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Rudy Currence Hits No. 1 on Gospel Songwriters Chart, Thanks to 'I Belong Here'

Rudy Currence
Chris House

Rudy Currence

The song tops Gospel Airplay for a second week.

Rudy Currence rules Billboard's Gospel Songwriters chart (dated Feb. 13) for the first time, thanks to "I Belong Here," his latest, and biggest, hit.

The song, which Currence solely wrote and produced, holds at its No. 10 high on the Hot Gospel Songs chart, powered by 2.1 million radio audience impressions in the week ending Feb. 4, according to MRC Data.

"I Belong Here" concurrently tallies its second week at No. 1 on the Gospel Airplay chart. A week earlier, it became Currence's first leader on any Billboard list.

Currence charted two prior entries on Billboard's surveys. "Send Me I'll Go" reached No. 22 on Gospel Airplay in 2016 and "Testimony" hit No. 18 on Gospel Airplay and No. 21 on Hot Gospel Songs in 2018.

Currence is the sixth artist to top the Gospel Songwriters chart, dating to its launch in June 2019. He joins Kirk Franklin, who has dominated for 75 weeks, Kanye West (11) and Aaron Butts, Jahmal Gwin and Charles Jenkins (one week each).

On the latest Gospel Producers chart, Aaron Lindsey tallies his 17th week at No. 1, thanks to his production credits on Marvin Sapp's "Thank You for It All" (No. 8 on Hot Gospel Songs) and Juan & Lisa Winans' "It Belongs to Me," featuring Marvin L. Winans (No. 22).

The weekly Gospel Songwriters and Gospel Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot Gospel Songs chart. As with Billboard's yearly recaps, multiple writers or producers split points for each song equally (and the dividing of points will lead to occasional ties on rankings).