Gospel Music Hits of 2012

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Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,


Looking for some great gospel music to add to your collection? Check out our top picks for the best gospel hits of 2012!

Best Overall Gospel Album: James Fortune & FIYA- Live Through It

The top honor of Best Overall Gospel Album goes to James Fortune & FIYA for their third album, Live Through It. The project was released in June of 2012 and features the radio singles “I Believe” and “Live Through It.”

Best Traditional Gospel Album: Kirk Franklin- Hello Fear

Kirk Franklin’s Hello Fear won the Grammy for Best Traditional Gospel Album. The album also won a Dove Award for Traditional Gospel Album of the Year.

Best Contemporary Gospel Album: Smokie Norful- Forever Yours

Smokie Norful’s Forever Yours was named Best Contemporary Gospel Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. The album, which was released in 2012, features the hit single “I Need You Now.”

Best Gospel Song: James Fortune & FIYA- “I Believe”

This song was sung by James Fortune & FIYA and it was released in 2012. It is a gospel song that talks about how somebody can believe in something. The lyrics of the song are very inspirational and it has a very powerful message.

Best Gospel Performance: James Fortune & FIYA feat. Monica- “Hold On”

“Hold On” was released on October 25, 2011 as the lead single from James Fortune & FIYA’s fifth studio album “#2”, and it won the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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