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Jeremy Camp Claims Sole Possession of Most Christian Airplay No. 1s Among Soloists

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Jeremy Camp performs a song from the movie "I Still Believe" during Lionsgate presentation during CinemaCon at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 4, 2019 in Las Vegas.

Plus, Crowder and MercyMe add top 10s.

Jeremy Camp posts his 11th No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart as "Out of My Hands" rises 2-1 on the list dated March 20. The song drew 8.8 million audience impressions in the week ending March 14, according to MRC Data.

Camp claims sole possession of the most Christian Airplay No. 1s among solo acts, dating to the chart's 2003 launch, pulling ahead of Chris Tomlin and Matthew West, each with 10. Among all artists, Camp ties Casting Crowns for second place. MercyMe leads with 17 No. 1s.

"After 20 years of playing music professionally, I still get shocked and feel humbled when a song goes No. 1," Camp marvels. "It never gets old how a song idea can simply start in your heart, be put on a record, go to radio and so many people get to hear it. I'm so thankful for the process and the people God has put in my life to bring these songs to life."

Camp wrote "Hands" with Ethan Hulse and Jeff Sojka, the latter of whom produced it. The song follows Camp's "Keep Me in the Moment," which led Christian Airplay for two weeks starting last July.

On Billboard's multimetric Hot Christian Songs list, which combines airplay, sales and streaming data, "Hands" hits a new high, rebounding 11-8 (after becoming his 24th top 10 in February). It collected 854,000 U.S. streams and sold 1,000 downloads in the latest tracking week.

'GOOD' WORK: Crowder's "Good God Almighty" rises 12-7 on Christian Airplay and 12-9 on Hot Christian Songs, becoming his eighth and seventh top 10 on each respective list.

The track, which Crowder co-wrote, increased by 23% to 7 million in airplay audience and drew 865,000 streams and sold 2,000 downloads in the latest tracking week.

'SAY' GETS MORE PLAY: MercyMe adds its 27th top 10 on Christian Airplay as "Say I Won't" climbs 11-9 (6.6 million impressions).MercyMe's 27 top 10s encompass a record 17 leaders. The group most recently reigned with "Almost Home," for three weeks in February-April 2020.