Travis Greene 'Made' His 'Way' to No. 1 on Hot Gospel Songs Chart
Greene, Charles Jenkins, Jekalyn Carr and Hillary Scott & The Scott Family all log new leaders.
Columbia, South Carolina-based singer-songwriter and worship leader Travis Greene notches his second leader on Billboard's Hot Gospel Songs chart (dated Sept. 24), as "Made a Way" climbs 2-1.
"Way" and Greene's first leader, "Intentional" (Aug. 1, 2015), are from his sophomore full-length The Hill. The set arrived at No. 1 on Top Gospel Albums on Nov. 21, 2015, with 6,000 sold and has moved 48,000 to date, according to Nielsen Music.
On Gospel Airplay, "Way" rises 10-7, up 6 percent in plays.
On Top Gospel Albums, R&B/hip-hop-influenced Charles Jenkins logs his third No. 1 in as many tries, as his third LP, Think About These Things, launches with 2,000 sold. Jenkins' The Best of Both Worlds arrived at No. 1 on June 30, 2012 (10,000) and Any Given Sunday followed on April 4, 2015 (6,000); both are with Fellowship Chicago.
Meanwhile, two songs crown airplay charts: Jekalyn Carr leads Gospel Airplay for the first time, as "You're Bigger" rises 2-1. It's from her first Top Gospel Albums No. 1, The Life Project (Aug. 27).
On Christian Airplay, Hillary Scott & The Scott Family's first single, "Thy Will," from the act's debut album Love Remains, lifts 2-1 (up 3 percent to 11 million in audience). Co-written by Scott, the frontwoman of country trio Lady Antebellum, "Will" rules Hot Christian Songs for an eighth week and Christian Digital Songs for a 14th week (9,000 downloads sold; it has sold 163,000 to date). The ballad also rebounds to its No. 28 peak on Hot Country Songs.