Archive for the ‘Billboard Charts’ Category

Jekalyn Carr Takes #1 Spot On Billboard

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Jekalyn Carr 2Jekalyn Carr hits big with The Life Project, her third album and first live recording making its debut at number one on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  Carr’s single You’re Bigger also makes its way into the top spot on the Billboard Top Digital Downloads chart.

The Life Project, which dropped on August 5th is produced by Allen Carr and has seen much success because of the radio single.  You’re Bigger has held on to the number two spot on the Radio airplay chart for 8 consecutive weeks.

The 19 year old singer/evangelist continues to tour supporting the CD’s release.  Upcoming appearances include paying tribute to Pastor Shirley Caesar during the Black Music Honors event in Nashville on August 18th.  Carr also joins in the festivities at the Tom Joyner Family Reunion on Labor Day weekend.

 

 

Pastor Hart Ramsey And NCC Family Choir Land In Top 100

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Pastor Hart Ramsey and the NCC Family Choir celebrate their new single, It Is So taking the reigns of radio and landing at #92 on this weekRamsey NCC‘s chart.  The song comes from the Alabama based church’s sophomore project True Story, which is available online now for pre- order.  It Is So is written by Ramsey with assistance from Greg Johnson and Daniel Johnson.

“It Is So is an anthem for believers whose experience has not yet caught up with that they are believing for,” says Ramsey.  “The song encourages us to say only what GOD has said about us. Our believing should never be altered by our experiences, but our experiences should be affected by what we believe. God orchestrated the operation of the entire universe by the power of the spoken word.  He gave us the same power.  I think the song and the album will deliver life changing words in this prophetic time.”

Ramsey heads to Miami, Florida the week of August 10th to join Pastor Kim Burrell for the Ephesians 4 Conference and hosts a gathering on prayer at the Northview Christian Church later during the month of August.

Jovonta Patton Debut’s at #1 on Billboard Gospel Charts

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

51CWRwi2gVL._SS500_SS280One of the newest and vibrant talents in Gospel Music has a lot to celebrate. Independent Artist Jovonta Patton new album, “Finally Living”, debut at #1 on the Billboard Gospel Charts.  This is significant for Patton as he released this album independently without a major label or distribution. Patton is no stranger to the industry as he and his dynamic group, “Deliverance For Youth” (DFY) have been making strides in the industry. Their energetic vibe and vocal power have captured the attention of many top names and figures in Gospel Music. His Billboard accomplishment proves how the power of Gospel music stands true even in turbulent times. Patton says, “It feels great and its the exact reason why the gospel was formed to encourage and strengthen us  in times of weakness. “Finally Living” is available on all digital media outlets.

Michael Bethany Makes Debut In Top 5 on Billboard

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Bethany Album CoverMichael Bethany’s solo debut Yours Forever makes its entrance in the Top 5 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  Bethany shared these words of appreciation, “”WOW”, I am always grateful to God for the opportunity He gives ordinary people to accomplish great things in the kingdom.  This has been a long journey, and along the way, I dealt with issues of if this was what I should be doing, was I even good enough to do this and the associated doubts and discouragement that comes along with the process.  I was quickly humbled when I realized that none of this is about me and I clung to God’s promises.  When it all boils down, the answer is simple, honor God, stay in His word and hold to His promises. He will come through.”

Bethany continues touring in support of the CD’s release with scheduled stops bringing him to the midwest and east coast in late Summer and early Fall.

Virtue Releases Lyric Video For Miracle

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Virtue Sings Clark SistersFresh from their tribute performance to the legendary Clark Sisters at the Essence Festival, Virtue releases a lyric video for their top 30 radio hit Miracle.  I’m Looking For a Miracle was written by Elbernita Twinkie Clark and originally recorded by the Clark Sisters on their 1980 Is My Living In Vain LP.  The women of Virtue made the song a part of Fearless, their seventh studio project.

“Miracle” has spent more than 6 consecutive weeks in the Top 30 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart .

William Murphy Gets His First Number 1

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

William Murphy-Demonstrate-Album coverRCA Inspiration celebrates as Demonstrate, the new CD from Grammy nominated Bishop William Murphy takes a bow this week at #1 on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart.  The album was recorded before a live audience at The Church at Chapel Hill in Douglasville, Georgia and marks the singer/songwriter’s fifth solo project.

 

Murphy could not contain his excitement with the news, “I’m extremely grateful to God, and to every person, who’s helped to make my new CD/DVD, DEMONSTRATE, #1! Your love and your support is Divine, and I pray that every song helps you to encounter God’s Presence, over and over, and over again.”

Jekalyn Carr’s The Life Project Set For August Release

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Jekalyn Carr 2Jekalyn Carr is ready for the world to hear the music from her third album, The Life Project, which hits stores and digital outlets on August 5th.  You’re Bigger, the first single from the project continues its reach on Gospel radio hitting number 2 on both the BDS and Mediabase charts, and the live video has garnered some 185,000 views in a month.  Essence Magazine named Carr one of Gospel’s 15 artists to watch.

The Life Project is Carr’s first live project and she took time to talk to GOSPELflava about the CD and what inspires her to keep on going, read our interview here: The Rising Star of Jekalyn Carr

Deon Kipping Charts At Number 1

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Deon Kipping_SomethingToTalkAbout_AlbumCover_FINALRCA Inspiration joins singer/songwriter Deon Kipping in celebrating his first number one debut on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart with Something To Talk About.  The 15 track CD is Kipping’s third release and immediately follows his 2012 hit album I Just Want To Hear You.  The album’s success is fueled by hit radio singles Place Called Victory and By Myself.

GOSPELflava spoke with Kipping on the inspiration behind the music here : In Tune With Deon Kipping

Charles Butler & Trinity Make It To Number 2

Monday, June 13th, 2016

CharlesButler-MakeIt2Make It, the second project from DMV based Stellar nominated contemporary Gospel group Charles Butler and Trinity bows at #2 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  Trinity, founded by Butler in 1997 has shared the stage with some of Gospel music’s greatest artists in addition to appearances at the White House, The March on Washington Anniversary celebration and having served as the backing ensemble on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel program for eight years.

The group made their national debut with the release of Better  for Earnest Pugh’s EPM Music Group label in 2014.  That album peaked at #7 on the Billboard Chart and garnered a Stellar nomination for the group.  The group recently signed with Anointed Sounds Records for the release of their sophomore project.  Their first single and title track Make It continues to dominate the radio charts, making its way into the top 40.

 

Billboard’s Top 10 Albums

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

WOW GOSPEL 2016 Cover

Billboard’s Top 10 Albums in Gospel for the Week of June 18 puts WOW Gospel 2016 at the top, bumping Livre’s Jericho from the number one spot. Bri Babineaux’s Keys To My Heart sees the biggest gain jumping from #21 last week to #6 this week.  And Jonathan McReynolds’ Life Stages Two, makes its way back in the Top 10 slots. (more…)