Archive for the ‘Billboard Charts’ Category

Graceland Earns Kierra Sheard A #1 Debut On Billboard

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Its a #1 debut for KKierra Sheard Gracelandarew 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 Lands In Billboard’s Top Twenty

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

BryanWilsonsinglecoverBryan 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.

Ricky Dillard Debuts At #1

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Ricky AmazingCongrats 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 Bows At #1

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Beverly Crawford 514Beverly 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.”

Deitrick Haddon And LXW Top The Charts

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

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.LXW2

“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.

Da’ T.R.U.T.H. Bows At #2 On Billboard

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

da-truth-01While 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.

Anthony Evans’ Real Life/Real Worship Bows At #2 On Billboard

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Season 2 contestant on the ever popular NBC talent competition The Voice Anthony Evans’  Real Life/Real Worship makes its debut at #2 on the Billboard Gospel chart.  The CD also charted at #4 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart.  Real Life Real Worship

Evans leaned upon the talents of worship pioneers Martha Munizzi, her daughter Danielle Munizzi and Christian music staples Cindy Morgan and Krissy Nordhoff to assist in co-writing the music. He then partnered with up-and-coming Los Angeles producer Max Stark.

Be sure to catch Anthony Evans performing songs from Real Life/Real Worship in venues across the country.

James Fortune Debuts At #1

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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 James Fortune 4Albums 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.

Hezekiah Walker’s Every Praise Spends 26 Weeks On Top of Billboard Chart

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Congratulations to Bishop Hezekiah Walker! His Every Praise has been atop the Billboard Charts for 26 non-consecutive weeks at #1.  Every Praise now tops his former chaHez Coverrt topper, “Souled Out,” with the Love Fellowship Choir, which topped the chart for 14 weeks in 2009.

WOW Gospel 2014 Bows At #1 On Billboard Gospel Charts

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

WOW 2014The 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.