Jason Nelson and Maranda Curtis Add Top 10s On Gospel Charts
Plus, chart action for Koryn Hawthorne and Rend Collective.
Jason Nelson's "Forever" rises 11-7 in its 19th week on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart (dated Aug. 11), increasing 12 percent in plays, according to Nielsen Music.
The song is Nelson's fifth top 10 (it's also his fifth top 10 on Hot Gospel Songs, which blends airplay, streaming and sales data, at No. 6), a sum that includes Israel & New Breed's 2013 11-week No. 1 "It's Not Over (When God Is in It)," featuring Nelson and James Fortune.
Meanwhile, Maranda Curtis banks her first Hot Gospel Songs top 10, as "Nobody Like You Lord" climbs 12-9. On Gospel Airplay, the track pushes 13-11 (up 15 percent).
Atop Hot Gospel Songs, Koryn Hawthorne's "Won't He Do It" leads for a 21st week, passing Jamie Grace's "Beautiful Day" (20 weeks in 2014) for a solo share of the third-longest-leading No. 1 by a woman. Tamela Mann tallied the top two such hits: "Take Me to the King" (25 weeks, in 2012-13) and "Change Me" (23 weeks, 2017-18).
On Christian Airplay, Rend Collective earns its second total and consecutive top 10, as the worship band's "Counting Every Blessing" bumps 11-9, increasing by 14 percent to 6.1 million audience impressions and tying the group's best rank. The song follows "Rescuer (Good News)," which reached No. 9 in December 2017. The act, based in Bangor, Northern Ireland, first appeared on the chart in 2012, when it went by the name Rend Collective Experiment.