Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Marvin Sapp and more-2016 Gospel hits year-end charts on Billboard!

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Billboard just released its 2016 “Year-End” charts and RCA Inspiration’s world-class artists, Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, William Murphy and Marvin Sapp have claimed top positions throughout several Gospel and R&B/Hip-Hop charts.  Donnie McClurkin’s 2016 album The Journey (LIVE) and the single “I Need You,” are positioned in the Top 25 on the Gospel Albums, Hot Gospel and Gospel Airplay Songs charts.  Kirk Franklin boasts seven chart-topping positions and over ten other Top 25 positions on various Gospel and R&B/Hip-Hop charts with his latest album Losing My Religion and singles including “123 Victory” and “Wanna Be Happy?”  Marvin Sapp’s most recent album, You Shall Live, and his songs, “The Best in Me,” “Live,” “Never Would Have Made It,” and “Yes You Can” appear in the Top 25 on six charts.  And last, but certainly not least, rising young star Travis Greene earned fourteen year-end chart positions, including the #1 spot on the Gospel Airplay Artists chart, with his debut album The Hill and hit singles, “Intentional” and “Made A Way”.

Additionally, RCA Inspiration was ranked as the #1 Gospel Songs Label by Billboard for the 16th time.  RCA Inspiration’s SVP and GM, Phil Thornton says, “The RCA Inspiration family is extremely proud of these latest achievements of our artists and the high-quality music that our label is bringing to people around the world! The creativity and dedication demonstrated by our artists is unparalleled and we’re grateful that all of their hard work is appreciated and recognized”.

RCA Inspiration’s Billboard Year-End Chart Positions:

Label

No.1 – TOP GOSPEL LABELS

No.1 – HOT GOSPEL SONGS LABELS

No.1 – HOT GOSPEL SONGS IMPRINTS

No.1 – GOSPEL ALBUMS LABELS

No.1 – TOP GOSPEL IMPRINTS

No.2 – GOSPEL ALBUMS IMPRINTS

Donnie McClurkin

No. 15 – TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS

No. 15 – HOT GOSPEL SONGS (I Need You)

No. 19 – GOSPEL ALBUMS (The Journey (Live))

No. 21 – GOSPEL AIRPLAY SONGS (I Need You)

Fred Hammond

No. 23 – GOSPEL ALBUMS (Worship Journal: Live)

Kirk Franklin

No. 1 – TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS

No. 1 – GOSPEL ALBUMS (Losing My Religion)

No. 1 – GOSPEL ALBUMS ARTISTS

No. 1 – HOT GOSPEL SONGS (Wanna Be Happy?)

No.1 – HOT GOSPEL SONGS ARTISTS

No. 1 – HOT GOSPEL SONGS PRODUCERS

No. 1 – GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS ARTISTS

No. 2 – GOSPEL AIRPLAY ARTISTS

No. 2 – GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS (Wanna Be Happy?)

No. 3 – GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS ARTISTS

No. 4 – GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS (Wanna Be Happy?)

No. 5 – HOT GOSPEL SONGS (123 Victory featuring Pharrell Williams)

No. 6 – GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS (123 Victory featuring Pharrell Williams)

No. 7 – R&B ALBUMS (Losing My Religion)

No. 7 – R&B ALBUMS ARTISTS

No. 9 – GOSPEL AIRPLAY SONGS (Wanna Be Happy?)

No. 11 – GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS (Imagine Me)

No. 12 – GOSPEL AIRPLAY SONGS (123 Victory featuring Pharrell Williams)

No. 14 – ADULT R&B SONGS (Wanna Be Happy?)

No. 14 – GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS (I Smile)

No. 16 – R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS ARTISTS

No. 17 – R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS (Losing My Religion)

No. 23 – GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS (Lean on Me featuring Mary J. Blige, Bono, R. Kelly, Crystal Lewis & The Family)

No. 25 – GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS (123 Victory featuring Pharrell Williams)Marvin Sapp

No. 7 – GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS ARTISTS

No. 8 – HOT GOSPEL SONGS ARTISTS

No. 10 – TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS

No. 10 – GOSPEL ALBUMS ARTISTS

No. 10 – GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS (The Best in Me)

No. 13 – GOSPEL ALBUMS (You Shall Live)

No. 18 – HOT GOSPEL SONGS (Live)

No. 20 – GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS (Never Would Have Made It)

No. 22 – GOSPEL AIRPLAY SONGS (Live)

No. 25 – HOT GOSPEL SONGS (Yes You Can)

Travis Greene

No. 1 – GOSPEL AIRPLAY ARTISTS

No. 2 – TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS

No. 2 – HOT GOSPEL SONGS ARTISTS

No. 3 – GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS (Intentional)

No. 4 – GOSPEL ALBUMS ARTISTS

No. 4 – GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS ARTISTS

No. 4 – HOT GOSPEL SONGS (Made a Way)

No. 4 – GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS ARTISTS

No. 5 – GOSPEL ALBUMS (The Hill)

No. 6 – HOT GOSPEL SONGS (Intentional)

No. 6 – GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS (Intentional)

No. 10 – GOSPEL DIGITAL SONGS (Made a Way)

No. 11 – GOSPEL AIRPLAY SONGS (Made a Way)

No. 15 – GOSPEL AIRPLAY SONGS (Intentional)

William Murphy

No. 15 – GOSPEL ALBUMS (Demonstrate)

No. 19 – TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS

ABOUT RCA INSPIRATION

RCA Inspiration (formerly Verity Gospel Music Group), is the Gospel label operating under Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Voted Billboard’s #1 “Gospel Songs Label” for the past 16 years, RCA Inspiration is the home of mega-gospel artists Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp, Le’Andria Johnson, Fred Hammond and many more.