Shontelle Norman-Beatty tops the Gospel Airplay ranking
“To have a No. 1 record is an incredible feeling,” Norman-Beatty, who started singing at the age of 2, told Billboard. “The past few years have been tough. From the fight and victory against the coronavirus to losing my mother and brother, both to COVID-19, life has been difficult. Despite all the things I do. ‘ve been through, God has been kind to me. “
Norman-Beatty marks the second # 1 rookie on Gospel Airplay in three weeks. On the charts dated August 21, Melvin Crispell III reigned with “Wonderful Is Your Name”.
Until this week, the last time a woman and no accompanying artist topped Gospel Airplay on a first visit to the charts was in May 2020 when Nia Allen’s “Wait (2020)” led. during one week.
HOME MUSIC Phil Wickham gets his seventh top 10 on the Hot Christian Songs multimeter chart as “House of the Lord” climbs 11-9. On Christian Airplay, the title arrives in the top 5 (6-5; 7.9 million impressions, up 3%). It also drew 1.1 million US feeds in the follow-up week.
Wickham last reached the Hot Christian Songs Top 10 with No. 2 “Battle Belongs” in April. He led Christian Airplay for four frames, scoring his second No.1.
A ‘NEW’ TOP 10 Still on Christian Airplay, Big Daddy Weave marks its 19th top 10 while “All Things New” progresses from 11 to 10 (5.8 million, up 1%). This is the group’s first top 10 since “I Know”, which became its sixth leader in April 2020.
The Mike Weaver-led Big Daddy Weave, formed in Mobile, Alabama, in 1998, ranks seventh in Airplay’s Most Christian Top 10 since the leaderboard launched in June 2003. Chris Tomlin leads with 29, followed by Casting Crowns (28), MercyMe (27), Jeremy Camp (24), tobyMac and Matthew West (each with 23).