WOW Gospel Compilation Album Tops Billboard Charts

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WOW Gospel has topped charts with it's 18th edition.

The compilation disc is the top gospel album in the country, according to Billboard Charts less than a week after its debut.

"WOW Gospel 2015," is a 30-track two disc album that will feature a DVD that includes 13 videos. People will recognize songs from Kirk Franklin, Hezekiah Walker, Marvin Sapp, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Tasha Cobbs, Jason Nelson and Tasha Page-Lockhart and more. A number of names featured on the disc are nominated for Grammy Awards including rapper Lecrae, Mali Music, Erica Campbell, The Walls Group, Ricky Dillard, William McDowell, and Smokie Norful!

The WOW Gospel Music Series was created in 1998 and has managed to sell 8 million units since its creation. Last year, WOW Gospel 2014 debuted at #1 on Billboard's Gospel music chart.

Tasha Page-Lockhart, the season six winner of BET's Sunday Best music competition, recently wrote about being a part of the popular compilation.

"Honored to be a part of the Wow Gospel 2015 get yours online and in stores everywhere," Page-Lockhart wrote on Facebook.

Kirk Franklin, the 44-year-old gospel music artist and executive, seems to fit right in on the album and previously told The Christian Post what he looks for in great gospel records.

"People don't live at church, they live in the real world. So music has to reflect that how people live, what they're doing as they go through their trials in life," he told CP. "So I just hope and pray that we're always able to tap into that and be that voice for people."

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