Charlie Wilson 'Blessed' With a Hot Gospel Songs Chart-Topper

Charlie Wilson performs in 2016
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Charlie Wilson performs at the Shrine Auditorium on Feb. 12, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Charlie Wilson's "I'm Blessed" vaults in atop Billboard's Hot Gospel Songs chart (dated June 17), marking his first appearance on the survey.

The track is from Wilson's album In It to Win It, which debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 7 on the chart dated March 11, giving Wilson his fourth top 10.

On Hot Gospel Songs, which blends airplay, sales and streaming data, "Blessed" is fueled by 452,000 U.S. streams in the week ending June 1, according to Nielsen Music, and radio airplay. The song is now being promoted to gospel radio, following a No. 1 reign on the Adult R&B Songs airplay chart; after topping the tally for two weeks in April, it holds in the top 10 at No. 9.

On Top Christian Albums, The War Is Over, the first solo album from Bethel Music worship leader Josh Baldwin, arrives at No. 2 with 3,000 equivalent album units earned. Baldwin, who joined Bethel Music, the musical arm of Bethel Church, in 2014, regularly leads Sunday worship at Bethel's home-base in Redding, Calif.

Plus, Christian hard rock band The Letter Black scores its highest arrival and rank on Top Christian Albums, as its third full-length, Pain, premieres at No. 6 (3,000). The Pennsylvania group previously hit the top 10 with debut album Hanging on by a Thread, which opened at its No. 10 high in 2010.


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