The Wardlaw Brothers 'Stand' at No. 1 on Top Gospel Albums Chart
The Wardlaw Brothers' Stand There arrives at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart (dated June 16), with 1,000 equivalent album units (nearly all from traditional album sales), according to Nielsen Music.
The set is the first Top Gospel Albums leader for the five-sibling group from Lyons, Ga. It follows God's Been There, which spent a week at No. 50 in March 2013. The new album's lead single, "God Has Kept Me," reached No. 22 on Gospel Airplay.
Natalie Grant notches her 10th top 10 on Christian Airplay, as "More Than Anything" moves 11-10 (5.3 million audience impressions, up 1 percent). On Hot Christian Songs, which blends airplay, streaming and sales data, the track rises 15-13.
The Seattle native first reached the Christian Airplay top 10 with her second entry, the No. 4-peaking "Held" in 2005; "More" is her first top 10 since "King of the World" (No. 3) in December 2016. Only two women boast more top 10s in the chart's 15-year history: Mandisa (12) and Francesca Battistelli (11); Chris Tomlin leads all artists with 27.
Plus, Elevation Worship, the music ministry for Charlotte, N.C.-based Elevation Church, banks its second Hot Christian Songs top 10 (among 15 appearances), as "Do It Again" lifts 11-10. The track climbs 13-12 on Christian Digital Song Sales (2,000 sold, up 8 percent) and 14-13 on Christian Airplay (4.9 million in audience, up 19 percent).
The worship music collective reached No. 2 on Hot Christian Songs with "O Come to the Altar" last October.