WOW Gospel

The WOW Gospel Series has been bringing us the best in Urban Gospel since 1998. The double CD sets have been released every year to much acclaim and are a great way to sample some of the gospel greats.

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WOW Gospel 2016

WOW Gospel 2016
WOW Gospel 2016. Provident

Releasing on January 29, 2016, WOW Gospel 2016 features Kirk Franklin, Jason Nelson, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Travis Greene and Geoffrey Golden. (And that's just on disc 1!) Disc 2 offers music from John P. Kee, Ricky Dillard & New G, Hezekiah Walker, Fred Hammond, Smokie Norful, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, Myron Butler and Vashawn Mitchell. Thirty artists in all bring the best music of the year.  Buy from Amazon »

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WOW Gospel 2015

WOW Gospel 2015
WOW Gospel 2015. RCA Inspiration

On February 3, 2015, WOW Gospel 2015 hit stores and delivered the 30 hottest hits of the year. Fans got treated to the latest from artists like James Fortune & FIYA, The Walls Group and Tasha Page-Lockhart.

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WOW Gospel 2014

WOW Gospel 2014
WOW Gospel 2014. RCA Inspiration

Released on February 4, 2014, WOW Gospel 2014 features old favorites like Jonathan Nelson and James Fortune and new faces like Jason Nelson and Tasha Cobbs. Buy from Amazon »

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WOW Gospel 2013

WOW Gospel 2013
WOW Gospel 2013. Verity

Released on January 29, 2013, WOW Gospel 2013 is on track to become a #1 seller.

With offerings from artists like Dominique Jones, J Moss and Kierra Sheard, this two disc set will fast become a favorite. Buy from Amazon »

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WOW Gospel 2012

WOW Gospel 2012
WOW Gospel 2012. Verity

WOW Gospel 2012 was released on January 24, 2012.

The contemporary gospel music by males artists like Smokie Norful, 21:03, Kirk Franklin and Donald Lawrence praise God all the way to the throne. Add to that songs from ladies like Kim Burell, Mary Mary and Dorinda Clark-Cole, and you've got 30 solid hits from WOW. Buy from Amazon »

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WOW Gospel 2011

WOW Gospel 2011
WOW Gospel 2011. Verity

WOW Gospel 2011 was released on February 1, 2011.

Highlights like "No One Else" by Smokie Norful, "The Great I Am" by Donnie McClurkin and "I Can't Hold It" by Byron Cage showcase some of the best male voices in the industry today. The ladies aren't outdone though - Mary Mary, Karen Clark Sheard and Kierra "Kiki" Sheard represent the women of Gospel quite well.

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WOW Gospel 2010

WOW Gospel 2010
WOW Gospel 2010. Verity

WOW Gospel 2010 was released on January 26, 2010 and featured 30 of the most popular Gospel songs of the year, including five tunes that made it to #1 on Billboard's Hot Gospel Chart.

Highlights like "Cry Your Last Tear" from Bishop Paul S. Morton & The Fgbcf Mass Choir and "Back II Eden" from Donald Lawrence & Company give listeners a great taste of what the rest of the double-CD set has in store.

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WOW Gospel 2009

WOW Gospel 2009
WOW Gospel 2009. Verity

The heartfelt and soulful music by new artists like Jason Champion, Shari Addison, 21:03 and Crystal Aikin show off some amazing new talent for '09. Add to that music from voices that we already know and love, like J Moss, Mary Mary and Deitrick Haddon, and you've got another winner from WOW.

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WOW Gospel 2008

WOW Gospel 2008
WOW Gospel 2008. Verity

While the 2008 version of WOW Gospel doesn't include a new artist highlight, it is still a good album with a lot of great artists to listen to. Surprisingly though, the creators included some older hits that saw their prime well before 2007 instead of hits by the same artists that were super popular in '07. Still great songs, but not necessarily "2008" type songs.

Highlights include: "Hold On" by Yolanda Adams, "Wait" by Vanessa Bell Armstrong, "Anything" by Patti LaBelle featuring Mary Mary, "I'll Trust You" by Richard Smallwood with Vision and "Complete" by LaShun Pace.

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WOW Gospel #1s 2007

Wow Gospel #1s - 2007
Wow Gospel #1s - 2007. Verity
This 30-track two-disc set offers up some of the finest contemporary gospel hits of the last several years. "Old School" artists like Helen Baylor, Karen Clark-Sheard, Richard Smallwood, Shirley Caesar and Vanessa Bell Armstrong meet "new sounds" from Tye Tribbett & G.A. and George Huff.

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WOW Gospel 2007

WOW Gospel 2007
WOW Gospel 2007. Verity

The 2007 version of WOW Gospel features old and new favorites with music from Yolanda Adams, Tye Tribbett & Kim Burrell and Martha Munizzi make this WOW the best one yet.

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WOW Gospel 2006

WOW Gospel 2006
WOW Gospel 2006. Verity

CeCe Winans, Hezekiah Walker, Anointed, Nicole C. Mullen, Deitrick Haddon and Donnie McClurkin are the premier voices on WOW Gospel 2006.

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WOW Gospel 2005

WOW Gospel 2005
WOW Gospel 2005. Verity
Groups like the Tri-City Singers and The Canton Spirituals make a strong showing amongst solo artists like Karen Clark-Sheard and Smokie Norful on WOW Gospel 2005.

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WOW Gospel 2004

WOW Gospel 2004
WOW Gospel 2004. Zomba
Debra Killings, Vickie Winans, Dorinda Clark-Cole and Joann Rosario are four of the women of faith who grace this wonderful release.

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WOW Gospel 2003

WOW Gospel 2003
WOW Gospel 2003. Verity

The heartfelt music by artists like Brent Jones and Kirk Franklin make WOW Gospel 2003 a favorite in my collection.

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WOW Gospel 2002

WOW Gospel 2002
WOW Gospel 2002. Verity

Lamar Campbell & Spirit of Praise, Marvin Sapp, Smokie Norful, The Bad Boy Family, Darwin Hobbs, Bishop T.D. Jakes & The Potter's House Mass Choir and CeCe Winans are seven of the reasons that this compilation is great.

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WOW Gospel 2001

WOW Gospel 2001
WOW Gospel 2001. Jive Records
WOW Gospel 2001 was put out by Jive Records, but it has the same great format as the other WOW Gospel releases. Thirty-two awesome gospel songs grace WOW Gospel 2001.

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WOW Gospel 2000

WOW Gospel 2000
WOW Gospel 2000. Verity
"Oh What A Friend," "Oh Happy Day" and "God Can" are three classics that get high marks on WOW Gospel 2000.

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WOW Gospel 1999

WOW Gospel 1999
WOW Gospel 1999. Verity

36 great songs by artists from CeCe Winans to Yolanda Adams and The Canton Spirituals to Virtue are highlighted on WOW Gospel 1999.

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WOW Gospel 1998

WOW Gospel 1998
WOW Gospel 1998. Verity

The first WOW Gospel features hot music by Kirk Franklin and God's Property and Reverend Milton Brunson And The Thompson Community Singers, setting a high standard for future WOW releases.