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Zach Williams, Jeremy Camp & Phil Wickham Add Christian Chart Top 10s

Zach Williams
Eric Brown

Zach Williams

Plus, Andrew Ripp scores his first No. 1 on Christian AC Airplay.

Zach Williams notches his sixth top 10 on Billboard's multi-metric Hot Christian Songs chart, which blends airplay, sales and streaming data, as "Less Like Me" rises 11-8 on the Feb. 27-dated ranking.

Concurrently, the single becomes Williams' eighth top 10 on Christian Airplay, where it climbs 12-9, up 17% to 6.5 million audience impressions, according to MRC Data. The song also corralled 985,000 U.S. streams and sold 1,000 downloads in the tracking week.

Williams' first hit, "Chain Breaker," led Christian Airplay for 15 weeks and Hot Christian Songs for nine in 2016-17. Sophomore single, "Old Church Choir," led the former for 20 weeks and the latter for one in 2017-18. He added his third No. 1 on Christian Airplay, his duet with Dolly Parton "There Was Jesus," for five weeks starting last September.

HOT 'HANDS' Jeremy Camp rolls up his 24th top 10 on Hot Christian Songs, as "Out of My Hands" hops 12-10. On Christian Airplay, the track holds at its No. 4 high, with 8.2 million audience impressions. It also drew 506,000 U.S. streams in the tracking week.

Camp shuffles into fourth place among all artists for the most top 10s since Hot Christian Songs launched in June 2003 (passing TobyMac, with 23). Casting Crowns and Chris Tomlin share the lead with 28, followed by MercyMe (27).

WINNING 'BATTLE' Phil Wickham banks his sixth Christian Airplay top 10 as "Battle Belongs" pushes 11-8 (6.6 million, up 9%). His haul includes one No. 1 so far: "This Is Amazing Grace" ruled for 10 weeks starting in March 2014. He'd most recently reached the top 10 with his last single, "Great Things," which hit No. 7 in July 2020.

RIPP'S FIRST NO. 1 On Christian AC Airplay, Andrew Ripp's debut track "Jericho" ascends 3-1. On Christian Airplay, it pushes 3-2 (9.7 million, up 4%).

The song is the first rookie single to hit No. 1 on Christian AC Airplay since Cain's "Rise Up (Lazarus)," which began a six-week stay in the penthouse in December. It's the first such song by a solo male since Cory Asbury's "Reckless Love" reigned for 11 weeks starting in April 2018.