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This Week’s Billboard Top 10 Gospel CDs: Two Gospel Rappers Take Top Spots
For the first time in years two Gospel rappers sit on top of the Billboard Gospel charts. Lecrae and Canon hold the coveted spots. For Lecrae this is his 6th straight week on top of the charts. Since appearing on top of the Billboard Top 200, Lecrae along with his label Reach Records has proven Gospel Hip Hop is here to stay. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | October 20, 2014
This Week’s Billboard Top 10 Gospel CDs: Michelle Williams Debuts at #2, Lecrae #1
This week rapper Lecrae has shocked the world by not only debuting on top of the Christian/Gospel chart, but also on top of the secular Billboard Top 200. Only a handful of Christian Contemporary artists have ever achieved this, and no Gospel artist has ever outsold the music industry debuting #1 in the top 200 until now. The album sold 88,000 copies in it’s first week, trumping his 2012 ‘Gravity’ release where he debuted first weeks sales of 72,000 copies. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | September 22, 2014
Kierra Sheard Debuts New CD “Graceland” #1 On Billboard Chart
Kierra Sheard’s fifth studio album, GRACELAND, debuted at number one on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart and number 33 on the Top 200 chart this week. “Mainstream, urban gospel, contemporary are all labels that could definitely fit the description of her new album,” says Latrea Morrow from Chicago Gospel Music Examiner. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | August 1, 2014
STEPHEN B. STEWARD EARNS FIRST BILLBOARD TOP TEN WITH DEBUT ALBUM “ENTER YOUR GATES”
New artist Stephen B. Steward has earned his first Top Ten with the release of his debut album, ENTER YOUR GATES entering at #10 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart this week. This impressive debut marks the highest first week chart position for a new male solo gospel artist this year to date and first top ten for their independent label GS Records LLC with distribution via Central South Distribution. Marketing and publicity efforts powered by The J. Hardy Agency. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | May 30, 2014
J.J. HAIRSTON & YOUTHFUL PRAISE HIT ITUNES TUESDAY WITH HOT NEW TOP 30 HIT “IT PUSHED ME”
The Stellar Award nominated urban inspirational music ensemble J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise hits iTunes Tuesday, May 6th with its hot new Top 30 radio smash “It Pushed Me.” The upbeat, motivational track anchors the group’s forthcoming seventh CD “I See Victory” (Evidence/Light Records) that releases across the globe on August 5th. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | May 6, 2014
This Week’s Billboard Top 10 Gospel CDs: Erica Campbell on Top as Bleeding Threatens Vocal Chords
This week one half of Mary Mary, sister Erica Campbell spends her fourth week at #1 on the Billboard Gospel charts. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | April 28, 2014
GRAMMY®-NOMINATED KARI JOBE’S MAJESTIC DEBUTS AT #1 ON MULTIPLE CHARTS
Last week GRAMMY-nominated worship leader Kari Jobe released her third label project Majestic (Capitol CMG) to rave reviews and fan response. This full-length, all new live album debuted at No. 1 on three Billboard charts including the Christian Contemporary Album, Praise & Worship and Christian Digital Album charts. Majestic also debuted at No. 4 on the Overall Digital Album chart and earned Jobe her second Billboard Top 200 Top 15 debut at No. 12. Majestic is also available as a full-length live concert DVD. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | April 7, 2014
Dr. Bobby Jones Debuts at #5 On Billboard, His Highest Debut Ever!
After over three decades of introducing the best and brightest names in gospel music to the globe via his weekly BET “Bobby Jones Gospel” (the longest running show in cable TV history), Dr. Bobby Jones is reminding the world that he’s a Grammy Award winning recording artist too. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | April 3, 2014
This Week’s Billboard Top 10 Gospel CDs: Lisa Knowles and The Brown Sisters Debut in Top 10
This week’s Billboard charts saw little movement among the top 3 spots, but after that things get interesting. Wow Gospel 2014 stays at #1, followed by James Fortune at #2. Tamela Mann stays at #3 after 85 weeks on the charts! Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | March 31, 2014
Tamela Mann Scores Back-To-Back #1 Singles With “I Can Only Imagine” Grabbing The Top Spot At Gospel Radio This Week
GRAMMY®-Award Nominated Vocalist TAMELA MANN continues her chart-topping success on Billboard’s gospel radio chart this week with her powerful worship ballad “I Can Only Imagine” landing at No. 1. This marks the second consecutive No. 1 single for Tamela following her mega-hit “Take Me To The King,” which spent 24 weeks in the top slot. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | March 19, 2014