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Positive Vibes Only: Imen Siar Spins Negativity Into Something More Uplifting In Her "Glitter And Gold" Performance
Imen Siar looks to reframe negativity in her life — and help you do the same — with a radiant performance of "Glitter And Gold" in this episode of Positive Vibes Only.
London-based singer/songwriter Imen Siar's new single, "Glitter and Gold," is a celebration of individuality. Born to a Muslim family and growing up in England, Siar didn't always fit in with her classmates at school, and she says she often faced bullying.
"I made the decision at a young age to try to put a positive spin on the negative moments in my life," she explains in a statement. "I wanted my lyrics to be able to empower listeners to do the same, without fear."
In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, watch Siar's irrepressible performance of "Glitter and Gold," which celebrates some elements of her heritage. She filmed her performance in front of the Duomo in Milan, Italy — the country where she was born — surrounded by tourists and cathedral-goers. In the middle of the crowded square, Siar confidently sings her song's message, a smile on her face.
"Glitter and Gold" was Siar's first-ever songwriting effort, and she says that the line "Turning it all to glitter and gold/ I'mma be going" is her favorite of its lyrics.
"'Glitter and Gold' was my first attempt at songwriting, and I wanted it to reflect my journey," she explains. "How my view on life itself has changed, and how it's made me the confident person I am today."
Press play on the video above to watch Siar's uplifting message of self-confidence and positivity, and keep checking GRAMMY.com for more episodes of Positive Vibes Only.
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Positive Vibes Only: AMEN Music Offers Up A Spiritual Home In A Joyful Performance Of "Holy Ghost"
Dante Bowe-led worship collective AMEN Music preaches about the power of the holy spirit on their new song "Holy Ghost."
AMEN Music are ready to worship on their new song "Holy Ghost." Against a backdrop of hundreds of lit candles, the contemporary Christian act leads a crowd in singing the praises of the holy spirit in this special performance for Positive Vibes Only.
"Our teacher, my keeper, my all and all/ Thank God for the Holy Ghost/ Sticks closer than a brother and he won't let go/ Thank God for the Holy Ghost/ Completes us and fills us to overflow/ Thank God for the Holy Ghost/ He endows us with power, now the world will know/ Thank God for the Holy Ghost," founder Dante Bowe preaches as he encourages the audience to raise their hands in the air and sing along.
Led by Bowe, the worship collective recently released their debut album, In the Light, featuring 13 rapturous live performances including "Hero," "Come As You Are," "Beautiful (Spontaneous)" and "Jesus We Love You" in addition to "Holy Ghost."
Prior to founding AMEN Music, Bowe snagged six GRAMMY nominations at the 2022 ceremony, including three separate nods in the Best Gospel Song/Performance category. (His own songs "Voice of God" featuring Steffany Gretzinger and Chandler Moore and "Joyful" earned the singer his first two nods, while co-writing Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music's "Wait on You" scored him a third.)
Ultimately, he won his first GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album as a writer on Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music's collaborative record Old Church Basement. Earlier this year, he was nominated for a seventh time — this time for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song as a guest artist and co-writer on Crowder's "God Really Loves Us."
Press play on the video above to watch AMEN Music's jubilant performance of "Holy Ghost" and check back to GRAMMY.com for more new episodes of Positive Vibes only.
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Positive Vibes Only: Stephen Stanley Surrenders His "Reckless Heart" In This Performance Of "Whatever It Takes"
Christian rocker Stephen Stanley is ready to turn his heart over to a higher power on his vulnerable hit "Whatever It Takes."
Stephen Stanley knows the struggle it takes to turn his heart over to a higher power. The Christian rocker's latest viral hit "Whatever It Takes" details just how far he's willing to go, even as he's plagued by self-doubt, slow progress and past transgressions.
"'Cause I've been reckless with my heart, no/ I'm falling apart, I don't wanna be the same/ I need you to be the change/ I surrender all I am, I know I've made mistakes/ But the past will wash away/ I'll do whatever it takes," he vows in his trademark throaty growl over tenacious power chords.
In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, the Capitol Christian Music Group signee delivers a powerful performance of his latest single, which begins in dreary grayscale before being injected with punchy splashes of color as he arrives at the song's triumphant bridge.
"Whatever It Takes" is featured on Stanley's debut full-length Divided Frame of Mind, which also includes previously released fan favorites like "Rest In The Father," "The Heat" and "Note to Self" featuring Riley Clemmons.
On the album, the singer isn't afraid to face his demons and dive into the realities of mental health struggles and internal anguish. As he explained in a press statement, "Sometimes you have to go to that dark place to find the light."
Press play on the video above to watch Stanley's moving performance of "Whatever It Takes" and check back to GRAMMY.com for more new episodes of Positive Vibes only.
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Positive Vibes Only: Watch Cody Carnes Find A "Firm Foundation" Through God In This Acoustic Performance
On the lead single from his new album, "Firm Foundation (He Won't)," contemporary worship singer Cody Carnes finds solace in his relationship with Jesus Christ, even during the most unprecedented times.
The past few years have been anything but ordinary. But even in the height of mayhem, contemporary worship singer Cody Carnes has leaned on Jesus. If anything, his faith and comfort in God — the "Firm Foundation" in his life — have only gotten stronger.
"I've still got joy in chaos/ I've got peace that makes no sense," Carnes sings in the first verse of "Firm Foundation (He Won't)." "So, I won't be going under/ I'm not held by my own strength/ 'Cause I build my life on Jesus/ He's never let me down."
In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, Carnes delivers a stripped-down performance of "Firm Foundation" from an open field at dusk.
"Firm Foundation," which he originally released in 2021, inspired his upcoming live album of the same name, which just arrived on Aug. 25. On Instagram, Carnes revealed, "These songs were written in uncertain times in the last few years, but they contain the certain hope of Jesus."
Later this year, Carnes will join his wife, Kari Jobe, and Christian rock musician Martin Smith on The Blessing Tour through Europe. The shows will begin on Oct. 20 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and end on Nov. 19 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Press play on the video above to watch Cody Carnes's soothing performance of "Firm Foundation (He Won't)," and check back to GRAMMY.com every Sunday for more new episodes of Positive Vibes Only.
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Positive Vibes Only: Anna Golden Goes From "Glory To Glory" During This Empowering Performance Of Her New Track
Christian singer Anna Golden praises God for uplifting her potential in this performance of "Glory to Glory," a B-side from her newest album, 'Church (Live).'
As a child, Christian singer Anna Golden spent her days in and out of audition rooms trying to get her big break — until she realized the spotlight (and its pressure) wasn't her calling.
"I loved leading worship because none of the attention was on me — all the glory is directed to God," Golden revealed in a press statement. And on her new song, "Glory to Glory," that proud, unwavering appreciation for God is front and center.
"There's so much more than we have seen/ You said through us, You'll do greater things," Golden declares in the second verse. "A fresh revival, there's a beckoning/ We've been here a while, and it's just the beginning."
In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, watch Golden deliver an encouraging performance of "Glory to Glory," receiving additional support from a choir as she delivers her testimony to a live audience.
"Glory to Glory" is a B-side from Golden's latest album, Church (Live) — which arrived Aug. 11 via TeeLee Records, an imprint of Motown Gospel owned by GRAMMY Award-winning singer Tasha Cobbs Lenoard.
On Sept. 7 and 8, Golden will perform two shows in Missouri at gospel musician Todd Galberth's Encounter Nights.
Press play on the video above to hear Anna Golden praise God with this inspiring performance of "Glory to Glory," and check back to GRAMMY.com every Sunday for more new episodes of Positive Vibes Only.