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Nashville, TN (December 18, 2017) – RCA Inspiration continues to deliver an incredible year of inspiring artists and music, with top rankings for the label and artists spanning across 15 of Billboard’s 2017 Year-End Charts for Gospel, in addition to the magazine’s 2017 Year-End Charts for Songwriting, on Hot Gospel Songwriters with four artists on that chart.  RCA Inspiration topped both of the Billboard 2017 Year-End Gospel Charts at #1 on Gospel Albums Imprints and Hot Gospel Songs Imprints, while Verity was also honored at #4 on Gospel Albums Imprints. 

 

Its parent division Provident Label Group also garnered #1 honors on three of Billboard’s 2017 Year-End Gospel Charts, topping the Top Gospel Labels, Gospel Albums Labels, and Hot Gospel Songs Labels Charts.  Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Donnie McClurkin, and Marvin Sapp garnered numerous Top 10 honors on Billboard’s 2017 Year-End Gospel Charts, while albums and songs from the label in years past have also remained beloved staples for countless fans throughout 2017.  The late summer and fall new releases from Marvin Sapp and Travis Greene, as well as rising artists The Walls Group and Koryn Hawthorne, also made a splash on Billboard’s 2017 Year-End Gospel Charts.    

RCA Inspiration and Provident Garner Top Honors On Billboard’s 2017 Year-End Gospel Charts
RCA Inspiration and Provident Garner Top Honors On Billboard’s 2017 Year-End Gospel Charts

RCA Inspiration’s SVP and GM, Phil Thornton says, “The RCA Inspiration family is incredibly honored to be recognized across these year-end charts and celebrate the artists and creation of vital music that continues to make an empowering impact on listeners worldwide over this past year! We’re grateful to Billboard for the honors and celebrate all the fans who continue to support and experience this musical journey with us.” 

 

Billboard 2017 Year-End Charts

Label Gospel Charts Honors

No. 1-GOSPEL ALBUMS IMPRINTS, RCA INSPIRATION

No. 1-HOT GOSPEL SONGS IMPRINTS, RCA INSPIRATION

No. 1-TOP GOSPEL LABELS, PROVIDENT LABEL GROUP

No. 1-GOSPEL ALBUMS LABELS, PROVIDENT LABEL GROUP

No. 1-HOT GOSPEL SONGS LABELS, PROVIDENT LABEL GROUP

No. 2-CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUMS LABELS, PROVIDENT LABEL GROUP

No. 2-GOSPEL ALBUMS DISTRIBUTORS, SONY MUSIC

No. 4-GOSPEL ALBUMS IMPRINTS, VERITY

 

Donnie McClurkin

No. 7–GOSPEL AIRPLAY ARTISTS

No. 7–HOT GOSPEL SONGS PRODUCERS

No. 8-HOT GOSPEL SONGWRITERS

No. 8–GOSPEL AIRPLAY SONGS, I Need You

No. 10–HOT GOSPEL SONGS ARTISTS

No. 12–TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS

No. 12–HOT GOSPEL SONGS, I Need You

No. 16-TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS, The Journey (Live)

No. 24–GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS, I Need You

 

Fred Hammond

No. 7–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, No Weapons (Fred Hammond & Radical for Christ, Verity/RCA Inspiration/PLG)

No. 20-TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS

No. 22–TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS, Worship Journal Live

No. 27–HOT GOSPEL SONGS, Father Jesus Spirit

No. 28–GOSPEL AIRPLAY SONGS, Father Jesus Spirit

 

Kirk Franklin

No. 1-HOT GOSPEL SONGWRITERS

No. 2-TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS-MALE

No. 3–GOSPEL ALBUMS ARTISTS

No. 3–GOSPEL AIRPLAY SONGS, My World Needs You feat. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs, & Tamela Mann (Fo Yo Soul/RCA/RCA Inspiration/PLG)

No. 4–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS ARTISTS

No. 4-TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS, Losing My Religion (Fo Yo Soul/RCA/RCA Inspiration/PLG)

No. 5-TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS

No. 8–GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS ARTISTS

No. 9–GOSPEL AIRPLAY ARTISTS

No. 9–HOT GOSPEL SONGS PRODUCERS

No. 13–HOT GOSPEL SONGS, My World Needs You feat. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs, & Tamela Mann

No. 13–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, My Life is in Your Hands (God’s Property from Kirk Franklin’s Nu Nation, B-Rite/Gospo Centric/PLG)

No. 14–GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS, My World Needs You feat. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs, & Tamela Mann

No. 14–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, Imagine Me (Fo Yo Soul/Gospo Centric/RCA/RCA Inspiration/PLG)

No. 16–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, Lean on Me featuring Mary J. Blige, Bono, R. Kelly, Crystal Lewis & The Family (Gospo Centric/Legacy)

No. 18-TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS, The Essential Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/Verity/Legacy)

No. 32–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, Wanna Be Happy? (Fo Yo Soul/RCA/RCA Inspiration/PLG)

No. 38–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, Now Behold the Lamb (Kirk Franklin and The Family, Gospo Centric/RCA/RCA Inspiration/PLG)

No. 44-TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS, Hello Fear (Fo Yo Soul/Verity/RCA Inspiration/PLG)

No. 46-TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS, The Nu Nation Project (Gospo Centric/RCA/RCA Inspiration/PLG)

 

Koryn Hawthorne

No. 50-HOT GOSPEL SONGS, Won’t He Do It

 

Marvin Sapp

No. 3–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS ARTISTS

No. 5-TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS-MALE

No. 5–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, The Best in Me (Verity/Legacy)

No. 6–GOSPEL ALBUMS ARTISTS

No. 10–TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS

No. 10–GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS ARTISTS

No. 13-TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS, Playlist: The Very Best of Marvin Sapp (Verity/Legacy)

No. 21–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, He Has His Hands on You (Verity/RCA Inspiration/Legacy)

No. 22–GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS, Never Would Have Made It

No. 24-TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS, Close

No. 25–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, Praise Him in Advance (Verity/Legacy)

No. 31–HOT GOSPEL SONGS, Close

No. 37–GOSPEL AIRPLAY SONGS, Close

 

The Walls Group

No. 40-HOT GOSPEL SONGS, My Life

No. 49-TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS, The Other Side (Fo Yo Soul/RCA/RCA Inspiration/PLG)

 

Travis Greene

No. 1-TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS-MALE

No. 2-HOT GOSPEL SONGWRITERS

No. 2–GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS ARTISTS

No. 3-TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS

No. 3-TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS, The Hill

No. 3–HOT GOSPEL SONGS ARTISTS

No. 3–HOT GOSPEL SONGS PRODUCERS

No. 3–GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS, Made A Way

No. 4–GOSPEL ALBUMS ARTISTS

No. 4–GOSPEL AIRPLAY ARTISTS

No. 5–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS ARTISTS

No. 9–HOT GOSPEL SONGS, Made A Way

No. 11–HOT GOSPEL SONGS, You Waited

No. 11–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, Intentional

No. 14-TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS, Crossover: Live from Music City

No. 15–GOSPEL AIRPLAY SONGS, You Waited

No. 18–GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS, You Waited

No. 19–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, Made A Way

No. 23–GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS, Intentional

No. 27–GOSPEL AIRPLAY SONGS, Made A Way

 

William Murphy

No. 9-HOT GOSPEL SONGWRITERS

No. 10–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS ARTISTS (The William Murphy Project, Integrity/Epic/Legacy)

No. 13–TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS

No. 15–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, Praise Is What I Do (The William Murphy Project, Integrity/Epic/Legacy)

No. 16–HOT GOSPEL SONGS, Everlasting God feat. Bishop James Morton

No. 16–GOSPEL AIRPLAY SONGS, Everlasting God feat. Bishop James Morton

No. 20–TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS, Demonstrate

No. 41–HOT GOSPEL SONGS, Arise (You Are Good)

No. 41–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, It’s Working

No. 44–GOSPEL AIRPLAY SONGS, Arise (You Are Good)

 

WOW Gospel Albums

No. 2–TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS, WOW Gospel 2017 (Motown Gospel/Word-Curb/RCA Inspiration/PLG)

No. 23–TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS, WOW Gospel 2016 (Motown Gospel/Word-Curb/RCA Inspiration/PLG)

No. 36–CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUMS, WOW Gospel 2017 (Motown Gospel/Word-Curb/RCA Inspiration/PLG)

 

Catalog RCA Inspiration, Verity Releases

No. 9–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, Every Praise (Hezekiah Walker, RCA Inspiration/PLG)

No. 16–GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS, Every Praise (Hezekiah Walker)

No. 18–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, Let Go (DeWayne Woods & When Singers Meet, Quiet Water/Verity/RCA Inspiration/PLG)

No. 26–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, Grateful (The Reprise) (Hezekiah Walker & LFC, Verity/RCA Inspiration/Legacy)

No. 29–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, I Almost Let Go (Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers, Verity/RCA Inspiration/Legacy)

No. 39–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, God Favored Me feat. Marvin Sapp & DJ Rogers (Hezekiah Walker & LFC, Verity/RCA Inspiration/Legacy)

No. 45–GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS, I Need You to Survive (Live) (Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir, Verity/RCA Inspiration/Legacy)

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