

Any thoughts?

 

 

 

Xscape’s LaTocha Scott Is Working on Gospel Album Courtesy of Motown Gospel…

Hello World,

After all of the drama with LaTocha Scott of Xscape in 2022, it seems that LaTocha is doing a new thing in 2023.

Below is the official announcement!

Motown Gospel (a division of Capitol CMG/Capitol and Universal Music Group) announces the signing of award-winning artist LaTocha to an exclusive license agreement via her own label, Made Girl Music. A multi-hyphenate force in the music industry, LaTocha is best known as a member of the multi-platinum-selling R&B group Xscape, providing leads on some of the group’s biggest songs, including “Who Can I Run To” and “The Arms of the One Who Loves You.”

“It has always been a passion of mine to do inspirational music,” says LaTocha. “It has been my foundation, and that is very evident, even when I sing R&B music. I can’t escape that.”

For the powerhouse songstress, the interplay of music and faith began at Mt. Olive Church of God in Holiness, in her hometown of College Park, GA. She leaned on that foundation even as she became a household name in one of the biggest girl groups in R&B history.

“A hallmark of LaTocha’s successful career has been her love for gospel music and her strong personal connection to the Black church,” shares Monica Coates, Co-Executive Director, Motown Gospel. “I am excited for her fans—long-standing and new—to finally have a body of work that reflects those areas of her passion.”

Adds EJ Gaines, Co-Executive Director of Motown Gospel: “LaTocha has one of the most recognized voices in R&B, but she also has staying power and manages to maintain relevance in a marketplace that doesn’t always allow for that. I can’t wait for her fans to hear what she’s been working on.”

LaTocha is readying her debut inspirational project, slated for release this year. Fans can stay connected with LaTocha via her social media channels– @iAmLaTocha on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook.

I must admit that I’m always a bit skeptical of artists in other genres “going gospel.” I’m not saying that just because you’re  known for one style of music that you cannot explore other genres of music, after all a true artist is an adventurer by nature. But I wonder sometimes if some artists are just trying to garner more of an audience because the gospel music audience is a huge one. But I will give LaTocha, who does have a voice made for gospel music, the benefit of the doubt even after all of the drama from 2022, which could have likely been manufactured for Xscape’s reality show Xscape Still Kickin’ It anyway. And furthermore, if her fellow Xscape member Kandi Burruss can release “Stay Prayed Up” with Marvin Sapp, LaTocha can go gospel as well…

What say you?

Any thoughts?