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About Melanie Pratt

Melanie began her career in radio when she joined the on-air staff at Praise 100.9 in 2006. She is a three-time Stellar Award nominee for Gospel Announcer of the Year, a preliminary judge for BET’s hit show Sunday Best, and has been recognized in Who’s Who in Black Charlotte. In 2013, she was an inaugural recipient of the Stellar Woman of Gospel Award for her contribution behind the scenes in the gospel industry. In 2015, she was awarded the 1st Melvin Crispell Gospel Heritage Award and was recognized as one of ten Most Influential Radio Personalities by the Gospel Music Industry Round-up. And in 2016 she was awarded Radio Show of The Year by the Queen City Music Awards. A self-proclaimed foodie - in particular tacos - and founder of the Foodie Flash Mob, Melanie had the pleasure of serving as judge of the Carolina Food Truck Chow Down. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Harvest Center, a transitional program for the homeless and underserved in Charlotte. Melanie is an ordained Elder in the Life Center Fellowship where she and her husband Bryan, serve as Young Adult Pastors.

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(Nashville, TN – April 8, 2013) – Motown Gospel/Kingdom Music recording artist Tye Tribbett’s new single “If He Did It Before…Same God” enters at #1 on iTunes. The single is also #17 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Singles chart. And his Motown Gospel debut project, Greater Than, will be in stores on June 4 (see attached […]

Washington, DC: The new docu-drama profiling the mega-popular Detroit based gospel super star family THE SHEARDS will debut April 7, 10:00 P.M. ET/PT after the premiere of CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL. Gospel icon Karen Clark Sheard, part of the legendary Clark Sisters, her husband Bishop J. Drew, a mega church pastor in the Motor City and […]

Motown Records takes a giant step into the ever-expanding Gospel music field as the result of a joint venture partnership with EMI Gospel, creating a new label Motown Gospel. The announcement was made by Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO, UMG East Coast Label Group and Bill Hearn, President & CEO, Capitol Christian Music Group. “UMG’s […]

Elwin Wilson, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan who famously apologized for his past racism, has died at age 76. Fifty years ago John Lewis, who would later go on to become a representative for Georgia in Congress, was beaten by Wilson and his friends at a South Carolina bus station. In a […]

Anthony Brown along with his dynamic ensemble group therAPy will perform on CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL airing nationally on BET this Sunday, April 7th at 8:00pm EST. Brown & group therAPy offer a brilliant and electric performance of their Top 10 hit song “Testimony” and has been heralded as one the evening’s most memorable performances. In […]

The Praise 10o.9/92.7 St. Jude Radiothon raises money to support St. Jude. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment. […]

Music World Gospel Recording Artist and BET Sunday Best Runner Up Alexis Spight is already making head way in the Gospel industry. Her debut album “L.O.L.” (Living Out Loud) debut at #3 on the Billboard Gospel charts. Currently Alexis has two singles at radio “Steady” and “Imagine Me” which both are in the Billboard Top […]

Happy 71st Birthday to Aretha Franklin today! About The Queen of Soul: Known around the world by her first name, and as the undisputed, reigning “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin is peerless. She is one of the most influential and important voices in the history of American music, with a repertoire that spans pop, soul, […]

courtesy JSW Media Group The search is on! Charlotte STYLE Magazine is casting male and female models (ages 14+) for print and runway opportunities. Interested models should fill out the registration form here  and bring a comp card or two photos (face and body) to the model casting (snapshots need not be professional). Make sure […]

On the heels of a successful campaign launch for “I Am Not Yours!”, a campaign committed to taking a stand against child sexual exploitation, Jasmine Guy has been making her case in national media with the likes of NPR, CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux, Huffington Post and most recently on HLN’s “Raising America” where she discussed the […]