This dynamic debut by the Los Angeles based duo- Renee Spearman and PreZ is produced by Grammy nominated and Stellar Award Winner Kenny Smith.
Renee Spearman and Prosperity''s recent credits include: Yolanda Adams and Gerald Levert- "I Believe I Can Fly" and Gladys Knight- "Greatest Love of All"
Prez background vocals can be heard on Mary Mary''s award winning "Thankful," Norman Hutchin''s "Nobody But You," Kurt Carr''s "Awesome Wonder" and Dorinda Clark Cole''s latest self entitled project.
This duo''s video "Celebrate" and "He Can Do Anything" is in rotation on The Word Network and BET. Their single "He Can Do Anything" is heating the airwaves around the country and was featured on the national syndicated Bobby Jones Gospel Countdown Show for 6 weeks. In August 2003, "He Can Do Anything" peaked to #2 on ABC Networks Rejoice! Musical Soul Food Top Playlist.
Smash singles include: "He Can Do Anything," "My Savior" featuring Onitisha Shaw, "Remember Me" and "He''s Keepin''Me."
Music Video Shoot for single "He Can Do Anything" will be taped Saturday- September 27th @ 2pm. Celebrity Center 5930 Franklin Ave. All are invited.
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"Celebrate" CD listed on the following ballots in 2003-2004:
- Stellar Awards
- Soul Train Music Awards
- Grammy Awards
- LA Black Music Awards
- Southern California Announcer''s Guild Awards
BlackSphere Entertainment would like to thank each of these organizations for acknowledging their work.
Other CD''s from Renee Spearman and Prosperity
Change The World- 1995 Grace/Tyscot Records
features Tina Atkins of Mary Mary, PreZ and Kesha Ealy- formerly of Kurt Carr Singers
From A Songwriters Perspective- 1999 Reality Entertainment
features Gospo Centric Artists Byron Cage and Bobby Jones
Renee Spearman, PreZ and Prosperity featured in
Lisa Collins 2004 Gospel Industry RoundUp!!!!!!!
2003 Indie Score Card- pg 20
Booking and Management- pg 33
The Hot 100- pg 73
Specialty Retailers- pg 104
On February 7, 2004,
the Southern California Gospel Announcers Guild awarded
Renee Spearman and PreZ featuring Prosperity
#### 2004 Contemporary Choir of the Year ####
BlackSphere Entertainment would like to thank Bishop Kenneth Wells, Bro. Steve Harris and the Southern California Gospel Announcers Guild for this honor!
Renee Spearman and PreZ featuring Prosperity
Once dubbed one of L.A.''s best kept secrets, Renee Spearman, PreZ and Prosperity have gained national exposure with their debut release "Celebrate" produced by Grammy Award nominated and Stellar Award winning Kenny Smith.
In 2001, Renee Spearman and PreZ formed BlackSphere Entertainment and released their debut CD "Celebrate" the following year. "Celebrate" peaked at #22 on BillBoard''s Top Gospel Album Charts and remained on the charts for over 35 weeks. As a result of this accomplishment, Renee Spearman and PreZ featuring Prosperity landed on BillBoard''s Year End Top Gospel Album Charts for 2003.
This success is attributed to several adds to gospel radio formats, including national radio syndicates Sheridan Gospel Network- The Light, ABC Networks- Rejoice Radio and Direct TV- Music Choice Channel. Their single "He Can Do Anything" remained on Stevie Wonder owned KJLH FM Top Playlist for over 20 weeks. The single also ascended to #2 on ABC Network- Rejoice Musical SoulFood and #13 on SGN/The Light- Bobby Jones Radio Countdown.
Spearman and PreZ gained much notice with their two concept videos- "Celebrate" and "He Can Do Anything". Both videos have scored airplay on The Word Network and BET and have further strengthened the duo''s position as one of Gospel''s breakout acts.
On February 7, 2004, Renee Spearman and PreZ featuring Prosperity took home the Gospel Music Workshop of America''s Radio Announcer''s Guild Award in the category of Contemporary Choir of the Year. Their CD debut also garnered coveted spots on the following major award ballots- Stellar Awards (Contemporary Group or Duo of the Year, Contemporary Choir of the Year, Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year), Grammy Awards (Best Gospel Album by a Choir or Chorus) and Soul Train Awards (Best Gospel Album).
Spearman and PreZ have worked with today''s hottest gospel and R&B producers- Shep Crawford, Warryn "Baby Dubb" Campbell, Kurt Carr, Alexander Asaph Ward and Jason White. Spearman and Prosperity provided background vocals on the following Shep Crawford produced tracks " I Believe I Can Fly" with Yolanda Adams and Gerald Levert and "Greatest Love of All" with Gladys Knight. PreZ provided background vocals on Warryn Campbell produced "Thankful" by MaryMary, Kurt Carr produced "Awesome Wonder" by the Kurt Carr Singers, Alexander Asaph Ward produced "Dorinda-Live in Detroit" with Dorinda Clark-Cole and Jason White produced "Nobody But You" with Norman Hutchins.
The duo, along with Prosperity have opened up for Richard Smallwood and Vision and thrilled audiences at the world famous House of Blues, Bobby Jones International Artist Retreat at the MGM Grand and Venetian Hotel, Church of God In Christ A.I.M Convention (background for Karen Clark-Sheard) at LA Convention Center, WNBA Game at the infamous Staple Center, "A Tribute to Arnold Schwarzenegger" at the Beverly Hills Hotel and Gospel Celebrations at Knotts Berry Farm and Disneyland.
Renee Spearman and PreZ are revolutionizing the gospel music industry as record executives and artists of BlackSphere Entertainment. BillBoard Magazine has listed BlackSphere Entertainment as one of the top performing record labels alongside Columbia, Verity and Sony. With the success of their debut release, Spearman, PreZ and Prosperity have proven why they were recognized as one of The Hot 100 Artist in Lisa Collins 2004 Gospel Music Industry Roundup. A sophomore effort is being planned for release in 2005.
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