*NASHVILLE, TN – Award-winning Gospel star, songwriter, producer and nationally-syndicated radio host James Fortune has created another inspired album of fresh music and stirring ministry, as the latest release from James Fortune & FIYA, Live Through It (FIYA World Music/Entertainment One Music), soars with a #1 debut on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart, and enters at #13 in top albums on the Billboard 200 chart, also marking a career-high for Fortune with his highest first week of sales in his career thus far.
Garnering accolades as another “must-have” album, fans, peers and more have embraced the electrifying live performances and messages on the highly-anticipated Live Through It, and flocked to Fortune & FIYA’s live performances on their current multi-city promo tour.
The first live-recorded new album from James Fortune & FIYA, the February 25th release of Live Through It has quickly connected with listeners, praising the gift of faith in helping people find strength, healing, love and more in going through personal struggles, encouraging listeners to keep strong in faith. Following on the #1 Grammy-nominated album Identity, Fortune’s live production on Live Through It brings his signature style and impactful lyrics to another level. Creating one-of-a-kind performances from Fortune & FIYA on songs such as lead single “Live Through It,” “Best Praise,” “Just Smile,” “Forever” and more, guest collaborations with Tasha Cobbs on “We Give You Glory,” Israel Houghton on “Light the Way,” Zacardi Cortez on “Let Your Power Fall,” Isaac Carree on “Empty Me,” and others round out the two-disc, 20 track release.
As hit lead single “Live Through It” continues to rise through the Top 5 in Gospel radio, fans have continued to listen in to Fortune’s nightly syndicated radio show, “The James Fortune Show,” on-air 6-10 pm CST, and pack in venues across the country on James Fortune & FIYA’s ongoing slate of performances, with upcoming performances scheduled to include stops in Orlando and Miami, Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Antonio.
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