Jeremy Camp Rewrites No. 1 Record Among Soloists on Christian Airplay Chart
Jeremy Camp claims the mark for the most No. 1s among soloists all to himself on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart, as "Christ in Me" rises 2-1 (10 million audience impressions, up 1 percent, according to Nielsen Music) to become his ninth No. 1. Camp passes Chris Tomlin (eight), while, among all acts, he ties Casting Crowns for the second-most leaders; they trail only MercyMe, with 13 No. 1s (dating to the chart's 2003 launch).
Co-written by Camp and Bernie Herms, "Christ" is Camp's third straight Christian Airplay No. 1 (as a lead artist), following "Same Power" and "He Knows," all from his 10th studio set, I Will Follow.
Upon hearing the news, Camp told Billboard, "I am very humbled after this many years that God still uses these songs to impact people's lives. I'm so grateful and honored by this."
On Top Christian Albums, Los Angeles-based metalcore band Silent Planet arrives with its first No. 1 on the chart, as Everything Was Sound starts with 7,000 copies sold. The set is the act's second full-length, following 2014's The Night God Slept, which reached No. 24. The new release also opens as Silent Planet's first No. 1 on Hard Rock Albums (where Slept reached No. 16).
Meanwhile, House Of Heroes' sixth studio album Colors enters Top Christian Albums at No. 4 (3,000 sold). The Columbus, Ohio, alt act earns its third top five, following 2012's Cold Hard Want (No. 3) and 2010's Suburba (No. 2).