Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago Ft. Le’Andria Johnson have parked at the top spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase Gospel Airplay charts with their inspiring radio single “Grace” (Inspired People/Empire) for the second week. The uplifting, finger-snapping, retro R&B-flavored cut, “Grace” caps another awesome year of hit-making grooves for the Chicago-based pastor.
“Grace” anchors the forthcoming and tentatively entitled album, “Keep the Faith,” which will release in 2018. The project will be recorded live during the New Year’s Eve service (December 31st) at Fellowship Chicago, which is located at 4543 South Princeton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609. The event starts at 10 PM and admission is free. “We are really excited about this new album. God has given me a range of singable music that will appeal to all generations, Jenkins explains. “ The album will be full of music every church can sing out loud! “
The St. Petersburg, FL native burst on the national music scene in 2012 when his debut radio single with Fellowship Chicago, “Awesome,” reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Airplay chart and stayed there for 22 weeks. In 2014, the group followed up with the smash “#WAR” that also hit No. 1 on the Gospel Airplay chart and was cited as the most played gospel song of 2015 on Billboard’s end-of-the-year chart. Jenkins has enjoyed other Top Ten hits such as “Just To Know Him” and “Winning.”