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Tamela Mann Ties For Most Gospel Airplay Chart No. 1s

Tamela Mann
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Tamela Mann speaks during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 5, 2019 in New Orleans. 

Plus, Cain notches its first Christian Airplay leader.

Tamela Mann banks her record-tying seventh No. 1 on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart, as "Touch From You" ascends 3-1 on the list dated Dec. 5. The song gained by 19% in plays in the week ending Nov. 29, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Mann, who last led with "Change Me" for 14 weeks beginning in July 2017, matches the No. 1 sums of James Fortune (with songs billed on his own and with FIYA) and Kirk Franklin, dating to the chart's March 2005 inception.

Artists with the Most Gospel Airplay No. 1s
7, James Fortune (six billed with FIYA)
7, Kirk Franklin
7, Tamela Mann
5, Donald Lawrence
5, Marvin Sapp
4, Jekalyn Carr
4, Zacardi Cortez
4, Todd Dulaney
4, Travis Greene

Plus, Cain notches its first Christian Airplay chart leader, as its debut single "Rise Up (Lazarus)" rises 2-1 with 7 million audience impressions. The Nashville-based sibling trio comprises Logan Cain, Madison Cain Johnson and Taylor Cain Matz.

The song is the first rookie single to scale the Christian Airplay summit since We the Kingdom's "Holy Water" dominated for four weeks beginning in March.

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