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This Week’s Top Gospel Albums

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

WOW Gospel 2015 takes the top spot on the charts as we enter the 6th week of the new year with DeWayne Woods’ Life Lessons taking the number 2 spot and Crystal Aikin’s sophomore effort All I Need making its way into the top 10.  The 25 top Gospel Albums are listed below:

  1.  Various Artists                                  WOW Gospel 2015
  2. DeWayne Woods                                Life Lessons
  3. Various Artists                                   Billboard #1 Gospel Hits
  4. Fred Hammond                                  I Will Trust
  5. Tasha Cobbs                                       Grace
  6. Jason Nelson                                      Jesus Revealed
  7. Various Artists                                  WOW Gospel 2014
  8. Crystal Aikin                                     All I Need
  9. J Moss                                                Grown Folks GOspel
  10. VaShawn Mitchell                             Unstoppable
  11. Youthful Praise/JJ Hairston            I See Victory
  12. Bryan Courtney Wilson                    Worth Fighting For
  13. 3 Winans Brothers                            Foreign Land
  14. Jessica Reedy                                    Transparent
  15. Rance Allen Group                            Celebrate
  16. Icon Gospel                                        Icon Gospel
  17. Smokie Norful                                   Forever Yours
  18. The Walls Group                               Fast Forward
  19. Erica Campbell                                  Help
  20. Michelle Williams                              Journey To Freedom
  21. Deitrick Haddon                                Best of Deitrick Haddon
  22. Wess Morgan                                     Livin
  23. Dorothy Norwood                              An Incredible Journey
  24. William McDowell                              Withholding Nothing
  25. Ricky Dillard/New G                         Amazing

This Week’s Top Gospel Albums

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Its a second week in the top spot for RCA Inspiration recording artist Pastor Jason Nelson as Jesus Revealed continues its reign atop the charts.  The top 25 selling Gospel Albums are listed below:

  1. Jason Nelson                          Jesus Revealed
  2. Various Artists                       Billboard #1 Gospel Hits
  3. Fred Hammond                      I Will Trust
  4. Tasha Cobbs                            Grace
  5. Various Artists                        WOW Gospel 2014
  6. Darrell McFadden                   We are DMD
  7. J Moss                                       Grown Folk Gospel
  8. Icon Gospel                               Icon Gospel
  9. Youthful Praise/JJ Hairston  I See Victory
  10. VaShawn Mitchell                    Unstoppable
  11. 3 Winans Brothers                   Foreign Land
  12. Michelle Williams                     Journey To Freedom
  13. Jessica Reedy                           Transparent
  14. Ricky Dillard & New G            Amazing
  15. Rance Allen Group                  Celebrate
  16. William McDowell                   Withholding Nothing
  17. Smokie Norful                          Forever Yours
  18. Doxa                                          Centered
  19. Kierra Sheard                          Graceland
  20. Erica Campbell                        Help
  21. Brian Courtney Wilson           Worth Fighting For
  22. The Walls Group                     Fast Forward
  23. James Fortune and FIYA       Live Through It
  24. Deitrick Haddon                       Best of Deitrick Haddon
  25. Wess Morgan                            Livin

Casey J Live Recording (Recap) + Single Hits Top of Charts

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

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Casey J Live Recording

Date: January 30, 2015

Location: Fresh Start Church- Duluth, GA

Label: Marquis Boone Enterprises/ Tyscot Records

 

Refreshing, Passionate, Energetic, and Anointed are just a few of the words to describe the atmosphere at Fresh Start Church on Friday January 30, 2015. Hundreds lined up outside the sanctuary in expectation for the move of God that was about to take place. Worshippers were greeted by smiling faces as they were ushered into the sanctuary. VIP’s were welcomed with excellence as their names were written on cards in their seats and offered water so their worship experience would be comfortable. Gospel’s elite leaders such as Micah Stampley, Jason Nelson, and VaShawn Mitchell filled the church along with music industry personalities and figures. The sanctuary was decorated with warm colors, trees, and candlelight to create a warm, inviting, and intimate setting. Casey’s personality shined through the building even before she hit the stage. Prior to the recording, guests watched a video where she took the time to thank her entire team for their hard work and labor.

For her debut project Casey assembled and all-star team of musicians, producers, and vocalist. At the helm of the project is Rick Watford (Andrae Crouch, CeCe Winans, Jason Nelson) serving as Musical Director with musicians Natalie Ragins, and Jesse Bond to name a few. Serving as vocal producer is Rachel James of Bridge, Hooks, and Stuff Entertainment (Darwin Hobbs, Ted Winn, Micah Stampley).

For those that don’t know, Casey J. Hobbs is quickly becoming a well-known name in Gospel music. Her breakout single, “Fill Me Up” has reached the top of the Billboard charts and receiving major radio airplay. Worship leaders all over the country have added the song to their praise and worship rotation.

When you meet this spunky educator now artist leader her inviting personality captivates you. Her sincerity and pure heart bleeds through her crystal clear vocals as the lyrics and melodies flow from her spirit. Her energy is infectious and fans will be delighted when they hear the new music she presents. If you ask Casey about her creativity she will tell you that she is a self proclaimed “ Flower Child” and attributes her creativity to her father who died when she was only 5 years old. Casey is no stranger to music. At the age of 12 she joined the Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde and sang with them until she went to college at The University of Georgia.

Worshippers will experience original songs written by Casey such as “The Truth”, “I’m yours”, “Journal” and “Better”. Before each song Casey eloquently explained the meaning behind each song and was very transparent with the audience. She explained that even though she’s a worship leader with a single that’s reached the top of the charts she’s still growing and learning as a worshipper and woman of GOD.

There were several special moments throughout the recording. One tender moment was when Casey’s grandmother joined her to sing the Johnson Oatman Jr. classic hymn “ No Not One”. Casey explained how important it was for her grandmother to join her on this song and how hymns are the foundation of today’s church. In the midst of singing the song, the power of GOD fell in the room and Casey’s grandmother began to pray over her granddaughter and impart wisdom as she takes this next step in her career and ministry. Many found themselves wiping tears from their eyes as they witnessed this young ladies elevation.

In the midst of celebrating the #1 album in the country, Jason Nelson was front and center to celebrate his mentee recording her first album. Casey shared the story of how in prayer one day she began to discover that she was an “orphan”. She had no one to guide her as a worship leader and recording artist. While ministering out of town on the same engagement with Nelson, the two met and he began to impart into her and explained he was called to her ministry. Jason then joined Casey on stage for a song entitled “Have Your Way”. Jason’s smooth and signature vocals flowed wonderfully with Casey’s tone.

Of course the night wouldn’t have been complete without Casey recording her hit “Fill Me Up” written by William Reagan. She explains the song is “ flashback of the true worship experience I remember having during church in my grandmother’s basement”. She explains, ‘the sound isn’t a traditional church sound- it’s worship in its purest form.” Casey says that Israel Houghton has been one of her biggest influences because his music is for everyone and has transcended barriers in Gospel and Christian Music.

Casey’s album entitled “The Truth” is slated to hit stores and digital outlets on April 21, 2015. Her single “Fill Me Up” is currently #1 on Billboard.

 

Album Producers:

Chris Carter and Korey Bowie

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Top Gospel Albums

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Jason Nelson takes the top spot with the release of Jesus Revealed, his sophomore project for RCA Inspiration.  The other top Gospel CDs are listed below

  1. JASON NELSON                              JESUS REVEALED
  2. VARIOUS ARTISTS                        BILLBOARD #1 GOSPEL HITS
  3. FRED HAMMOND                           I WILL TRUST
  4. VARIOUS ARTISTS                        WOW GOSPEL 2014
  5. TASHA COBBS                                 GRACE
  6. J MOSS                                              GROWN FOLKS GOSPEL
  7. YOUTHFUL PRAISE                      I SEE VICTORY
  8. MICHELLE WILLIAMS                 JOURNEY TO FREEDOM
  9. BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON      WORTH FIGHTING FOR
  10. ICON GOSPEL                                ICON GOSPEL
  11. VASHAWN MITCHELL                 UNSTOPPABLE
  12. 3 WINANS BROTHERS                 FOREIGN LAND
  13. THE WALLS GROUP                     FAST FORWARD
  14. ANTHONY EVANS                         REAL LIFE, REAL WORSHIP
  15. ANITA WILSON                             VINTAGE WORSHIP
  16. SMOKIE NORFUL                          FOREVER YOURS
  17. JESSICA REEDY                             TRANSPARENT
  18. ERICA CAMPBELL                        HELP
  19. DEITRICK HADDON                     BEST OF DEITRICK HADDON
  20. WILLIAM MCDOWELL               WITHHOLDING NOTHING
  21. WESS MORGAN                            LIVIN
  22. RANCE ALLEN GROUP              CELEBRATE
  23. VARIOUS ARTISTS                     GREAT WOMEN OF GOSPEL
  24. RICK DILLARD/NEW G             AMAZING
  25. DOROTHY NORWOOD              AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

Bryan Andrew Wilson Video Debuts On Centric TV

Friday, January 30th, 2015

BryanWilsonsinglecoverTurning Away, the hit single from Bryan Andrew Wilson’s The One Percent CD makes it debut in video form on Sunday February 1st on Centric TV’s Lifted program.  The single has placed in the top 15 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart and earned a Stellar Award nomination for Wilson.  A new single, Faithful God is on its way to radio.

Jesus Revealed Bows At #1

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

JasonNelson_JesusRevealedRCA Inspiration and Pastor Jason Nelson celebrate the news of Jesus Revealed, his new CD making its debut at #1 on the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart.  The lead single, I Am is also the #1 song on radio.  “I’m so excited about JESUS Revealed being the #1 CD in the country,” said Jason Nelson. “I always believed it was possible, but experiencing it is amazing. GOD is faithful.”

The Stellar Award winner is currently on the road promoting the CD’s release.

 

This Week’s Top Gospel Albums

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

The Billboard #1 Gospel Hits took the top spot on the Gospel Albums Chart.  Listed below are the top sellers

  1.  Various Artists                                                         Billboard #1 Gospel Hits
  2. Fred Hammond                                                         I Will Trust
  3. Various Artists                                                          WOW Gospel 2014
  4. Tasha Cobbs                                                                Grace
  5. J Moss                                                                           Grown Folks Gospel
  6. Youthful Praise w/ JJ Hairston                          I See Victory
  7. Brian Courtney Wilson                                          Worth Fighting For
  8. VaShawn Mitchell                                                    Unstoppable
  9. Icon Gospel                                                                Icon Gospel
  10. Michelle Williams                                                    Journey to Freedom
  11. Ricky Dillard and New G                                       Amazing
  12. Brittney Wright                                                        Fight 4 U
  13. The Walls Group                                                       Fast Forward
  14. Smokie Norful                                                           Forever Yours
  15. 3 Winans Brothers                                                  Foreign Land
  16. Jessica Reedy                                                           Transparent
  17. Erica Campbell                                                         Help
  18. Dorothy Norwood                                                  An Incredible Journey
  19. Rance Allen Group                                                 Celebrate
  20. Wess Morgan                                                            Livin
  21. James Fortune & FIYA                                         Live Through It
  22. William McDowell                                                  Withholding Nothing
  23. Beverly Crawford                                                   Thank You For All You’ve Done
  24. Tasha Page Lockhart                                             Here Right Now
  25. Donnie McClurkin                                                   Duets

Top 25 Gospel Albums

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Fred Hammond’s I Will Trust holds on to the top spot as Brian Courtney Wilson makes his debut at number 2 on the the Soundscan Top 25 Gospel Albums Chart for this week.  Fred Hammond I Will Trust

  1.  Fred Hammond                          I Will Trust
  2. Brian Courtney Wilson             Worth Fighting For
  3. Tasha Cobbs                                  Grace
  4. Various Artists                            WOW Gospel 2014
  5. J Moss                                              Grown Folks Gospel
  6. Youthful Praise/JJ Hairston  I See Victory
  7. VaShawn Mitchell                       Unstoppable
  8. Smokie Norful                               Forever Yours
  9. Erica Campbell                             Help
  10. Michelle Williams                       Journey To Freedom
  11. The Walls Group                          Fast Forward
  12. 3 Winans Brothers                      Foreign Land
  13. Icon Gospel                                   Icon Gospel
  14. Jessica Reedy                               Transparent
  15. The Rance Allen Group            Celebrate
  16. Wess Morgan                                Livin
  17. Lynda Randle                              Ageless Hymns
  18. Ricky Dillard & New G              Amazing
  19. Jimmy Greene                             Beautiful Life
  20. Tasha Page-Lockhart                Here Right Now
  21. William McDowell                      Withholding Nothing
  22. Various Artists                            Motown Christmas
  23. James Fortune & FIYA            Live Through It
  24. Donnie McClurkin                      Duets
  25. Deitrick Haddon                         Best of Deitrick Haddon

 

Andrea Helms Makes Debut In Billboard Top Ten

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

HelmsDream Records must be doing some hand clapping of their own as Clap Your Hands,  the new release of Andrea Helms makes its debut at #6 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  Helms captured the hearts of many with her performances during Season 4 of BET’s Sunday Best television show.  She continues to tour across the country with upcoming stops in Philly, Cleveland, Columbus and Tampa, Florida.

JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Hit #1 On Billboard

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

SHIRTEDIT_MG_7911Its a victorious celebration as JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise’s 7th CD I See Victory which made its debut at #2 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart rises to the #1 spot.  Youthful Praise has and continues to be a dominant force  delivering songs of celebration including After This, Incredible God, Incredible Praise, Deliverer and Awesome God.  Hairston and YP will perform Bless Me on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel on Sunday, November 23rd.