[Video] Will Smith’s New Gospel Hit Climbs Charts

Will Smith has entered the world of Christian music with a splash. His latest single, “You Can Make It,” features gospel heavyweights Kirk Franklin, Chandler Moore, and the Sunday Service Choir. Released on June 28, the track quickly climbed to No. 3 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart and landed at No. 23 on the Hot Christian Songs chart, according to Billboard.

The song has garnered significant attention, drawing 726,000 radio listeners and amassing 665,000 streams in the U.S., with 1,000 copies sold by July 4, reports Luminate. Smith, who co-wrote the track, shared his connection to the song. “I was really talking to myself,” he told Billboard. “To see so many people resonate with the intention gives me a clear North Star for this next chapter of my creative life.”

Smith’s music career is not without accolades. He topped the Billboard Hot 100 with hits like “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” and “Wild Wild West.” He first rose to fame as part of the duo D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince and became a household name with the TV show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

Despite his storied career, Smith’s recent public image has been overshadowed by the infamous Oscars incident where he slapped Chris Rock. This incident led to a significant backlash, prompting Smith to seek new avenues to rebuild his reputation.

While his venture into Christian music resonates with many, it raises questions about his motivations. Is this a genuine spiritual journey or a strategic move to regain public favor? The precedent set by other celebrities like Kanye West and Amy Grant, who transitioned into Christian music, suggests both paths are possible.

Smith’s new direction in music might be his way of finding redemption and reconnecting with fans on a deeper level. Only time will tell if this move will redefine his legacy or become a new chapter in his diverse career.

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