Cory Asbury, of Bethel Music, the musical arm of Bethel Church, scores his first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Christian Airplay chart (dated Apr. 14), as his debut single “Reckless Love” lifts 2-1, increasing 4 percent to 10 million audience, according to Nielsen Music.
The track is the first debut single to top the tally since Zach Williams‘ “Chain Breaker,” which reigned for 15 weeks beginning on Nov. 12, 2016.
Fellow Bethel Music member Steffany Gretzinger debuts on Top Christian Albums at No. 2 with her second solo effort, Blackout. The set arrives with 13,000 equivalent album units, 11,000 from traditional album sales.
Gretzinger’s debut album, The Undoing, also launched at its No. 2 peak on Sept. 13, 2014, selling a weekly career-best 13,000 copies in its opening week.
Also on Top Christian Albums, Andrew Peterson‘s Resurrection Letters Vol. 1 debuts at No. 4 (6,000 units), marking his 10th entry and fifth top 10. He first charted with the No. 32-peaking Carried Along in 2000.
Finally, Tori Kelly makes her first appearance on Hot Gospel Songs, as “Help Us to Love,” featuring The HamilTones, bounds onto the list at No. 10. The track’s start is fueled by sales of 2,000 downloads, as it enters Gospel Digital Song Sales at No. 2. “Love” was written and produced by gospel music star Kirk Franklin.