“When we announced the launch of the Motown Gospel label in April, we expected big things,” says Barry Weiss, Chairman and CEO UMG East. “And now we’re pleased that the very first project released by Motown Gospel is Tye Tribbett’s number one album.”
Tribbett’s album release event was held in Detroit, Motown’s birthplace, at the Greater Grace Temple. Motown Gospel sponsored the event, in conjunction with Radio One and the Word Network. As the Motor City continues its economic struggles, Tribbett’s music offers a message of hope and encouragement to its residents. Over 5,000 people attended the standing room only event, and more than 2,000 people had to be turned away once the church was full to capacity. The Greater Than concert was also streamed live to nearly 250,000 people worldwide through a partnership with Motown Gospel and Yes Lord Radio. In addition to the United States (including Puerto Rico), viewers tuned in from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, and South America.