VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP/JIVE LABEL GROUP TOPS BILLBOARD’S 2010 GOSPEL CHARTS ROUNDUP

VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP/JIVE LABEL GROUP TOPS

BILLBOARD’S 2010 GOSPEL CHARTS ROUNDUP

Marvin Sapp Has Top Song, Top Album and is Top Gospel Artist of 2010

According to Billboard Magazine’s Year-End Charts, Marvin Sapp was the top Gospel artist, and had the top Gospel Album (Here I Am) and the top Gospel Song (The Best In Me) of the year. Additionally, for the third consecutive year, Verity Gospel Music Group is the Top Gospel Album Label of the year.

Verity Gospel Music Group secured four of Billboard’s list of Top-10 Gospel Album Artists; nine of the Top-25 Gospel Albums; two of the Top-10 Hot Gospel Songs Artists, and eight of the Top-25 Hot Gospel Songs - including the top three songs on this list: “The Best In Me;” “They That Wait;” and “God Favored Me.”

“Our artists and our executives work tirelessly to bring the best Gospel music to the marketplace,” says James “Jazzy” Jordan, Executive Vice President, Verity Gospel Music Group. “Their talent, consistency and commitment to excellence continues to make this label #1. With Marvin Sapp, this is surely a bittersweet honor for him, but he has earned every accolade that he has received.”

Verity Gospel Music Group’s 2011 releases will include WOW Gospel 2011 and new music from John P. Kee, Deitrick Haddon, Donald Lawrence, Richard Smallwood and Kirk Franklin. Verity also has 25 Stellar Award nominations, and two Grammy Award nominations.