(The Belle congratulates Fred Hammond on debuting @ #1)

New York, NY — Fred Hammond’s 12th CD, GOD, LOVE & ROMANCE, debuts #1 on Billboard’s Gospel sales charts, and #8 on the Billboard Top-200.  This is Fred Hammond’s 7th consecutive #1 Gospel debut, and his highest debut ever in the Top-200.

GOD, LOVE & ROMANCE offers urban praise and worship as only Fred Hammond can, complemented by is an impressive opus into matters of the heart, from a Christian perspective.  The 19-track, 2-disc set was inspired by Hammond’s life and by simply observing the world around him. “It’s been on my heart for about four years, and I was encouraged by my good friends Pastor Mike & Dee Dee Freeman (Spirit of Faith Christian Center, Temple Hills, MD) to finally do it,” Hammond says of his decision to record a collection of love songs. “A lot of times as men with Christian beliefs we don’t talk about the things that are really important to us in love relationships. I believe God uses not only my triumphs but He uses my tribulations, turmoil, and trials to help other people go through what they are going through.”

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