According to the bellereport.com
Entertainment One Music Garners 4 Nominations
For the 2016 GRAMMY AWARDS®
NOMINATIONS IN GOSPEL AND R&B CATEGORIES FOR KAREN CLARK SHEARD,
DORINDA CLARK-COLE, JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS, AND LALAH HATHAWAY
Nashville, TN (December 7, 2015) – Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) celebrates a hit lineup of solo projects, garnering 4 nominations across gospel and R&B categories at the upcoming 2016 GRAMMY Awards® for acclaimed releases from Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Jonathan McReynolds, and Lalah Hathaway. Dominating the category of Best Gospel Album with 3 nominations, multiple GRAMMY®-winning gospel icons and sisters Karen Clark Sheard and Dorinda Clark-Cole are each nominated for their solo albums, while acclaimed recording artist Jonathan McReynolds garners his first nomination for his sophomore album. Two-time GRAMMY® winner Lalah Hathaway garners another R&B performance nomination, in the category of Best Traditional R&B Performance for her acclaimed single “Little Ghetto Boy,” a live rendition of her father Donny Hathaway’s beloved hit.
Four-time GRAMMY®-winning gospel legend Karen Clark Sheard is nominated for her hit live album Destined To Win, her sixth solo album. Released earlier this summer, the 10-track critically-acclaimed album features the GRAMMY®-nominated hit single “Sunday AM,” “My Words Have Power” (feat. Donald Lawrence & The Co.) and more, and made an immediate hit among fans, garnering a career-high album debut at #20 for Clark Sheard on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
Three-time GRAMMY®-winning gospel legend Dorinda Clark-Cole is nominated for her hit album Living It, her fifth solo album. The Rose of Gospel delivered a powerful declaration of faith with hit singles such as “You Are” and “Bless This House,” garnering Clark-Cole a career-high debut for her album at #2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart.
Acclaimed recording artist Jonathan McReynolds garners his first GRAMMY® nomination with his hit sophomore album Life Music: Stage Two. Featuring the hit singles “Gotta Have You,” “Pressure,” “Whole” (feat. India.Arie) and more, McReynolds’ 13-track album garnered widespread accolades, spending four weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart upon its release.
Two-time GRAMMY®-winning songstress Lalah Hathaway is in the running for a potential third consecutive R&B performance win, with this nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance for her single “Little Ghetto Boy.” Winning the GRAMMY® for Best Traditional R&B Performance last year (for “Jesus Children”), and the year prior for Best R&B Performance (for “Something”), Hathaway delivers a stunning live performance on “Little Ghetto Boy,” from her acclaimed live album Lalah Hathaway Live. Marking her seventh album and first-ever live project, Hathaway garnered a career-high debut upon the release of Lalah Hathaway Live, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart.
Phil Thornton, Vice President and General Manager of Urban Inspirational at eOne Music, says: “Congratulations to all the nominees! eOne is overjoyed for the recognition that Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Jonathan McReynolds, and Lalah Hathaway have received for their projects, and celebrate the incredible artistry they’ve been bringing to fans worldwide for years.”
The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® will take place on February 15, 2016.