Archive for the ‘Billboard Charts’ Category

WILLIAM MCDOWELL TOPS THE CHARTS

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

McdowellSound of Revival, the new CD from celebrated worship leader Pastor William McDowell makes its bow at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  In addition, the album is #1 on the Top Christian & Gospel Albums (combined) charts,  #2 on the Independent Albums chart and at #46 on the multi-genre Billboard TOP 200 chart.

The Dove Award nominee and Stellar Award winner known for popular worship songs including “I Give Myself Away,” “I Won’t Go Back” and “Withholding Nothing” celebrates his third  album hitting the top of the chart and readies a national tour launching in the Spring.

Tiff Joy Lauded With Song of the Year Award From BMI

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Tiff Joy AwardBroadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) gave special recognition to singer/songwriter Tiff Joy as Amazing, her composition recorded by Ricky Dillard’s New Generation Chorale took top honors as the  Most Performed Gospel Song of 2015 at the 17th annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music.

Amazing, which was nominated for a Grammy spent some 30 weeks in the top spot on the Billboard chart and received a Stellar Award for Song of the Year.

 

Straight Gate Mass Choir Hits Billboard Top Ten

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Straight Gate Mass Choir1The Straight Gate Mass Choir hit a new stride with the release of their new disc, Saturate Us.  Its the fourth album from the Detroit church pastored by Bishop Andrew Merritt that burst on the scene with the release of Faith In The House in 2000.  Faith In The House went on to sell over 150,000 copies.

With production from Noel Hall (Fred Hammond, CeCe Winans) and performances from Jaye Thomas, Pam English, LaDon Ford and former Commissioned member Marcus Cole, Saturate Us is destined to be another praise and worship favorite.

Charles Jenkins War Cry Tops Billboard Year End Chart

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Pastor Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago celebrate the blessings of the New Year with news that their radio single, War is #1 on Billboard Magazine’s year-end Gospel Airplay chart.  The song also lands in the top spot on the year-end Gospel Streaming Songs chart (over 500,000 streams on Spotify alone) and was the 5th most downloaded gospel song of the yJenkinsear with over 50,000 downloads.

“It’s been an amazing year for us and we’re all so thankful,” says Jenkins. “We all have so much to be thankful for and to celebrate God’s goodness.” The news comes as Any Given Sunday receives 8 Stellar Award nominations including Song of the Year: War, CD of the Year, Choir of the Year, Producer of the Year and Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year.

A #1 Debut For Kirk Franklin

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

KirkfranklinpubThe masses have spoken and declared its a hit! Losing My Religion, the eleventh album from Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin makes it debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart in addition to the number 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart.  The album, released November 13th also made its entry on the Billboard 200 chart at number 10.

Also claiming its place at #1 is Franklin’s lead single from the album Wanna Be Happy? The song, which set a record as Gospel music’s best first week digital single (replacing his last single I Smile from 2011)   released in August dons the top spot on the Mediabase Gospel radio chart, Billboard.com’s Hot Gospel Songs and Digital Gospel Songs Charts.

Kirk Franklin Readies Losing My Religion For Release

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Being hailed as his “most intentional body of work,” multiple Grammy winner Kirk Franklin is set to deliver his eleventh album Losing My ReliKF_LMR_Album Covergion on November 13th.  Wanna Be Happy?, the first single from the 13 track disc has made its home atop the Gospel digital songs charts since its release and premiere on the BET Sunday Best Gospel Show in August, and also became the best first-week, digital single in gospel sales history, selling 11,882 units in its first week.

Kirk Franklin’s: LOSING MY RELIGION Track Listing

  1. Losing My Religion
  2. Miracles
  3. 123 Victory
  4. Road Trip
  5. Pray For Me
  6. Wanna be Happy?
  7. It’s Time feat. Tasha Page-Lockhart and Zacardi Cortez
  8. True Story
  9. Over
  10. When feat. Kim Burrell and Lalah Hathaway
  11. My World Needs You feat. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann
  12. Intercession
  13. No Sleep Tonight

Royce Lovett Makes Billboard Top 5

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Motown Gospel celLovettebrates the release of Write It On The Wall,  the major label debut of Royce Lovett making its debut in the top ten on Billboard’s Gospel albums chart.  The 5 track EP produced by Nate Butler continues to garner praise from music lovers across the country.  A world class singer with a loyal following developed from tours overseas in France, Peru, Ecuador, United Kingdom and Costa Rica, Lovett continues making high profile performances on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and CBN News.

Upcoming stops include Chicago, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Milwaukee.

Sensere Makes Their Billboard Debut

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Florida based soul band SenSensere_2015sere celebrate Kingdom Therapy, their sophomore CD making its debut on the Billboard Charts at #28.  The group comprised of nine vocalists and instrumentalists is making preparation for their Live DVD recording taking place on September 25th at Florida Memorial University’s Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts in Miami Gardens, Florida.

ANTHONY BROWN & group therAPy Ride The Charts With Worth

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Worth, the lead single from Anthony Brown & group therAPy continues its ride at the top of the Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart.  Brown and CoBrown Everyday Jesusmpany makes gains adding new fans with appearances on the BET Sunday Best singing competition, at TD Jakes’ Megafest and a live performance on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show.

Be sure to catch Anthony Brown 7 group therAPy on the final season of Bobby Jones Gospel on Sunday, November 22nd.

Kirk Franklin Makes History With Wanna Be Happy

Friday, September 11th, 2015

“Wanna Be Happy?”, the new song from Kirk Franklin debuted at #1 and makes history as the beskirk-franklint first-week digital single in gospel sales history.   Franklin premiered the song on the Steve Harvey Morning Show as well as closing out the season finale of the ever popular BET Sunday Best singing competition.

“This is great news for both Kirk Franklin and the entire gospel genre,” said Mark Michel, VP of Sales, RCA Inspiration.  “We haven’t seen first week numbers like this in gospel since his last record four years ago.  We’re all very excited about this single and his forthcoming album.”

Wanna Be Happy? comes from Kirk Franklin’s eleventh album which is due in stores in November.