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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.