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Shirley Caesar Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Shirley Caesar, eleven-time Grammy winner and famed gospel singer, received the 2,583rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 26th.

The singer, who recently saw her fiftieth anniversary as a solo artist, “is known as a musical trailblazer who has influenced a wide range of artists across genres,” said Leron Gubler, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which oversees the Walk of Fame. “Her career has made an indelible mark on American music and the sounds of gospel.”

Over the course of her career, Caesar recorded over 40 albums, including “No Charge,” “Hold My Mule,” “Jesus I Love Calling Your Name,” “I Remember Mama” and “He’s Working It Out For You.” She has also performed for every president of the United States since Jimmy Carter.SHIRLEY CAESAR (r)

The famed First Lady of Gospel has continued her history of success with her newest album “Fill This House,” which dropped on June 3rd. The album quickly made its way to #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart.

In addition to the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Caesar has been honored in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and has also received 18 Dove Awards, which are given to honor outstanding achievement in the Christian music industry, and 14 Stellar Awards, awards that are given to gospel music artists, writers, and industry professionals. During the star ceremony, fellow gospel singers Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin also spoke in front of The Fonda Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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