She Did It: Koryn Hawthorne Makes History Atop Hot Gospel Songs Chart With 'Won't He Do It'
Plus, new No. 1s for Lauren Daigle & Jesus Culture.
Koryn Hawthorne rewrites the record for the longest reign on Billboard's Hot Gospel Songs chart by a woman, as "Won't He Do It" logs its 26th week at No. 1 (on the list dated Sept. 15). The track breaks a tie with Tamela Mann's "Take Me to the King," which crowned the chart for 25 weeks in 2012-13.
"Won't" also matches J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise's "You Deserve It" (2017) and Hezekiah Walker's "Every Praise" (2013-14) for the fourth-longest command overall in the chart's archives; Marvin Sapp's "Never Would Have Made It" holds the mark for most time on top: 46 weeks, in 2007-08.
Lauren Daigle scores her fourth Christian Airplay No. 1, as "You Say" rises 2-1, gaining by 3 percent to 9.8 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music. Daigle previously led with "First" in 2015 (for three weeks), followed by "Trust in You" (nine weeks in 2016) and "O'Lord" (one week this February).
Daigle ties Big Daddy Weave and for KING & COUNTRY for ninth place for the most Christian Airplay No. 1s. Among solo women, only Francesca Battistelli has more (five).
Plus, Jesus Culture collects its third No. 1 on Top Christian Albums, as the quintet's Living With a Fire arrives with 6,000 equivalent album units earned. The group, which formed at the Redding, Calif.-based Bethel Church, has sent 11 sets to the chart since 2010 and previously led with Unstoppable Love in 2014 and Love Has a Name in 2017.