JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise

J.J. Hairston and Youthful Praise (affectionately known as YP) continue to make waves in the Gospel Music industry while garnering national and international recognition. Founded in 1991, the once 35-member church choir from Bridgeport, CT has transformed into a Billboard chart topping national gospel artiste.

Recently, J.J. Hairston and YP have garnered much success with the release of “You Deserve It,” an infectious worship song that is taking the nation by storm.

From being named #1 in 2017 by Billboard Magazine on four charts: The Hot Gospel Songs Chart, Hot Gospel Song Artists Chart, the Gospel Air Play Chart, and the Gospel Digital Songs Chart, JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise were nominated for a 2018 Grammy for Best Gospel Performance/Song.

They also were nominated for nine 2018 Gospel Music Stellar Awards and emerged with a total of six: Song of the Year, CD of the Year, Choir of the Year, Urban Inspirational Single of Performance of the Year, Contemporary Choir of the Year and Praise and Worship CD of the Year.

JJ Hairston is the new CEO and founder of Jamestown Music. This new label is exclusively distributed by Nashville-based Entertainment One. Hairston’s goal through this new venture is to continue to develop music that can be used as a tool for audiences everywhere to develop their personal relationship with God.