Archive for the ‘Billboard Charts’ Category

Tamela Mann Grabs Third #1 Radio Single

Friday, June 12th, 2015

63891-Tamela-Mann-originalThe blessings keep flowing on Tamela Mann.  This Place, the current single from her Best Days CD takes its place and marks the third consecutive number 1 single on the Billboard Gospel Radio chart.  Her fist single, Take Me to the King, penned by Kirk Franklin held on to the top spot on the Gospel radio chart for 24 weeks easily earning gold certification from the RIAA and is well on its way to platinum status. The second single, I Can Only Imagine  spent 13 weeks at #1 and also received an RIAA gold certification.

 

Marvin Sapp’s You Shall Live Takes Billboard Top Spot

Friday, June 12th, 2015

MarvinSapp_10_024_590x287You Shall Live, the 10th solo album from Marvin Sapp made its debut atop the Billboard Gospel Charts this week.  This marks the fourth #1 album debut for the two dozen Stellar Award winner.  “I am humbled that so many people still believe in the practical musical message that my team and I have shared over the years……………….Words can’t express the appreciation that I feel, ‘ Sapp noted.

 

Casey J Continues Billboard Chart Action

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

CaseyJ2 Marquis Boone Entertprises/Tyscot recording artist Casey J continues to make waves as her single Fill Me Up marks its 13th week atop the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart in addition to making a showing at #29 on the R & B chart.

Her debut CD, The Truth bowed at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums last month and continues to find a resting place in the top ten as she continues to travel the country in support of the album’s release.

A #1 Debut For Casey J

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Truth be told, Casey J makes her opening week debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart. The Truth is being fueled by the hit single Fill Me Up, which continues its 9th week at the top spot on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart.Casey J

“We are so thankful and excited at Marquis Boone Enterprises that The Truth debuted at number #1 on Billboard,” says Casey J’s manager, Marquis Boone. “We were so optimistic about this artist and project and I believe the proof is in the pudding. Thank you to everyone that purchased the album and helped make this young new artist’s dream come true.”

Trent Von Lee Makes Bold Declaration With I Am A Praiser

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Vegasgiovanni | Trent“Some may not understand why I lift my hands or why I run and dance, its because that’s who I am. I am a Praiser!” With these words we are introduced to the ministry gift that is Trent Von Lee.  The west coast based worship leader, psalmist, author and teacher’s  debut CD Bishop Noel Jones Presents: Trent Von Lee I Am A Praiser was released on March 24th and was warmly received making its way into the top 10 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart.

Von Lee has been leading worship and ushering people into the presence of God for more than a decade serving under the pastoral leadership of Dr. Marichal Monts and the late Bishop Kenneth Moales before relocating to Los Angeles and joining the City of Refuge pastored by Bishop Noel Jones.  After surviving a bout with prostate cancer and loss of a kidney, Trent stands on the promises of God to declare and sing the Lord’s praises to all who will hear and receive.

Pastor Keion Henderson Shines On Give Me More

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Henderson Head Shot Pastor Keion Henderson enters the class of singing preachers with the debut of his single, Give Us More.  The Pastor of one of Houston’s fastest growing churches, The Lighthouse Church (where Gospel balladeer Earnest Pugh serves in music ministry) is already well known for his preaching and teaching and  is now gaining national attention as the single makes its way up the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart.

Give Me More, written by Lucious Hoskins is available via digital outlets.

This Week’s Top Gospel CDs

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

This was the week for the return of HELP, Erica Campbell’s deluxe edition of her solo disc captured the top spot on the Billboard Top Gospel Erica NewAlbums chart (likely aided by her Stellar Award wins).  Kirk Whalum’s Gospel According to Jazz series also continues to hold a spot in the top ten and Trent Von Lee makes its debut at number 12.  The top Gospel CDs are listed below:

  1.  Erica Campbell                                            Help 2.0
  2. Various Artists                                              WOW Gospel 2015
  3. Charles Jenkins/Fellowship Chicago       Any Given Sunday
  4. 21:03                                                                Outsiders
  5. Tasha Cobbs                                                  Grace
  6. Kirk Whalum                                                 Gospel According To Jazz
  7. Fred Hammond                                            I Will Trust
  8. Various Artists                                              WOW Gospel 2014
  9. Jason Nelson                                                 Jesus Revealed
  10. Various Artists                                              Billboard #1 Gospel Hits
  11. Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir                        Pray
  12. Trent Von Lee                                               I am a Praiser
  13. The Walls Group                                          Fast Forward
  14. Dorinda Clark Cole                                      Living It
  15. Tasha Page Lockhart                                   Here Right Now
  16. 3 Winans Brothers                                       Foreign Land
  17. Stellar Awards 30                                         Stellar Awards 30
  18. VaShawn Mitchell                                       Unstoppable
  19. J Moss                                                           Grown Folk Gospel
  20. Brian Courtney Wilson                              Worth Fighting For
  21. Michelle Williams                                       Journey To Freedom
  22. Smokie Norful                                             Forever Yours
  23. Icon Gospel                                                  Icon Gospel
  24. Kevin Levar                                                  Destiny
  25. Deitrick Haddon                                         Best of Deitrick Haddon

Erica Campbell Returns To The Top Of The Charts

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Erica Campbell StellarsErica Campbell’s Help 2.0 is greeted with a warm reception as it makes its debut in the #1 spot on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. HELP 2.0 is making a noise across the spectrum, landing in the top 10 on the Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart in addition to placement on  the Top 200, Top Current Albums, Top Independent Albums and Top Current Digital.

“There is just so much more to sing and say,” said this year’s multiple Stellar Award winner. “I’m just getting started! As long as God keeps opening the door for me I’ll keep walking through it! So humbled and so grateful.”

This Week’s Top Gospel Albums

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
  1. 2103 outsidersMoving into April, 21:03 make their debut in the top spot on the Billboard chart with Outsiders, their new release followed by Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago.  Kirk Whalum also made his way into the top ten with his latest Gospel According to Jazz installment.  The top 25 Gospel albums are listed below:

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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.”