Disneyland Paris


We are beyond thrilled to announce that Jose has recently been cast as SIMBA in Disneyland Paris’ spectacular show, “The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands.”  That said, as of September 5th, Jose will be relocating to France for a 7 month contract.


In this exclusive show, you will be able relive iconic moments from The Lion King film, already popular with thousands of spectators! Get ready for 30 minutes of singing, dancing, and acrobatics as the talented cast entertain you in the state-of-the-art, 1200 seat “Frontierland Theater,” the largest theater in Disneyland, Paris.


“Many don’t know this, but being on Broadway has always been a long time dream/aspiration of mine. More specifically, being cast as Simba in Broadway’s “The Lion King” Musical. That’s why this new venture, while dream adjacent, means so much to me. I may not be Simba on Broadway, but I am SIMBA, nonetheless!

Thank you, Disneyland, Paris, for this awesome opportunity. I couldn’t be more excited and I can’t wait to be able to (finally) bring this character to life.”

McDonald’s Gospelfest 2023

This Mother’s Day weekend, make sure you’re in the building at the 40th Annual McDonald’s Gospelfest, being held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Our very own Dr. Jose E. Figueroa Jr. will be one of this year’s headliners, alongside some of gospel music’s legendary artists, such as Bishop Hezekiah Walker, The Clark Sisters, and Vickie Winans. The night will also be featuring performances by THE Stephanie Mills, Rich Tolbert Jr., and Lorraine Stancil, as well as, an inspiring word by Pastor Jamal Bryant. This will definitely be a night to remember so make sure you GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!


To purchase tickets, go to or call the Box Office at (973)  757-6000.


We are so grateful to A. Curtis Farrow (Emmy-Winning Producer of the McDonald’s Gospelfest) and his team for choosing to include Doc. in what is set to be one of the BIGGEST nights in Gospel music. From being a 2x Gospelfest Winner (2012 & 2014) to now Featured Artist, this is definitely a full circle moment for Doc.



“For the Love of Music” & “Legendary Divas” OUT NOW!!!!

“For the Love of Music” & “Legendary Divas,” the album versions, are AVAILABLE NOW on all streaming platforms!
Get your copies TODAY!!

“Opening Act” Competition – Quarter Finals

Jose has made it into the QUARTER FINALS of the “Opening Act” Competition, presented by Audacy (formerly He needs YOUR help to advance into the Semi Finals!!! In order to advance, he needs to be in the NUMBER 1 spot by Thursday, September 23rd! Can he count on you?

The grand prize winner gets to be the OPENING ACT at this year’s Audacy Concert in the Hollywood Bowl in the Fall! PLUS, they will also receive $10,000! 👏🏽

1. Click HERE
2. Click on “Free Daily Vote.”
3. Sign in with a valid Facebook account!

It’s really that simple!
(NOTE: you can vote once every 24 hours!)

We thank you, in advance, for your continued love and support! Feel free to spread the word! The more votes, the better! Blessings all around! 😉

Signed & Sealed

Mr. Kerry Douglas and Blacksmoke Music Worldwide PROUDLY announce the signing of former “The Voice” contestant, Jose E. Figueroa Jr. Figueroa got his start in the church at an early age and has since used his gift to touch the hearts and lives of people all across the world. Be on the lookout for new music coming very soon! 🎶

Congratulations! He’s on Team Nick!!

THE VOICE — “Blind Auditions” Episode 2003 — Pictured: Jose Figueroa Jr — (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Jose for making it on to NBC’s The Voice.
He is officially a Top 40 contestant and will now be moving on to the next round of the competition – The Battle Round.


After performing in front of the 4 coaches – Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Nick Jonas, Black Shelton – and receiving chair turns from Legend and Jonas, Dr. Jose picked coach Nick. #TeamNick


We’re all rooting for him and we’re so excited to see how his journey unfolds on the show.
Tune into the The Voice every Monday night at 8pm on NBC to see what happens.


The Voice Season 20

“When the time is right, I, the Lord, will make it happen!” – Isaiah 60:22

Dr. Jose will be on The Voice Season 20 and we are so thrilled to be able to finally share this AMAZING news with you all! He is so excited to be able to go on this new journey that God has provided for him and he’s hoping that you will join him.

So make sure you tune into the Season Premiere of @NBCTheVoice on Monday, March 1st to find out what happens! 😊