B.E. 40th ANNIVERSARY COVER GALLERY

nd-1998-JULY

Gospel music has become big business – and BLACK ENTERPRISE was one of the first publications to cover this trend. Recording artists like our July 1998 cover subject CeCe Winans made gospel, or contemporary Christian, the fastest-growing genre and the sixth most popular form of music, beating our jazz and classical. The feature, “Gospel Rides Again,” highlighted artists who brought a new style to gospel with cutting-edge hairstyles and fashions like Yolanda Adams and God’s Property, one of the first to rack up platinum sales – 1 million units each.

Gospel music has become big business – and BLACK ENTERPRISE was one of the first…