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Koryn Hawthorne scores her second #1 album with 'I AM'

Rob Ector

Grammy-nominated singer Koryn Hawthorne has landed her second #1 album with I AM. 

On Tuesday, the inspirational vocalist took to Instagram to celebrate her sophomore album, which debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Gospel Album Chart and #2 on Billboard’s Gospel Consumption Chart.

“We did it. Thank you Jesus shoutout to the team [and] everyone who played a part in this project,” Koryn wrote. “Thank you and congratulations! Thank you to the supporters for getting this album, y’all are loved by me.”

With I AM, Hawthorne offered an eclectic blend of gospel, pop, hip-hop and R&B with hit singles such as “Pray,” “How Great,” “Sunday,” and “Speak to Me,” the latter of which hit #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Digital Song Sales Chart.

The 10-track album features some of the music industry’s most dynamic songwriters and producers, including Johntá Austin, songwriter Steffany GretzingerMatt Maher, and Dahryl “DJ” Camper.

With her signature sound, Hawthorne is continuing the winning path that she created with her 2018 debut album, Unstoppable, which topped Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart and led to her #1 single, “Won’t He Do It.”

I AM is out now.

By Rachel George
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