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Crowder Claims Third Christian Airplay Leader With 'Good God Almighty'

Eric Brown


The track crowned Hot Christian Songs in April.

Crowder, aka singer-songwriter David Crowder, achieves his third No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart, as "Good God Almighty" ascends 2-1 on the ranking dated May 15.

In the airplay tracking week ending May 9, the single nudged upwards by 2% to 9.8 million audience impressions, according to MRC Data.

"There are so many truly great songs out there right now, so I am stunned to see 'Good God Almighty' hit No. 1," Crowder tells Billboard. "I am so happy and thankful that this song is connecting with folks in such a powerful way."

Crowder wrote the song with Ben Glover and Jeff Sojka. It's the launch single from his album Milk and Honey, due June 11.

As "Good God Almighty" clears the goal posts in its 17th week on Christian Airplay, it completes Crowder's quickest trip to the top. His first No. 1, "Come as You Are," reigned for two weeks in March 2015, taking 29 weeks to reach the apex. "All My Hope" led for two frames in March 2018, wrapping a 30-week journey to No. 1.

On the airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Hot Christian Songs chart, "Good God Almighty" ranks at No. 3 after soaring 14-1 on the chart dated April 24, when it was driven by the arrival of its official video. Lauren Daigle's crossover smash "You Say" dominates the list this week for a record-extending 128th frame.

"Good God Almighty" drew 1.8 million U.S. streams and sold 2,000 downloads in the latest tracking week, ending May 6.