Mathew Knowles’ Music World Gospel released two highly-anticipated albums on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Amber Bullock’s “Thank You” and Le’Andria Johnson’s “Christmas Best” are available at traditional, non-traditional and online retail outlets everywhere.
Music World Gospel dominates Billboard’s Hot Gospel Song chart and Gospel Indicator chart for five consecutive weeks.
Last week, BET’s Sunday Best Season 4 winner, Amber Bullock led the way with three new radio ads on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Song chart for her new single, Walter Hawkins’ “Thank You Lord.” She is also on Billboard’s Gospel New and Active List and the Gospel Indicator New and Active list. The single is on the Gospel Indicator Most Increased Spins List.
Bullock just completed an 18-city concert tour with Kirk Franklin, where she was a special guest artist, along with Isaac Carree, Deon Kipping and Jason Nelson. Bullock’s CD, “Thank You,” features new studio recordings of jazz infused and neo-soul inspired interpretations of some of her most memorable songs performed on Sunday Best.
Le’Andria Johnson’s debut CD, “The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson” lands at #2 last 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. The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be televised on Feb. 12, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST on CBS.
Le’Andria also received two adds for her new single, “Make Him Like You.” Le’Andria 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 for “Silent Night.” The two powerhouse singers complement each other in this soulful performance of the perennial Christmas favorite.
Le’Andria closes out the CD with an upbeat, playful “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” which she sings in an R&B style, with a touch of a Caribbean beat. Christmas Best is produced by award-winning production teams, The Bamaz Boyz and Sure Fire Music Group, with vocal production by Jamecia Bennett.
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 a GRAMMY Award 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. The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be televised on Feb. 12, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST on CBS. The Stellar Awards will be taped on Jan. 14 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN.