Koryn Hawthorne: The Next Generation in Gospel


Louisiana native, Koryn Hawthorne, is set to be the first woman ever to simultaneously dominate four of the five main Billboard Gospel charts in the past five years.

Hawthorne is best known as a finalist from season eight of NBC's The Voice in 2015 at the age of 17. Coach Adam Levine expressed how he has never in the history of The Voice witnessed, “such a drastic, incredible, unbelievable journey.” Soon after the season, she signed to RCA Inspiration, the dedicated gospel department of Sony Music.

Now at age 20, the soulful singer’s debut studio album, Unstoppable, released on July 13th, 2018 is just as influential as its title. The album reached number 1 on the Top Gospel Albums. While the album’s initial hit single “Won’t He Do It,” grasped number 1 on Billboard’s three main gospel charts: Hot Gospel Songs, Gospel Airplay, and Gospel Digital Song Sales.

"Won't He Do It" barely missed ruling all five of Billboard's main gospel charts, the track ranking at No. 4 on Gospel Streaming Songs. Either way, Hawthorne is the first artist to top four gospel charts simultaneously in the past five years.

Hawthorne has become an icon to the public, she expresses her ambition, faith and trust in God through her moving voice. In her hometown of Abbeville, Louisiana, Mayor Mark Piazza, bestowed the singer with “Koryn Hawthorne Day” on May 6, 2015 and gave her a key to the city.

The fact that no other female artist has taken over the gospel charts vastly since Tamela Mann’s hit single "Take Me to the King" topped Hot Gospel Songs, Gospel Airplay, and Gospel Digital Song Sales chart. Whilst Mann’s third album, Best Days, stridden to victory on Top Gospel Albums in 2013. Hawthorne’s success shouts both God and #GirlPower because she is taking the gospel world by storm.

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