Archive for the ‘Billboard Charts’ Category

Michael Bethany Makes Debut In Top 5 on Billboard

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Bethany Album CoverMichael Bethany’s solo debut Yours Forever makes its entrance in the Top 5 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  Bethany shared these words of appreciation, “”WOW”, I am always grateful to God for the opportunity He gives ordinary people to accomplish great things in the kingdom.  This has been a long journey, and along the way, I dealt with issues of if this was what I should be doing, was I even good enough to do this and the associated doubts and discouragement that comes along with the process.  I was quickly humbled when I realized that none of this is about me and I clung to God’s promises.  When it all boils down, the answer is simple, honor God, stay in His word and hold to His promises. He will come through.”

Bethany continues touring in support of the CD’s release with scheduled stops bringing him to the midwest and east coast in late Summer and early Fall.

Virtue Releases Lyric Video For Miracle

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Virtue Sings Clark SistersFresh from their tribute performance to the legendary Clark Sisters at the Essence Festival, Virtue releases a lyric video for their top 30 radio hit Miracle.  I’m Looking For a Miracle was written by Elbernita Twinkie Clark and originally recorded by the Clark Sisters on their 1980 Is My Living In Vain LP.  The women of Virtue made the song a part of Fearless, their seventh studio project.

“Miracle” has spent more than 6 consecutive weeks in the Top 30 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart .

William Murphy Gets His First Number 1

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

William Murphy-Demonstrate-Album coverRCA Inspiration celebrates as Demonstrate, the new CD from Grammy nominated Bishop William Murphy takes a bow this week at #1 on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart.  The album was recorded before a live audience at The Church at Chapel Hill in Douglasville, Georgia and marks the singer/songwriter’s fifth solo project.

 

Murphy could not contain his excitement with the news, “I’m extremely grateful to God, and to every person, who’s helped to make my new CD/DVD, DEMONSTRATE, #1! Your love and your support is Divine, and I pray that every song helps you to encounter God’s Presence, over and over, and over again.”

Jekalyn Carr’s The Life Project Set For August Release

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Jekalyn Carr 2Jekalyn Carr is ready for the world to hear the music from her third album, The Life Project, which hits stores and digital outlets on August 5th.  You’re Bigger, the first single from the project continues its reach on Gospel radio hitting number 2 on both the BDS and Mediabase charts, and the live video has garnered some 185,000 views in a month.  Essence Magazine named Carr one of Gospel’s 15 artists to watch.

The Life Project is Carr’s first live project and she took time to talk to GOSPELflava about the CD and what inspires her to keep on going, read our interview here: The Rising Star of Jekalyn Carr

Deon Kipping Charts At Number 1

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Deon Kipping_SomethingToTalkAbout_AlbumCover_FINALRCA Inspiration joins singer/songwriter Deon Kipping in celebrating his first number one debut on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart with Something To Talk About.  The 15 track CD is Kipping’s third release and immediately follows his 2012 hit album I Just Want To Hear You.  The album’s success is fueled by hit radio singles Place Called Victory and By Myself.

GOSPELflava spoke with Kipping on the inspiration behind the music here : In Tune With Deon Kipping

Charles Butler & Trinity Make It To Number 2

Monday, June 13th, 2016

CharlesButler-MakeIt2Make It, the second project from DMV based Stellar nominated contemporary Gospel group Charles Butler and Trinity bows at #2 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  Trinity, founded by Butler in 1997 has shared the stage with some of Gospel music’s greatest artists in addition to appearances at the White House, The March on Washington Anniversary celebration and having served as the backing ensemble on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel program for eight years.

The group made their national debut with the release of Better  for Earnest Pugh’s EPM Music Group label in 2014.  That album peaked at #7 on the Billboard Chart and garnered a Stellar nomination for the group.  The group recently signed with Anointed Sounds Records for the release of their sophomore project.  Their first single and title track Make It continues to dominate the radio charts, making its way into the top 40.

 

Billboard’s Top 10 Albums

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

WOW GOSPEL 2016 Cover

Billboard’s Top 10 Albums in Gospel for the Week of June 18 puts WOW Gospel 2016 at the top, bumping Livre’s Jericho from the number one spot. Bri Babineaux’s Keys To My Heart sees the biggest gain jumping from #21 last week to #6 this week.  And Jonathan McReynolds’ Life Stages Two, makes its way back in the Top 10 slots. (more…)

LIVRE Takes Top Spot On Billboard Chart

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

LivreOnce again, the principle of good things come to those who wait is both evidenced and reinforced.  After a two year wait,Ajanee Hambrick, Ariel Malloy, Malik Spence, Kenneth Williams and Richard Tolbert known collectively as urban worship group LIVRE bring forth Jericho: Tribe of Joshua,  their long awaited debut CD and the album takes the #1 spot on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart.

 “They said it couldn’t be done and gave us all the reasons why NOT,” explains MBK Entertainment CEO Jeff Robinson.  “But my GOD said ‘Not So!’.  This could be the sweetest number one I’ve ever been a part of.”

Propelled by their hit radio single Everything’s Coming Up Jesus, Jericho: Tribe of Joshua also features guest performances by Mali Music and Jason Nelson.

 

Pastor Dale Sanders Celebrates Release of Termites In The Church

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Sanders and Son1Noted pastor, preacher extraodinare and singer Dale J Sanders celebrated the release of Termites in the Church, the book that served as the inspiration behind his Billboard radio hit, You Win on Saturday, May 28th in Kenner, Louisiana at the Triumph Kingdom Builders Missionary Baptist Church pastored by his father, Reverend Leroy Sanders, Sr. The elder Sanders joined Pastor Dale along with members of the Sanders family for the occasion.

Termites in the Church offers a first hand account of Pastor Leroy Sanders service as pastor of a multi-site congregation for some 40 years, then encountering  a false accusation, arrest, trial and  public humiliation by the members of his own congregation. Pastor Dale shares a redeeming message of hope in the midst of tragedy, “what the devil meant for evil, God meant for good.  We are living witnesses that God can turn around any situation and give you a testimony of triumph even in the midst of what seems to be a tumultuous time.”

The Termites promotional tour having made stops across Louisiana and Houston, Texas will make its way to the Midwest before heading for the East Coast this fall.

Tim Bowman Bows At #1 On Billboard

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

TimBowmanJr_LISTEN_COVERTim Bowman Jr. celebrates his debut release Listen as it makes its entry at #1 on the Billboard Gospel albums chart.  The CD, produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkinson his Lifestyle Music Group label was heavily fueled by the radio single, I’m Good.

Bowman had this to say: “I can’t put it into words how this moment feels! My very first #1 album! It’s been a long road but now, more importantly than anything; the world can begin to hear what we have been working on! God is great!”

Jerkins echoed with his sentiments: “Listen is an incredible album from start to finish. We wanted to create a project that transcends a single genre, and we put our passion and heart into it and gave it to God.”