Jive Records establishes Verity Records
Verity Records releases tribute to Rosa Parks
Jive purchases Benson Records, acquiring some of Gospel’s biggest names including Hezekiah Walker, Fred Hammond and Yolanda Adams
The female quartet, Virtue releases their first album, self-titled, with Verity which debuts at #6 on the Billboard US Gospel charts
Verity releases WOW Gospel 1998, the first album from the best selling gospel compilation series.
Fred Hammond releases Pages of Life – Chapters I & II, which sweeps at the Stellar Awards in addition to receiving Gold status the year of its release and in 2006, receives 2x Platinum status.
Donnie McClurkin releases his first international live album, Live in London and More…which received Platinum status and peaked at #1 on the US Gospel charts
Richard Smallwood with Vision releases Persuaded: Live in DC which received multiple award nods including a Grammy nomination for Best Gospel Artist,Traditional and several nominations for Stellar Awards
BMG purchases Zomba Group, obtaining Verity Records along with imprints such as Fo Yo Soul Entertainment owned by Kirk Franklin and F. Hammond Music, owned by Fred Hammond
Vickie Winans releases Bringing It All Together, the first album after her four year hiatus, debuting #1 on the gospel charts, winning five Stellar Awards and earning a Grammy nomination
Verity Records celebrates its 10th anniversary
Byron Cage drops his second album An Invitation to Worship – not only receiving three Stellar award nominations but a Grammy nod as well.
Kirk Franklin hits the top of the gospel charts with “Looking For You” off of his album, Hero.
Kirk Franklin wins two Grammy awards for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album, Fight of My Life and Best Gospel Song “Help Me Believe” in addition to seeing chart success, peaking at #1 in the Billboard Top Gospel Albums and Top Christian Albums.
BET Sunday Best/Kirk Franklin partnership begins
Verity Gospel makes history and holds the top 4 song positions on the R&R Gospel Chart with Souled Out, Back II Eden, Praise Him Advance, and Peace & Favor Rest With Us
Artist Marvin Sapp releases album Here I Am and it debuts at #2 on Billboard 200, the highest position a gospel artist has ever reached in the 54 year history of Billboard
Kirk Franklin’s album, Hello Fear,receives a Grammy award for Best Gospel along with the album debuting in the #5 of the Billboard 200, making it his first album in nine years to debut in the top 10.
Fred Hammond’s GOD, LOVE & ROMANCE, debuts #1 on Billboard’s Gospel charts, and #8 on the Billboard 200. This album is Fred Hammond’s highest debut ever in the Top 200.
Verity Gospel Music Group becomes RCA Inspiration
RCA Inspiration signs singer-songwriter Travis Greene, the artist behind “Intentional”, #1 hit on Billboard’s US Gospel charts in 2015
RCA Inspiration releases it’s first Christian Hip Hop Project, Dee-1 3’s UP
RCA Inspiration began operating under the umbrella of the Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Under the shift, RCA Inspiration conducts operations based out of Nashville, TN.
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