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Rudy Currence Notches First Gospel Airplay No. 1 With ‘I Belong Here’

Rudy Currence achieves his first No. 1 on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart as "I Belong Here" ascends 2-1.

Rudy Currence achieves his first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Gospel Airplay chart as “I Belong Here” ascends 2-1 on the list dated Feb. 6. In the week ending Jan. 31, the song increased by 14% in plays, according to MRC Data.

“Belong,” which Currence wrote solo, is his second Gospel Airplay entry. “My Testimony” reached No. 18 in February 2018.

The Atlanta-based singer-songwriter, originally from Rock Hill, South Carolina, has penned songs for artists including two that he co-wrote on Lecrae’s 2012 album Gravity (the title track and “Lucky Ones,” featuring Currence). The set led Top Christian Albums for two weeks that September.

Also on Gospel Airplay, The Clark Sisters earn their fourth top 10 as “His Love,” featuring Snoop Dogg, pushes 11-9 (up 11%). The song follows the Clark Sisters’ “Victory,” which reigned for two weeks starting last June, marking their second No. 1; “Blessed and Highly Favored” dominated for seven weeks in 2007. The act also hit the top 10 with “Livin’ ” (No. 2, 2008).

As for multi-genre icon Snoop Dogg, “His Love” is his first Gospel Airplay top 10, in his second visit. As featured on Rance Allen’s “Blessing Me Again,” he reached No. 11 in June 2018.

Snoop Dogg’s faith-based Snoop Dog Presents: Bible of Love entered Top Gospel Albums at No. 1 in March 2018 and spent seven weeks in the penthouse. The 32-track double-album, his lone title to hit the tally so far, includes features by such gospel stalwarts as Erica Campbell, Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribbett and Charlie Wilson.

Snoop Dogg has earned six No. 1s on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, between 1993 and 2015, as well as one on Reggae Albums, 2013’s Reincarnated (under the billing Snoop Lion).