1. Marvin Sapp Debuts at No. 1 on Top Gospel Albums: 'It's a Blessing'

    October 12, 2017 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, debuts for The Showers, Tina Campbell, Matt Redman & Matt Maher. Veteran gospel singer-songwriter Marvin Sapp roars in at No. 1 on Billboard 's Top Gospel Albums chart (dated Oct. 21), with his 11th studio album, Close . In its first ...

  2. Marvin Sapp Talks New Album 'Close' and Recording an R. Kelly Track

    September 25, 2017 9:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 As gospel star Marvin Sapp begins the promotional push for Close , his 11 th solo album arriving this week (Sept. 29), he already has another hit on his hands. Currently No. 13 on Hot Gospel Songs , the title track is poised to become the 22-time St ...

  3. Wyclef Jean, Jagged Edge, Ice-T & More Slated for 'Unsung' Profiles

    June 22, 2017 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Starting its 11th season, the TV One series will now air on Sunday nights. The 11th season of TV One's popular series Unsung will premiere with  Wyclef Jean and Jagged Edge starring in a double-feature kickoff. The critically-acclaimed show wil ...

  4. Ciara on the Songs That Define Her Life and Career

    November 20, 2015 5:42 PM EST 0 0 0 The star opens up with Sade, chills out to Three 6 Mafia and gets inspired by MJ "Music that comes from the heart -- that's the music that moves me," says Ciara . And the Atlanta-based R&B singer, 30, has certainly been on the mov ...

  5. Hezekiah Walker Completes Six Months Atop Gospel Airplay Chart

    March 04, 2014 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 The song becomes one of the elite titles to spend at least 26 weeks atop an airplay ranking Hezekiah Walker's "Every Praise" joins an exclusive club of songs that have led an airplay chart (that Billboard currently produces each week) ...

  6. New Signings: August Alsina to Def Jam, Windish Agency Wins Bobby Womack, Frankie Rose Goes and Labrinth to Paradigm

    August 23, 2013 4:03 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters ...

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  8. Grammy Analysis: Fun., Frank Ocean Lead Youth Movement

    December 06, 2012 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 It's phase two of the youth movement at the Grammys. With blockbuster albums like Adele 's and Taylor Swift 's falling outside of Grammy eligibility, the Recording Academy bestowed multiple nominations on acts in the early stages of t ...

  9. Grammy Analysis: Youth Rules Nominations; Some High-Profile Snubs

    December 06, 2012 9:02 AM EST It's phase two of the youth movement at the Grammys. With blockbuster albums like Adele's and Taylor Swift's falling outside of Grammy eligibility, the Recording Academy bestowed multiple nominations on acts in the early stages of t ...

  10. Chart Moves: Nicki Minaj's 'Roman' Reissue Spurs 591% Gain, Sony's 'Playlist' Series Sizzles (at $1.99)

    November 30, 2012 8:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 On the chart this week, Rihanna bounded in at No. 1 with her first chart-topping set, "Unapologetic." The SRP/Def Jam album moved 238,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, also marking Rihanna� ...

  11. Hot Tours: Madonna Enjoys Fifth No. 1 Since Launch Of MDNA Tour

    November 27, 2012 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Madonna claims the No. 1 ranking on the weekly tally of Hot Tours for the fifth time since the launch of her blockbuster MDNA Tour that has been playing concert venues in Europe and North America since the end of May. Ticket revenue reported during ...

  12. King's Men Bring Gospel To Live Nation

    August 09, 2012 7:25 PM EDT BET's popular music competition show "Sunday Best" has signed on as the presenting sponsor for Live Nation's first major U.S. gospel tour, the King's Men. Last month, the tour's performers - Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp ...

  13. Chart Highlights: Carrie Underwood Crowns Country Songs With 'Good Girl'

    June 04, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Underwood's 'Good Girl' is better than good: it's the new No. 1 on Country Songs. Plus, fellow former 'American Idol' queen Kelly Clarkson tops AC and One Direction rules Dance/Club Play Songs. Chart Highlights offers a ...

  14. Live Nation's Major Gospel Tour to Feature 'The King's Men,' Four Heavyweights of Gospel Music

    May 03, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Live Nation is bringing gospel to the arena. Today, the company announced that they will be bringing four of the most successful gospel artists of all time - Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin and Israel Houghton, collectively known as & ...

  15. Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee' Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 18, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Monica, Bonnie Raitt also post Top 10 debuts Lionel Richie 's "Tuskegee" album rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in its third week on the list, selling 129,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan (up 35%). The set jumps thre ...

  16. Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee' Album Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 18, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" album rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in its third week on the list, selling 129,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (up 35%). The set jumps three slots this week, easily overtaking Adele's ...

  17. Nicki Minaj's 'Roman Reloaded' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 11, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj scores her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" debuts atop the list with 253,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly better-than-expected sales figure, as ind ...

  18. Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 11, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Nicki Minaj scores her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" debuts atop the list with 253,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly better-than-expected sales figure, as i ...

  19. Nicki Minaj, Rascal Flatts Aiming for Top of Billboard 200

    April 06, 2012 8:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj is on track to score her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, while Rascal Flatts is heading for its eighth top 10 set. Industry sources suggest Minaj's "Roman Reloaded" will sell around 215,000 to 235,000 and easily d ...

  20. Nicki Minaj, Rascal Flatts Aiming for Top of Billboard 200

    April 06, 2012 5:38 PM EDT Nicki Minaj is on track to score her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, while Rascal Flatts is heading for its eighth top 10 set. Industry sources suggest Minaj's "Roman Reloaded" will sell around 215,000 to 235,000 and easily ...

  21. Chart Highlights: Hunter Hayes Debuts on Country Songs (Video)

    February 27, 2012 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The 20-year-old bows with his second chart entry, "Wanted." Hear an exclusive live version of the ballad, performed at Billboard's offices. Plus, Carrie Underwood storms the chart's top 30. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at ...

  22. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST 0 0 0 The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox ...

  23. Chart Highlights: Adele's a Winner at Radio, Too

    February 13, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  24. Chart Highlights: Flo Rida Flies to No. 1 on Pop Songs

    February 06, 2012 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  25. Chart Highlights: Van Halen Jumps Onto Rock Songs With 'Tattoo'

    January 16, 2012 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  26. Chart Highlights: Lady Gaga's 'Marry The Night' Tops Dance/Club Play Songs

    January 09, 2012 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  27. Marvin Sapp Plans First Album Since Wife's Death: 'I'm Still Standing'

    August 21, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gospel superstar Marvin Sapp is planning to follow up his highly successful 2010 album "Here I Am" with a live album of all new songs, which he's gearing up to record on Oct. 7 at Evangel Cathedral in Upper Marlboro, Md., near Washing ...

  28. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Dirty Dancing,' Miranda Lambert, Drake

    August 12, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 'DIRTY DANCING' ON THE CHARTS: When news broke this week about how the 1987 hit film "Dirty Dancing" was being remade, we were immediately reminded about what a phenomenon its soundtrack was on Billboard's charts. The movie ...

  29. Dove Awards for Christian Music To Debut in Atlanta

    April 20, 2011 7:15 AM EDT The Dove Awards show for Christian music is leaving Nashville for the first time in its 42-year history and organizers expect the new production in Atlanta to be just as successful and uplifting. The motivation for moving was to expand the nationa ...

  30. Kirk Franklin Continues His No. 1 Streak With 'Hello Fear'

    April 02, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 They say good things come to those who wait. Sometimes even better things come to those who don't. Originally slated for May, Kirk Franklin 's new CD "Hello Fear" was pushed up to March 22. The move paid off. "Hello Fear&quo ...

  31. Lupe Fiasco's 'Lasers' Lands at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 16, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A s predicted , Lupe Fiasco 's "Lasers" album arrives atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 204,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks his first No. 1 and best sales week yet. His second effort, "The Cool, ...

  32. Billboard Bits: Soundgarden, Phoenix Begin Work on New Albums; Gaga's MSG Concerts to Air on HBO

    February 16, 2011 6:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rep Denies Madonna Emailed Lady Gaga About 'Born This Way' According to a representative in the Madonna camp, the singer never sent an email to Lady Gaga giving ...

  33. Marvin Sapp's Wife Dies of Cancer

    September 10, 2010 11:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gospel singer Marvin Sapp is mourning the death of his wife and manager, MaLinda Sapp. His record label, Verity Records, said she died Thursday after a fight with cancer. Details were not immediately available. MaLinda Sapp was a professional counse ...

  34. Chart Beat Thursday: Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Sting

    July 22, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 'LOVE' IS ...: As previously reported , Eminem 's "Love the Way You Lie" rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , becoming the rapper's fourth chart leader. The song's coronation is likewise noteworthy for featured art ...

  35. Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj Big Winners At BET Awards

    June 28, 2010 10:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 A licia Keys and newcomer Nicki Minaj were the big winners at the 10th annual BET Awards, both taking home two statuettes during the ceremony held last night (June 27) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. However, the evening's real buzz ce ...

  36. Digital Genre Charts Launch

    April 06, 2010 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard has added to its vast chart menu with the introduction of new digital download lists ranking the top songs in 21 specific genres, compiled from data gathered by Nielsen SoundScan. All digital genre song charts appear in full to subscribers ...

  37. Justin Bieber Tops Billboard 200 With 'My World 2.0'

    March 31, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "My World 2.0," after shifting 283,000 copies in its first week. It's the teenager's second album and first No. 1. His first set, "My World," debuted ...

  38. Ask Billboard: Happy 40th, Mariah!

    March 26, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'TOGETHER' FOREVER Hell ...

  39. Chart Beat Thursday: Marvin Sapp, Lady Antebellum, J-Lo

    March 25, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 PRAISE: Although Marvin Sapp is a newcomer to the Billboard 200's upper reaches , loyal fans have long been aware of the gospel superstar. The singer, who doubles as founder and senior pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in his hometow ...

  40. Lady Antebellum Returns To No. 1, Marvin Sapp Debuts Big On Billboard 200

    March 24, 2010 11:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Antebellum 's "Need You Now" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fourth non-consecutive week (93,000; down 11%), but the big album chart news is the arrival of Marvin Sapp 's "Here I Am" at No. 2 with 76,0 ...

  41. Lady Antebellum Returns To No. 1, Marvin Sapp Debuts Big On Billboard 200

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fourth non-consecutive week (93,000; down 11%). But the big album chart news is the arrival of Marvin Sapp's "Here I Am" at No. 2 with 76,00 ...

  42. Marvin Sapp Makes Gospel History On Billboard 200

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Though Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" returns (yet again) to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the big chart news belongs to Marvin Sapp, who earns the highest-charting gospel album on the Billboard 200 as his "Here I Am" debu ...

  43. Marvin Sapp To Earn Highest Debut On 200 Chart Next Week

    March 17, 2010 1:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 As for next week's Billboard 200, it's looking like gospel singer/minister Marvin Sapp will earn the highest debut as industry prognosticator foresee his "Here I Am" album selling as many as 70,000 copies by week's end on Su ...

  44. Gospel's Marvin Sapp Poised For Top Ten Debut

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Gospel singer/minister Marvin Sapp is poised to earn the highest debut on next week's Billboard 200. Industry prognosticator foresee his "Here I Am" album selling as many as 70,000 copies by week's end on Sunday March 21. That ...

  45. Chart Beat Thursday: Johnny Cash, Zac Brown Band, Black Eyed Peas

    March 04, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 BACK IN BLACK: Two days after Johnny Cash 's "American VI: Ain't No Grave" was released Feb. 23, Apple announced that the iTunes store had sold its 10 billionth song: Cash's "Guess Things Happen That Way." Billboar ...

  46. Marvin Sapp: Spreading The Word

    February 24, 2010 4:16 PM EST 0 0 0 When it was time to record his next Verity album, Marvin Sapp decided not to tamper with the live formula he used on his 2007 best seller, "Thirsty." So on Oct. 16 last year, he returned to the same site-Resurrection Life Church in Grand R ...

  47. Gospel Artists Unite For Haiti

    January 22, 2010 4:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Another all-star benefit effort on behalf of earthquake-ravaged Haiti is on the way, helmed by gospel singer Kirk Franklin . He's the impetus behind Artists United For Haiti: a collective of gospel artists who gathered together after the 25th a ...

  48. Beyoncé, Maxwell, Keri Hilson Lead Nominations For Soul Train Awards Return

    October 23, 2009 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 With four nominations each, Beyoncé , Keri Hilson and Maxwell head the list of nominees for the return of the Soul Train Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted by actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, will be the first special aired on BET' ...

  49. Essence Festival Adds Maxwell, Al Green, Ne-Yo

    January 29, 2009 12:01 AM EST 0 0 0 Maxwell, Anita Baker, Al Green, John Legend, Robin Thicke, Salt-N-Pepa, Ne-Yo and En Vogue will join previously announced headliner Beyonce at the 15th annual Essence Music Festival. The event will be held July 3-5 at the New Orleans Superdome. Roun ...

  50. Sapp Wins Big At 2009 Stellar Awards

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Marvin Sapp took top honors at the 24th annual Stellar Awards Jan. 17 at the Grand Ole Opry House, winning eight awards, including artist, song, male vocalist and CD of the year for his Verity/Zomba release "Thirsty" which has dominated ...

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