New Music Roundup April 3: JJ Hairston, Charles Butler, Bri Babineauxand more

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Entertainment One (eOne) and JamesTown Music announce the release of JJ Hairston’s new single, “Excess Love Remix (feat. Mercy Chinwo)” lifted from the Stellar Award-nominated album, Miracle Worker.  Hairston’s latest offering “Excess Love Remix” features lead vocals by Nigeria native powerhouse vocalist Mercy Chinwo. The single was recorded live in Abuja, Nigeria at COZA Church for Hairston’s tenth Billboard chart-topping album, Miracle Worker.

Four-time Stellar Award-nominated gospel recording group Charles Butler & Trinity  released  their new gospel radio single and track, “By My Spirit” featuring Coko of SWV  on all  digital and streaming formats.

Charles Butler By My Spirit

Bri Babineaux Music, Tyscot Records and Integrity Music celebrate the return of Gospel music’s “Praise and Worship Princess” Briana “Bri” Babineaux with the release of her sophomore album, The Encounter – after a three-year hiatus. The Encounter is available now at all major digital retail and streaming outlets.

Bri Babeneaux The Encounter

Mosaic MSC released their long awaited new single, “Fountain (I Am Good)” today, a timely and poignant song of hope that marks their first live recording release since 2016. “Fountain (I Am Good)” uniquely demonstrates the energy and musicianship of the culturally diverse group, a song that captures their powerful and larger-than-life sound. The single marks Mosaic MSC’s first release on Capitol CMG and comes from their forthcoming debut on the label, to be released later this spring.

Mosaic Fountain

Dubbed as a top Christian hip-hop rapper to know in 2019 by USA Today, the Nigerian born and Texas raised lyricist Wande  continues to chart her course as the first woman emcee signed to Lecrae owned Reach Records. Today, Wande brings yet another fresh record with the release of “Happy,” Produced by singer-songwriter, and producer Taylor Hill.

Wande HPPY

GRAMMY® nominated Elevation Worship drops their third single of 2020 with “My Testimony,” out today with an accompanying live video. The new music from their forthcoming GRAVES INTO GARDENS album (available worldwide on May 1) releases on the heels of the group garnering their first RIAA-Certified Gold record for Here As In Heaven. “My Testimony” encourages listeners to embrace a more spirit-filled and purpose-driven life especially in times of uncertainty, where people globally are leaning on faith and worship music to power through each day with a renewed sense of hope.

Elevation Worship releases single

Internationally recognized praise band Planetshakers releases Glory Part Two today (April 3) and featuring the voices of 30,000 people during a “Praise Party” at SMART Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines. Glory Part Two follows the release of the acclaimed Glory Part One digital EP that was recorded in Melbourne, Australia at Planetshakers Church and released Jan. 10.

Planetshakers Glory

GRAMMY® nominated, RIAA Certified Gold-selling rock band RED releases amidst acclaim its seventh studio album and first-ever independent, full-length album DECLARATION today.

RED Declaration

In addition to singing with The Brown Singers, Sierra now makes her debut as a solo artist. Her first single “But God” is showcasing her prowess as a principal singer and maturity as a Gospel artist. “But God” is written by Pope, Kevin Davidson and song producer Richard Robinson.

Sierra releases new single

Award-winning singer / songwriter Natasha Owens globally releases “Stand” today (April 3) from Radiate Music. Available at digital retailers and streaming outlets globally through the link,, the song is meant to be an encouragement for believers in this season where so many are struggling.

Natasha Owens releases Stand

Award-winning, international gospel artist Chevelle Franklyn has released her latest worship single and music video, “Go In Your Strength,” today for streaming and download on all major digital platforms. To encourage listeners coping with the global COVID-19 pandemic, Franklyn also released a bonus track, “iPrevail” on March 25. The moving worship songs offer fans a preview of her highly-anticipated full-length album, South Wind Vol. 1, expected for release later in 2020.


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