Tyscot Records, musical royalty in the world of black gospel music and the globe’s oldest existing African-American gospel music label, is celebrating its 40th year of sacred sonic sovereignty with a string of Billboard Magazine chart victories. Last week, Tyscot’s 21-year old princess Bri (Briana Babineaux) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums sales chart with her premiere album “Keys To My Heart.” She maintains the top spot on this week’s chart as her radio single “I’ll Be The One” jumps to No. 12 on the Gospel Airplay chart.
Tyscot’s reigning chart queen Casey J rules the airwaves with passionate devotion on the anthem “I’m Yours” (from the album “The Truth”) that holds down the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart for the fifth consecutive week. The Atlanta-based artist will be featured on the syndicated morning drive radio program “The Donnie McClurkin Show” on April 19th.
Tyscot’s record sales king Anthony Brown & group therAPy are commanding the respect of their musical kingdom as their Grammy® Award nominated radio smash “Worth” (from the album “Everyday Jesus”) spends its 21st non-consecutive week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Digital sales chart. The dynamic Maryland-based group has also earned three Billboard Music Award nominations in the categories of Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Album and Top Gospel Song.
The gospel music categories were added to this year’s list of nominations for the first time. Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of tracking dates March 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016 and Billboard chart dates April 11, 2015 through April 2, 2016. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success. Ludacris and Ciara will host the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 22.
On April 29th, Tyscot will release “Feel Good! 40 Years of Life Changing Music,” a fifteen-track compilation featuring some of the label’s top acts past and present, in celebration of the historic recording firm’s 40th anniversary.