PJ Morton, a member of pop powerhouse Maroon 5 and a soloist in his own right, scores his first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Gospel Airplay chart, as “All in His Plan,” featuring Le’Andria Johnson and Mary Mary, leaps 6-1 on the Sept. 5-dated survey.
Morton has charted three prior Gospel Airplay entries, including two top 10s. He hit a prior No. 2 best in 2011 as featured on Trin-i-tee 5:7’s ” Over & Over.”
Morton first charted as a soloist on Billboard‘s charts in 2010 before becoming a keyboardist and vocalist in Maroon 5 in 2012. Notably, the band adds its record-extending 26th top 10 this week on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart, where “Nobody’s Love” lifts 11-10.
Meanwhile, the 6-1 flight on Gospel Airplay for “Plan” ties for the biggest leap to the summit in the chart’s 15-year history. The last song to make such a victorious vault was also by Mary Mary, as “God in Me,” featuring Kierra “KiKi” Sheard, began a seven-week reign in August 2009.
Marvin Sapp’s “Never Would Have Made It” is the only other song to jump 6-1 on Gospel Airplay. In August 2007, it started its 46-week domination, the greatest in the chart’s history.