Danny Gokey Crowns Christian Airplay Chart With 'Haven't Seen It Yet'
'I never take getting a No. 1 chart position for granted,' Gokey says of his fourth leader.
Danny Gokey nets his fourth No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart, as "Haven't Seen It Yet" ascends 2-1 on the June 29-date list, up 5% to 11.4 million audience impressions in the week ending June 23, according to Nielsen Music.
On the Hot Christian Songs chart, which combines airplay, streaming and sales data, "Seen" holds at its No. 3 high.
Gokey, the third-place finalist on American Idol in 2009, tops Christian Airplay for the first time since "Rise" led for a week in March 2017. "Tell Your Heart to Beat Again" commanded the June 11, 2016-dated chart and his Christian genre debut, "Hope in Front of Me," reigned for three weeks in 2014.
"I never take getting a No. 1 chart position for granted, or just expect that a song is going to hit, so when it does, it's always a huge deal to me," Gokey tells Billboard. "So many people work together to accomplish that, and then it has to connect with fans and at radio, so I'm always honored when that happens. I believe that this is a song of encouragement and hope and we all need that at some point in our lives."
On Hot Gospel Songs, Anthony Brown & group therAPY bank their sixth top 10, as "Blessings on Blessings" bounds 14-8. The track gains by 24% to 1.6 million in radio reach, while drawing 113,000 U.S. streams. The act's Hot Gospel Songs history includes the No. 1 "Worth," which ruled for eight weeks in 2015.
Plus, Casey J's "If God / Nothing but the Blood" pushes 12-10 on Hot Gospel Songs, marking her third top 10. The track rises 9-7 on Gospel Airplay, while attracting 65,000 streams. Casey J previously reached the top 10 with "I'm Yours" (No. 5, 2016) and debut entry "Fill Me Up," which spent eight weeks at No. 1 in 2015.