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The RIAA certified platinum-selling praise and worship ensemble, Shekinah Glory Ministry has earned a Stellar Award (Gospel music’s answer to the Grammy Awards) in the category of Contemporary Choir of the Year for their latest double CD, “Refreshed By Fire” (Kingdom Records).

The ceremony took place at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and will make its television broadcast debut on The GMC Channel on February 11, 2012 @ 7: 00 PM EST. Visit for further information.

Released last fall, “Refreshed By Fire” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums sales chart – their second #1 debut. The CD also came in at #2 on Billboard’s Christian/ Gospel chart, #12 on the Independent chart, #61 on the Top 200 pop chart and #59 on the Current Albums chart. The live DVD version of the CD was also a Top 10 debut and continues to sell briskly. The majestic ballad “Just For Me” became a Top 20 radio hit and the video of the song has received almost 200,000 YouTube views. The group’s success is currently profiled in the February 2012 issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine.

Kingdom Records is a leader in African-American praise and worship music with hits such as Shekinah Glory Ministry’s 2001 breakthrough smash, “Praise is What I Do.” The million-selling SGM is not a choir. It’s a dynamic ensemble of psalmists, minstrels, and banner bearers who perform “under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. “ Their Hebrew name means “the glorified presence of God.” Their CDs Praise Is What I Do (#5 peak Top Gospel Albums) and Shekinah Glory Ministry Live (#3 peak Top Gospel Albums – 103 weeks on the chart) were both certified gold in 2005 and 2008 respectively. They also have three gold or platinum DVDs to their credit. In explaining Shekinah Glory Ministry’s success, Apostle H. Daniel Wilson, the group’s founder and visionary, says, “We put worship on wax and God just blew on it.” Visit for more information on Shekinah Glory Ministry and other exciting artists.

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