JJ Hairston Appointed Music Director At City of Praise Family Ministries


One of gospel music’s leading choir conductors and tunesmiths J.J. Hairston of the award-winning group, Youthful Praise, has been appointed Director of Music at City of Praise Family Ministries, headquartered in Mitchellville, MD where Bishop Joel & Ylawnda Peebles serve as the pastors. “The Word taught by Bishop Peebles is awesome,” Hairston says. “I look forward to bringing more excitement and refinement to the […]

JJ Hairston talks about his days with James Hall, his growth into leadership & the sermon that served as a spark for the new album.

J.J. Hairston - 2014

  The seventh Live album entitled – I See Victory – by Entertainment One recording artist JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise marks a momentous career characterized by steady artistic growth, an expanding fan base and critical acclaim within the Gospel industry.     Hairston & YP have carefully navigated through the changing market trends, volatile […]

The All New Album From JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise – I SEE VICTORY – Available Oct 27

The All New Album From JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise - I SEE VICTORY - Available Oct 27

  The All New Album From JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise – I SEE VICTORY – Available Oct 27 Pre-Order “I See Victory” by JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise on CD Pre-order Download of “I See Victory” by JJ Hairston & YP from Amazon | iTunes | Google PlayAlbum Street Date: 10.27.14 ~ Label: Light Records  Would you like to send your […]

J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise Hit iTunes With New Tune “It Pushed Me”

JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise - It Pushed Me

  The Stellar Award nominated urban inspirational music ensemble J.J. Hairston  & Youthful Praise hits iTunes Tuesday, May 6th with its hot new Top 30 radio smash “It Pushed Me.” The upbeat, motivational track anchors the group’s forthcoming seventh CD “I See Victory” (Evidence/Light Records) that releases across the globe on August 5th.      Youthful Praise’s charismatic leader J.J. Hairston wrote “It Pushed Me” after reading the Biblical […]

14th Annual “Celebration of Gospel” premieres Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8 P.M. ET/PT.

Celebration of Gospel - Richard Smallwood

GET YOUR PRAISE ON WITH ‘CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL’ PREMIERING SUNDAY, APRIL 6 AT 8 P.M. ET/PT ON BET Academy Award® nominated actress Taraji P. Henson Hosts  An All-Star Collection of Gospel And R&B Greats Yolanda Adams, Charlie Wilson, Tasha Cobbs, India.Arie, Tamela Mann, Kem, Donnie McClurkin, SWV, Erica Campbell, Candice Glover and More Join Forces […]

J.J Hairston Tapped to Host “Sunday Praise with J.J. Hairston” on Hartford, Connecticut’s Hot 93.7 FM

JJ Hairston - Sunday Praise

The leader of the Stellar Award nominated urban inspirational and gospel music ensemble J.J. Hairston  & Youthful Praise has a hot new gig. The charismatic choirmaster has been tapped to host “Sunday Praise with J.J. Hairston” on Hartford, Connecticut’s Hot 93.7 FM (WZMX), a legendary CBS radio outlet known in the region as Hartford’s #1 station for Hip-Hop and R&B. “I feel […]

Week of August 04, 2012 Billboard Top Gospel Songs Chart: Charles Jenkins #1 Again, Tamela Mann & Mary Mary Climb the Chart

The Best Of Both Worlds - Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago

There aren’t many changes in the world of radio. The only differences we see from last week are Tamela Mann’s Take Me To The King, featuring Kirk Franklin, jumping to #3, “Go Get It” by Mary Mary jumping to #5, and Marvin Sapp dropping to #6 with My Testimony. The rest of the songs on the chart […]

Billboard Top Gospel Songs / Albums

The Billboard charts tabulate the relative weekly popularity of songs or albums in the United States. ~Wikipedia These charts factor in radio airplay, as well as gospel music sales. The charts below are updated weekly automatically. These charts simply indicate the songs that are being heard most prevalently across the country and albums that being brought by consumers across the […]

Interview: JJ Hairston

JJ Hairston - 2006

The East Coast is lined with powerful church choirs on the Gospel circuit these days, and for the most part, they deliver. Their lyrics are based on the Word of God, the bands are driving, the soloists can blow and the choir vocals are tight and the anointing of God is upon them. Youthful Praise […]