.J. HAIRSTON & YOUTHFUL PRAISE’S#1 HIT “YOU DESERVE IT”CAPTURES BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD AS GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEARTHE SOUL-STIRRING ANTHEM ALSO EARNS ASCAP’S RHYTHM & SOUL AWARD AND HAIRSTON ELECTED RECORDING ACADEMY GOVERNOR
The wins keep coming for gospel superstar J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise. Hairston and his group received their first Billboard Music Award on Sunday for Top Gospel Song for the radio smash, “You Deserve It,“ which spent 24 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Digital Song sales chart. The song and the similarly titled album is the first project on Hairston’s new imprint, JamesTown Music.