for King & Country, Kirk Franklin Add Top 10s on Christian, Gospel Charts

Mitchell Schleper
King & Country

"God Only Knows" and "Love Theory" advance.

for King & Country's "God Only Knows" ascends to the top 10 of Billboard's Christian Airplay chart (dated Feb. 23), bumping 11-10, as it increases by 7 percent to 6.4 million audience impressions in the week ending Feb. 18, according to Nielsen Music.

"Knows" marks the 10th Christian Airplay top 10 for the duo, consisting of Joel and younger brother Luke Smallbone. Of that sum, the twosome has tallied four No. 1s. Its most recent leader, "Joy," led for four weeks starting last August, preceded by "Priceless," which reigned for three weeks in 2016, "Shoulders" (two, 2015) and "Fix My Eyes" (one, 2014).

for King & Country's first of its 17 Christian Airplay appearances, "Busted Heart (Hold On to Me)," became its first top 10, peaking at No. 3 in 2012.

Plus, Kirk Franklin nets his 11th Gospel Airplay top 10 as "Love Theory" jumps 16-9. The first single from Franklin's album due later this year debuted at No. 1 on the streaming-, airplay- and sales-powered Hot Gospel Songs chart (Feb. 9) and perches at the summit for a third week.

Franklin ties Marvin Sapp for the most Gospel Airplay top 10s among solo acts. Overall, they trail only James Fortune & FIYA, in first place with 12.


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