Nigerian Gospel Star Victor Thompson Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart with Viral Anthem “This Year (Blessings)”

Emerging Nigerian gospel sensation Victor Thompson has even more cause for celebration as his hit motivational anthem “This Year (Blessings)” ascends to Number 1 on Billboard’s prestigious Hot Gospel Songs chart this week. The triumphant single marks 23-year-old Thompson’s first US gospel chart-topper and caps off a meteoric rise for the breakout artist.

“This Year (Blessings)” has rapidly amassed accolades since its January 2022 release, proving Thompson’s undeniable gift for crafting spirit-filled songs that strongly resonate across cultures. Just this August, the upbeat Nigerian-inspired praise track was certified Gold in France where it gained widespread popularity internationally.

Now conquering Billboard’s influential gospel chart in America cements Victor Thompson’s status as one of Africa’s most promising young gospel talents. The single has also climbed to Number 3 on Billboard’s U.S. Afrobeat Songs tally, demonstrating its wide crossover appeal.

Upon seeing the song reach Number 1 stateside, an excited Thompson took to social media to express disbelief and gratitude, writing: “So many good things happening at the same time. Indeed there is power in our words! Declare it!!”

Co-written with renowned Nigerian producer Ehis ‘D’ Greatest, “This Year (Blessings)” certainly lives up to its bold title. Thompson’s smooth vocals and North African rhythms create a spirit of joyful expectation as he prophetically declares victory, favor, and abundance through God’s grace in the year ahead.


Since first arriving in January, the motivational tune has become a viral sensation, sparkingcovers, videos, and engagement across social platforms worldwide. Its empowering lyrics and Thompson’s musical gift clearly resonate universally.

Still early in his blossoming music career, Victor Thompson is already impacting global music charts and connecting with broad audiences through faith-filled lyrics and cross-cultural appeal. He represents Nigeria’s wave of gifted young gospel stars finding worldwide success.

With this latest triumph, Victor Thompson continues to inspire listeners globally to boldly proclaim blessings over their lives and walk in abundant faith this year and beyond. As his breakout single tops charts, his music ministry looks poised to reach higher heights.

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