Tasha Cobbs Leonard Named Billboard Gospel Artist of the Decade
In less than a decade, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Tasha Cobbs Leonard has become one of the most iconic artists in gospel music history.
Winner of the Billboard Music Award for Top Gospel Artist for the past three years, her latest radio single, “You Know My Name (Live),” climbed to No. 1, and her career-catalyzing hit, “Break Every Chain,” was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Cobbs Leonard’s 2013 debut album, Grace, continues to be one of the highest-selling albums of the past five years. With her 2015 follow-up, One Place Live, she earned another GRAMMY nomination and multiple accolades, including two Billboard Music Award nominations and a BET Award nomination.
In August of 2017, Tasha Cobbs Leonard released her most ambitious and intimate project to date, Heart. Passion. Pursuit. The unprecedented in-studio live recording made history in its first week, garnering more first-week streams than any gospel album in history (three million). The project was the highest-selling new release of 2017 and remains the longest-running No. 1 gospel album in over three years.
She recently earned her fourth GRAMMY® nomination for Heart. Passion. Pursuit.: Live at Passion City Church, a live retrospective featuring standout arrangements from the hit album, along with powerful stories and testimonies that have become the hallmark of Cobbs Leonard’s live experience.
With all these accolades in tow, on Dec, 11, Cobbs Leonard was named Billboard’s Top Gospel Artist of the Decade. News of the top honor came late last week, as Billboard began announcing its year-end and decade-end charts.
Congratulations, Tasha Cobbs Leonard!