Koryn Hawthorne Extends Reign Atop Hot Gospel Songs to 20 Weeks With 'Won't He Do It'
Plus, new top 10s for Ryan Stevenson, Bart Millard and Pat Barrett.
Koryn Hawthorne's "Won't He Do It" stretches its run atop Billboard's Hot Gospel Songs chart (dated Aug. 4), which combines airplay, streaming and sales data, to 20 weeks. "Won't" retains the No. 1 spot as it leads Gospel Digital Song Sales summit for a 13th week and Gospel Airplay for a 12th frame.
The track first reached the Hot Gospel Songs apex on March 3, becoming Hawthorne's second No. 1. As a finalist on the eighth season of NBC's The Voice, she first led with "How Great Thou Art," which she performed on the show in 2015.
"Won't" ties Jamie Grace's debut hit, "Beautiful Day," which dominated for 20 weeks in 2014, as the third longest-leading Hot Gospel Songs No. 1 by a woman. Tamela Mann boasts the top two such hits: "Take Me to the King" (25 weeks, in 2012-13) and "Change Me" (23 weeks, 2017-18). Among all artists, Marvin Sapp's "Never Would Have Made It" has logged the longest reign (46 weeks, 2007-08).
On Hot Christian Songs, Ryan Stevenson's "No Matter What" featuring Bart Millard lifts 11-10. It rises 9-5 on Christian Airplay (7 million impressions, up 12 percent, according to Nielsen Music). Stevenson and Millard each earn their third Hot Christian Songs top 10.
Plus, Pat Barrett earns his first Christian Airplay top 10 as an artist, as his debut single "The Way (New Horizon)" pushes 12-10 (5.6 million, up 16 percent). Barrett authored Chris Tomlin's "Good Good Father," which led both Hot Christian Songs and Christian Airplay in 2016.