Black Gospel Music: What’s New in 2016?

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The state of black gospel music in 2016

It’s been a rough year for the black gospel music industry. Between the death of icons like AndraĆ© Crouch and the continued decline of gospel radio, some might say the state of black gospel music is in decline. But is that really the case? Let’s take a look at the state of black gospel music in 2016.

The top black gospel artists of 2016

1. Kirk Franklin
2. Marvin Sapp
3. Tye Tribbett
4. James Fortune
5. Tamela Mann
6. VaShawn Mitchell
7. Hezekiah Walker
8. Fred Hammond
9. Kurt Carr
10. Israel Houghton

The top black gospel albums of 2016

2016 was a big year for black gospel music. Many artists released excellent albums that should be in any music fan’s collection. Here are some of the top black gospel albums of 2016:

1) Kirk Franklin – Losing My Religion
2) Tasha Cobbs – One Place Live
3) James Fortune & FIYA – Live Through It
4) Shirley Ceasar – Fill This House
5) Travis Greene – The Hills
6) Isaac Carree – Clean this House
7) Tamela Mann – One Way
8) Hezekiah Walker – Azusa The Next Generation 2
9) Donnie McClurkin – Duets
10) VaShawn Mitchell – Secret Place

The future of black gospel music

2016 has been a big year for black gospel music. With the release of new albums from some of the biggest names in the genre, and the rise of new stars, it’s safe to say that the future of black gospel music is looking bright. Here’s a look at some of the biggest changes in the genre this year.

The changing sound of black gospel music

In recent years, there has been a shift in the sound of black gospel music. Contemporary artists are incorporating elements of other genres, such as Hip Hop, R&B and pop, giving the music a more modern sound. This new sound is often referred to as “urban gospel” or “black contemporary.”

There are many contemporary artists making waves in the black gospel music scene. These artists are using their unique talents to create music that is both fresh and relevant. Some of the most popular contemporary artists include Kirk Franklin, Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs and James Fortune.

What does the future hold for black gospel music? Only time will tell. However, one thing is certain: the sound of black gospel music is changing and evolving. Contemporary artists are pushing the boundaries and taking the genre in new and exciting directions.

The changing face of black gospel music

In 2016, black gospel music is changing. More and more, artists are experimenting with different styles and sounds, and the results are truly exciting.

If you’re a fan of black gospel music, then you’ll want to keep an ear out for these five up-and-coming artists who are shaking things up in the genre.

1. Jekalyn Carr

Jekalyn Carr is a 20-year-old singer, songwriter, and preacher from Memphis, Tennessee. She’s been making a name for herself with her unique style of uplifting, inspirational music. Her debut album,Taking Over, was released in 2015 to critical acclaim.

2. James Fortune

James Fortune is a gospel singer, songwriter, and producer from Houston, Texas. He’s best known for his hits “I Believe,” “Say Yes,” and “Live Through It.” His latest album, Identity, was released in 2016 to rave reviews.

3. Tasha Cobbs

Tasha Cobbs is a gospel singer and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. She burst onto the scene with her 2013 debut album Grace, which won her a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album. She followed up that success with her second album One Place Live in 2014. Her latest album Heart Passion Pursuit was released in August 2016 and debuted at number one on the Billboard Gospel charts.

4. Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Bryan & Katie Torwalt are a husband-and-wife duo from Sacramento, California. They’re known for their worship songs “King of My Heart” and “Holy Spirit.” Their latest album Champion was released in 2016 to great acclaim.
their sound is unique in the world of black gospel music 5) Jonathan McReynolds Jonathan McReynolds is a singer, songwriter, and musician from Chicago , Illinois . He first gained attention with his 2013 debut album Life Music , which won him two Stellar Awards . His follow-up albums Persona ( 2015 ) and Make Room ( 2016 ) have solidified his place as one of the most promising new voices in black gospel music .

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