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RCA INSPIRATION DOMINATES BILLBOARD’S YEAR-END GOSPEL CHARTS

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Nashville, TN (December 9, 2016) – Billboard just released its 2016 “Year-End” charts andRCA Inspiration’s world-class artists, Kirk FranklinTravis Greene, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, William Murphy and Marvin Sapp have claimed top positions throughout severalGospel 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 16thtime.  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