Praise for Live Through It, the new CD from James Fortune & FIYA was solidified today with news that the 2 disc CD scored a #1 debut on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart, in addition to making its initial landing at #13 in top albums on the Billboard 200 chart. This feat marks a career-high for Fortune with his highest first week of sales in his career thus far.
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The WOW Gospel series continues to hold its own as the 2014 edition made its debut at #1 atop the Billboard Gospel Chart and a respectable showing at #26 on the Billboard 200 chart. The 30 song 2 disc set and DVD features music from Gospel’s top artists including Kirk Franklin, Tye Tribbett, Donald Lawrence, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Erica Campbell, Lecrae, Kierra Sheard, Tasha Cobbs, James Fortune and others. WOW Gospel 2014 features new music from Sheri Jones Moffet and Anita Wilson and is available in stores and via digital outlets everywhere.
Billboard Magazine released in Best of 2013 charts and included are the most popular Gospel songs as determined by Nielsen BDS. Anthony Brown’s Testimony takes the top spot, followed by Israel and New Breed’s Its Not Over, Tamela Mann’s Take Me to the King, Tasha Cobbs’ Break Every Chain and Bishop Paul S. Morton’s Your Best Days Yet.
Habakkuk Music celebrates another win as In the Sanctuary, the debut project from the Temple of Deliverance Women’s Choir ascends to #10 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart. while Everybody Praise, the infectious single featuring Carla Tolbert Taylor re enters the Billboard Gospel Songs chart at #25.
The project produced by Derrick Starks and recorded last summer featured stand out performances by the 200 voice ensemble featuring guest appearances by Lisa Page Brooks, Tamela Mann and Karen Clark Sheard.
Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) and Entertainment One (eOne) Music new release “Trailblazers of Gospel Music Live 2013″ debut at #10 on the Billboard Gospel Charts. The album is a collection of live performances from the 2013 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon held on January 18th in Nashville, TN. The album was released on October 22nd and was a milestone for BMI as it was the company’s first ever recording and sets a standard for other performing right organizations. The album features live performances from Pastor Shirley Caesar, Donald Lawrence and Company, Jason and Jonathan Nelson, Kierra Sheard, and more. Recently, BMI held an invitation only release event in Atlanta that featured newly signed artist Anaysha singing the leading single, “Holy One”. The album is produced by music director Joe “Flip” Wilson and Donald Lawrence with BMI’s Catherine Brewton and Wardell Malloy serving as Executive Producers. The compilation is available online and in stores.
Earnest Pugh is in the winner’s circle. His P Man Music Group release “The W.I.N. (Worship In Nassau) Experience” makes its debut at the top of the charts. The CD breaks in at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart and “More of You” climbs to #14 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart.
The W.I.N. (Worship In Nassau) Experience commemorates Pugh’s 20-15 Celebration – twenty years in ministry and fifteen years in the music Industry. The actual recording was recorded live in Nassau and featured noteworthy performances by Evangelist/Pastor Shirley Caesar, Bishop Rance Allen, LeJuene Thompson and Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis. The full length DVD will hit retail in the next couple of weeks.
Read our review of the project here: Earnest Pugh WIN Experience Review
“This is the best gospel mix yet,” Douglas says of the 15-track project that features dynamic performances by Tamela Mann, Ruben Studdard, James Fortune & FIYA, and others. The digital version includes five bonus songs by rising artists such as Kenny Smith and Derrick Horne.
In addition to Zacardi Cortez’ Top Ten radio smash “1 on 1” , the CD features Bryan Wilson’s “It Will Happen” and Ted Winn’s “You Are The Reason.” There’s an amazing mash up between Lalah Hathaway, Zacardi Cortez and Earnest Pugh on “Every Promise.” There are also rare classics such as Rev. Paul Jones’ “I Won’t Complain,” Greg O’Quin’s “I Told The Storm” and “Praises Go Up” by Jimmy Hicks featuring Le’Andria Johnson
Tye Tribbett’s new album “Greater Than” is sweeping across the nation. Gospel fans across the country have took to social media posting their pictures with their hands doing the (>) greater than symbol. This movement has encouraged the body of Christ to believe that GOD is greater than whatever they are dealing with and he can certainly “Turn It Around”. Tye has been the last few weeks promoting the album but sat down with me for a quick chat about his new album, which is currently the #1 Gospel album in the Country.
GOSPElflava: The new album hit stores August 6th, debut at #1 and was one of the most anticipated albums of the year! How does it feel for it to finally be released?
Tye Tribbett: It’s awesome! But yet a humbling experience. It truly felt like the earth is waiting to hear what the next sound or message is.
GOSPELflava: You are known for your energetic and power packed performances. What can people expect when they listen to “Greater Than”?
Tye Tribbett: I truly want each listener to feel like they are on a large carnival “Jesus Float”. This entire album is dedicated to bragging on how great our God is!
GOSPELflava: Since the single, “If He Did It Before” has been released its become an anthem of faith and a declaration for so many. What is the story behind that song?
Tye Tribbett: The story is I wanted to make a bold statement about how Great Our God is. That song was birth out of that desire to proclaim that.
GOSPElflava: How important is your relationship with GOD as it relates to what you feel he wants you to say when you prepare for an album?
Tye Tribbett: VERY important. This album is a direct reflection of my one on one experience with him.
GOSPELflava: You work with incredible musicians and singers who brought such power and passion to this album. When we see you all perform the unity is strong and everyone is in sync. How do you all prepare for each album?
Tye Tribbett: Prayer, rehearsal and focus. Those are key tools for creating this experience that happens on stage when the music, talent and the creativity come together.
GOSPELflava: What’s next for Tye Tribbett?
Tye Tribbett: Well we are looking into a fall tour. We are definitely exploring some real creative ways to share the music and looking into TV and other outlets to share the message.
Current Fan Favorite: “He Turned It”
Tye Tribbett’s “Greater Than” is available online and in stores.
When we posted the rehearsal footage of More of You from Earnest Pugh’s “The W.I.N. (Worship In Nassau) Experience” CD that releases September 17, 2013 on P-Man Records, we knew THEN this song would have definite impact. We weren’t wrong. More of You debuted at #26 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart. The single is also available for download on iTunes and both a live concert video and a typography video of the song were posted.
Recorded live in Nassau, Bahamas in the Grand Ballroom of the Atlantis Hotel, the album commemorates Pugh’s 20-15 Celebration – twenty years in ministry and fifteen years in the music Industry. The project includes the CD and a DVD of the full-length concert that boasted cameos by gospel icon Shirley Caesar, Rance Allen, LeJuene Thompson and the energetic choir, Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis