Bryan 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.
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Congrats 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’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.”
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.
“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.
While 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.
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.
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.
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 Albums 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.
The 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.
Billboard Magazine released in Best of 2013 charts and included are the most popular Gospel songs as determined by Nielsen BDS. Anthony Brown’s Testimony takes the top spot, followed by Israel and New Breed’s Its Not Over, Tamela Mann’s Take Me to the King, Tasha Cobbs’ Break Every Chain and Bishop Paul S. Morton’s Your Best Days Yet.