Clark Sisters See Massive Sales & Streaming Surge Thanks to Lifetime Biopic

Published: Saturday 25th Apr 2020 by Rashad

As we reported here, Lifetime’s Clark Sisters biopic – ‘First Ladies of Gospel’ – was a critical and commercial knockout for the network.

The Christine Swanson-directed film, which chronicled the meteoric highs and lows of Gospel’s most iconic girl group, was greeted with the highest TV movie ratings of the year (and Lifetime’s highest since 2016). After its April 11 premiere, songs featured in the flick – including the quartet’s most memorable hits like ‘You Brought the Sunshine,’ ‘Name It, Claim It,’ and ‘Blessed & Highly Favored’ – shot to the top of real-time Gospel sales tallies.

Accompanied by spurts in streaming, the reawakened interest was just enough to help albums and songs from their prized discography re-enter the most recently printed Billboard charts.

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“Following the film’s arrival, the group posts two titles in the top three of Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart (dated April 25), while the film’s soundtrack also starts in the top 10.

The act’s Live…One Last Time re-enters at No. 2 with 1,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending April 16, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. 

The outfit’s latest set, The Return, which debuted at No. 2 on the March 28-dated list, re-enters at No. 3.  Meanwhile, the soundtrack from the new TV movie debuts at No. 8.”


As if placing three titles in the Gospel chart’s top 10 wasn’t enough, some of the group’s most iconic songs mirrored that success on singles charts.


“On the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Gospel Songs chart, the group’s “You Brought the Sunshine” debuts at No. 11. 

The live version of “Sunshine” soared by 519% to 314,000 U.S. streams and 697% to 1,000 sold in the week ending April 16.

On Gospel Digital Song Sales, another track from Live, “Blessed and Highly Favored,” debuts (with 1,000 sold), marking The Clark Sisters’ first No. 1 on the chart, among nine top 10s. It enters Hot Gospel Songs at No. 15.”

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  1. ChocolateBeauty April 25, 2020

    Wow, congrats to the Clark Sisters on their great success with them been named the one only…”Golden Girls!”????????????? ?? ?



    • ChocolateBeauty April 25, 2020

      Sorry for the typo, “been” is supposed to *being* and an (&) symbol needs to be in between “one only.”

      • PinotNoir April 25, 2020

        TGJ should give us the option to edit our msg’s.

  2. Tyrone Mckinney April 25, 2020

    I pray that sister Denise gets the same energetic ink and attached notoriety that the other sisters are getting. She was part of the group till 1986.Please recognize her presence. Enough is enough!!!

    • Pat April 25, 2020

      She doesn’t want it. They reached out. Let her stay w her luggage if she wants

      • citygirl April 26, 2020

        ? luggage sent me.

    • G-bby April 27, 2020

      Let Denise GO! She wants nothing to do with The Clark Sisters and that’s her right. She left the group before 98% of us were even born. She has her life, and they have there’s. That’s just the way the cookie crumbles.

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