Billboard Magazine Announce Best of 2012-Gospel

Billboard Magazine, Andre Crouch
Billboard Magazine, Andre Crouch

Billboard magazine announced their Best of 2012: The Year in Music on Dec. 14. Lecrae was named Best Gospel Albums Artists and “Let The Church Say Amen” by Andraé Crouch, featuring Marvin Winans was named Best Gospel Song. The lists are based on chart performance, as well as streaming and social data. Here are the names of those who topped the gospel categories.

Gospel Albums Artist-Lecrea. “Gravity” debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top 100 chart and dominated the #1 spot on Billboard’s Rap, Independent, Gospel and Christian charts for several weeks. His other album, “Rehab” also made the Best of 2012 Gospel Albums list. Lecrae garnered his second career GRAMMY nomination for “Best Gospel Album” with his recent studio project “Gravity.”

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Lecrae has been named Best Gospel Album Artist of 2012 by Billboard Magazine

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Gospel Album-“WOW Gospel 2012.” The album is filled with hit songs. The double CD set includes songs from Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp, and Richard Smallwood with Vision, Earnest Pugh, Wess Morgan, Le’Andria Johnson and more.

Gospel Songs Artist: James Fortune & F.I.Y.A. Fortune’s fourth studio album “Identity” debuted at #7 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart was the #1 album on three additional Billboard Charts: Gospel, Gospel & Christian (combined) and Independent Albums. It includes the songs “He’s Able” and “Hold On.” Fortune has been nominated for two GRAMMY nominations.

Gospel Song-“Let the Church Say Amen”- Andraé Crouch, featuring Marvin Winans. The song has been on the chart for the past 61 weeks and was sung by Pastor Winans during Whitney Houston’s homegoing. The gospel legend also received 2013 GRAMMY nominations.

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