We are so excited to see that another When We Speak TV guest is doing big things!!!
Congrats to our friend, actress Chandra Currelley, who will star in Tyler Perry's new series "Bruh".
Seen in the motion picture, "Madea’s Big Happy Family" as the choir soloist, Sister Laura, and you probably recognize her as the singer in the nightclub "Chandra’s" in the #1 box office movie, "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" and as "Shirley" in Tyler Perry’s "Madea’s Big Happy Family", the stage play. She also played Loretta in Kandi Burruss's (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) "A Mother's Love" and is the former lead singer for the legendary recording group, the S.O.S. Band, replacing the original lead singer. She continued the band’s string of Top Twenty Billboard hits with the CD’s "Diamonds In The Raw", and "One Of Many Nights", where she wrote several songs, including the single "Broken Promises".
News Source: Variety
Tyler Perry is expanding his partnership with BET Network with two new series, “Bruh” and “Ruthless” for the network’s streaming service, BET Plus, Variety has learned exclusively.
“I’m so grateful for the millions of fans who have been watching the new shows on BET. And this is only the beginning. I’m excited to bring these two new dynamic series to the BET Plus family and continue to tell stories of high stakes drama with emerging talent,” Perry said in a statement.
The first series to complete production, “Tyler Perry’s Bruh” will chronicle the lives of a group of 30-something Black men as they explore the world of dating, careers and friendship in a present-day society. Additionally, viewers can expect the show to tackle some of the stereotypes faced by African American men. Barry Brewer (“Games People Play”), Mahdi Cocci (“The Gifted”), Phillip Mullings Jr. (“American Soul”), Monti Washington (“Games People Play”), Chandra Currelley (“Madea’s Big Happy Family”), Candice Renee (“BODIED”), and Alyssa Goss (“The Bobby Brown Story”) will star in the half-hour program.
“Tyler Perry’s Ruthless,” a spinoff of “The Oval,” follows Ruth Truesdale (Melissa L. Williams) as she’s forced to play nice with a scandalous religious cult of powerful sex crazed fanatics in the hopes of freeing herself and her daughter. Several actors seen in his other works make up the show’s cast, including Stephanie Charles (“The Paynes”), Anthony Bless (“Tyler Perry’s Sistas”) and Bobbi Baker James (“House of Payne”). They’re joined by Matt Cedeno (“Power”), Lenny Thomas (“The Blacklist”), Yvonne Senat Jones (“The Bobby Brown Story”), Baadja-Lyne Odums (“This Is Us”), Jaime Callica (“Unreal”), Nirine S. Brown (“Wicked: The Musical”), Blue Kimble (“Being Mary Jane”) and Herve Clermont (“One Life To Live”).
Both series are scheduled for 2020 premieres. Perry will write, direct and executive produce alongside Michelle Sneed for Tyler Perry Studios.
This partnership expansion comes on the heels of two new series from Perry on BET’s linear network. “The Oval” and “Sistas” premiered Oct. 23 and have been delivering 3.3 million viewers per night. “The Oval” is currently ranked as the No. 1 new scripted series for general market.
“Our landmark partnership with Tyler Perry has delivered beyond our expectations,” said Scott Mills, president of BET Networks. “Our streaming service is a natural extension of BET’s linear network, and Tyler Perry is the perfect partner. The combination of new, original shows and his robust library of popular movies, series, and stage plays that Tyler brings to our joint venture strengthens our position in the streaming landscape and drives subscriber growth, viewership and retention.”
In recent years, Syleena Johnson has enjoyed mainstream exposure appearing on such television shows as TV One’s “R&B Divas: Atlanta” and WE TV’s “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars” and, since 2017, Syleena co-hosts the live TV One daytime daily talk show “Sister Circle,” alongside Rashan Ali, Quad Webb-Lunceford and Trina Braxton.
As an established singer/songwriter, Syleena Johnson has nine albums to her name, including the critically acclaimed debut album, “Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness,” and her most recent album “Rebirth of Soul” which features covers of classic Motown records. In 2004, Kanye West tapped Syleena to handle the vocals on the top-10 Billboard hit “All Falls Down,” which also garnered her and West a GRAMMY nomination and four MTV VMA nominations for the accompanying video.
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2019 Black Music Honors pays tribute to Xscape, Tamia, Yolanda Adams, Arrested Development, and a special tribute to Bill Withers.
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Gospel singer, Yolanda Adams, shares a message of encouragement to Jermaine Sain and When We Speak TV!!! #BlackMusicHonors
Black Music Honors is a televised event that pays tribute to legendary artists that have made significant contributions to African American music.
During the 2019 Black Music Honors, Yolanda Adams was presented the Gospel Music Icon Award and received a beautiful musical tribute from Jekayln Carr, Kelly Price, and Le'Andria Johnson. We had the pleasure of speaking with Yolanda Adams, during the red carpet event.
Jermaine Sain, shares his childhood memory of calling the radio station and requesting "My Liberty", recorded in 1982, by Southeast Inspirational Choir with Yolanda Adams on lead vocals.
Wasn't that a powerful message? We absolutely love her.........and if that wasn't enough!!!!!
AWARD WINNING GOSPEL SINGER, YOLANDA ADAMS, SHARES A MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO JERMAINE SAIN AND WHEN WE SPEAK TV!!!
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Album Boasts Incredible Features by Zacardi Cortez, Chrystal Rucker,
(NASHVILLE, TN) – September 24, 2019 – Entertainment One celebrates the release of GRAMMY-nominated gospel music pioneer and living legend John P. Kee’s latest full-length release, I Made It Out. Kee’s new album I Made It Out debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Chart and #1 on Billboard’s Current Gospel Albums Chart. Winning many accolades including a Billboard Music Award, a Soul Train Award and numerous Stellar Awards, Kee’s songwriting and vocals have been hailed by critics throughout his career – often by mainstream artists across various genres of music. He is currently enjoying the success of his current single and album title track, “I Made It Out (feat. Zacardi Cortez),” sitting in Billboard Gospel Airplay’s top-ten chart.
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Freddie Jackson, Xscape, Tamia, Arrested Development, and Yolanda Adams Honored at 2019 Black Music Honors
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Rhonda Ross has been described as a cross between Jill Scott and Nina Simone. Video, however, only begins to capture how much her poetic compositions and profound performances sizzle! Similar to her legendary mother, Diana Ross, Rhonda holds audiences in the palm of her hand. She writes and performs fierce, heart-felt songs in order to examine the world in which she lives and through it all, asks “In the midst of THIS, how can I still be free?” It has become evident that Rhonda not only has the talent, but also the significance to carry on her parents’ legacy, all while establishing her own unique musical destination. Rhonda’s most recent release, In Case You Didn’t Know, is available everywhere music is sold.
Rodney Kendrick is, simply stated, a master of his craft. He is that rare breed of pianist/composer - old school in his percussive, rhythmic approach, yet ultimately contemporary and responsive to the current moment. His credits include touring with James Brown and Parliament before becoming the accompanist/musical director for vocalist, Abbey Lincoln. Profoundly influenced by pianists Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, and Randy Weston, Rodney’s playing reflects the intricate ancestral history of Black American Classical Music. His most recent CD is titled, The Colors of Rhythm and is on the Impulse! label.
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The season 9 winner will receive a recording contract with RCA Inspiration, a cash prize of $50,000 and the title “Sunday Best.” BET will crown the season 9 Sunday Best winner on Sunday, August 25th at 8:00PM ET/PT. The finale episode will feature special performances from GRAMMY Award®-winner Tasha Cobbs Leonard, multiple Stellar Award-winner VaShawn Mitchell. Fans will also see soul stirring performances from judges Jonathan McReynolds, Kelly Price, and Erica Campbell debuting her new single “Praying & Believing.”
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