Did you know that Mavis Staples and Amy Grant are the first two female recording artists from America to reach the number-one position on the Official UK Christian & Gospel Albums Chart during the summer of 2013!
|Amy Grant's first number-one gospel on the UK Official |
Christian & Gospel Albums Chart
On week-ending the 22nd June 2013 (1 week) Grant returned to the top after been dethroned by UK Gospel Rap artist Guvna with his debuted album “ODD 1 Out” on the UK Official Gospel & Christian Albums Chart week-ending the 8th June 2013 (1 week). Guvna was the first UK Rap Gospel &Christian independent artist to achieve this feat since the official launch of UK Official Gospel & Christian Albums Chart in Mid-March of 2013.
Two weeks after that, Grant went to number-one again with
Staples' first number-one album of her entire career
Her album also debuted at number-two on the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart in America week-ending the 13th July 2013 (1 week). Her album “One True vine” has been in the Top Ten of the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart for over five weeks since the week-ending 10th August 2013.
Written, researched and compiled by
Music Historian Kevin Tomlin