The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle

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The Gospel According To Patti LaBelle
Studio album by Patti LaBelle
Released November 21, 2006
Genre Contemporary gospel
Length 47:17
Label Umbrella / Bungalo
Producer Paul "PDA" Allen, Del Atkins, Eddie Brown, Dean "DC" Charles, Thianar Gomis, Gerald Haddon, J. Moss, Troy Taylor, Scott "Shavoni" Parker, Gordon Chambers [1]
Patti LaBelle chronology
The Definitive Collection (2006) The Gospel According To Patti Labelle (2006) Miss Patti's Christmas (2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
People 3/4 stars[3]

The Gospel According To Patti LaBelle is the first gospel album released by singer Patti LaBelle, released in November 2006.

This project began three years ago when Patti's late musical director and close friend Budd Ellison told a skeptical LaBelle that "it's now or never, Patti." The album is dedicated to his memory as he succumbed to prostate cancer before the album saw a release.[4]

The album was released on November 21, 2006 through indie label Umbrella/Bungalow Records, also home to Carl Thomas, Rodney Jerkins, and other artists. The Gospel According To Patti LaBelle features collaborations with Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary, Kanye West, Wynonna Judd, The Soul Seekers, Tye Tribbett, CeCe Winans and more. Production duties were handled by Gordon Chambers (who produced Patti's hit duet with Ron Isley, "Gotta Go Solo"), J. Moss, Scott "Shavoni" Parker, Troy Taylor, Gerald Haddon, Jon DeLise (also produced on Patti's Timeless Journey's Two Steps Away) and others.

The Gospel According To Patti LaBelle debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 at number 86, selling about 18,000 copies in its first week.[5] The album peaked at #17 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart for 17 weeks.[6]

"Where Love Begins," a duet with Yolanda Adams was played frequently on R&B and gospel radio stations and debuted at #68 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop tracks. The second single "Anything" featuring Kanye West, Mary Mary and Consequence hit #64 on Billboards Hot R&B/Hip-Hop tracks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Did You Pray Today
  2. Where Love Begins (featuring Yolanda Adams)
  3. Anything (featuring Mary Mary)
  4. Walk Around Heaven
  5. More Than (He Loves You) (with J. Moss)
  6. God Ain't Through (featuring The Soul Seekers)
  7. I Just Love Him So
  8. Walking Away (featuring CeCe Winans)
  9. My Everything (featuring Wynonna Judd)
  10. Anything (Feat. Kanye West, Consequence & Mary Mary)
  11. You Are My Friend
  12. Lord's Prayer — (Walmart-Only Bonus Track)

Awards[edit]

In 2008, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year at the 39th GMA Dove Awards.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Gospel According To Patti LaBelle - Credits on Allmusic
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ People review
  4. ^ "T.K.'s 411". KMGL-FM. November 28, 2006. 
  5. ^ Katie Hasty (November 29, 2006). "Jay-Z Reclaims His 'Kingdom' With No. 1 Debut". Billboard.com. 
  6. ^ Artist chart history for Patti LaBelle (albums), Billboard.com.
  7. ^ Nominations Announced for 39th GMA Dove Awards on CBN.com (February 14, 2008)

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