VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP TOPS CHARTS, ANNOUNCES NEW RELEASES

On the heels of the stunning release of Kirk Franklin’s HELLO FEAR, which is the #1 Gospel CD in the country for the 5th consecutive week, Verity Gospel Music Group secures a dominant position on the radio and sales charts. The label has four CDs in the Top-10 on Billboard’s Gospel Sales chart, and three of the Top-10 songs at Gospel radio.

On the Gospel Sales chart, HELLO FEAR is #1; WOW GOSPEL 2011 is #5; Deitrick Haddon’s CHURCH ON THE MOON is #8 and PLAYLIST: THE VERY BEST OF MARVIN SAPP is #9. At Gospel radio, Franklin’s “I Smile” is #1 for the 4th consecutive week, and continues to gain spins. Haddon’s “Well Done” is #4 at Gospel radio, and Sapp’s “He Has His Hands on You” is #9. Franklin’s HELLO FEAR is also #4 on Billboard’s R&B chart and #5 with a bullet at Urban AC radio.

While these projects continue to gain momentum, Verity is gearing up for exciting summer releases from 21:03, Donald Lawrence and Richard Smallwood. Smallwood’s new single “Trust Me” entered the radio chart at #20 with a bullet and is one of this week’s most added songs at Gospel radio.

With an outstanding roster of superbly talented, multiple-award winning artists, expect Verity Gospel Music Group to keep putting out music that inspires the heart, uplifts the soul and warms the spirit. “It is a very exciting time for us as a company and it is always an honor to work with the best artists in Gospel music. We are looking forward to a busy, but successful, next few months,” says James “Jazzy” Jordan, EVP, Verity Gospel Music Group.

Comments for this News article

Me and one of my friends purchased Mr. Franklin new album. First and foremost its awesome! However the bonus cd is the new cd and not a bonus. In other words u get to new albums instead of one new album and a bonus. Both discs was purchased from best buy. How do we get the bonus track.

Smile by Kirk Franklin is a great song that encourages us to look at the brighter side despite the visible odds. I love it!