GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING ARTIST CONTINUES HIS UPLIFTING PATH AS AN HIP-HOP DIFFERENCE-MAKER
NEW SINGLE CHOSEN FOR iHEARTRADIO’S ‘ON THE VERGE’ PROGRAM
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(New York, NY; January 27, 2017) – Grammy-Award winning artist Lecrae released the powerfully uplifting “Blessings” today, which features Ty Dolla $ign (“Paranoid,” songwriting contributor to Rihanna/Kanye West/Paul McCartney song “FourFiveSeconds,” among others). The mesmerizing track is now available at all DSPs. The captivating artist closed out 2016 with his acclaimed ‘Destination’ tour this past fall. He kicks off the new year counting his “Blessings,” the follow-up to his stirring 2016 single “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination).”
iHeartRadio selected Lecrae’s new single “Blessings” to premiere during ‘On The Verge,’ the radio platform’s initiative that exposes new music throughout the iHeartRadio network of stations. “Blessings” will begin its eight week campaign on March 13, with airplay on iHeartRadio Urban stations and branding support for Lecrae to connect “Blessings” with new listeners. The on-air exposure and social media support iHeartRadio provides for ‘On The Verge’ artists has been instrumental in breaking new music.
Recognized as one of the most profound hip-hop artists working today and GRAMMY winner, Lecrae is also a best-selling author, entrepreneur and social activist hailed as a ‘difference-maker’ for his fearless social conscience and ‘uncompromising commitment to his sense of calling,’ it’s those core attributes that invigorate the impassioned “Blessings”: “I’ve always felt like before we complain let’s be grateful we have breath to complain with,” says the artist. “God blesses me daily. I appreciate simple things like sunshine and family. I just want people to stop for a minute and appreciate the little things and give folks hope in the struggle.”
“Blessings” will be included on Lecrae’s upcoming new album which he is currently recording and slated for release later this year.
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Lecrae is a two-time GRAMMY Award winning hip-hop artist whose RIAA gold-certified 2014 album, Anomaly, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, Rap, Digital, Christian, Gospel, and Independent charts. His seven studio albums and mixtapes have sold more than 1.9 million copies and he has co-headlined some of the best-selling tours in the U.S., according to Pollstar. Lecrae has been nominated for five GRAMMY Awards, including Best Rap Performance 2014, a win for Best Gospel Album in 2013 and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song in 2015, as well as won seven Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, two Soul Train Music Awards and garnered BET Hip Hop Awards and BET Awards nominations. Lecrae’s call for redemption through positive change has placed him at the forefront of causes close to his heart. Referring to himself as a ‘social anthropologist,’ Lecrae seeks the most authentic connection possible with fans around the world who embrace his music. Lecrae resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and three children.