TITLE

CGI sees R&B crossover in Becton's gospel `Love Song.'

AUTHOR(S)
Collins, Lisa
PUB. DATE
October 1997
SOURCE
Billboard;10/18/97, Vol. 109 Issue 42, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the release of William Becton's gospel album, `Heart of a Love Song,' on October 14, 1997 by CGI. The label's expectations for airplay on radio stations with a rhythm & blues (R&B) format; Chart performance for Becton's 1995 debut album; Comments on marketing from Platinum/CGI chief executive officer Steve Dicks; The precedent cross-over of Kirk Franklin; Urban imaging; The Becton single on football player Walter Payton's tribute video; Becton's career; Comments from Becton.
ACCESSION #
9710194821

 

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