Archive for the ‘Billboard Charts’ Category

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.”

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.