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Matthew West's 'The God Who Stays' Hits No. 1 on Christian Airplay Chart

Matthew West
Sean Hagwell

Matthew West

Plus, parent set "Brand New" debuts on Top Christian Albums.

Matthew West nets his ninth No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart (dated Feb. 29), as "The God Who Stays" rises 2-1, up 11% to 11.9 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

West had last led in a featured role, on Casting Crowns' "Nobody," which reigned for 15 frames starting in October 2019, and most recently reigned as a lead with "Broken Things" for a week in November 2017.

West ties Jeremy Camp, tobyMac and Chris Tomlin for the third-most No. 1s in the chart's history, which dates to 2003. MercyMe Leads with 17, followed by Casting Crowns with 11.

Meanwhile, the song's parent album, Brand New, arrives at No. 4 on Top Christian Albums with 4,000 equivalent album units. West adds his seventh top 10, a total that includes his lone No. 1, Live Forever, in 2015.


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