Last Tuesday Collision Records emcee and We Live As Kings member Swoope made his return after a two-year solo musical hiatus with the release of Sinema. Following this highly anticipated release, Swoope wasted no time climbing iTunes charts peaking at number 1 amongst Hip-Hop/Rap albums.

Sinema's success didn’t reach its pinnacle on iTunes however. It has now risen towards the top of Billboard’s music charts. As of today Swoope claimed the number 3 spot among Billboard’s top selling Christian albums, while it also claimed the top spot on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart.

Excitingly enough, the newest release from Collision records doesn’t just find it being received amongst Christian charts, but mainstream ones as well. Sinema has made its way to number 4 amongst the top selling Rap albums in the country.

However, Swoope hasn’t been the only Christian Hip-Hop artist this week to receive acclaim for a new project. Alongside Swoope’s Sinema, Manafest and NF released projects of their own, entitled The Moment and NF – EP respectively.

Capitol Records newest signee NF made his appearance this week on two Billboard charts; Top Gospel Album and Top Christian Album. NF’s self-titled EP, also released on August 5th, currently sits at number 4 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and number 12 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart.

Additionally, Manafest now finds himself amongst Swoope and NF within Billboard’s music charts. His newest project The Moment, released on August 5th, has claimed the number 14 spot on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart. You can listen to Manafest's album in full right here on

You can support Manafest, Swoope, and NF by purchasing their projects on iTunes, available for download now.

Austin is a junior at the University of Missouri – Columbia school of journalism. Journalism and Christian Hip-Hop are two of Austin's strong passions, and his long-term aspirations are to pursue radio broadcast journalism and eventually create the first Christian Hip-Hop radio station in his hometown of Kansas City. Follow Austin on Twitter.
About the Author
Chad Horton has co-owned and operated with Philip Rood since 2010, bringing with him a decade of music business experience. Horton is also the Director of Marketing for Syntax Creative, the largest independent digital distributor of Christian & Gospel music, among other genres. Originally from Northern California, Horton rooted himself in San Diego with his wife of nine years, as well as two beautiful daughters.


Rawsrvnt Game Changer
Buy on iTunes or Amazon