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(Hollywood, CA)  Recently awarded Gold & Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America® (RIAA) – to certify over a million albums sold of “Awaken My Love” (Brent’s Grammy-winning collaboration with rap superstar Childish Gambino), features in the blockbuster DreamWorks movie “Trolls World Tour” (starring Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick & Mary J. Blige), coveted admission into the Screen Actors Guild, and a recent Billboard #1 plaque for his contributions to the Trolls World Tour movie soundtrack, 2020 has been quite the year for gospel star Brent Jones!  To add to this spectacular year, Starbucks is now featuring Brent Jones & Donald Hayes’ “It’s Christmas Time Baby” classic on its 2020 Christmas playlist!

Co-written by jazz and gospel sax legend Donald Hayes, Starbucks “Coffee Loves Music” has played an essential role in the Starbucks experience for over 40 years. With over 21,000 retail stores around the globe, the coffee giant is the leader in music curation, handpicking a select group of unique and compelling artists from a broad range of genres who will resonate with our customers.

“What an honor to be selected by Starbucks for inclusion on their prestigious 2020 Christmas music playlist! And a very special thank you to my co-writer, the amazing jazz & gospel legend Donald Hayes, for affording me this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I am always excited and honored to share my musical gifts beyond the four walls of the church to let the world know that Jesus is the reason for the season.” says Brent Jones

Singer/songwriter extraordinaire, who’s pioneering work with his urban group Brent Jones & T.P. Mobb set the stage for Kirk Franklin and urban contemporary gospel, JDI artist Brent Jones’ upcoming new CD “Nothing Else Matters” is the highly anticipated follow-up to “Open Your Mouth and Say Something”, which topped the Billboard charts for over 54+ weeks, earning widespread critical acclaim and multiple award nominations including the 2019 Dove Award and 2019 Stellar Award.

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