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Fred Jerkins tops Billboard year-end gospel chart

Prolific Songwriter and Producer garners coveted Billboard year-end chart positions, including 2019 Top New Gospel Artist of-the-year

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Dec. 17, 2019 | GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter and acclaimed producer Fred Jerkins can claim yet another accolade to his ever-growing mantle—now a #1 Billboard chart-topping artist.

With Billboard‘s release of their 2019 year-end charts yesterday, Fred Jerkins earned #1 on the Top New Gospel Artist of the year chart—which includes previous winners Koryn Hawthorne (2018), Todd Dulaney (2016), and Casey J (2015). “When I got the news, I screamed in disbelief—to accomplish this is so amazing!” reacted Jerkins upon receiving the news.

Jerkins released a compilation album titled A Project of Healing (STREAM/BUY) in September 2018, which was birthed out of an ambition to increase cancer awareness, empowerment and education. Apparently, these expectations have been exceeded. With Jerkins as lead artist, the compilation also features Bishop Paul S. Morton, Darwin Hobbs, Damita, Alexis Spight, Y’anna Crawley, Joann Rosario-Condrey and many more.

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Tap cover to STREAM/BUY A Project of Healing on your favorite digital service!

“Knowing what this project means to me and to see all that is happening from it—a #1 single on all 3 gospel radio charts, getting life-changing feedback from people on how [A Project of Healing] has impacted their life, and now this. What could be next?” added Jerkins.

“Victory” feat. Last Call from A Project of Healing also landed on Billboard‘s year-end charts, taking the #6 position on the Gospel Airplay Songs of-the-year chart and #23 on the chart for Hot Gospel Songs of-the-year.

After the announcement, Jerkins took to his social media accounts to thank his fans, friends and family for their support of A Project of Healing—notwithstanding a plug for fan votes for the upcoming Stellar Awards (you can vote for him in Categories 5 and 10 by clicking HERE):

As a celebration of Jerkins’ honor from Billboard, Syntax Creative has dedicated their All Gospel Music playlist to Fred Jerkins and his A Project of Healing album. Please tap/click the cover below to listen to the album on your favorite streaming service:

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Tap cover to listen to Fred Jerkins’ album A Project of Healing in the All Gospel Music playlist on your favorite streaming service!


About Fred Jerkins & DarkChild Gospel | DarkChild Gospel is an Atlanta, Georgia-based record label which specializes in gospel music and is headed by award-winning songwriter and producer Fred Jerkins III. To learn more, please visit DarkChild on Facebook by CLICKING HERE. For further reading, please CLICK HERE to learn more about the partnership between Syntax Creative and DarkChild Gospel

About Syntax Creative | Syntax Creative is one of the top independent digital distributors, design firms and marketing agencies, representing more than 130 record labels. Their impressive list of clientele includes Elevation Church, Saddleback Church, Crossroads Label Group, Central South, Daywind Records and Jamie Grace Music among others.