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Kenny Lewis & One Voice Earn First Gospel Airplay No. 1 With ‘He’s Been Good’

The song "has touched so many lives," Lewis says. "I couldn't feel anymore blessed."

Kenny Lewis & One Voice’s “He’s Been Good” — featuring Charles Jenkins, Bridgette Hurt and Lemmie Battles — rises from No. 3 to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Gospel Airplay chart dated Feb. 5. In the tracking week ending Jan. 30, the song rose by 20% in plays, according to MRC Data, good for Greatest Gainer honors on the survey.

“Good” marks the first No. 1 for Lewis and his longtime backing choir One Voice, as well as Hurt and Battles. Jenkins scores his sixth leader.


Jenkins wrote the song solo.

“Honestly, I have been dreaming of this day for a long time,” Lewis tells Billboard. “‘He’s Been Good’ has touched so many lives. I couldn’t feel anymore blessed.”

For Chicago natives Lewis and One Voice, “Good” is their sixth Gospel Airplay entry. The act logged its first with “Every Body Every Body!” (No. 12, 2007), its previous highest peaking hit.

Meanwhile, Jenkins ties James Fortune & FIYA for the third-most Gospel Airplay No. 1s, dating to the chart’s 2005 start. Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann lead with eight each.

Jenkins also places on Gospel Airplay with “Never Knew Love,” with his backing group Fellowship Chicago and Stephanie Mills. The song, at No. 24 (up 1%) after reaching No. 21, updates Mills’ classic “Never Knew Love Like This Before,” which hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1980.