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The Clark Sisters & Snoop Dogg Top Gospel Airplay Chart With 'His Love'

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The Clark Sisters, (L-R) Jacky Clark Chisholm, Dorinda Clark Cole and Karen Clark Sheard perform onstage during the 50th annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center on Feb. 10, 2008 in Los Angeles.

"To know that we have another No. 1 is exciting, especially during this time and season in the country," Karen Clark-Sheard tells Billboard.

The Clark Sisters' "His Love," featuring Snoop Dogg, rules Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart, rising 3-1 on the ranking dated May 15. In the tracking week ending May 10, it increased by 15% in plays, according to MRC Data.

"His Love" is the third Gospel Airplay No. 1 for The Clark Sisters and the first for hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg, who adds his latest gospel chart honors.

Launched in their hometown of Detroit in 1980, The Clark Sisters comprise siblings Dorinda Clark-Cole, Jacky Clark Chisholm, Karen Clark Sheard and Twinkie Clark. (The act was first a quintet; Denise Clark Bradford left in 1986.)

"His Love" was authored by Ben Briggs III, Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Karen Clark-Sheard, Faith Evans, Kierra Sheard, J. Drew Sheard II, Jaila Simms and Snoop Dogg.

"On behalf of the Clark Sisters I would like to say that we are very, very excited," Karen Clark-Sheard tells Billboard. "We are grateful for the gifts God gave us to be a blessing with our music. To know that we have another No. 1 is exciting, especially during this time and season in the country. The pandemic hasn't afforded us the opportunity to travel a lot and perform, but our music being heard on radio stations nationally has been a vehicle for our ministry to reach the masses. Thanks to our fans that supported the project, and to gospel radio."

"His Love" follows The Clark Sisters' previous Gospel Airplay No. 1 "Victory," which led for two weeks in June-July 2020. The act first reigned with "Blessed and Highly Favored" for seven weeks in June-July 2007.

For Snoop Dogg, "His Love" is his second Gospel Airplay entry, following his featured turn on Rance Allen's "Blessing Me Again" (No. 11, June 2018).

Snoop dominated Top Gospel Albums for seven weeks starting in March 2018 with his first faith-based set, Snoop Dogg Presents: Bible of Love. The 32-track album includes features by such gospel stalwarts as Erica Campbell, Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribbett and Charlie Wilson.

The versatile Snoop Dogg reached No. 2 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart last July with "Que Maldicion," with Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga. Before this week, he last led any airplay charts in fall 2018 as featured, with Ball Greezy, on Lil' Duval's "Smile (Living My Best Life)," which topped R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Rap Airplay. Snoop Dogg made his Billboard chart debut 29 years ago this month, in May 1992, via "Deep Cover," billed as by Dr. Dre Introducing Snoop Doggy Dogg.