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Any Given Sunday Bows at Number 1

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Inspired People/Motown Gospel recording artist Pastor Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago are all smiles as their sophomore release Any Given Sunday PastorCharlesJenkinsAlbumCovermakes its debut at #1 on the Billboard Gospel Chart.

“It’s no easy feat to follow up a #1 album with another #1 regardless of genre,” says Larry Blackwell, Motown Gospel Vice President/ General Manager. “We congratulate Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago on this significant achievement. More importantly `Any Given Sunday’ continues the vital legacy and rich heritage of Chicago choir music.”

Casey J Continues Strong Showing At Radio

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Bobby Jones Gospel -Day 1, Show 1Casey J continues her radio reign as Fill Me Up makes its return to the #1 spot on the radio chart for the 6th week.  The song is the anchor of her debut CD The Truth which hits stores and digital outlets on April 21st.

GOSPELflava was in the audience for this live recording and magnetic night of praise at the Fresh Start Church where she serves as Worship Leader (see our recap here) .

This Week’s Top Gospel CDs

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

CompilationsJasonNelson_JesusRevealed are the people’s choice as WOW GOSPEL continues to dominate the charts holding both the #1 and #2 spot this week with the Billboard #1 Gospel Hits from eOne holding on at number 5. Fred Hammond, Jason Nelson, Tasha Cobbs, 3 Winans Brothers and cousins Dorinda Clark Cole and J Moss round out the top 10.  The rest of the week’s top Gospel CD’s are listed below:

 

1 VARIOUS ARTIST WOW GOSPEL 2015
2 VARIOUS ARTISTS WOW GOSPEL 2014
3 COBBS*TASHA GRACE
4 HAMMOND*FRED I WILL TRUST
5 VARIOUS ARTISTS BILLBOARD #1 GOSPEL HITS
6 NELSON*JASON JESUS REVEALED
7 CLARK-COLE*DORINDA LIVING IT
8 MOSS*J GROWN FOLKS GOSPEL
9 3 WINANS BROTHERS FOREIGN LAND
10 GGC VOLUME 1 GGC VOLUME 1
11 GGC VOLUME 2 GGC VOLUME 2
12 BROOKLYN TABERNACLE CHOIR PRAY
13 MCDOWELL*WILLIAM WITHHOLDING NOTHING
14 YOUTHFUL PRAISE FEAT. J.J. HAI I SEE VICTORY
15 ICON GOSPEL ICON GOSPEL
16 CAMPBELL*ERICA HELP
17 REEDY*JESSICA TRANSPARENT
18 MITCHELL*VASHAWN UNSTOPPABLE
19 NORFUL*SMOKIE FOREVER YOURS
20 RANCE ALLEN GROUP*THE CELEBRATE
21 DR. LARRY D. REID THE SET
22 HADDON*DEITRICK BEST OF DEITRICK HADDON
23 AIKIN*CRYSTAL ALL I NEED
23 WILLIAMS*MICHELLE JOURNEY TO FREEDOM
25 MORGAN*WESS LIVIN’

This Week’s Top Gospel Albums

Monday, March 16th, 2015

We see a lbrooklyn-tabernacle-choir_pray-300x300ittle change on the charts as Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir’s Pray CD takes the #2 spot on the charts.  Also, The Set from Dr. Larry Reid and the Breakthrough Singers makes its way into the top ten.  Damien Sneed’s Broken To Minister gets in the top 50 making its debut at #36.  The Top 25 CDs in Gospel Music are listed below

 

 

 

  1. Various Artist                                                      WOW GOSPEL 2015
  2. Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir                               Pray
  3. Various Artist                                                      WOW GOSPEL 2014
  4. Tasha Cobbs                                                         Grace
  5. Various Artist                                                       Billboard #1 Gospel Hits
  6. Fred Hammond                                                    I Will Trust
  7. Jason Nelson                                                         Jesus Revealed
  8. Dorinda Clark Cole                                               Living It
  9. J Moss                                                                   Grown Folk Gospel
  10. Dr. Larry Reid                                                      The Set
  11. 3 Winans Brothers                                                Foreign Land
  12. DeWayne Woods                                                   Life Lessons
  13. Wess Morgan                                                        Livin
  14. Erica Campbell                                                     Help
  15. Youthful Praise w/ JJ Hairston                         I See Victory
  16. William McDowell                                                Withholding Nothing
  17. Icon Gospel                                                           Icon Gospel
  18. Jessica Reedy                                                       Transparent
  19. GGC Volume 1                                                      GGC Volume 1
  20. VaShawn Mitchell                                                Unstoppable
  21. Rance Allen Group                                                Celebrate
  22. Ben Tankard                                                         Full Tank 2.0
  23. GGC Volume 2                                                      GGC Volume 2
  24. Smokie Norful                                                       Forever Yours
  25. Deitrick Haddon                                                    Best of Deitrick

The Set From Dr. Larry Reid Lands In Billboard Top 10

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Larry Reid The SetDr. Larry Reid and the Breakthrough Singers caught our attention with Better Than Ever from his debut CD, Work Me Over.  He then took his group to places near and far and developed a set of music that the group delivered during their concert performances.  The music was so well received that Reid decided to press, package and deliver it to his fans.  Thus, The Set was born.  Led by excitement generated from the lead single Can’t Take God From Me, The Set made its debut on March 3rd and landed in the top ten on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums charts.

This Week’s Top Gospel Albums

Monday, March 9th, 2015

WOW GospeWOW 2014l leads off at the top of the charts this week with the 2015 edition in the number 1 and the 2014 edition in the number 2 spot followed by another chart topping  week for Dorinda Clark Cole’s sophomore effort for Light/eone.  The top Gospel albums for this week are listed below:

 

 

 

  1. Various Artists                         WOW Gospel 2015
  2. Various Artists                         WOW Gospel 2014
  3. Dorinda Clark Cole                   Living It
  4. Tasha Cobbs                             Grace
  5. Fred Hammond                        I Will Trust
  6. Various Artists                         Billboard #1 Gospel Hits
  7. 3 Winans Brothers                   Foreign Land
  8. Jason Nelson                             Jesus Revealed
  9. J Moss                                        Grown Folks Gospel
  10. Youthful Praise/JJ Hairston   I See Victory
  11. DeWayne Woods                       Life Lessons
  12. Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir     Pray
  13. VaShawn Mitchell                     Unstoppable
  14. Jessica Reedy                            Transparent
  15. Icon Gospel                                Icon Gospel
  16. Rance Allen Group                    Celebrate
  17. William McDowell                     Withholding Nothing
  18. Erica Campbell                          Help
  19. Michelle Williams                     Journey To Freedom
  20. Smokie Norful                          Forever Yours
  21. Wess Morgan                           Livin
  22. Ben Tankard                            Full Tank 2.0
  23. Bryan Courtney Wilson          Worth Fighting For
  24. The Walls Group                      Fast Forward
  25. Ricky Dillard/New G              Amazing

 

This Week’s Top Gospel Albums

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Dorinda newGoing into the eighth week of the year, WOW GOSPEL 2015 holds on to the #1 spot on the Top Gospel Albums Chart followed by the debut of Living It, the sophomore CD from Dorinda Clark Cole.  Jason Nelson, Dewayne Woods, Crystal Aikin and Brooklyn Tabernacle all make strong showings to round out the top tier.  Listed below are the top 25:

  1. Various Artists                                               WOW GOSPEL 2015
  2. Dorinda Clark Cole                                         Living It
  3. Tasha Cobbs                                                    Grace
  4. Fred Hammond                                               I Will Trust
  5. Various Artists                                                 Billboard #1 Gospel Hits
  6. Various Artists                                                 WOW GOSPEL 2014
  7. DeWayne Woods                                               Life Lessons
  8. Jason Nelson                                                      Jesus Revealed
  9. Crystal Aikin                                                      All I Need
  10. J Moss                                                                 Grown Folk Gospel
  11. Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir                              Pray
  12. VaShawn Mitchell                                             Unstoppable
  13. Youthful Praise Feat JJ Hairston                    I See Victory
  14. Bryan Popin                                                       You Can Make It
  15. 3 Winans Brothers                                             Foreign Land
  16. Jessica Reedy                                                     Transparent
  17. Icon Gospel                                                         Icon Gospel
  18. Smokie Norful                                                    Forever Yours
  19. Ben Tankard                                                      Full Tank 2.0
  20. Erica Campbell                                                   Help
  21. Rance Allen Group                                             Celebrate
  22. William McDowell                                               Withholding Nothing
  23. Kevin Levar                                                         Destiny:Live at the Dream Center
  24. Darrell McFadden & the Disciples                   We are DMD
  25. Michelle Williams                                               Journey To Freedom

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