In her track “I’m Getting Ready ft. Nikki Minaj” off the recently released album, Tasha stated that she was ready for the kind of blessings she’s never seen before and told God to “blow her mind”. Guess what people, God’s done just that!
Tasha Cobbs Leonard earns her second Billboard Number 1 album with HEART. PASSION. PURSUIT. Since its release on the 25th of August, 2017, her third album has also generated an 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. 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 committed team, magic can still happen.” – EJ Gaines, VP of Marketing, Motown Gospel.
According to Ugospel, HEART. PASSION. PURSUIT. has been generating incredible buzz since its unparalleled week-long recording in Atlanta, GA earlier this year. Bringing together worship leaders from around the country, Cobbs Leonard sought to create a sound unlike anything that has been heard in the genre.
“Tasha’s initial vision, combined with her commitment to songwriting and performance throughout the recording process have resulted in a truly career-defining album. 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.” – Monica Coates, VP of A&R for Motown Gospel.
Produced by Kenneth Leonard, Jr., songs like “Great God” and “Your Spirit” feat. Kierra Sheard are sure to resonate with longtime fans, while “The Name of Our God”and “Gracefully Broken,” co-written with Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin, build new bridges in worship. The album also includes features by worship artists Jimi Cravity and Anna Golden, as well as a surprise guest appearance by Nicki Minaj on “I’m Getting Ready.”
Tasha Cobbs took to her instagram page to appreciate everyone who has helped her achieve these successes and
prayed for them:
“Hey Guys! Thank you for all the love and support you’ve shown for #HeartPassionPursuit! I pray that this album continues to lead you to the feet of Jesus!!! If you don’t have it yet…Run and get it now!!! I Love You ALL!!! ❤️❤️❤️”