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Apr292011

MUSIC BUZZ: Kim Burrell, Kelly Price, Trade In Gospel for Secular

EEW Magazine Buzz editors remember when, in 2006, Kelly Price made the foray into gospel music from a long R&B career. According to the singer, she drew lots of criticism, but defended her Christianity and went on record saying, "This is Who I Am." But her expression of faith through music didn't last long. The artist is gearing up to release a secular album entitled, Kelly, on May 3.

Perhaps, there is something in the water with Christians in the music industry these days that makes them want to separate their art  from their profession of faith, or dibble and dabble in a little of both. For example, recording artist Kim Burrell, also a pastor, is releasing "The Love Album" that features some popular love songs, along with the infusion of original worship songs.

According to the singer's website, Burrell's album will cover new arrangements including Earth, Wind and Fire‘s “Love’s Holiday," and El DeBarge‘s “Love Me in a Special Way.”

If God wants us to give our whole lives over as a living sacrifice to Him (See Romans 12:1), doesn't that include our artistry and other creative endeavors?

In a 2010 interview with Soul Culture, a UK website, Kelly Price admitted, “The way I was raised, we were traditionally Christian. Both my mother and father were preachers and we were always involved within the church. So even though I had always been singing, it was still a bit of a shock to the family to hear that I’d [be] singing R&B and not gospel or something religiously related. No one saw it coming.”

Now, the new supporters Price won over from her first gospel release, are feeling a similar shock. But, looks like that's the nature of the business these days. You do a little of this and a little of that.

Kim Burrell, in her interview with EEW Magazine's Founder, Dianna Hobbs, said secular artist admire her music and vocal gifting so much. Without ever having to sing a secular song, Burrell already won over many in the mainstream. Now begins her quest to broaden her market more and work toward commercial success, even if that means compromising her purely gospel roots.

EEW Magazine Buzz editors want to know, are you hungry for artists who live a lifestyle of holiness and express that through their music as well? Or does it not matter to you? Sound off in the comments section!

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Reader Comments (3)

It seems to me that things have changed somewhat over the years. Singing gospel and mainstream is becoming less taboo. Not that I agree with it but I think more people are doing it. Maybe its because our society is so connected now through media and we are exposed to so much more? Dunno. But this is interesting to me.

April 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

I think it's sad that some Christian artists think it's ok to go back and forth, unable to make up their minds about who they really want to glorify. It sends a bad message to some people who may already think that 'all Christians are hypocrites'. As singers'musicians, is part of their job not to edify the body of Christ with their gifts/music? I can only conclude that this is just about MONEY! These artists are hoping that their secular music will sell more and thus afford them the fame and wealth they really crave.

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

I think it's sad that some Christian artists think it's ok to go back and forth, unable to make up their minds about who they really want to glorify. It sends a bad message to some people who may already think that 'all Christians are hypocrites'. As singers'musicians, is part of their job not to edify the body of Christ with their gifts/music? I can only conclude that this is just about MONEY! These artists are hoping that their secular music will sell more and thus afford them the fame and wealth they really crave.

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

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