SR Gospel: Mary Mary ‘Sound’ Named Top Gospel Album of 09′

Mary Mary’s critically acclaimed album, The Sound, has just been named Top Gospel Album by Billboard magazine ! Also named Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist, Duo/Group and Top Gospel Artist by the industry guide, news of continued success for “The Sound” comes just days after Mary Mary earned a Grammy nomination for Best Gospel Song. According to Billboard magazine, Mary Mary’s “God In Me” has earned the highest rank for a song that has spent 52 weeks on a chart in the Nielson SoundScan era (since 1992). The former record holder, R. Kelly’s “Step In The Name Of Love,” was # 11 after a year on the list. Mary Mary is now the only gospel act to have at least two top tens this decade on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, “Shackles (Praise You)” peaked at # 9 in 2000. The Sound occupied the #1 slot on the Billboard Gospel Album chart for more than six months since its release in October 2008 and was #1 for nineteen consecutive weeks. The Sound has also spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.

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