Josiah Queen Makes History with Debut Album “The Prodigal” Topping Billboard Charts

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Josiah Queen

Newcomer Josiah Queen has made an indelible mark on the music industry with the release of his debut album, “The Prodigal,” which has achieved remarkable success. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart, setting a new record as the biggest album streaming debut by a new artist in CCM history, with an astounding 6.6 million global streams. Josiah Queen’s journey as an independent musician has resonated with a global audience, amassing a total of 125 million streams.

“The Prodigal” has not only topped the charts but has also garnered significant attention and acclaim. The title track of the album has amassed over 46 million global streams and has been featured in social content with over 50 million views. This powerful song has made its mark on the radio chart and was recognized as one of Apple Music’s Top 100 Songs in 2023. Additionally, Josiah Queen was named one of Amazon’s Breakthrough Artists to Watch in 2024, further solidifying his impact on the music scene.

Reflecting on the overwhelming response to “The Prodigal,” Josiah Queen expressed his gratitude, stating, “It’s been surreal to see the response to The Prodigal. It’s wild to me that these songs, which I wrote in my living room and bedroom, have made their way to people all over the world. My hope is that the album leads people closer to God.” Josiah’s music continues to resonate with fans of all ages, serving as an anthem of authenticity and devotion.

The success of “The Prodigal” has propelled Josiah Queen’s music to reach over 2.2 million monthly Spotify listeners, with his songs featured on multiple genre playlists across the platform. His impact extends beyond streaming platforms, as he recently completed his first-ever headline tour, selling out all 24 dates. Furthermore, he is set to join Forrest Frank for a summer tour, with additional dates announced, and is preparing for a new fall tour. Josiah Queen is also scheduled to make his Grand Ole Opry debut on July 2nd, marking another significant milestone in his burgeoning career.

Josiah Queen’s remarkable journey as an independent artist is a testament to the power of dedication and the resonance of a harmonious melody. His faith-filled lyrics and heartfelt melodies have struck a chord with a global audience, solidifying his position as a rising star in the music industry.

Osafo Daniel
Osafo is the Co-Founder of Gospel Chapter. Beyond his editorial role he does PR, Digital Marketing, Web Development and SEO

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