Collection debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart
Hiding Place – GRAMMY-nominated artist Tori Kelly’s new ardour challenge – has set the file for probably the most first-week streams ever for a gospel album. The assortment, which was produced by 12-time GRAMMY Award winner Kirk Franklin, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and had the highest-selling week any 2018 gospel album. Hiding Place additionally topped Billboard’s Gospel Streaming Songs and Gospel Digital Song Sales charts plus the Apple Music Christian style chart.
Kelly was joined by Kirk Franklin and a choir when she carried out the lead single, “Never Alone,” on The Late Late Show with James Corden earlier this week. She and Franklin may even carry out on the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, which might be held October 16th in Nashville and air on TBN on Sunday, October 21st.
Tickets at the moment are on sale for her Hiding Place Tour, which is able to kick f on October 18th with a sold-out live performance at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA. The headline run contains reveals at Warner Theatre in Washington DC (October 28th – bought out), Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium (November eighth), New York City’s Riverside Church (October 30th) plus two sold-out nights on the Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles (November 16th & 17th).
Half the songs on Hiding Place have been penned by Franklin alone whereas the remaining tracks got here from a collaboration between the 2 artists – the primary time that Franklin had ever co-written in his decades-long profession. The assortment additionally options visitor artists Lecrae, Jonathan McReynolds and The Hamiltones.