"#1 Crush", individually known as Monica Matocha, Brittany Marling, and Alli Cannon, 16. The group, who has become known for an awesome mix of singing and innovative dancing, has performed all over the country opening for major pop artists such as Ashley Simpson. Their energetic and captivating show caught the attention of Radio Disney who booked the group to perform for their New Year’s Eve Jingle Jam Tour in Boston, MA.
The four-member R&B/rap group, "2 Much" first took root when Milo Stokes, Chris Cheeks, and Marcel Wildy realized that their ambition involved something far greater than meeting at each other's homes and goofing off. With considerable help from Stokes' father, Immature and B2K orchestrator Chris Stokes, as well as his cousin Omarion, the group plotted its development and eventually gained a fourth member in Myles Cleveland.
Vocalist, "Alexis Spight." makes contemporary gospel music that touches upon dance music and soulful R&B. Born in Buffalo, New York, Spight grew up singing with her sisters in church, where her father was a pastor. er first album, L.O.L. (Living Out Loud), was released in 2013 by Music World Gospel. This album was her Billboard magazine breakthrough release upon The Billboard 200, Gospel Albums, and Independent Albums charts.
"Amber Bullock" soared to the top of the gospel music charts after capturing the hearts of millions as she topped a talented field of singers to become the 2011, Season 4 winner of BET’s Sunday Best, the #1 rated weekly gospel music competition show. Her debut CD project, "Thank You," was released in December, 2011, on Mathew Knowles’ Music World Gospel label. The EP entered at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart. "Thank You" featured the Top 10 Billboard hit, “Thank You Lord.”
Andrea Helms is a lifelong singer and worshipper. She brought the best of her talent and spirit to every performance as a contestant on Season 4 of BET’s Sunday Best, the world’s leading gospel competition television show. It took her to the show’s finale, where she was first runner up. As a Music World Gospel recording artist, her debut album, "Moving Forward," features songs she performed on Sunday Best.
Featuring modern-day, beat-driven versions of classic children's songs such as "Twinkle, Twinkle," "Wheels on the Bus" and "Old MacDonald," the program is centered upon Music World Kids' successful Baby Jamz Audio CD, Executive Produced by Mathew and Solange Knowles, with performances by the artists of Music World Entertainment.
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, "Bill Withers" is best remembered for the classic "Lovely Day" and his other million-selling singles "Ain't No Sunshine," "Use Me," and many more. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005, Bill Withers was honored by ASCAP in 2006 with the Society’s Rhythm and Soul Heritage Award.
Billy Joe Shaver was a staple of 1970s country music, and his songs have been recorded by artists such as Waylon Jennings, Elvis Presley, and Willie Nelson. Shaver was known for his rough-around-the-edges style and his storytelling lyrics that chronicled the lives of rural Texans.
Billy Ray Reynolds is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor who, after a long career behind the scenes in the music business, finally came to the forefront in 2002 with his first solo album, Whole Lot of Memories. Reynolds was born in Mount Olive, Mississippi in 1940; when he was nine years old, he joined his parents for a trip to a Grand Ol' Opry touring show in nearby Jackson, where he saw Hank Williams perform, sparking Reynolds' lifelong passion for country music.
Blaque is an American girl group that had a string of hits in the late 1990s. The group’s name stands for Believing, Life, Achieving, Quest, Unity, Everything. Their debut album sold more than 1.5 million copies and was certified Platinum. The group’s debut included the gold selling single “808”, the international hit “Bring It All to Me”, and a third single, “I Do”.
Made up of Sunni, Tali and Bunni Ray, Houston’s very own Hip-Hop trio "Blush," have taken the industry by storm with a fresh take on a harmonically blended sound created by two passionate rappers and a sultry, powerhouse vocalist.
One of the most exciting vocal bands in the musical landscape is Brandon Camphor & OneWay, a dynamic East Coast group that stylistically dances along the divide, separating Christian pop and urban gospel music to create its own unique hybrid that’s earning them fans and followers from across the globe.
Pianist, vocalist and songwriter that specializes in curating music for any venue. His repertoire has been known to include: Vintage American Pop, jazz, blues, gospel, boleros, Broadway, Classical, Anime scores and contemporary Pop.
Brooke Valentine, is an American singer, actress, and model. Her single “Girlfight” peaked on U.S. music charts in 2005, paving the way for her debut album Chain Letter, released via Subliminal Entertainment imprint on Virgin Records and went on to sell more than 290,000 units worldwide.
Straight out of H-town, it’s the rapping phenom, "Bunni Ray." Those in the know may recognize her as a member of the hip-hop girl group Blush, created by legendary music mogul Mathew Knowles. Bunni comes out of the gate strong with her debut single, "Click." The song delivers edgy lyrics layered on top of a sultry hypnotic track. Positioned to secure her rightful spot in the female rap game, Bunni Ray is beautiful, ever confident, undaunted, raw and unapologetically her own woman.
Chaka Khan is one of the world’s most gifted and celebrated musicians, with a rich musical legacy, the 10-time GRAMMY® Award-winner is looking forward to a celebration of a lifetime. A songwriter, actor, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur and activist, Chaka Khan has influenced generations of recording artists.
Chelsi Smith was an American actress, singer, television host, and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss USA 1995 and Miss Universe 1995. Smith was the third Miss USA of African-American origin, after Carole Gist (1990) and Kenya Moore (1993), in addition to being the sixth American woman to win Miss Universe and the first since Shawn Weatherly was crowned Miss Universe 1980. She was the first black American Miss Universe.
Cheryl Hill, a self proclaimed “greenivore”, has the fortitude, the looks, and the ability to rock. Her influences: Queensryche, Ozzy, and Metallica. Her passion: Green Activism. You know she doesn’t mess around. Cheryl’s music is energetic, dominant with surging guitars and world-wise lyrics delivered by her strong and powerful voice.
Demola (also known as “Demola the violinist) is a musician, singer-songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, record producer and a Multi-Genre Violinist. Demola was born in Lagos, Nigeria. His love for music started at a very tender age, stemming from listening to different genres of popular and contemporary music by music-loving parents.
Dionne Farris (born December 4, 1968) is an American, singer, songwriter, producer and actress. Born and raised in New Jersey, she began singing in elementary school and competed in pageants as a teenager. She rose to fame in the early 1990s as the vocalist on hip hop group Arrested Development (1992) hit single, “Tennessee”. Farris released her debut album, Wild Seed – Wild Flower (1994) on Columbia Records. The album featured the Top 40 single, “I Know” (1995).
Dreux Antoine was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. He attended school in the historic French Quarters in New Orleans where he discovered his love for music, culinary arts and entertainment. He was a cast extra in his first motion picture movie "French Silk" starring Susan Lucci. He has performed internationally and has worked with many grammy award winning artist such as Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, Bebe & Cece Winans, Kelly Price, Karen Clark-Sheard, and more.
Dylan'N'Alice, formerly known as "Over Gravity", is an Alternative Metal band that has rapidly made a name for themselves. On Soundcloud, the band has surpassed a stream count of 14 million views following the release of only two songs. Dylan Leonte, is the lead singer of the four member group. Dylan came to fame when he was featured in an episode of the nationally acclaimed television program "Dr. Drew's Lifechangers."
Elder Goldwire McLendon spent seven decades ministering to people in song and words before he had the opportunity to minister on a world-wide stage as a contestant on Season 3 of BET’s Sunday Best, the world’s leading gospel competition television show. The spirited and charismatic 79-year-old gained a large and devoted group of fans as he made his way toward the show’s finale, where he was first-runner-up to Le’Andria Johnson.
Flaco Jimenez is a Norteño, Tex Mex and Tejano music accordionist and singer from San Antonio, Texas. Jiménez won a Grammy award in 1986 for Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio, one of his father’s songs. He was also a member of the Tejano fusion group Texas Tornados, with Augie Meyers, Doug Sahm and Freddy Fender. The Texas Tornados won a Grammy award in 1990, and Jiménez earned one on his own in 1996, when his album Flaco Jiménez won the Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance.
Foxy was a late '70s Latin dance/disco group from Hialeah, Florida. The group initially consisted of singer and guitarist Ish "Angel" Ledesma, percussionist Richard "Richie" Puente, keyboardist Charlie Murciano, bass guitarist Arnold Paseiro, and drummer Joe Galdo, and (for the first album) co-lead vocalist Gary Ortiz. Shortly after the first album was issued, Ortiz was replaced by Carlo Driggs, who contributed vocals/percussion and shared songwriting credits on Foxy's second album, Get Off.
From Above, the hot girl-group from the UK, brought to you by music industry mogul Mathew Knowles – a man who knows a thing or two about turning girl groups into gold. From Above members include, Monique Robert, Ashley Shaw, Daisy Evans, Chelsey Reynolds and Seyi Joshua, all of whom have had various roles in the entertainment business, ranging from a featured dancer on the Kanye West tour and lead vocalist in a British girl band, to a singer/songwriter and a dancer on a UK dance reality show.
Wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic, absolutely a slave to the music, the 35-year old Texan, Hayes Carll, is completely committed to the truth and unafraid to skewer pomposity, hypocrisy and small-minded thinking. In a world of shallow and shallower, where it’s all groove and gloss, that might seem a hopeless proposition. “Another Like You,” Carll’s stereotype’s attract duet of polar opposites, was American Songwriter’s #1 Song of 2011.
Heavily influenced by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince and Lil Wayne, Hoax and Haze were discovered during a Music World Showcase by music executive Mathew Knowles. "Hit The Mayweather" is not just a fun song; it’s a lifestyle and a frame of mind, with an addictive “shoulder roll” dance to go with it. With some fresh additions, they created the newest dance craze that took their hometown of Houston, TX by storm.
Fred Andrews and Honeybrowne has made its mark on the Texas music scene and beyond by going song by song, gig by gig, album by album and Mile By Mile, as the title of the band’s latest CD declares. Singer, songwriter and group leader Fred Andrews and his musical compadres come by their sound and success honestly, drawing from a rich palette of inspirations and then going out and road-testing the music they create to ensure that it makes a genuine connection with music-loving listeners.
Ingrid Burley, known professionally as Ingrid (formerly IB3), is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Burley's mother was close to Tina Knowles and Mathew Knowles, who signed Burley to his record label, Music World, when she was an upcoming rap artist. She began her career at age 11, as part of Trio, which was managed by Knowles.
Born Justin Xavier Harris in April 1992, Xavier came from a litter of musical children, whose father was a singer and bass player as well as a socially active pastor. Harris' musical talent was nurtured by his strong upbringing in the church, where he learned to sing and play drums. He released his first album, I Gotta Be Me!, as Lil' J Xavier in 2003 at the age of 11. The teen rapper's songs were good-natured and positive, sometimes advocating for young people to vote.
British singer/songwriter and soul music fan Jade Anderson began writing poetry and composing when she was a teenager. The youngest daughter of Jon Anderson, leader of the legendary progressive rock band "Yes." Anderson launched her solo career in Japan with a live performance, along with seven musicians and two backup singers, to celebrate MTV’s anniversary. In May 2002, “Sugarhigh” became her first hit single.
Ministry is embedded in the heart and soul of Houston, Texas native James Fortune. This PK’s (preacher’s kid) desire to serve God evolved out of the intimate relationship he developed in his youth.“I want people to be able to put on this CD and say, I just want to sing to God.” As James Fortune & FIYA deliver their uplifting message of reassurance and devotion to the Omnipotent God Yahweh, James is on a mission with this album.
Texas singer/songwriter James McMurtry, known for his hard-edged character sketches, comes from a literary family; his father, screenwriter Larry McMurtry, gave James his first guitar at age seven. McMurtry began performing his own songs while a student at the University of Arizona and continued to do so after returning home and taking a job as a bartender.
John Watson Jr., known professionally as Johnny "Guitar" Watson, was an American blues, soul, and funk musician and singer-songwriter. A flamboyant showman and electric guitarist in the style of T-Bone Walker, Watson recorded throughout the 1950s and 1960s with some success. His creative reinvention in the 1970s with funk overtones, saw Watson have hits with "Ain't That a Bitch" and "Superman Lover".