LEGENDARY R&B GROUP THE WHISPERS RECORDS THEIR 1ST GOSPEL ALBUM.
Kingdom Records has signed the Whispers to record the legendary R&B group’s first gospel album. Grammy Award-winning gospel icon Fred Hammond is on board to produce several tracks for the project, which is tentatively slated for a fall 2009 release. “We’ve been wanting to do this for 10 years,” founding member Nick Caldwell states in a press release announcing the project. Best known for such R&B hits as “And the Beat Goes On,” “Lady” and “It’s a Love Thing,” The Whispers have teamed with Pamela Blackman of Joy Management Inc. to manage the group’s gospel pursuits. Established in 2000, Kingdom Records is headed by president/CEO Joan Sullivan. The label’s roster includes the Shekinah Glory Ministry, Phil Tarver, Cynthia Jones, Tonya Baker and the Brown Sisters.
Four Decades of Pop and R & B Favorites, Seven Gold Albums, Two Platinum Albums, 12 Top Twenty Singles, 40 Charted Hits Since 1970, American Music Award Nominees, Soul Train Award Nominees, Grammy Award Nominees 2003 Vocal Group Hall of Fame Inductees, 2005 Regional Grammy Governors Award, 2002 NAACP Image Award