New York, NY — Fred Hammond’s high energy “They That Wait” is the #1 song at Gospel radio for the 13th consecutive week. The dizzyingly melodic and marvelous song of faith team-up with gospel great John P. Kee is the lead single from Hammond’s latest release LOVE UNSTOPPABLE, which debuted #1 on Billboard’s Gospel albums chart and is currently #5.
Additionally, Fred Hammond is a 2010 NAACP Image Award nominee for Best Gospel Artist and received Dove Award nominations for Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year and Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year.
“I’m really excited about everything that’s happening right now,” says Hammond. “A lot has changed over the years since I’ve been an artist, but my love for God and my love for music has remained the same. It feels good to pour out that love and have it received so positively. I’m humbled, encourage and grateful.”
Fred Hammond has been a Gospel music arbiter for three amazing decades and has consistently pushed the genre into to new melodic territory. The Detroit native ascended from bass-playing sideman for The Winans; to founding member of the trendsetting sextet Commissioned; to creating the further renowned ensemble Radical for Christ, to becoming a highly influential solo artist and producer in his own right. His songs have lifted the spirits of millions both cross-culturally and cross-generationally. His 1998 release Pages of Life: Chapters 1 & 2 is a double platinum-seller and his award wins over the years have recognized his excellence in all areas upfront (Best Male Vocalist, Best Album and Best Song) as well as behind the scenes (for songwriting and producing). He is a multiple Stellar and Dove Award winner and his last CD, Free to Worship (2006), netted him his first Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album.
Fred Hammond’s latest CD LOVE UNSTOPPABLE is available now, in stores and on iTunes.
-THE BELLE REPORT