Multiple-award-winner, and top-selling artist Tasha Cobbs Leonard earns her second Billboard Number 1 album with HEART. PASSION. PURSUIT. Since its release on August 25, 2017 by Motown Gospel, the Grammy® Award winner’s third album has also generated a historic 2 million+ streams in one week, dominating streaming and online platforms, and continuing last year’s distinction as Billboard’s Most Streamed Artist in gospel music.
The passion and energy Cobbs Leonard poured into this album has paid off with a stellar week of sales and streams. Not only has HEART. PASSION. PURSUIT. seen the highest-selling week of any gospel album this year, the album released at a record-breaking pace earning the largest streaming debut in gospel music.
The instant success of this album solidifies Tasha as one of the top gospel artists of the past decade,” says EJ Gaines, VP of Marketing, Motown Gospel. “In a season where the industry has been concerned about sales and the impact of streaming, Heart. Passion. Pursuit. proves that when a remarkable talent has an authentic vision, great songs and a committed team, magic can still happen.
The new album has generated a lot of incredible buzz prior to and after its week’s long recording in GA Atlanta giving the album and the artiste the positive edge in that, publicity and awareness was much created. The award winning recording artiste and uniquely versatile song writer made it a point to grow out her boundary by including other incredible artistes and song writers on the album in either joint composition or song feature.
Tasha’s initial vision, combined with her commitment to songwriting and performance throughout the recording process have resulted in a truly career-defining album,” says Monica Coates, VP of A&R for Motown Gospel. “It is incredibly gratifying to witness the impact this body of work is having throughout the music industry and, more importantly, on the lives of consumers around the world.
Produced by her husband and music director Kenneth Leonard, HEART. PASSION. PURSUIT. features Kierra Sheard on ‘Your spirit’ and ‘Great God’, ‘the name of our God’ and ‘Gracefully Broken’ co-written by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin and the song by which she’s being criticized by many for – ‘I’am getting ready’ which featured the award winning Hip Hop Nicki Minaj, has enjoyed incredible record breaking streaming over the few days of it’s release. ‘I’am getting ready’ was backed solely by worship ministers selected by Tasha around the world.
As if this is over, Tasha is focused on making a lot of criss-cross country tours with the new album and trust me this will increase awareness resulting in more album sales. In conjunction with her New York City tour stop on October 19th, Cobbs Leonard kicks off the HEART. PASSION. PURSUIT. FLY AWAY contest, where one lucky fan will win a trip for two to New York City to meet Tasha and attend her show at B. B. King’s Blues Club & Grill.