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Lecrae signs to same label as Beyonce & Adele

Columbia Records announced today the signing of groundbreaking hip hop artist Lecrae in a deal with the artist and his own label, Reach Records.

Columbia is home to Adele, Beyonce, J. Cole, John Legend, One Direction, Pharrell Williams and Snoop Dogg, among many others.

Lecrae's breakthrough album Anomaly, debuted at #1 on the coveted Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, receiving universal acclaim and making him a force in mainstream hip hop. The Atlanta-based artist, community leader, activist and entrepreneur has helped to revive the genre's conscious sensibility with his message of inspiration.

Read more about the signing at Rapzilla.com.

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Tauren Wells Steps Into New Solo Project

Tauren Wells has gone solo, effectively ending the Royal Tailor era (where he was lead vocalist for 12 years), while kicking off a new musical project.

Fans will get to hear the first new music from Wells since 2013, with the brand-new song, "Undefeated" featuring rapper KB releasing tomorrow NZ time. All we have right now is 12 seconds...

Royal Tailor played its last show together in Anchorage, Alaska, on August 6, 2015, and Wells said the only people who knew it was their last show were the four guys on the stage.

In an interview with NewReleaseToday.com, Tauren also covers the other projects he's got going on - sounds like a busy dude!

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Switchfoot Announces New Album Title and Release Date

Where The Light Shines Through will release July 8, 2016 and is now available for pre-order here.

Each pre-order includes an immediate download of 2 songs off the record plus 2 exclusive unreleased songs from the Switchfoot vault.


Where The Light Shines Through track listing:
1.    "Holy Water"
2.    "Float" 
3.    "Where the Light Shines Through"
4.    "I Won't Let You Go" 
5.    "If the House Burns Down Tonight" 
6.    "The Day That I Found God"
7.    "Shake This Feeling" 
8.    "Bull in a China Shop"  
9.    "Live It Well"
10.  "Looking for America" (featuring Lecrae)
11.  "Healer of Souls"
12.  "Hope is the Anthem"   

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DC Talk post a picture, internet loses mind

UPDATE!! A few new posts (including one from TobyMac) confirm that something is going on - and we'll find out on May 11 (US Time). Watch this space!

dc Talk's Facebook account posted a picture on May 3 simply of the stylized word "2017."

Nothing else was posted along with the picture, but it lead to immediate and passionate fan speculation as to what this could mean.

In 5 hours (at the time of writing this) it'd been shared more than 3000 times, and there's so many exclamation points in the comments... so many...

What do you think it means?? Guess we're all waiting 8 months to find out!

 

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