Lecrae is Billboard's Top Gospel Artist for 2014


Fans of Lecrae have much to rejoice.  According to Billboard's year end tally, Lecrae comes up topping most of the magazine's Gospel lists.  

With a string of eight top 10 entries on Hot Gospel Songs (including three No. 1s) this year and a well-received album in Anomaly, Christian rap/hip-hop artist Lecrae is the No. 1 Gospel Artist for the year, the top Hot Gospel Songs Artist, the No. 1 Gospel Albums Artist, and the No. 1 Gospel Digital Songs Artist. Anomaly similarly leads the Gospel Albums list for the year.

Lecrae's "Anomaly" features appearances from Crystal Nicole, Kari Jobe, and For King & Country, along with label-mate Andy Mineo. Anomaly met with a positive critical reception, and the song "Nuthin", released for streaming as a single on July 1, 2014, was nominated for the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards in the best Impact Track category. The album also fared well commercially, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with over 88,000 copies sold. It also debuted at No. 1 on the Top Gospel Albums chart, marking the first time that any artist has ever topped both the 200 and Gospel charts. Two songs earned nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards; "All I Need is You" was nominated for Best Rap Performance and "Messengers" for Best Contemporary Christian Music.  

Here are the Top 10 Gospel Albums of 2014 according to Billboard:

1. Anomaly -- Lecrae

2. WOW Gospel 2014 -- Various Artists

3. Best Days -- Tamela Mann

4. Help -- Erica Campbell

5. Grace -- Tasha Cobbs

6. Church Clothes Vol. 2 -- Lecrae

7. Live Through It -- James Fortune & FIYA

8. Never Land -- Andy Mineo

9. Greater Than -- Tye Tribbett

10. Withholding Nothing -- William McDowell




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