William McDowell Makes UK Album Chart History

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WILLIAM MCDOWELL - SOUNDS OF REVIVALPastor and anointed worshiper William McDowell made UK Chart history last week. His most recent album, ‘Sounds of Revival’ went straight into the UK’s Official Christian and Gospel Album Charts last week at Number 1!

Why has this made UK charts history? Well it’s because McDowell is the very first Gospel artist to reach the number one spot in the weekly chart since its launch in 2013; something that recent gospel album releases from Tasha Cobbs, Deitrick Haddon and Kirk Franklin hadn’t manage to achieve . Up until this point, the charts top 3 spots had been dominated by the likes of Hillsong, Rend collective and Matt Redman.

‘Sound of Revival’, released on 22nd January 2016 and featuring hit worship single ‘Spirit Break Out’ demoted the Hillsong album ‘Open Heaven/River Wild’, which had been in the top 20 for 15 weeks and held the number one spot for the last 2 weeks. This week McDowell has managed to maintain a top 5 position.


Pastor William McDowell’s chart success with his Gospel/Worship album comes as well needed encouragement that contrary to popular belief, UK Christians DO buy Gospel albums. Especially if your first name is William and last name is McDowell.

Get ‘Sounds of Revival’ on Itunes

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