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Earnest Pugh

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Dove and Stellar Award nominated recording artist Earnest Pugh wants to spend Valentine’s Day with you – all year long. “My fans and supporters show me love 365 days a year,” the five-octave crooner says. “So, I wanted to give them a song to celebrate the loved ones in their lives.” The remake of the classic “You Are So Beautiful” is earning airplay on Adult R&B stations and Pugh just wrapped up a national contest surrounding the song. The grand prizewinner Latasha Kennedy won a dozen roses, a box of chocolates and all six of Pugh’s hit CDs to help make her Valentine’s Day a little lovelier.

As he mentioned previously, Pugh has been feeling the love all year round. His latest CD “The W.I.N. (Worship in Nassau) Experience” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart this past fall and has already produced two big chart hits with the soaring ballad “More of You” and the urban flavored collaboration with J. Moss, “I Believe You Most.” The new single “All Things Through Christ” is a no holds barred, down-home vocal slugfest between Pugh and gospel legend Rance Allen. The dynamic song with a neo-soul doowop groove is making its way up the gospel chart.

Last year, Pugh’s now- classic “I Need Your Glory” (it spent 9 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart) earned special recognition from BMI as one of the most played gospel songs of the year. It was also the year that Pugh made two high-profile duets. He invited the renowned church-wrecker Beverly Crawford to join him on a song he wrote entitled “For My Good.” Then, he hooked up with R&B legend Lalah Hathaway on the inspiring “Every Promise.” Both songs landed on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart and make inroads for Gospel’s Leading Man at Adult R&B radio. Moreover, Pugh is now a record executive. His EPM Music Group label has issued hit projects by Chrystal Rucker, Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis, Charles Butler & Trinity and Keith Williams. After years of licensing his masters to other labels, Pugh’s own albums are now released through his P-Man Record label.