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Rapture 7

Carbondale, Illinois, United States | INDIE

Carbondale, Illinois, United States | INDIE
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A graduate of Harvard, Bennie Diggs had a measure of success with his own soul group, Revelation, in the 1970s before moving on to careers as a songwriter, conductor, performer, producer, and manager. Bennie is a profit oriented, enterprising executive with extraordinary vision and demonstrated success in: Production, Management, Sales/Marketing and Bookings. - Rapture 7


Released May 31, 2011, "True Blood: The Complete Third Season" debuted at No. 1 on both the the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart and Nielsen's dedicated Blu-ray disc sales chart for the week ending June 5. And according to Rentrak, the season three set was also the 10th most popular rental title for that same week.

Since September 2010, Rapture 7 has garnered a worldwide audience from their single, "Somebody's Knockin" being featured during the 3rd season finale of True Blood. With DVD sales and rentals continuing to soar, Rapture 7 finds themselves knocking on the doors of over one million loyal and faithful "True Blood" fans! (Source: http://www.the-numbers.com/dvd/charts/weekly/2011/20110703.php) - Variety



November 4, 2010

1. Rapture 7...Security...PARLIAMENT GOSPEL RECORDS
2. Carol Lockridge....Jesus is
3. Stanley Straube.... A Touch of Life - Frank-o Smooth Blog


I made a promise to GOD that I would do a GOSPEL show on the air and that I have done and I started with all Parliament Records Groups like Jewel with Love, Winds of Fate, Chosen, Bishop Joe Simon, Rapture 7 they are truly anointed now every SUNDAY MORNING you can get your praise on in THE GREEN ROOM “The Sunday Morning Gospel Show IS MY NEWEST CREATION I love to inspire – motivate and give people hope especially in these hard times my dream is to bring as many people closer to God through this show give god some time and bless everyone in the world. - AT - Alwayz Therro Magazine


Along with the hype for the new album's release came a boost of exposure for the group, as the "Security" track "Somebody's Knockin'" was featured on the third season finale of HBO's Emmy Award-winning series "True Blood." - The Southern


"The "Rapture 7" project is one of the most interesting projects that I have been involved with "says Ben Weisman. Rapture 7 will captivate fans from Donnie McClurkin, Deitrick Haddon, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp and Jonathon Butlen

Judging from the more than positive response we have received, I'm not alone in my belief."

** Parliament Record Group was started in November 1978 by Ben Weisman, formerly known as a songwriter and music publisher (and owner of several record companies that he started in 1960). Mr. Ben Weisman, is the mastermind behind the highly successful Parliament Records/Parliament Gospel Records and Parliament Entertainment Records. - Parliament Gospel Records


Discography

Parliament Recording Artist, Rapture 7's latest release "Security" feature the single "Somebody's Knocking" as heard on the season 3 finale of True Blood!

* Security
* Somebody's Knocking
* I Never Knew
* The World
* The Greatest Love
* Don't Tale Your Love Away
* He Will Never Leave Your Side
* Save Me
* Won't It Be Wonderful
* Wrapped In His Love

More from Rapture 7:
* "Rapture" featuring the single "All Power"
* "N-Your Love" featuring the single by the same name

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"Somebody's Knockin" on Nearly 1 Million Doors

Released May 31, 2011, "True Blood: The Complete Third Season" debuted at No. 1 on both the the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart and Nielsen's dedicated Blu-ray disc sales chart for the week ending June 5. And according to Rentrak, the season three set was also the 10th most popular rental title for that same week.

Since September 2010, Rapture 7 has garnered a worldwide audience from their single, "Somebody's Knockin" being featured during the 3rd season finale of True Blood. With DVD sales and rentals continuing to soar, Rapture 7 finds themselves knocking on the doors of over one million loyal and faithful "True Blood" fans!

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Rapture 7 was originally formed for the purpose of performing at a local food drive in Carbondale, Illinois, organized by Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. at Southern Illinois University. That initial appearance received such an overwhelmingly positive response from the community, leading to requests for performances at churches, city events, and numerous other venues.

Since that time, the musical ministry of Rapture 7 has grown in popularity and scope. Rapture 7 garnered first place in the nation-wide group competition in Anderson, Indiana. The group went on to receive recognition as “Best Group” at the Illinois Quartet Convention Competition. This increased recognition lead to Rapture 7 opening for talents such as The Williams Brothers, Commissioned featuring Fred Hammond and Marvin Sapp, Ethel Holloway, and other national gospel artist.

Due to their creative abilities and unique style, which includes a gospel, R&B, neo soul, and jazz flavor, Rapture 7 has ventured into many musical arenas including churches, coffee houses, clubs, fair grounds and larger venues. The group’s ability to bridge the gap between gospel and secular is demonstrated in their remake of the Earth, Wind & Fire classic “Keep Your Head to the Sky”. Rapture 7 was recognized at the Eat’m Conference in Las Vegas, where they performed at the legendary Desert Inn and gained the attention of Narada Michael Walden (produced works by Whitney Houston, Temptations and Aretha Franklin’s Freeway of Love). The group’s self-titled CD captured the attention of Parliament Records CEO Ben Weisman, who signed the group to his label and recently released their CD on Parliament Entertainment Records. Rapture 7 recently completed a new CD entitled “Security” which was released fall of 2010.

Rapture 7 takes the message they seek to communicate with their audience very seriously. Their sincere desire is to share their faith with a positive, up-lifting attitude. Rapture 7 strives to give back to the community that has provided them with the tremendous opportunity to touch the hearts and minds of their fellow man through what they love doing…creating music for the soul!

God Bless You & Keep You!
~ ~ Rapture 7