Sunday, October 19, 2008
Lecrae Tops Billboard's Gospel Charts
For the second week since its September 30th release date, hip-hop/Christian rapper Lecrae tops the Billboard's Gospel charts at number one with his third album release Rebel; selling an astonishing 9,800 copies in its first week and 5,600 copies during the second week of release. The album also did remarkably well on the pop charts - peaking at an astonishing number 60. Incredible for a gospel rap album. By the way, the album knocked former number one and gold-certified album, Marvin Sapp's Thirsty, to the number two spot.
Rapzilla, an online Christian hip-hop magazine, calls the album "a verbal onslaught against the world's view on life in modern day culture."
Lecrae is the first holy hip-hop star to top Billboard's gospel charts for two consecutive weeks in a row. Goes to show you how gospel music is changing before our very eyes. I don't think Grandma is gonna like this one bit.