Mathew Knowles' Music World Gospel Holds the #1, #2, and #10 Positions on Billboard's Top Gospel Album Chart and More This Week
Amber Bullock's New CD, Thank You Debuts at #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Album Chart
The Awakening of Le'Andria Johnson Holds at #2 for Six Weeks on Billboard's Top Gospel Album Chart
Le'Andria's Debut CD Spent Eight Weeks at #1 and Her Holiday CD, Christmas Best Lands at #10
Music World Gospel is #5 on the Gospel Album Labels Chart in Billboard's Year-End Issue
HOUSTON, Dec. 16, 2011
HOUSTON, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — As we celebrate the holiday season and approach the end of the year, Mathew Knowles' Music World Gospel dominates Billboard's Top Gospel Album chart, holding the #1, # 2, #10, #29 and #50 positions this week. Amber Bullock's debut project, Thank You, entered at #1, and GRAMMY® nominee Le'Andria Johnson's The Awakening of Le'Andria Johnson, which spent eight weeks at #1, holds at #2 for six weeks. Le'Andria's holiday CD, Christmas Best, holds at #10. Label mate and this year's GRAMMY nominee Trin-i-tee 5:7's current CD, Angel & Chanelle, maintains its position at #29 after spending 28 weeks on the charts. And Interface Entertainment/Music World Gospel worship leader Micah Stampley's One Voice lands at #50. "The label has had a banner year," said Mathew Knowles, founder, President and CEO of Music World Gospel. "We have demonstrated significant growth and had several major artist signings this year. In 2012, we are expanding the label's release schedule to include over 45 new releases. We have other faith-based acquisitions that we will be announcing in the coming months." This year, Music World Gospel experienced a 115 plus percent revenue increase from 2010, and the label moved to the Top 5 on the Gospel Album Labels chart from #9 in 2010 on Billboard's Year-End charts.
This year's GRAMMY nominees Trin-i-tee 5:7 and Le'Andria Johnson led the way on Billboard's Year-End charts. Their current CD projects, The Awakening of Le'Andria Johnson and Angel & Chanelle landed at #7 and #13 respectively on the Gospel Albums chart. Le'Andria and Trin-i-tee 5:7 were listed at #8 and #10 respectively on the Gospel Albums Artists chart. And Trin-i-tee 5:7's hit single, "Over and Over" came in at #9 on the Gospel Songs chart, and the song producer, PJ Morton lands at #8 on the Gospel Songs Producers chart.
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ABOUT MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL
Music World Gospel (MWG) is a premiere faith-based record and management company under the umbrella of Music World Entertainment. MWG is dedicated to developing creative and innovative approaches to producing and promoting gospel, sacred, and inspirational music worldwide. Its mission is to reach, inspire and empower a diverse audience around the globe. MWG features a roster of award-winning recording artists, joint ventures and special projects including Trin-i-tee 5:7, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Brian Courtney Wilson, Juanita Bynum, Le'Andria Johnson, Micah Stampley, Amber Bullock, Andrea Helms, Pastor Rudy Rasmus, ESSENCE Gospel, the Most Powerful Voices and The Gospel Superfest brands. MWG's joint ventures and partnerships include Universal Music Christian Group, Fontana Distribution, Integrity Africa, BET, ESSENCE Communications, Son Flower Records, Interface Entertainment, Dr. Bobby Cartwright, Jr., and James Fortune and Fiya World, LLC. The company has achieved record breaking success on the sales and radio charts, with several artists' albums and singles debuting atop Billboard and Christian Music Trade Association (CMTA) charts and remaining in the Top 5, 10 and 20 positions for as many as 100 weeks and counting.
ABOUT MUSIC WORLD MUSIC
Music World Music was founded by Mathew Knowles, founder, President and CEO of Music World Entertainment. Music World Music has had an unprecedented impact on the history of music around the globe, with record sales exceeding 300 million worldwide. Knowles established several recording imprints under Music World Music, including Music World Gospel, Music World Country/Compadre and Music World Kids. Music World Music has been crowned by Billboard magazine as one of the Top Imprint Labels of the decade (2000-2009). With successes across multiple genres, including pop, R&B, gospel, dance, and country, as well as soundtracks and special themed projects, Music World Music has produced over 100 award-winning, platinum and gold albums. Music World Music was also named the #1 Dance Imprint Label in 2009 by Billboard magazine. Under Music World Music, Destiny's Child became a global phenomenon and was named the Best Selling Female Group of All Time in popular music, selling over 100 million records and collecting nearly 200 awards, including GRAMMY® Awards, World Music Awards, American Music Awards, MTV Awards (U.S., Europe and Asia), Billboard Awards, BET Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and countless others. Under Knowles' guidance, both Destiny's Child and Beyonce experienced spectacular success during the decade between 2000 and 2009. Destiny's Child was named on Billboard magazine's Top 10 Artists of the Decade (2000-2009) and, as a solo artist, Beyonce was crowned Billboard's number one Artist of the Decade—Female (2000-2009) and number 4 Top Artist of the Decade (2000-2009).
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