Dream 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.
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Its 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.
As Evangelist Dorothy Norwood releases her 52nd recording project on her DNMG label with distribution from Echopark/JDI, the disc receives a warm reception from gospel music fans and makes its debut at number 2 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart. The CD also bows at number 57 on the Billboard Top 200. Journey surpasses her other top seller “Live featuring Northern California G.M.W.A. Mass Choir” which was #3 on the Gospel Albums chart in January 1992.
Karew Records celebrates the success of David Daughtry as his self titled debut CD bows at #12 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. “On behalf of Bishop J. Drew Sheard and Karen Clark Sheard, everyone at Karew is very excited about David’s project and his debut on the charts,” says Karew’s General Manager, Darrell Thompson. “In the current state of the music industry, it is difficult for established artist to find an audience. Accordingly, it is refreshing to know that as a new artist, consumers are supporting David. We know that as the word of mouth builds, so will future success.”
Michelle Williams celebrates with news of Journey To Freedom earning a spot on both Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums and Top Christian & Gospel Albums charts at #2, as well as making a Top Ten debut on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart at #7. Fueled by the success of Top 10 Gospel Radio hit “Say Yes” (featuring Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland), Journey to Freedom offers both fresh and vibrant musical offerings winning praise from fans across the globe.
Michelle will join Deitrick Haddon as a mentor on the new television series “Fix My Choir,” premiering Wednesday, November 5th at 10 pm ET/PT on Oxygen.
Its official! Fast Forward, the new disc from Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul recording artist The Walls Group makes its debut in the number one position on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart.
The single, “Love On The Radio” peaked at #10 on the Christian/Gospel Chart and continues to go strong on radio while the video has received over 30, 000 views to date.
Franklin shared these words of gratitude. “I can’t find the words to explain how proud I am of The Walls Group and how thankful I am that the public went out and supported both a new group and a new company. I am truly humbled.”
Read our review of the disc here
Catch the Video for Love on the Radio here: The Walls Group Video
Its a #1 debut for Karew 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’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.
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.”