Dr. F. James Clark and NextGeneration Choir grab #3 spot on Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart

SURE. FOCUSED. CENTERED., the album from  Dr. F. James Clark’s  NextGeneration Choir snagged the #3 spot on Billboard Top Gospel Album Charts for the week of July 15.  The choir is a group of youth and young adults from Dr. Clark’s St. Louis, MO-based ministry.

James Clark Next Generation choir

Recorded live at Shalom Church (City Of Peace), SURE. FOCUSED. CENTERED is a vivid gospel album with an edgy dose of contemporary and urban inspirational influences, featuring St. Louis vocalist Meaghan Williams-McNeal on “Blessing Me”, dynamic vocalist Chrystal Rucker on “I Have a Testimony”, and multi-award winning artist James Fortune on “God Cares”. SURE. FOCUSED. CENTERED. is produced by Terence Vaughn with songwriting contributions from Worship artist Shawn Bigby and rising songwriter Glyne Griffith.

Next Generation choir Biillboard ranking

Dr. F. James Clark and his Shalom Church (City of Peace) Music Ministry stepped into the Gospel music industry in 2015 with their first national release SIMPLY AMAZING. From that album, the choir delivered two Top 30 BDS and MediaBase Gospel Radio chart singles and the album debuted #3 on the Billboard Top Gospel Album Chart.  The album was Stellar Award nominated and won four Rhythm of Gospel Awards. Now his NextGeneration Choir is  on track to duplicating many apsects of that success.


Sarah Hearn
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