James Fortune's 'Dream Again' Debuts at No. 1 On Top Gospel Albums Chart

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James Fortune at Cumulus on Aug. 27, 2019 in Nashville, Tenn. 

Plus, moves for Andy Mineo & Crowder.

James Fortune scores his fourth No. 1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart, as Dream Again debuts atop the Sept. 7-dated survey with 2,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Nielsen Music.

All four of Fortune's leaders have launched at No. 1, as the new set follows Dear Future Me (July 2017), Live Through It (March 2014) and Identity (February 2012).

In between his two latest No. 1s, Fortune released The Collection, a greatest hits package that arrived at No. 2 in August 2018.

The new set's lead single, "I Am," featuring Deborah Carolina, bullets at its No. 8 high on Gospel Airplay and reaches the top 10 (11-8) on Hot Gospel Songs, which blends streaming, airplay and sales data. Fortune adds his 11th Hot Gospel Songs top 10 and Carolina collects her first in her debut appearance. He ties Marvin Sapp for the second-most total top 10s, after Kirk Franklin who leads with 15.

GOOD 'WORK': Andy Mineo rolls up his seventh Top Christian Albums top 10, as Work in Progress bows at No. 2 with 5,000 consumption units. The set is a 12-track collection of unmastered and alternate versions of Mineo's songs recorded over the years, plus podcast clips that explain his recording process.

CROWDER HITS TOP 10: Plus, singer-songwriter Crowder's "Let It Rain (Is There Anybody," featuring Mandisa, enters the Hot Christian Songs top 10, bumping 11-10. It rises with 8.6 million audience airplay impressions, as it ranks at No. 6 on Christian Airplay, 548,000 U.S. streams and 1,000 downloads sold.

Crowder tallies his sixth Hot Christian Songs top 10 and Mandisa earns her 12th, tying her with Lauren Daigle for the most among women. Among all acts, Casting Crowns and Chris Tomlin lead with 27 top 10s apiece.


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