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Jonathan McReynolds Notches First No. 1 On Gospel Airplay Chart

Jonathan McReynolds
 Alex D Rogers 

Jonathan McReynolds 

Also, top 10 action for Zacardi Cortez.

Chicago-based singer-songwriter Jonathan McReynolds notches his first No. 1 on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart (dated Sept. 22), as "Not Lucky, I Am Loved" ascends 3-1 in its 41st week on the tally.

The 28-year-old McReynolds completes the third-longest trip to No. 1 in the history of the chart, which launched in March 2005. The record belongs to Donnie McClurkin, whose "I Need You" reached the top in its 46th week in April 2017. It passed Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago's "# War," which reached the summit in its 45th frame in 2015.

With "Lucky," which McReynolds co-authored, he reigns at last in his fifth Gospel Airplay appearance. He's earned one prior top 10: "Gotta Have You," which reached No. 5 in 2015. He first charted with the No. 16-peaking "I Love You" in 2012.

On the airplay, streaming and sales-based Hot Gospel Songs chart, "Lucky" bumps 6-5, following its No. 4 peak thus far on the June 16-dated chart.

Plus, Zacardi Cortez banks his fifth top 10 on Hot Gospel Songs, as "Oh How I Love You" pushes 11-10. It claims Greatest Gainer honors on Gospel Airplay, where it lifts 7-6 with a 16 percent boost in weekly plays.