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Jonathan Nelson Hits Top 10


Stellar Award winner Jonathan Nelson has done it again. On the heels of his 2008 smash “My Name Is Victory” that peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart, Nelson has cracked the Top10 with his new hit, “Expect The Great.” The single isn’t only winning over gospel program directors but also urban programmers such as Derek Harper of Radio One’s Praise 102.5 FM station in Atlanta, GA. “Jonathan Nelson … continues his good-feeling musical ministry with another hit,” he says. The Richmond, VA Radio One Praise 104.7 FM program director, Reggie B., concurred. “The song says the blessing is on you,” he says. “It’s a great record to play that is upbeat and makes you feel good when you hear it and gives you hope that your blessing is on the way!”

Nelson’s sophomore CD, Better Days (Integrity Music), recently debuted at #1 on Jet Magazine’s Top Gospel CDs sales chart and #4 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart. The 10-song CD of faith-inspired affirmations was produced by Nelson with Grammy Award winning producer Aaron Lindsey (Israel & New Breed, Marvin Sapp). “I’m so thankful to God and to all of my supporters for helping `Better Days’ debut so high on the charts,” says Nelson.  “Thank you all! This is just the beginning! Although, this is a huge milestone, the journey continues.  I Expect the Great!”

The music video for “Expect The Great” is in regular rotation on Black Entertainment Television’s (BET). Over the last half a dozen years, he’s put his stamp on urban praise music as the composer of now classic tunes such as Donald Lawrence’s “Healed,” Youth for Christ’s #1 smash “The Struggle Is Over,” and Bishop T.D. Jake’s “My Praise Is My Weapon.” Then, in 2008, Nelson stepped from the shadows to reveal himself as a charismatic worship leader with his Top 10 smash “My Name Is Victory” which spent an astounding 65 weeks on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart and won him a Dove Award nomination as Best New Artist of the Year.

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