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New York, NY — Black Smoke Music Worldwide gospel artist James Fortune & FIYA new CD, ENCORE is #3 this week on Billboard Top Gospel Album chart.  The album is #3 on Amazon’s Christian/Gospel Chart. 

The first single and title track, “Encore” is currently on both gospel and urban mainstream radio.  This week, the single charted at #5 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Song chart. “Encore” is also crossing over in the Top 20 at the Urban Adult Contemporary radio format.  With only three albums released to date, Fortune’s projects have achieved great success at radio.  He currently has four singles that peaked in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Song chart including the #1 hit “I Trust You” which was on the chart for 29 consecutive weeks; “You Survived,” peaking at #2 and “Wouldn’t Know You” at #2.

The CD features 18 songs, all co-written by Fortune.  The album producers are Terence Vaughn and Ay’Ron Lewis.  ENCORE is executive produced by Kerry Douglas, President of Black Smoke Music Worldwide.  The DVD for ENCORE will be in stores May 2010.

For information on booking, please call Kerry Douglas at 713-245-6204 or via email at

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