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Andrew Ripp Tops Christian Airplay Chart: ‘I’m Pretty Sure I’m Dreaming. If So, Don’t Wake Me Up’

Plus, Erica Campbell scores her first solo Gospel Airplay leader.

Andrew Ripp achieves his second No. 1 on Billboard‘s Christian Airplay chart as “Fill My Cup” ascends to the top of the list dated Aug. 13. In the tracking week ending Aug. 7, the song increased by 16% to 9.2 million impressions, according to Luminate.

The stand-alone single, which Ripp wrote with Thad Cockrell and Ethan Hulse, follows Ripp’s “Jericho,” which led the list for a week in March 2021.

“When ‘Jericho’ hit No. 1 last year I was in a state of shock,” Ripp tells Billboard. “Now I’m pretty sure I’m dreaming. If so, don’t wake me up … this is absolutely incredible.”

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Ripp first appeared on Christian Airplay with “God Knows (Must Be Love),” which reached No. 34 in May 2020, followed by “Jericho.” His third of five entries, “Rejoice,” climbed to No. 18 last October and his take on the standard “Joy to the World” hit No. 45 over the most recent holiday season.

The Chicago native broke through with his co-writing credit on Zach Williams’ “Rescue Story,” which reached No. 2 on Christian Airplay in January 2020.

‘Positive’ News

On Gospel Airplay, Erica Campbell nets her first No. 1 as a soloist with “Positive.” The song, which she co-wrote, increased by 6% in plays in the tracking week.

Campbell, from Inglewood, Calif., is also half of Mary Mary, with her sister Trecina Atkins-Campbell. The duo has achieved three Gospel Airplay No. 1s.

Campbell has posted 10 solo Gospel Airplay entries. Her first, “A Little More Jesus,” hit No. 7 in August 2013, becoming her first of five top 10s. “Positive” follows “Praying and Believing,” which rose to No. 10 in January 2021.

Mary Mary first topped Gospel Airplay starting with its initial entry, “Heaven,” which reigned for 15 frames beginning in June 2005. Among its nine top 10s, the pair led again with “God in Me,” featuring Kierra “Kiki” Sheard (seven weeks, beginning in June 2009), and as featured, with Le’Andria Johnson, on PJ Morton’s “All in His Plan” (one week, September 2020).

Mary Mary has also enjoyed crossover success, as “Shackles (Praise You)” hit No. 9 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No. 28 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 in 2000 (prior to Gospel Airplay starting in 2005).

Campbell also charts on the latest Gospel Airplay tally with “Call,” with Jor’dan Armstrong. The song pushes 15-14 for a new high (up 13%).