JJ Hairston’s Billboard Music Award Win Makes Mike Chandler Rejoice
Rejoice! Musical Soul Food, one of the largest gospel music radio networks in the USA, is congratulating J.J. Hairston of J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise on winning his first Billboard Music Award for his #1 radio smash, “You Deserve It.” Nearly two years after its release, the soaring ballad spent 22 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel Song Sales chart in 2017 and it’s still averaging 600,000 streams a week.
Rejoice! CEO, Mike Chandler, is excited about the good things happening in Hairston’s career (Six Stellar Award wins and a Grammy® nomination earlier this year), including his new syndicated radio program, Youthful Praise with J.J. Hairston., which airs 12-2 PM ET every Saturday on the Rejoice! Musical Soul Food network. “The show is really growing,” says Chandler. “J.J. is a great talent. He’s very personable and people are hearing that through the show which is growing by leaps and bounds. He now has 50 affiliate stations.”