New Releases–July 10, 2017

Welcome to our New Releases page, where you can get a comprehensive list of everything hitting stores this week from across all genres. We focus on new full length projects music hitting stores and albums available for pre-order. You can purchase them now by clicking on the corresponding iTunes & Amazon links. If you don’t see the new release of your choice, click on the iTunes or amazon banner, which will take you to the respective store.

Here’s a look at the latest releases!

JENNIFER MEKEL & FRIENDS: Great God

The state of Ohio is not just known for amazing talents like Lebron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers. The state is known for outstanding musicianship and that trademark continues with the latest release from Jennifer Mekel and Friends titled Great God. Fourteen tracks strong, Mekel presents an amazing array of songs that highlights her incredible pen, vocal prowess, and musical passion. The album’s title track has proven to be her biggest hit to date, becoming a Top 20 hit on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart. The single gets a sequel, featuring the talents of Stephen Fowler that will continue the nation’s love affair with the powerful song. Incredible talents such as Anesha Birchett, Doobie Powell, and Khirye Tyler add their talents to tracks such as “Worthy To Be Praised”, “Strength and Help”, “You Are The King”, and the current radio single “Rocks Crying Out” that make this another memorable release for the classically trained Mekel. Put this one in your library today!

JENNIFER MEKEL & FRIENDS: Great God
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MALI MUSIC: The Transition of Mali

Singer, songwriter, and producer Mali Music has had one of music’s most unique journeys. Following the footsteps of other great trans-genre artists as Sam Cooke, Al Green, and Aretha Franklin, Mali brings us his second R&B effort, aptly titled The Transition of Mali. In this 12-track effort, the Los Angeles native embraces the fullness of his gift and identity as this collection of songs reflects life, love, encouragement, and goals. With some of the strongest songs in his career, this project features instant classics such as “Gonna Be Alright”, “Sit Down For This”, and the powerful love ballad “Still”. For this effort, he teams with Grammy nominee Jhene Aiko for the single “Contradiction”. Don’t miss his epic collaboration with 13 time Grammy nominee Jazmine Sullivan on the amazing track “Loved By You”. Add this one to your collection quickly.

MALI MUSIC: The Transition of Mali
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HILLSONG UNITED: Wonder

One of Christian music’s most successful groups return with a surprise effort, as Hillsong UNITED releases their sixth project titled Wonder. The Australian based worship band shares 12 tracks that continue in the pop-infused sound that has made them a leader in the genre for well over a decade. Led by the title track, the album’s design is intended to return people to the awe and wonder of a Savior whose creation can too often be taken for granted. Don’t miss tracks such as “Future Marches In”, “Splinters and Stones”, and “Shape Of Your Heart”.

HILLSONG UNITED: Wonder
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KENYON DIXON: We Should Talk

California based singer, songwriter, and producer Kenyon Dixon continues to introduce incredible content into the music sphere with his brand new release titled We Should Talk. His third full length project since 2015, this effort showcases why he is a two-time Grammy nominee, as the self-produced effort combines great singing, songwriting, and arranging. Nine tracks strong, this release features twists on a number of R&B classics including “Body’s Calling” (R. Kelly), “Love & Happiness” (Al Green), “No Ordinary Love/Enough” (Sade), and “Angel” (Anita Baker). Lyrically, the album deals with the challenges and successes of love, along with the power of forgiveness. Simply put, this release is a breath of fresh air and a reminder that the R&B genre is alive and well! Grab this one today!

KENYON DIXON: We Should Talk
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JAZMIN CRUMLEY: Perfected Me (Single)

Atlanta-based singer, songwriter, and vocal coach Jazmin Crumley has embraced the power of music throughout her entire life. Whether beginning classical voice training and joining theDeKalb School of the Arts by age 15 or acting in the lead role of musical productions such as Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, and Abbott and Bissell’s The Pajama Game, Crumley has been a force. Having done background vocals for Usher, Kirk Franklin, Musiq Soulchild, Avery*Sunshine and more. she now steps into the foreground with her debut single “Perfected Me”. This moving ballad, penned by Crumley and Morton Records recording artist JoJo Martin, talks about overcoming issues and flaws and trusting God to perfect the less than perfect areas of our lives. Moving and masterfully executed, this single is an outstanding start to what should be a very promising solo career.

JAZMIN CRUMLEY: Perfected Me (Single)
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RICKY DILLARD & NEW G: I Survived It (Single)

Without question, Ricky Dillard & New G have been one of gospel music’s most premiere choirs. From their fiery entry in 1990 with The Promise, the choir is still going strong after over 25 years in the industry. On the heels of their biggest single ever “Amazing”, the choir returns with their brand new single titled “I Survived It”. Recorded earlier this year in Washington, DC, this is the lead single from the choir’s upcoming 10th release which is set to be another winner. This new single features the trademark New G “bounce”, as its mid-tempo groove serves as the perfect backdrop for a song that’s all about survival. Filled with soaring vocals and a hint of the DC “go-go”, this single is sure to be sung in churches nationwide.

RICKY DILLARD & NEW G: I Survived It (Single)
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Check out other great releases below. If you don’t see the release of your choice, no worries. Connect with our partners and shop at their respective stores by clicking the banners below for our partners iTunes & amazon.com.

SINGLES/EPs
Ledisi: High | iTunes | amazon |
Marvin Sapp: Close | iTunes | amazon |
Kevin Gray: One Day You Will Heal | iTunes | amazon |
Jor’dan Armstrong: Vibes | iTunes | amazon |
Anita Wilson: I’ve Seen Him Work (Single) | iTunes | amazon |
Ron Poindexter: I Didn’t Die (Single) | iTunes | amazon |
Tedashii: Free | iTunes | amazon |
Swoope: Lambo | iTunes | amazon |
AnG White: I Am AnG White | iTunes | amazon |
Da’Dra: All Of Me | iTunes | amazon |
Charles Butler & Trinity: The Blood | iTunes | amazon |
Earnest Pugh: I Need You To Breathe | iTunes | amazon |
Bryan Popin: I Got Out (Single) | iTunes | amazon |
Tobbi & Tommi: Live Up | iTunes amazon |
Tye Tribbett: Work It Out (Live) (Single) | iTunes | amazon |
B.Reith: Heart On My Sleeve (EP)| iTunes | amazon |
Clifton Ross III: I Believe God (EP) | iTunes | amazon |
Applejaxx: Bake Sale | iTunes | amazon |

CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL
NEW RELEASES
Jermaine Dolly: The Dolly Express | iTunes | amazon |
Mandisa: Out Of The Dark | iTunes | amazon |
Kenny Lewis & One Voice: Refocus | iTunes | amazon |
Estee Bullock: For The One I Love | iTunes | amazon |
Preashea Hilliard: The Glory Experience | iTunes amazon |
Dr. Brenda Jefferson: Invocation iTunes | amazon |
Louie Lou: Reloaded | iTunes | amazon |
JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise: You Deserve It | iTunes | amazon |
Montel Dorsey & MUniversity: Love Over Hate | iTunes | amazon |
William McDowell: Sounds of Revival II: Deeper | iTunes | amazon |
Darlene Zschech: Here I Am Send Me | iTunes | amazon |
CeCe Winans: Let Them Fall In Love | iTunes | amazon |
Meachum L. Clarke & True Purpose: The Victory Experience | iTunes | amazon |
Jeremiah Hicks: A Worship Heart | iTunes | amazon |
The Williams Singers: In Real Time | iTunes | amazon |
KJ-52: Jonah | iTunes | amazon |
Anthony Evans: Back To Life | iTunes | amazon |
Hart Ramsey & The NCC Family Choir: True Story | iTunes | amazon |
Lurine Cato:  Chosen To Serve | iTunes | amazon |
Songflo Creatives: Bring Back The Hymns | iTunes | amazon |
Derek Minor: Reflection | iTunes | amazon |
Bizzle: Crowns & Crosses | iTunes | amazon |
Crowder: American Prodigal
iTunes | amazon |
Fred Hammond: Worship Journal (Live) | iTunes | amazon |
Heesun Lee: Beauty For Ashes | iTunes | amazon |
Disciple: Long Live The Rebels | iTunes | amazon |
Tenth Avenue North: Followers | iTunes | amazon |
GEI: Bishop J. Drew Sheard Presents…GEI LIVE | iTunes | amazon |

R&B/HIP-HOP/JAZZ/POP
NEW RELEASES
Lady Antebellum: Heart Break | iTunes | amazon |
Farnell Newton: Back To Earth | iTunes | amazon |
Katy Perry: Witness | iTunes | amazon |
Moonchild: Voyager | iTunes | amazon |
LINKIN PARK: One More Light | iTunes | amazon |
Avery*Sunshine: Twenty Sixty Four | iTunes | amazon |
PJ Morton: Gumbo | iTunes | amazon |
Ed Sheeran: Divide | iTunes | amazon |
Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor: The Baylor Project (The Journey) | iTunes | amazon |
Solange: A Seat At The Table | iTunes | amazon |
Daniel Weatherspoon: The Langley Park Project
iTunes | amazon |
Sho Baraka: The Narrative | iTunes | amazon |
Phil Collins: The Singles | iTunes | amazon |
Crowder: American Prodigal | iTunes | amazon |
Micki Miller: Summertime Chi iTunes amazon |
Fantasia: The Definition Of… | iTunes | amazon |
Jacob Collier: In My Room | iTunes | amazon |
BJ The Chicago Kid: In My Mind | iTunes | amazon |
Swift: Higher Learning | iTunes | amazon |
Cory Henry: The Revival | iTunes | amazon |
Chantae Cann: Journey to Golden | iTunes | amazon |
Laurin Talese: Gorgeous Chaos | iTunes | amazon |
Lecrae: Church Clothes 3 | iTunes | amazon |
Justin Bieber: Purpose | iTunes | amazon |
Empire Cast: Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 2 | iTunes | amazon |

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