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June 14, 2016
A new album by City Harvest Church featuring pastor-singer Sun Ho has reached number one on the Singapore iTunes chart.
The album, Draw Me, which was released on June 10, contains 13 tracks and features CityWorship. Ms Ho features in four songs.
Retailing for $13.98, Draw Me topped the chart as of today (June 14), beating Adele and local artist Gentle Bones.
Ho Yeow Sun, whose stage name is Sun Ho, co-founded the City Harvest Church with Kong Hee and others. Kong and five other church leaders were recently convicted of misusing around $50 million in church funds to further the music career of Ms Ho, Kong Hee's wife. However, they have filed appeals following their conviction.
According to The Straits Times, while physical copies of the album has sold out, the songs have not featured on Spotify Singapore's charts.
Ms Ho has had a musical career that courted controversy because of her provocative music videos. That includes a music video featuring Wyclef Jean that saw Ho dressed in skimpy clothing.
In a Facebook post, Ms Ho said: "Recording 4 tracks for this album has been an amazing journey for me. When I step into the studio, I set aside the cares and burdens that I face daily, and I find myself just worshipping."
According to a Facebook post by the City Harvest Church, the first print run of Draw Me has been sold out. Mark Kwan, the creative director of the album also added that the album "means a lot for any member of City Harvest who has been through the last six years of trials and struggles".