Regina Belle Announces "God Is Good - The Summer Choir Competition" Open To Choirs Nationwide
New York, NY - GRAMMY® Award-winning artist REGINA BELLE along with Pendulum Records in association with Walker Davis Entertainment and D3 Entertainment Group announce "GOD IS GOOD - THE 2008 SUMMER CHOIR COMPETITION" being held from June 29 through July 27, 2008. To participate in the competition, churches nationwide are being asked to teach their choir to sing Belle's Gospel radio hit "God Is Good," have the choir perform the song during a Sunday morning worship service and then upload the digital video of that performance to www.GospelTube.com (a Christian online media property to watch and share original Christian and Gospel videos worldwide). Finally, the choir will need to email a link of their performance to Pendulum Records at www.pendulumrecords.biz/contact.htm no later than August 1, 2008 for a chance to win a track performance from Regina Belle at their church this fall where the choir will have the opportunity to perform "God Is Good" with the award winning artist.
The competition was created as a way to for Belle to show her appreciation for the incredible support Gospel music fans have given to her debut Gospel project, LOVE FOREVER SHINES.
"We're receiving an incredible response to the contest," says Ruben Rodriguez, CEO and Founder of Pendulum Records. "Regina Belle's 'God Is Good' is currently the #2 Gospel song in America [after Marvin Sapp's "Never Would Have Made It"], with over 1,000 spins at Gospel Radio and now crossing over to mainstream radio. The church is our base. The enthusiasm and passion that we are receiving welcoming both 'God Is Good' and Regina Belle's full CD LOVE FOREVER SHINES brings joy to my heart."
LOVE FOREVER SHINES (300208500) debuted at #3 on the Billboard Current Gospel Album chart and was the #1 most added song at radio upon its release in May (charting six times at #1 most added). Belle's popularity as an accomplished vocalist has been recognized through the tremendous support she has received in conjunction with the new CD from radio stations across the country, as well as national and local television and print outlets. In a review of the CD, the Dallas Morning News writes, "The 14-track project is a nonstop spiritual get-down, from the grateful old-school ballad, 'God Is Good' to the uplifting 'Victory' to the plaintive 'Almost Slipped.'" The online Gospel website GospelFlava.com states, "Belle brings her musical mastery to the Kingdom, with a 14-track gem of a project certain to spawn a new list of hits. With one quick listen, it is abundantly evident that Belle brings a wealth of Word knowledge and professes a relationship with Christ." Belle's hometown newspaper, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution succinctly describes the CD as, "viable and worthwhile."
This week on the Billboard charts, LOVE FOREVER SHINES ranks at #14 Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart, #5 Current Gospel chart, and #39 Record Label Independent Current Albums chart. On the CBA side, the CD ranks at #5 Current Gospel Overall chart, #10 Christian/Gospel-Mainstream Retail Overall and #16 Christian/Gospel Overall chart. This is the debut CD release for the re-launch of Ruben Rodriguez' Pendulum Records, in association with Walker Davis Entertainment, distributed by Fontana. The CD is executive produced by Ruben Rodriguez, Ray J. Davis and Chris Walker.
The anointed collection of songs included on the singer's debut Gospel CD are near and dear to her heart. Belle shares, "He [God] wanted [Love Forever Shines] it to be a testimony as to where I am in my life. He wanted to put me in a place where I could share things, intimate things with my audience, to help them get through."
For additional contest details and information on Regina Belle, please visit www.myspace.com/msreginabelle.
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