Week of April 12, 2014 Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: Erica Campbell Debuts at #1 with Solo Album “Help”, Dr. Bobby Jones Debuts at #5

Erica Campbell - Help

Erica Campbell debuts at #1 with her solo album Help, followed by WOW Gospel 2014 dropping to #2. James Fortune is #3 with Live Through It and Tamela Mann’s Best Days takes the #4 spot. Meanwhile, Dr. Bobby Jones debuts at #5 with his first album in almost a decade, Rejoice With Me! Donnie McClurkin drops to #6 with Duets, Tasha Cobbs’ Grace is #7 and Top […]

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Allstate Gospel Superfest Thrills Chicago Audience with 15th Annual Live TV Production

Allstate Gospel Superfest

Allstate Gospel Superfest Thrills Chicago Audience with 15th Annual Live TV Production Show Honors Hit Makers Mary Mary for Lifetime Achievement Chicago, IL:  On a chilly night in Chicago (Saturday, March 22, 2014) Allstate Gospel Superfest brings the heat as it played to eight thousand fans during its 15th annual TV recording. The night was power-packed […]

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Week of March 29, 2014 Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: WOW Gospel 2014 Returns to #1, KB Drops to #6

WOW Gospel 2014 - Various Artists

WOW Gospel 2014 takes the #1 spot this week, followed by James Fortune’s Live Through It at #2. Tamela Mann makes a small jump to #3 with Best Days and Donnie McClurkin’s Duets holds on to #4. Tasha Cobbs is #5 with Grace and KB’s 100 drops to #6. Lecrae remains at #7 with Church Clothes: Vol. 2  and Tye Tribbett’s Greater Than takes the #8 spot. Meanwhile, Andy Mineo […]

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Week of March 29, 2014 Billboard Top Gospel Songs Chart: Tamela Mann Returns to #1 with Her Latest Single, “I Can Only Imagine”

Tamela Mann

In the world of radio, Tamela Mann is back at #1 with her latest single, I Can Only Imagine, followed by Hezekiah Walker’s Every Praise at #2. James Fortune’s Live Through It jumps to #3 while Zacardi Cortez takes the #4 spot with 1 On 1. William Murphy holds on to #5 with It’s Working and Ricky Dillard’s Amazing jumps to #6. Withholding Nothing by William McDowell […]

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Zacardi Cortez Spends 5 Weeks At #1 With “1 ON 1” & To Release New CD “Reloaded” April 1st

Zacardi Cortez - Reloaded

ZACARDI CORTEZ SPENDS 5 WEEKS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD’S HOT GOSPEL SONGS CHART WITH RADIO SMASH “1 ON 1” Soul-Stirring Vocal Powerhouse To Release New CD “Reloaded” April 1st And Perform on BET’s Primetime Special Celebration of Gospel” April 6th. When Zacardi Cortez sings, everybody listens.  Whether it was fronting James Fortune & FIYA’s #1 hit “I Believe” in […]

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The Allstate Gospel Superfest XV! Comes to Chicago on Saturday, March 22, 2014

Allstate Gospel Superfest

Press Contact: Publicity Department gsfbattleofthebands@gmail.com www.gospelsuperfest.com 800-219-0337 Media Alert For Immediate Release February 20, 2014 The Allstate Gospel Superfest XV! Comes to Chicago! Thirty National Acts to Record at Chi-town’s House of Hope Arena CHICAGO, IL. – 12/02/2013 – Unity Media Limited, the creators of the Allstate Gospel Superfest, unveiled its final line-up and venue for […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: James Fortune & FIYA – Live Through It

James Fortune & FIYA - Live Through It

James Fortune represents the current generation of gospel music, a breed that seems to stretch the boundaries to an extent.  Fortune’s music doesn’t stick within the strictest confines of gospel tenets, but nor does it alienate gospel’s most recognizable cues stylistically, thematically, or lyrically.  Fortune’s most recent double-album, Live Through It (with Fiya), showcases Fortune’s […]

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Week of February 16, 2013 Billboard Top Gospel Songs Chart: Tamela Mann Returns to #1 With “Take Me To The King”

Tamela Mann - Take Me To The King

In the world of radio there are a few subtle changes to the lineup of top 10 songs on Billboard. Most noticeably is Tamela Mann returning to #1 with her hit song, Take Me To The King. James Fortune follows with Hold On at #2 and last week’s #1 song, It’s Not Over by Israel and New Breed, follows at […]

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Week of January 26, 2013 Billboard Top Gospel Songs Chart: Israel and New Breed Takes #1 Spot with “It’s Not Over”, Tamela Mann Drops to #2

Jesus At The Center - Israel & New Breed

In the world of radio, there is some movement on the chart, but not too much. The most notable change is Israel and New Breed taking the #1 spot with It’s Not Over from Tamela Mann’s Take Me To The King, which is now #2. Following is James Fortune and FIYA’s Hold On, which takes the #3 spot from Life […]

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Week of January 19, 2013 Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: LeCare Holds on to #1 Spot With Tamela Mann Close Behind

LeCrae - Gravity

This week on Billboard we have 2 re-entries to the top 10 and one debut album. Re-entering the top 10 are James Fortune’s Identity at #4, jumping from #20, and Jonathan McReynolds’ debut project, Life Music, at #10. Debuting at #7 is The Evolution ll by Larry Callahan & Selected God. LeCrae’s Gravity takes the #1 spot again followed by Tamela Mann […]

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