Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart this week reflects the ever-evolving and eclectic musical palates of today’s gospel listeners. Christian rapper Lecrae sits at #1, Praise & Worship artist Israel & New Breed nabs #2, Traditional gospel artist Tamela Mann, snags #3, and newcomer, Jonathan McReynolds, hits #4.
These days, Christian music lovers are exposed to many different sounds, flavors, and textures because of increased access through the Internet.
Consumer buying patterns are reflective of this, which accounts for the increased diversity we see on Billboard charts.
In 2012, it is becoming commonplace to see rap, housed alongside contemporary praise & worship and traditional gospel.
The evolution will undoubtedly continue.
See the full Top 10 below:
1. Gravity Lecrae
2. Best Days Tamela Mann
3. Jesus at the Center Israel & New Breed
4. Life Music Jonathan McReynolds
5. The Experience Le’Andria Johnson
6. Created4This Vashawn Mitchell
7. Surrender Shekinah Glory Ministry
8. Life And Favor John P. Kee & New Life
9. WOW Gospel 2012 Various Artists
10. Go Get It Mary Mary
What are your favorite albums you're listening to?