When Deitrick Haddon, pastor, producer, founder and leader of the gospel choir LXW (League of Xtraordinary Worshippers) released this long awaited album, the 3-time Grammy nominee was already claiming victory. Today that victory is finally realized as the self titled debut album reached #1* and earned the Hot Shot Debut on the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart, just days after it was released on April 22nd.
The #1 album debut wasn’t the only good news that Deitrick Haddon’s LXW experienced this week. The lead single “Great God” had a huge jump in radio airplay. According to the Billboard and Mediabase Gospel Airplay Charts (Week Ending 4/27/14) the song leaped from #24 to #15* and #26 to #15* (respectively) in 1 week. In addition, “Great God” is #19 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart for issue date May 3rd.
“Wow, this speaks volumes! People still believe in choir music when it’s really good. My brothers Gerald Haddon, David Haddon and I worked hard to bring something fresh but yet familiar. This confirms that hard work pays off!” said Deitrick Haddon.
Tyscot President, Bryant Scott, sees this most recent success as a reminder of the company’s early beginnings, “The very first projects Tyscot presented almost 40 years ago were choirs. We built our early legacy with choir music like John P. Kee & New Life Community Choir. Now in 2014, we have teamed back up with Deitrick, who is one of our success stories, to present a CD and DVD which takes choir music to a new stratosphere. It is thrilling that the public has embraced this project to the level of debuting number 1* on the Billboard Gospel Album sales chart. Along with a grateful thanks to consumers nationwide, we thank the press, radio, retail and social media for being strong contributing factors to this auspicious occasion!”
The CD and full concert DVD at Walmart, Amazon.com, Family Christian Stores and many other brick and mortar retail locations ade w. As a bonus, consumers get a free copy of a specially illustrated LXW Comic Book with their purchase of the Concert DVD. Also, the Digital Album is available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play and other digital retailers worldwide. In addition, the Digital Concert Video is available for download and video (rental) on demand via iTunes, AmazonMP3 and many others.