Gravity is the sixth studio album by American Christian hip hop artist Lecrae, released on September 4, 2012. The album features appearances from Big K.R.I.T., Mathai, Ashthon Jones, and Mali Music, along with labelmates Trip Lee and Tedashii. Producers on the album include DJ Khalil, Street Symphony's Heat Academy, and The Watchmen. The first single off the album, "I Know", was released on July 24, 2012, and was followed by "Tell the World" featuring Mali Music on August 15, 2012, and "Mayday" featuring Big K.R.I.T. and Ashthon Jones on August 30, 2012. A music video for "Lord Have Mercy" featuring Tedashii along with No Malice of Clipse was released on August 1, 2012. After hearing the album in a special preview session, AllHipHop and Billboard have received the album very positively, considering it Lecrae's strongest, most mainstream work to date. The first week of sales for the album set a new record for Lecrae, with Gravity debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with 72,000 units sold.
Upon its release, Gravity debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, with 72,000 units sold. This set a career high for Lecrae, whose previous highest sales week was 27,000 units with Rehab. The iTunes deluxe edition of the album reached number No. 1 on that vendor's hip-hop/rap albums chart, while the regular version of the album came in second place, a feat that prompted writ-up on Lecrae in Time. Rapzilla initially reported that the deluxe edition of the album had also reached the No. 2 spot on the overall iTunes album chart, and this report was subsequently updated to reflect deluxe version of Gravity reaching No. 1 on that chart. In addition, the bonus song "Fuego" from the deluxe edition reached No. 5 on the iTunes top hip-hop/rap songs chart. According to Inquisitr, in the same week of the release of Gravity, the iTunes version of Church Clothes jumped to the No. 4 spot on the top hip-hop/rap albums chart.