The year of 2018 was another banner year for Tyscot Records nurturing established artists and propelling rising stars to higher platforms. Anthony Brown & group therAPy enjoyed another big year as the dynamic Washington, D.C. area group maintained its spot as the sixth most popular act of the year on Billboard Magazine’s Top Gospel Artists chart for the second year in a row. Nineteen-year-old newcomer, Kelontae Gavin, from South Carolina, makes his debut on the same chart, coming in at No. 16 for the year off of the strength of his breakthrough radio single, “No Ordinary Worship,” which has racked up over 10 million streams this year.

Veteran artist, Vashawn Mitchell’s “Cross Music” EP features the feverish track, “He Got Up,” which finished at No. 40 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart for the year. Southern sweetie, Ruth La’Ontra, received an early Christmas gift with her uplifting church anthem, “Kingdom,” surfacing on two year-end charts. However, she and her husband, Kashif, are expecting an even greater gift very soon. Their second child is scheduled to arrive on Christmas eve.

TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS OF 2018

Anthony Brown & group therAPy – No. 6

Kelontae Gavin – No. 16

GOSPEL AIRPLAY SONGS OF 2018

No Ordinary Worship by Kelontae Gavin – No. 14

Trust in You by Anthony Brown & group therAPy – No. 17

I Got That by Anthony Brown & group therAPy – No. 20

Kingdom by Ruth La’Ontra – No. 40

GOSPEL DIGITAL SONG SALES OF 2018

Trust in You by Anthony Brown & group therAPy – No. 5

I Got That by Anthony Brown & group therAPy – No. 19

No Ordinary Worship by Kelontae Gavin – No. 25

GOSPEL STREAMING SONGS OF 2018

Worth by Anthony Brown & group therAPy – No. 13

Trust in You by Anthony Brown & group therAPy – No. 15

HOT GOSPEL SONGS OF 2018

Trust in You by Anthony Brown & group therAPy – No. 6

I Got That by Anthony Brown & group therAPy – No. 11

No Ordinary Worship by Kelontae Gavin – No. 17

Kingdom by Ruth La’Ontra – No. 38

He Got Up by Vashawn Mitchell – No. 40

TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS OF 2018

A Long Way from Sunday by Anthony Brown & group therAPy – No. 16

The Higher Experience by Kelontae Gavin – No. 30