Mathew Knowles’ Music World Gospel releases two highly-anticipated albums today, Tuesday, December 6. Amber Bullock’s Thank You and Le’Andria Johnson’s Best Christmas are available at all traditional, non-traditional and online retail outlets everywhere including Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Amazon and iTunes.
Music World Gospel dominates Billboard’s Hot Gospel Song chart and Gospel Indicator chart for five consecutive weeks. This week, BET’s Sunday Best Season 4 winner, Amber Bullock leads the way with three new radio adds on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Song chart for her new single, Walter Hawkins’ “Thank You Lord.” Bullock just completed a 18-city concert tour with Kirk Franklin as a special guest artist. Thank You features new studio recordings of jazz infused and neo-soul inspired interpretations of some of Bullock’s most memorable songs performed on Sunday Best. The EP is produced by Eric Dawkins for E Flat Entertainment. Other songs on the EP include Kurt Carr’s “For Every Mountain,” J. Moss’ “We Must Praise,” Asaph A. Ward and Dorinda Clark Cole’s “If It Had Not Been For the Lord,” Chris Tomlin’s “How Great Is Our God,” the Negro spiritual, “A City Called Heaven,” and Richard Smallwood’s “Secret Place,” the song she performed during the finale of season 4.
Le’Andria Johnson’s debut CD, The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson lands at #2 this week on Billboard’s Top Gospel Album chart–she spent eight week at #1. Her first single, “Jesus” is #15 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Song chart. Le’Andria received her first GRAMMY nomination for “Jesus.” The single was nominated for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance.
Le’Andria’s puts a contemporary twist on traditional Christmas carols on her first holiday CD, Christmas Best. She performs a jazzy version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” The song, which features Kenny Hollman on the saxophone, shows off Le’Andria’s versatility and range. She begins “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” in a traditional manner, then veers the song into a hand-clapping, contemporary gospel style. She offers a soulful interpretation of “Noel,” and her traditional version of “Oh Holy Night” shows off her powerful voice and unique style. Le’Andria is joined by label mate Amber Bullock, winner of the fourth season of Sunday Best, for “Silent Night.” The two powerhouse singers complement each other in this soulful performance of the perennial Christmas favorite.
Label mate Brian Courtney Wilson’s new single “So Proud” moves to #24 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Song chart. “So Proud” will be released to over 150 digital and streaming outlets on December 20.
Music World Gospel duo Trin-i-tee 5:7 is #29 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Song chart and the Gospel Indicator New and Active List. Trin-i-tee 5:7’s Angel and Chanelle Deluxe CD was nominated for Best Gospel Album. Angel and Chanelle were also nominated for two Stellar Awards for Group/Duo of the Year and Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year for their current CD project. Recently, the ladies received a Soul Train Music Awards nomination for Best Gospel Performance.
Micah Stampley’s TV Special Answering the Call of Love continues to air on various Christian Networks, including National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), Sky Angel, Total Living Network, Global Christian Network, LESEA Broadcasting Network (WHT), Watchmen Broadcasting, Unity Broadcasting Network and others.
SOURCE: Music World Gospel