Matthew West banks his 12th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Christian Airplay chart with “Me on Your Mind.” In the tracking week ending July 24, the song increased by 1% to 9.1 million audience impressions, according to Luminate.
With his newest Christian Airplay leader, West passes Jeremy Camp for the most No. 1s among soloists, dating to the chart’s 2003 start. He ranks second overall, trailing only MercyMe, who have 17. (Casting Crowns and for KING & COUNTRY join Camp with 11 No. 1s each.)
How did West find out about his latest coronation?
“A Monday morning FaceTime call from the radio team at Provident Label Group [West’s record label] led to a celebration in my kitchen with my family,” beams West. “I’m so thankful for the chance to make music I believe in, grateful for the amazing team who brings the songs into the world and blessed by the support of radio stations across the country. My co-writers Jeff Pardo and Anne Wilson and co-producer AJ Pruis are all a huge part of this, and I love making music with them.”
Wilson, notably, co-authored her own debut smash, “My Jesus,” with Pardo and West and the song topped Christian Airplay for six weeks starting last August. The same month, it started a four-week domination on the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Christian Songs.
West’s 12th Christian Airplay No. 1 also marks his fifth in a row, among proper singles. It follows “What If,” which ruled for four weeks starting last November; “Truth Be Told” (five weeks, beginning in January 2021); “The God Who Stays” (two weeks, February-March 2020); and his featured turn on Casting Crowns’ “Nobody” (15 weeks, starting in October 2019).
Amid his No. 1 run, West charted “Quarantine Life” (No. 40 peak, May 2020), as well as the holiday tracks “Gobble Gobble” (No. 32, November 2020), “The Hope of Christmas” (No. 9, January 2021) and “We Need Christmas” (No. 22, this past January).
“Me on Your Mind” is currently a stand-alone single. West’s most recent non-seasonal LP, Brand New, debuted and peaked at No. 4 on Top Christian Albums in February 2020, becoming his seventh top 10 on the ranking.