As Evangelist Dorothy Norwood releases her 52nd recording project on her DNMG label with distribution from Echopark/JDI, the disc receives a warm reception from gospel music fans and makes its debut at number 2 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart. The CD also bows at number 57 on the Billboard Top 200. Journey surpasses her other top seller “Live featuring Northern California G.M.W.A. Mass Choir” which was #3 on the Gospel Albums chart in January 1992.
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Karew Records celebrates the success of David Daughtry as his self titled debut CD bows at #12 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. “On behalf of Bishop J. Drew Sheard and Karen Clark Sheard, everyone at Karew is very excited about David’s project and his debut on the charts,” says Karew’s General Manager, Darrell Thompson. “In the current state of the music industry, it is difficult for established artist to find an audience. Accordingly, it is refreshing to know that as a new artist, consumers are supporting David. We know that as the word of mouth builds, so will future success.”
Michelle Williams celebrates with news of Journey To Freedom earning a spot on both Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums and Top Christian & Gospel Albums charts at #2, as well as making a Top Ten debut on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart at #7. Fueled by the success of Top 10 Gospel Radio hit “Say Yes” (featuring Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland), Journey to Freedom offers both fresh and vibrant musical offerings winning praise from fans across the globe.
Michelle will join Deitrick Haddon as a mentor on the new television series “Fix My Choir,” premiering Wednesday, November 5th at 10 pm ET/PT on Oxygen.
Its official! Fast Forward, the new disc from Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul recording artist The Walls Group makes its debut in the number one position on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart.
The single, “Love On The Radio” peaked at #10 on the Christian/Gospel Chart and continues to go strong on radio while the video has received over 30, 000 views to date.
Franklin shared these words of gratitude. “I can’t find the words to explain how proud I am of The Walls Group and how thankful I am that the public went out and supported both a new group and a new company. I am truly humbled.”
Read our review of the disc here
Catch the Video for Love on the Radio here: The Walls Group Video
Its a #1 debut for Karew Records and Motown Gospel as Graceland, the new disc from Kierra Sheard debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. The album was also #33 on the Billboard 200. Kierra participated in release events in both Atlanta and Charlotte and is making preparation for her 9th annual Bold Right Life convention which takes place on August 7-9 in Detroit.
Read our review of Graceland here: Kierra takes us to Graceland
Bryan Andrew Wilson’s fifth solo CD “The One Percent” makes its debut at the #18 slot on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. This marks his return to the charts since his 1996 solo CD debut “Bryan’s Songs.” Wilson burst on the scene with his impassioned rendition of His Eye is On the Sparrow with the Mississippi Mass Children’s Choir.
Congrats to Ricky Dillard and New G! Amazing, makes a stunning debut at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums Chart and at #1 on the Top Gospel & Christian (combined) Chart, as well as #28 on the Billboard 200. The new disc honors Dillard’s 25th anniversary in ministry and marks the fifth consecutive #1 Gospel album released by Entertainment One Music, following the label’s chart-toppers from Erica Campbell, James Fortune, William McDowell, and Donald Lawrence.
Beverly Crawford’s 7th solo CD “Thank You For All You’ve Done” has debuted in the #1 position on next week’s Billboard Magazine Top Gospel Albums sales chart. “All I can say is thank you God and thank you to all of the people who have bought the CD,” says Crawford. “A number one album is something that I would have never imagined for myself but I’m truly thankful for the support that radio and fans have shown the project and it’s my prayer that the message of the music really encourages and inspires everyone who hears it.”
The Choir Movement is back! Deitrick Haddon and the League of Xtraordinary Worshippers take the music world by storm with a #1 debut on the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart. The self titeld CD also charted at #3 on the Billboard Gospel and Christian Combined Charts and #21 on the Billboard Top 200.
“Wow, this speaks volumes! People still believe in choir music when it’s really good”, said Haddon upon receiving the news. ” My brothers Gerald Haddon, David Haddon & I worked hard to bring something fresh but yet familiar. This confirms that hard work pays off”. Tyscot President Bryant Scott added, “The very first projects Tyscot presented almost 40 years ago were choirs. We built our early legacy with choir music like John P. Kee & New Life Community Choir. Now in 2014, we have teamed back up with Deitrick, who is one of our success stories, to present a CD and DVD which takes choir music to a new stratosphere.
While Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell maintains the #1 spot on the Billboard Gospel Chart for the fourth consecutive week, Heartbeat, Mixed Bag Entertainment’s latest offering from Da’ T.R.U.T.H. makes its debut at #2.
Heartbeat is produced by Grammy winning producers J.R. and Symbolyc One (S1), as well as Justin Ebach, (Newsboys) and Alex Medina. The disc includes performances from Lecrae, Chris August, Isaac Caree, Alexis Spight, Canon, Papa San and Capital Kings.