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NF & Ricky Dillard Debut at No. 1 on Christian & Gospel Charts

Jon Taylor Sweet


NF's "Let You Down" enters atop Hot Christian Songs & Ricky Dillard & New G's 10 is new at no. 1 on Top Gospel Albums.

Christian rapper NF's "Let You Down" flies in at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart (dated Oct. 7), marking his first No. 1, or even top 10, in his 26th appearance (all since April 2015). The song introduces the Oct. 6 album Perception, the fourth studio set from NF (aka, Nate Feuerstein).

The track is the second to debut at No. 1 in 2017, following Lecrae's "I'll Find You" (featuring Tori Kelly), which debuted atop the list dated July 1; "Find" ranks at No. 2 after four weeks at No. 1.

"Down" debuts at No. 1 on Christian Digital Song Sales (where it's NF's second leader, following "Green Lights," also from the new album, on the chart dated Sept. 9), with 14,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music. It starts at No. 2 on Christian Streaming Songs with 2.6 million U.S. streams.

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Over on Top Gospel Albums, Ricky Dillard & New G's 10 roars in at No. 1, earning 5,000 equivalent album units. Aptly, 10 is Dillard and his choir's 10th studio full-length, as well as their second Top Gospel Albums No. 1, among nine top 10s. The act debuted at No. 1 with prior LP Amazing in 2014.

Dillard, who serves as minister of music at Ebenezer A.M.E. church in Washington, D.C., first appeared on Top Gospel Albums in 1991 with the No. 15-peaking The Promise.