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Hillsong Worship’s ‘Who You Say I Am’ Tops Christian Airplay Chart

Hillsong Worship earns its second No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart (dated Jan. 19) as "Who You Say I Am" climbs 2-1, gaining by 2 percent to 11.3 million audience impressions, according…

Hillsong Worship earns its second No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart (dated Jan. 19) as “Who You Say I Am” climbs 2-1, gaining by 2 percent to 11.3 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music.

The Sydney, Australia-based praise and worship collective previously led with “What a Beautiful Name,” for nine weeks beginning April 8, 2017. The act has logged 13 entries on Christian Airplay since its first in 2011.

“Who You Say I Am” dethrones Lauren Daigle’s “You Say,” which dips to No. 2 after 17 weeks in the Christian Airplay penthouse (11 million, down 4 percent; more on Daigle in a moment.)

On the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Christian Songs chart, Hillsong Worship’s hit holds at its No. 2 high for a ninth week.

The No. 1 spot on Hot Christian Songs is controlled by Daigle’s “You Say” for a 25th week. It holds the lead as it rules Christian Digital Song Sales for a 23rd week (12,000 sold, down 8 percent) and Christian Streaming Songs for a 21st frame (6.7 million U.S. streams, up 15 percent).

“You Say” is now a week away from tying Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water” as the longest-running No. 1s on the list by solo women. “Water” dominated for 26 weeks commencing in October 2014.

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“Water” is the third-longest-leading Hot Christian Songs No. 1 overall. Hillsong Worship sister act Hillsong United (which shares personnel) ruled for 61 weeks starting in December 2013 with “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail).” Hillsong Worship’s “What a Beautiful Name” is the runner-up with 37 weeks atop the tally starting in February 2017.

NEW TOP 10s Phil Wickham earns his third Hot Christian Songs top 10 as “Living Hope” pushes 11-10. It gains by 33 percent to 785,000 U.S. streams; 28 percent to 1,000 sold; and 2 percent to 5.3 million in airplay audience.

“Hope” marks Wickham’s first Hot Christian Songs top 10 since 2014, when “This Is Amazing Grace” peaked at No. 2. He first reached the region with “Safe” (No. 4, 2010).

Plus, Jekalyn Carr’s “It’s Yours” hops 12-10 on Hot Gospel Songs, marking her fourth top 10. It lifts 6-5 on Gospel Airplay (up 5 percent), while boasting 75,000 U.S. streams (up 14 percent).

“Yours” is Carr’s first Hot Gospel Songs top 10 since “You Will Win,” which peaked at No. 5 last March, following “You’re Bigger” (No. 2, 2016) and her maiden appearance and first top 10, “Greater Is Coming” (No. 7, 2013).