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 artist. 

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

The single was just 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 and have also been nominated for nine 2018 Gospel Music Stellar Awards. 

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 is to continue to develop music through this new venture that can be used as a tool for audiences everywhere to develop their personal relationship with God.