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Tamela Mann Earns Second Hot Gospel Songs No. 1

In its 26th week on Billboard's multi-metric Hot Gospel Songs? chart (dated Sept. 30), which combines airplay, sales and streaming, Tamela Mann earns her second No. 1, as "Change Me" rises 2-1.

In its 26th week on Billboard‘s multi-metric Hot Gospel Songs chart (dated Sept. 30), which combines airplay, sales and streaming, Tamela Mann earns her second No. 1, as “Change Me” rises 2-1.

Helping the song reach the penthouse, the track extends its No. 1 rule on Gospel Airplay to nine weeks. It’s her sixth leader on the radio airplay-powered list.

On Gospel Digital Song Sales, “Change” bullets at No. 3 (1,000 sold, up 1 percent, according to Nielsen Music) after spending two weeks at No. 1. The track romps 10-6 on Gospel Streaming Songs, up 12 percent to 454,000 U.S. streams.

“Change,” Mann’s second Hot Gospel Songs No. 1 among seven top 10s, is her first ascent to the summit in five years. Her “Take Me to the King” reached No. 1 for its first of 25 weeks atop the survey dated Sept. 8, 2012, marking the longest reign for a song by a woman. Among all artists, Marvin Sapp holds the record with his 46-week domination with “Never Would Have Made It” in 2007-08. Meanwhile, “King” collects its 179th week atop Gospel Streaming Songs, far and away the longest command in the chart’s history.

THEY BELONG: Nashville-based worship collective The Belonging Co arrives atop Billboard‘s Christian Album Sales chart and at No. 2 on the consumption-based Top Christian Albums list with its debut album, All the Earth.

In its opening week, ending Sept. 14, Earth earned 3,000 equivalent album units, with 2,000 in traditional sales. The 17-track set sports features by Lauren Daigle, Meredith Andrews and Kari Jobe, among others.


Speaking of Daigle, her first full-length album, How Can It Be, rises 2-1 on Top Christian Albums, increasing 11 percent to 4,000 units. The LP, which opened at No. 1 on the chart dated May 2, 2015, logs its 10th week at No. 1. It has sold 789,000 copies to date.

BUTLER DID IT: On Top Gospel Albums, Charles Butler & Trinity‘s The Blood Experience starts at No. 2 (2,000 units). The Washington, D.C.-based act adds its third appearance, and third top 10, on Top Gospel Albums, following Make It (No. 2, 2016) and More Than Enough (No. 7, 2014).