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Maverick City Music & Upperroom 'Move' in at No. 1 on Top Gospel Albums Chart

Maverick City
Sabrina Klomp

Maverick City

Plus, Zach Williams and Phil Wickham add Hot Christian Songs top 10s.

Maverick City Music and Upperroom debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart dated Feb. 13 with Move Your Heart, marking each act's first leader on the list. On Top Christian Albums, the collaborative set starts at No. 15.

In the tracking week ending Feb. 4, the release earned 2,000 equivalent album units, according to MRC Data.

Maverick City Music -- the Atlanta-based collective featuring artists from both contemporary Christian and gospel, including Bri Babineaux, Steffany Gretzinger, Chandler Moore and We the Kingdom -- tallied five prior top 10s on Top Gospel Albums. The act boasts two Top Christian Albums top 10s.

Dallas-based collective Upperroom earns its first entry on Top Gospel Albums and its third, and highest-charting, on Top Christian Albums.

 

Meanwhile, Move Your Heart track "I Thank God," featuring Dante Bowe, Aaron Moses, Maryanne J. George and Chuck Butler, flies onto Hot Gospel Songs at No. 7, marking the first top 10 for both lead acts. On Hot Christian Songs, it enters at No. 29. The cut charges onto Gospel Digital Song Sales at No. 1, becoming the first leader for each act.

WINNING 'BATTLE' Phil Wickham tallies his fifth Hot Christian Songs top 10 as "Battle Cry" climbs 12-8. On Christian Airplay, it bullets at its No. 13 high (5.5 million audience impressions, up 21%). It also attracted 1.2 million streams and sold 1,000 in the tracking week.

Wickham last reached the Hot Christian Songs top 10 with "Till I Found You," which hit No. 9 in July 2019.

MORE FOR 'LESS' Plus, Zach Williams adds his sixth Hot Christian Songs top 10 as "Less Like Me" hops 14-10. It bumps 14-12 on Christian Airplay (5.6 million in audience, up 27%) and attracted 1.1 million streams and sold 2,000 in the tracking week.

Williams' six Hot Christian Songs top 10s include two No. 1s: his debut hit "Chain Breaker," which reigned for nine weeks starting in November 2016, and his second entry, "Old Church Choir," which led for a week in November 2017.

Williams' last visited the top with his Dolly Parton duet "There Was Jesus," which reached No. 2 last August.