Here’s a roundup of whats’s happened in Gospel/Christian music this week:
Gotee Records’ Ryan Stevenson continues to impact listeners with his multi-platform, hit single, “Eye of the Storm (featuring GabeReal),” which remains at No. 1 on the Billboard / Mediabase AC Chart for the chart-breaking 12th consecutive week. Stevenson’s song also made label history earlier this summer as the first single to go No.1 at the Billboard’s National Christian Audience (NCA) and Mediabase Christian Audience charts for indie label Gotee Records.
Rapper, singer, songwriter and producer Christon Gray debuted the video for his hit single, “Stop Me” on Hiphopdx.com this week. The adrenaline filled hip hop track from Gray’s sophomore solo project, The Glory Album has been featured on multiple television campaigns including spots for Honda, ESPN and HBO. Gray continues the momentum, by dropping the remix for “Stop Me” featuring J. Givens yesterday on the Sway In The Morning radio show. The “Stop Me Remix” is available on all streaming platforms.
It’s been another noteworthy month for the award-winning audio production and songwriting team Full Circle Music, concluding their first Music-Makers Bootcamp, continuing the launch of the online resource Full Circle Academy, being honored with No. 1 hits and more.
Grammy-award winning rap artist Lecrae celebrates the RIAA Gold Certification of his breakthrough album Anomaly. Released with Reach Records on September 9, 2014, Anomaly debuted at #1 on the coveted Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, receiving universal acclaim and making Lecrae a force in rap music. The Atlanta-based artist, community leader, activist and entrepreneur has helped to revive the genre’s conscious sensibility with his message of inspiration.
GRAMMY, 8-time GMA Dove and 7-time Stellar Award nominated songwriter, producer, artist, director and author Joe Pace, has established himself as one of the nation’s most prolific church songwriters and choir directors, with many of his songs becoming Sunday morning worship standards. Pace preps to release his next effort Joe Pace Presents: Pastor H.B. Charles, Jr. and The Shiloh Church Choir album (Shiloh Worship, 360MusicWorx, Capitol Distribution, Universal) this Friday, September 22 available in stores and online everywhere.