"I am blessed to have a second No. 1," Jerkins says.
Fred Jerkins crowns Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart, as "Patiently Praising," featuring Lowell Pye, hops 4-1 on the list dated Jan. 2, 2021. Jerkins' second leader and Pye's first increased by 30% in plays in the week ending Dec. 27, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
"Patiently" also jumps 14-9 on the multi-metric Hot Gospel Songs chart, which blends airplay, sales and streaming data. The track, likewise Jerkins' second top 10 and Pye's first on the survey, drew 27,000 U.S. streams in the week ending Dec. 24.
The song, which Jerkins wrote with Alvin Jerome Garrett, is the fourth single from Jerkins' album, Fred Jerkins Presents… A Project of Healing, which debuted and peaked at No. 4 on Top Gospel Albums in October 2018. The set's "Victory" spent two frames at the Gospel Airplay summit in April 2019.