Stellar Spotlight – Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago
Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago aren’t strangers to the Stellar Awards. The Chicago based ensemble burst on the scene with their runaway smash hit, Awesome (from the Best of Both Worlds CD) which spent 22 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Radio chart, took home a BMI Award for over 100,000 spins at radio and won 5 Stellar Awards.
This year, Jenkins and choir return to the spotlight with 8 nominations for their follow up project Any Given Sunday led by their rhythmic radio single, #WAR. The song struck a chord with audiences across the country and sparked a fire in the hearts of the people. Jenkins noted this, “Nothing brings us more joy than hearing people sing #WAR as their personal fight song. There is so much going on in the world and real people are fighting real battles everywhere. The stories and testimonies we hear everyday say it all and in the words of the great Andrae Crouch: To God Be The Glory.”
BMI recognized #WAR as one of the Ten Most Performed Gospel Songs of 2015. The song rode the charts for 55 weeks, spending 5 weeks in the top slot. Jenkins and choir made memorable performances at TD Jakes Megafest, Celebration of Gospel and as part of the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration.