Christian Hip-Hop Artist Lecrae Returns to WME

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Mary Caroline Russell

He signed with Columbia Records last month.

Rapper Lecrae has returned to WME, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. He first joined the agency when it established a Nashville-based Christian music division with three Paradigm agents in January 2014; he later moved to CAA.

One of the most successful hip hop artists in Christian music history, Lecrae made crossover history with his most recent album, 2014's Anomaly, when it became the first to top the Billboard 200 and Christian Albums chart at the same time. The album before that, Gravity, won the Grammy for best gospel album in 2012. He broke out with his third album, 2008's Rebel, which became the first hip-hop album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel Chart.

Last month, Lecrae and his Reach Records label, which he co-founded and co-owns, signed with Columbia Records. He is now recording his eighth studio album, which will be released later this year.

Lecrae was one of the nearly 200 artists and music executives who signed Billboard's open letter to Congress to stop gun violence. He also is active in the Obama administration's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative and co-founded the nonprofit ReachLife Ministries, of which he serves as president.

Lecrae continues to be repped by Career Artist Management.