Congratulations to Bishop Hezekiah Walker! His Every Praise has been atop the Billboard Charts for 26 non-consecutive weeks at #1. Every Praise now tops his former chart topper, “Souled Out,” with the Love Fellowship Choir, which topped the chart for 14 weeks in 2009.
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Ready, the new release from Habakkuk Music recording artist Lisa Page Brooks is making the rounds and receiving a warm reception at radio and from her fans. God Thing, the radio single debuted in the Top 30 on the BDS Gospel indicator chart and Lisa was favored to share special moments with Cathy Hughes and Habbakuk Music CEO April Washington at Radio One’s Praise 104.1FM First Ladies Tea and Luncheon. Hughes attended the event with her mother and sister (pictured on the right).
Brooks returns to the motor city this weekend to host the Restored Women Sharing Conference alongside her husband, noted songwriter and producer Bishop Michael Brooks and their Restoration Fellowship Church International family where she shares pastoral duties. The conference welcomes Sharon Willingham and Tonya Baker as guests psalmists.
Real Housewife of Atlanta star, Kandi Burruss new single “Prayed Up” featuring Pastor Marvin Sapp has hit #1 on the iTunes Gospel Chart. Despite the backlash Kandi has received being a secular artist and business woman, the message in the song has “flown above” the “drama” and its message has reached the hearts of the Gospel community. Pastor Marvin Sapp took to his facebook page and thanked Kandi for allowing him to be apart of the process and for sharing her heart through song. Kandi told her audience on social media she has no plans to do a gospel album, she simply wanted to release a song that’s her testimony and share her heart through song. Viewers were able to see Pastor Marvin Sapp in the studio on the recent episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. “Stay Prayed Up” is available on all digital outlets.
BILLBOARD.COM chronicles the top selling albums in music each week. So we’re bringing this info about the Gospel music genre to your fingertips each week, right here. We will highlight the Top 5 Gospel Albums & The Top 5 Gospel Songs!
For the week of February 9th, 2013
TOP 5 GOSPEL ALBUMS
Mark your calendars for the release of Pastor Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago’s The Best of Both Worlds DVD and Deluxe Edition digital version on November 20th. The Best of Both Worlds CD, the first release for the Inspired People/EMI Gospel label spent three consecutive weeks in the top spot on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and Awesome, the lead single has remained at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs charts for 15 weeks. Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago received eight nominations for the 28th Annual Stellar Awards including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Choir of the Year and Traditional CD of the Year.
V4…THE OTHER SIDE debuts #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart. The CD hit #36 on the Billboard Top-200 – (more…)
The incomparable Casting Crowns continues to hold the #1 chart position on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart, with their newest project “Until The Whole World Hears”! This project has spent an amazing 73 weeks on the chart overall. The have also charted at #39 on the Top 200 Billboard Chart (which is representative across all genres).
Mandisa, who we remember from Season 5 of American Idol, has debuted at the #2 position on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart with her newest project entitled “What If We Were Real”. Mandisa has lended her beautiful voice on solo projects with the amazing Tobymac, and has sung with Sandi Patty and Take 6!
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It’s the CD that’s become the talk of the town if you will in the music game. Yes, none other than Kirk Franklin’s latest ground breaking album, “Hello Fear”. The album debut at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Charts, and #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 charts. Kirk is known to make history, and has done it again as the album is the 4th highest Gospel debut in the history of Sound Scan. Prior to release day the album was already the buzz in all of social media as many loyal fans have been waiting on Franklin’s return since his last album, “The Fight Of My Life”. This was evident as the album hit #1 on the Christian/Gospel Digital Album Charts, #3 on the R&B Charts, and #7 on the Overall Digital Charts.
Kirk has been a busy man as he continues to tour with Steve Harvey on their Gospel Comedy Tour which is selling out venues across the country. Set your DVR’s as Kirk and his crew will be on The Monique Show April 4, 2011 at 11 p.m. EST on BET performing ” I Smile” and “Before I Die”, and will appear on the GMA Dove Awards on April 24th on the Gospel Music Channel. Franklin is also a New York Time’s Best Selling Author and his book, “The Blueprint” will be available in paperback format as of April 5th.