Billboard chart-topping songwriter, producer and multiple Stellar Award nominated recording artist Bryan Popin earns his first Billboard #1 on the Gospel Airplay chart and Mediabase Gospel Radio chart this week with “Beautiful Savior” featuring TASHA. An audacious cut with a sound that goes beyond the genre and musical expectations one might not usually associate with Tasha’s vocal stylings spends multiple weeks in the Top 10 and 35 consecutive weeks in the Top 30.
Shot in HD and filmed at the Popin’s residence in Nashville, TN, the live Home Worship Quarantine live music video for “Beautiful Savior” is available for streaming now on YouTube. Watch the “Beautiful Savior” music video here.
“When I wrote the 1st line of the lyric to BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR… “YOU have rescued me, completely set me free,” states Popin, “I initially wrote it with the mindset of God saving me, way before I knew what the year 2020 would entail… I found myself needing God to rescue me from a real dark, painful, hurtful, angry place in life and HE so did. HE completely healed my heart and set me free. This 1st line means more to me now than ever. I was infused with the pain of everything that has affected my personal world from the COVID-19 pandemic, to not being able to do what I love to do by traveling, touring & encouraging people through my music. All my dates & events canceled. My Dad fell & had a Traumatic Brain Injury. Initially they thought he broke his neck. After weeks of being in the ICU on a ventilator, then breathing on his own without a trach tube, his insurance company mandated that he be moved into a more intense rehab facility. And there, within days of arriving, that facikity had a COVID outbreak & I watched my Dad begin to deteriorate. He passed in July 2020. Nothing made sense. I started to point the finger and a dark cloud overwhelmed my vision and changed who I was and who I have always been. I became so angry and upset. I felt injustice. It may be a different story than others, but the same inner core raw feeling. My wife spoke right to my heart and said, This is not you. Let it go and ask God to heal your heart, rescue you & set you free. That moment was profound for me as I didn’t even think or know I needed help. Shoot, I thought it was everyone else or circumstances that I had been unwillingly thrust into without me even having a say. I personally needed to be rescued, healed and set free. Just like the first line I penned years ago.”
Released on Fred Jerkins’ Darkchild Gospel, “Beautiful Savior” is written by Popin, an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Award recipient and co-produced along with super producer Ay’Ron Lewis. Popin has six Billboard Top 25 Gospel Airplay songs to his credit, which includes “Beautiful Savior” ( currently #1), “I Got Out” (#4 peak), “Step In The Name” (#21 peak), “Such A Time As This” (#17 peak), “All Back” (#19 peak), and “I Can Make It” (#21 peak). Popin continues to impress with his hit songwriting, sing-able melodies, soulful keyboard skills and undeniable music production.
Born in Middletown, NJ, Bryan Popin was a piano protégé by his early teens. Later in his career, the legendary Stevie Wonder nicknamed him the “Little Boy Wonder” and he’s continued to impress with his songwriting, keyboard skills, and vocal flow. He’s appeared with his mentor Bishop T.D Jakes and composed songs with R&B legend Chaka Khan, American Idol alum Danny Gokey and on Justin Timberlake’s *NSYNC multi-platinum album, Celebrity. Popin has six Billboard Top 30 Gospel Airplay songs to his credit, which includes “Beautiful Savior” (currently #9), “I Got Out” (#4 peak), ” Step In The Name” (#21 peak), “Such A Time As This” (#17 peak), “All Back” (#19 peak), and ” I Can Make It” (#21 peak). His most recent album, 2017’s I Got Out earned him his first Billboard #1 Top Gospel Album and he recently made history as a performer for the 2021 Inaugural Presidential Gospel Concert honoring President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris.