Israel Houghton & Newbreed Reach Seventh No. 1 Album

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Israel Houghton & Newbreed’s Covered: Alive in Asia reached no. 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel and Top Christian/Gospel music charts this month, marking their seventh no. 1 album.

In addition to leading Billboard’s Christian music categories, the group also just entered the top 50 on the overall Top 200 chart.

“We are pleased as a team that this Covered: Alive in Asia offering has been received so well in its first week,” Houghton said about the success of the album. “A lot of labor and a lot of love has gone into this project. We thank God for the opportunity to reach people worldwide. Grateful for this honor.”

The 13-track album featuring Yolanda Adams, Jonathan McReynolds and Tye Tribbett was recorded live in stadiums across Asia including Jakarta, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Korea, Tokyo and Manila. It serves as Israel Houghton & Newbreed’s 10th album together!

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