Gospel music singer and songwriter Tye Tribbett's newest release Bloody Win debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart (dated Nov. 4). The 12-song LP marks Tribbett's fifth Top Gospel Albums leader, among six top 10s, and his fourth to bow at the summit.
The New Jersey-based Tribbett first appeared on the Top Gospel Albums chart dated June 26, 2004, with Life, which debuted and peaked at No. 6. Victory Live! followed, arriving at No. 1 on the June 10, 2006-dated list. He led again with Stand Out (2008), Fresh (2010) and Greater Than, which brought Tribbett's strongest sales week, when it opened at No. 1 on the list dated Aug. 24, 2013, with 30,000 copies sold.
Tribbett states: "This live recording is going to be crazy!" Motown Gospel's VP/General Manager Larry Blackwell adds: "There are many adjectives to describe Tye Tribbett live in concert. Amazing, astounding, exhilarating, inspiring quickly come to mind. Celebrating 20 years of artistry this year, we're thrilled to continue the journey with him into the next chapter of his ground breaking career."
The recording is the follow-up to Tribbett's best-selling album Greater Than (Live)(Motown Gospel) which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums Chart (four consecutive weeks), #4 on Billboard's Digital Albums chart and #9 on Billboard's Top 200 (all genres). The success of the album led to Tribbett earning two GRAMMY® Awards for Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Song, a Soul Train Music Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance, a GMA Dove Award for Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year and a Stellar Award win for Male Vocalist of the Year.
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ABOUT TYE TRIBBETT:
Born in Camden, New Jersey, Tye Tribbett is the son of two preachers. Growing up surrounded by hymns and gospel music, Tye learned to make music at an early age. As a teenager, he honed his skills as a keyboardist by accompanying such regional notables as Steve Middleton and the Tri-State Mass Choir of the Edwin Hawkins Music & Arts Seminar. In 1996, Tye founded a gospel choir, Greater Anointing (G.A.), consisting of a group of friends whose hearts were set simply on praising the Creator through the gift of great music.
G.A burst on the national stage when their song "Let Go, Let God" was featured on the soundtrack of Steven Spielburg's hit animated feature film, The Prince of Egypt. Tribbett and G.A. soon found themselves sharing the stage with such superstars as Gloria Estefan, LeAnn Rhimes, Elton John, Luther Vandross, and Stevie Wonder. An invitation from mega-producer David Foster to perform on stage at the annual City of Hope event at Universal Studios in Hollywood led to national tours singing backup for Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Don Henley. G.A. 'retired' in 2009, allowing its members to pursue their personal goals and dreams. To date, Tye has released five albums and has sold over 1 million records worldwide in his career. He has won two Grammy® Awards, a Soul Train Award, two Dove Awards and three Stellar Awards.