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Hillsong United’s ‘Oceans’ Still Making Waves Atop Hot Christian Songs Chart

The collective extends its record with a 59th week at No. 1.

Australian worship collective Hillsong United extends its record reign atop Billboard‘s Hot Christian Songs chart (dated Jan. 16), as “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” rises 3-1 for its 59th (nonconsecutive) week at No. 1. The single entered the chart dated Oct. 5, 2013, at No. 46 and first ruled the Dec. 7, 2013, chart. It has ranked in the top five each week dating to its first frame on top, making for an astonishing streak of 111 weeks and counting.


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“Oceans” swells with 9,000 downloads sold (up 18 percent) in the week ending Dec. 31, according to Nielsen Music, and roars 4-1 on Christian Digital Songs. The song nets its likewise record-extending 45th week at No. 1 and has sold 1.4 million to date.

Meanwhile, two tracks hit the Hot Christian Songs top 10: Matthew West‘s “Grace Wins” (13-8), his 15th top 10, and Stars Go Dim‘s “You Are Loved” (20-10), its first (in its first chart visit).

On Top Christian Albums, Lauren Daigle‘s first full-length How Can It Be returns to No. 1 (7-1; 6,000 sold) for its first frame on top since it debuted at the summit (May 2). Aiding Daigle’s profile: her supporting role on Chris Tomlin‘s Adore Christmas Tour, which wrapped Dec. 19 in Phoenix.

Daigle also sings the lead vocal on Tomlin’s “Noel,” which peaked at No. 4 on the Dec. 26 Hot Christian Songs chart. The song is from Tomlin’s Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship, which ranks at No. 3 on Top Christian Albums (5,000 sold).