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Earnest Pugh Continues His Streak At #1 On Gospel Chart

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(Washington, D.C.) - November 18, 2011 - Inspirational psalmist Earnest Pugh has a tight reign on the #1 spot on the Billboard Top Gospel Songs chart. His song, "I Need Your Glory", a gut-wrenching gospel ballad, has been sitting atop the charts for nine weeks now. The lead single from his latest release, Earnestly Yours, which also peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart, has been heard on almost every gospel radio station in the country. The song beckons for the glory of God and showcases the gifted singer's multi-octave range.

Not only has the song helped the artist gain four 27th Stellar Award Nominations for Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year and Praise and Worship CD of the Year (for Earnestly Yours), but it's also earned him a coveted slot on the upcoming WOW Gospel 2012. The compilation, consisting of two CDs, includes the hottest gospel songs of the year. The WOW Gospel series is one of the best sellers in the genre and is a feather in the cap of the artist who has seen his career skyrocket since his mega-hit "Rain On Us" hit the airwaves.

Earnest Pugh got his start in gospel music singing with pioneer O'landa Draper in his hometown of Memphis. After the release his 2006 debut, he caught the attention of the industry with the hit, "Wrapped Up, Tied Up, Tangled Up". He became a household name in the genre with the 2009 release of "Rain On Us", which charted in the Top 10 as one of Billboard's Top Gospel Songs of 2010. The gospel crooner, who now lives in the D.C. area, has appeared on BET's Celebration of Gospel and the Trinity Broadcasting Network's "Praise The Lord" program. For more information about Earnest Pugh, log on to www.earnestpugh.com.