Shirley Caesar TVOne UNSUNG Full Episode


Check out this powerful episode of TVOne’s critically acclaimed Unsung documentary series. In this episode, TVOne dives deep into the background of one of the most influential gospel singers of all time, Shirley Caesar. Hailing from humble beginnings in the North Carolina, Ms. Caesar rose to prominence of many decades and even became an internet and hip-hop sensation as her “Hold My Mule” sermon/song was adopted by a new generation. She is one of the all time greats and we know you will agree when you check out this latest installation.

More about Shirley Caesar from Wikipedia:

Beginning recording at the age of 12 in 1951, Shirley Caesar has released over forty albums. She has participated in over 16 compilations and three gospel musicals, Mama I Want to Sing, Sing: Mama 2 and Born to sing: Mama 3. She is also the creator of the #unameit challenge, which occurred during one of her sermon. She opened her eponymous store and plans on using the profits to help others during the holiday season.

 

Caesar’s credits also include a series of commercials for MCI Communications and numerous awards for her recordings. She has won or received 11 Grammy Awards, 14 Stellar Awards, 18 Doves, 1 RIAA gold certification, an Essence Award, McDonald’s Golden Circle Lifetime Achievement Award, NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award, SESAC Lifetime Achievement Award, Rhapsody & Rhythm Award from the National Museum of African American Music, as well as induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. According to Soundscan, she has sold 2.2 million albums since 1991. She has made several notable appearances, including the televised Live from Disney World Night of Joy, the Gospel According to VH1, a White House performance for George Bush, and a speech on the Evolution of Gospel Music to the US Treasury Department. In 2017, Caeser was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy. Full Article

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