Singer-songwriter Bryan Popin earns his first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart (dated Aug. 12), as sophomore set I Got Out arrives at the summit with 5,000 equivalent album units (almost all in traditional sales) in the week ending July 27, according to Nielsen Music.
"I've worked hard and pushed more than I ever have before to deliver this project" Popin tells Billboard. "I started my own label [Little Boy Wonder/Flaydo Music] to walk in my purpose and make a way for my music, and the message of encouragement and hope, that I want to share.
"I don't take this success lightly. I celebrate it with my family, label team, gospel radio, the fans and everyone that has believed in me and supported this ministry. I thank God for such incredible favor and blessings."