Archive for the ‘Billboard Charts’ Category

Tim Bowman Bows At #1 On Billboard

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

TimBowmanJr_LISTEN_COVERTim Bowman Jr. celebrates his debut release Listen as it makes its entry at #1 on the Billboard Gospel albums chart.  The CD, produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkinson his Lifestyle Music Group label was heavily fueled by the radio single, I’m Good.

Bowman had this to say: “I can’t put it into words how this moment feels! My very first #1 album! It’s been a long road but now, more importantly than anything; the world can begin to hear what we have been working on! God is great!”

Jerkins echoed with his sentiments: “Listen is an incredible album from start to finish. We wanted to create a project that transcends a single genre, and we put our passion and heart into it and gave it to God.”

Pastor Dale Sanders Makes A Declaration Of Victory In You Win

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Pastor Dale Sanders strikes a resonant chord with people across the country via the release of his latest single, You Win.  The NOLA based mPastor Dale Sandersinistry gift operates in a Levitical anointing while serving as Pastor, Prophet and Teacher of two prominent and thriving congregations.  The message of You Win was deposited in Sanders’ spirit after experiencing the devastation of watching his father, Pastor Leroy Sanders, Sr. endure the humiliation of false accusation, arrest and a two-year court battle resulting in the elder Sanders leaving the two churches he worked for 40 years to build.

In the midst of the chaos, the Lord reminded Dale Sanders of his promise as recorded in Jeremiah 29:11 and his everlasting love.  He clung to the promise that the fight was fixed in his favor and in the end, he would come out a winner.  Setting words to music gave birth to vision and a single was released.  You Win delivers an encouraging expression of love from God himself and has made its way into the top 50 on Billboard’s Gospel Radio chart.

Pastor Dale Sanders lays out the facts of his father’s story of turning tragedy to triumph in the new book, Termites In the Church.  Sanders will travel to various cities across the country in support of the book’s May 28th release.   Sanders will return to the studio to work on music for his upcoming CD scheduled for release in the third quarter.

Jonathan Nelson Talks Fearless To GOSPELflava

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Jonathan Nelson-FEARLESS album coverFearless is the fifth album from multiple Stellar Award winning singer/songwriter Jonathan Nelson.  GOSPELflava caught up with the worship leader and shared a few moments to talk about the new album, new label and other things.

GOSPELflava: Jonathan, bring us up to speed since our last conversation.

Jonathan Nelson: I signed with a brand new record company Eone Music, recorded and released a new CD entitled Fearless and it debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.    I told Eone when we started talking that I wanted to expand and I wanted to  infiltrate the Gospel market with a stronger brand and a stronger sound, having a stand out kind of approach, and  Eone helped me to do just that. Everything about this CD is me living out the word fearless, taking the risks, doing what I have never done before and being out the box so to speak.  All of the background singers that are singing on the CD, we have never really worked together officially as a team, some of the background singers I had never met in person, the band had never really worked together,  we maybe did one record together but not really as a team effort with the band or singers.  I  had never worked with Da Truth, Tye Tribbett, Kim, Dorinda or Sonnie Badu as it relates to partnering or collaborating on music, so that was completely different.  I just took a leap of faith.   I believed what God would do and His hand of approval is on it,  so everything about this CD, there is no script for it, it is really me living out what fearless is in me. (more…)

Todd Dulaney Takes #1 Spot On Billboard

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Todd Dulaney-A Worshipper's Heart-Album cover artTodd Dulaney follows up his #1 debut on iTunes Christian & Gospel Albums Chart with a #1 debut on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart for  his new disc, A Worshipers Heart. The lead single,  “The Anthem” also takes the #1 spot  on the Gospel Airplay Chart, and the album charts at #3 on Billboard’s Top Christian & Gospel Albums (Combined) Chart, #14 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums Chart, and #22 on Billboard’s Current Digital Albums Chart.

Todd is currently on tour in support of the album’s release with special performances in Baltimore, MD; Norfolk, VA; Kansas City, MO; and his home town of  Chicago, IL.

Entertainment One Rides To The Top of the Charts

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

toddEntertainment One Music celebrates as the new singles from Todd Dulaney, J.J. Hairston and Deitrick Haddon ride the top of the radio charts.  Todd Dulaney takes the  #1 spot on Gospel radio  chart with “The Anthem,” the single from his new CD A Worshipper’s Heart while “You’re Mighty” from J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise takes its place at #3, and “Be Like Jesus” from Deitrick Haddon hits #4.  On the R & B side, Lalah Hathaway’s “Angel” remains #1 at UAC radio for the ninth consecutive week, from her acclaimed album Lalah Hathaway Live, with the hit single marking Hathaway’s longest run at #1. Deitrick Haddon-Masterpiece-album_cover

Phil Thornton, Vice President and General Manager of Gospel Music at eOne Music, says: “Congratulations to Todd Dulaney, J.J. Hairston, Deitrick Haddon, and Lalah Hathaway! We are proud of the continued success of their music, and the impact and inspiration they continue to deliver to fans around the world.”

Billboard Announces Music Award Nominees

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

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Billboard has announced its nominees for the annual Billboard Music Awards. (more…)

Erica Campbell and Jonathan McReynolds Nab Billboard Award Nominations

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music AwardsEntertainment One Music celebrates its own Erica Campbell and Jonathan McReynolds for their Billboard Music Award nominations.  Erica Campbell was nominated in the Top Gospel Song category for “I Luh God” (feat. Big Shizz) from her album Help 2.0, while  Jonathan McReynolds’ nomination is in the Top Gospel Album category, for his sophomore album, Life Music: Stage Two.

Phil Thornton, Vice President and General Manager of Urban Inspirational at eOne Music, says: “Congratulations to Erica Campbell and Jonathan McReynolds on their Billboard Music Awards nominations! We celebrate the ongoing break-out success of their solo projects and inspiring impact that continues to reach such a wide range of fans.”

 

Tyscot Records Dominates The Charts, Celebrates 4 Decades With Compilation Release

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Tyscot Logo (640x360)Its been a good year for Tyscot Records and the blessings just continue to flow.  The oldest existing African American Gospel Music label began the year with a record 10 Stellar Award wins for Anthony Brown and group therAPy.  The radio hit Worth from their Everyday Jesus project spent  21 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Digital sales chart.  The album also received three Billboard Music Award nominations.

Newcomer Casey J continues her reign holding down the top spot on the Billboard radio charts with her current radio single I’m Yours, and internet sensation Bri (Briana) Babineaux made her Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart debut  at number 1 and held on to the top spot for another week with the release of Keys To My Heart.

In honor of their 4 decades in the business, Tyscot will release “Feel Good! 40 Years of Life Changing Music,” a fifteen-track compilation featuring some of the label’s top acts past and present, in celebration of the historic recording firm’s 40th anniversary on April 29th.

Worth Fighting For Nominated For Top Song At Billboard Music Awards

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

BCwilsonwffBryan Courtney Wilson earned his first Billboard Music Award nomination for the hit single Worth Fighting For.  The song from his Billboard chart topping Gospel CD also earned him a Grammy award nomination as well as a Dove Award win.  Wilson has had prominent performance opportunities on Bobby Jones Gospel, BET Celebration of Gospel, the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards and the Stellar Awards.

Wilson will take to the stage during the Essence Music Festival on July 3rd participating in the  Essence All-Star Gospel Tribute honoring The Clark Sisters.

Multiple Billboard Music Award Nominations for RCA Inspiration

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Travis GreeneRCA Inspiration continues to hold its own as a Gospel music leader with a total of 7 nominations in the gospel categories for the Billboard Music Awards.  Kirk Franklin and Marvin Sapp are joined by newcomer Travis Greene as nominees for Top Gospel Artist.  Kirk Franklin received three nominations across all three Gospel categories, Marvin Sapp has two nominations, and Travis Greene also received two nominations.

Bishop Marvin Sapp received a nomination in the Top Gospel Album category, for his tenth solo project You Shall Live, while Travis Greene was nominated in the Top Gospel Song category for his Grammy nominated radio single Intentional.