Best of Gospel Music 2012

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Looking for the best of Gospel music from 2012? Look no further! Here are our top 10 picks for the best Gospel songs of 2012.


The following is a list of the best Gospel music of 2012. The songs are arranged in order from best to good.

2012 was another great year for Gospel music. There were many great songs released this year. Below are the top 10 Gospel songs of 2012.

Best Male Artist

And the nominees for the best male artist are…

-Israel Houghton
-Smokie Norful
-Kirk Franklin
-Marvin Sapp
-Fred Hammond

And the winner is…Kirk Franklin!

Best Female Artist

The best female artist of gospel music for 2012 is Tamela Mann. She is a singer and actress who has appeared in movies such as ” Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and “Why Did I Get Married?” Her album, “Best Days,” debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.

Best Group

The best group of the year is a very hard category to choose. There are so many groups that have had great success this year. We have chosen the group that we feel had the best year overall. The group we have chosen is Hudson Taylor.

Hudson Taylor is an Irish folk duo from Dublin, Ireland. The group consists of brothers Alfie and Harvey Hudson. The duo rose to prominence in 2012 with their debut album Singing for Strangers. The album was a commercial and critical success, reaching number one on the Irish Albums Chart and number nine on the UK Albums Chart.

Hudson Taylor has had an amazing year. They released their debut album, which was a huge success both commercially and critically. They have toured all over the world and performed at some of the biggest festivals. They have also won numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards and an Ivor Novello Award.

Best New Artist

Best New Artist
Grade 8 Up—This is a welcome addition to the “Best of” series. Aimed at music lovers as well as historians, the book includes detailed profiles of the 100 artists who have made the greatest impact on gospel music between 1920 and 2012. Musicians are listed alphabetically, each with a three- to four-page spread that includes a photo, a timeline of key events and achievements, performance highlights, sidebars on related topics, and suggested listening and viewing. Accompanying the text are 100 audio tracks that readers can access by scanning a QR code or visiting a website. Rounding out the package are two DVDs containing archival footage of many of the performers.

A foreword by Shirley Caesar and an introduction by Mavis Staples set the stage for this essential guide to an American musical tradition. Thorough indexing and source notes make it accessible for research purposes.—Cherrie Judge, Georgetown Preparatory School, North Bethesda, MD

Best Song

“Best Song” is a song by Gospel music artist, Kirk Franklin. The song was released as a single in 2012, and was included on Franklin’s album, Hello Fear.

The song received positive reviews from music critics, who praised its uplifting message and Franklin’s vocal performance. “Best Song” peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart, marking Franklin’s sixteenth number-one single on the chart. It also peaked at number 83 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Darren Doane, and features footage of Franklin performing the song live in concert.

Best Album

Album of the Year
“Gotta Have Gospel, Vol. 2” – Various Artists

The second installment in the Gotta Have Gospel series features an all-star lineup of contemporary and traditional gospel artists. Highlights include Kirk Franklin’s “I Smile,” Hezekiah Walker’s “Every Praise,” Yolanda Adams’ “Be Still,” Edward McCoy’s ” Speak to My Heart,” Marvin Sapp’s “The Best in Me” and James Fortune & FIYA’s “I Trust You.”


In conclusion, Gospel music is a great way to get in touch with your spiritual side. It can be a great source of inspiration and motivation. There are many different styles of Gospel music, so there is sure to be something that will appeal to everyone. If you are looking for a new genre of music to explore, or if you just want to hear some great music, then be sure to check out Gospel music.

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