Jeremy Camp takes sole control of the most No. 1s among soloists on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart, as “Keep Me in This Moment” ascends 2-1 on the list dated July 25, becoming his 10th leader.
The song increased by 2 percent to 9.6 million audience impressions in the tracking week ending July 19, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
Camp wrote the song with Matthew West and Jordan Sapp, the latter of whom produced it. “This has been a very difficult time for all of us this season, and to see how this song has connected to people’s hearts has been very encouraging, to say the least,” Camp tells Billboard of leading the list amid the coronavirus pandemic. “I pray that God continually uses this song to minister to many more people during this time.”
Camp claims sole possession of the most Christian Airplay No. 1s among solo acts, dating to the chart’s 2003 launch, pulling ahead of Chris Tomlin, who has nine. Among all artists, Camp places third, after MercyMe, which fronts the pack with 17 No. 1s, and Casting Crowns, with 11.
Camp posts his first leader since July 2016, when “Christ in Me” led for a week. He first reigned with “Walk by Faith,” for two frames in October 2004.
“Moment” was penned for the film I Still Believe, which was released in March and tells the true story of how Camp met Melissa Henning in a Bible study in 1999, followed by their marriage in October 2000. Only four months later, Henning-Camp died of ovarian cancer at age 21. Camp (now 42) was 23 at the time. The film stars KJ Apa as Camp and Britt Robertson as Henning-Camp. Veteran actor Gary Sinise plays Camp’s father, Tom, and country superstar Shania Twain is featured as his mother, Teri.
Over on the Gospel Airplay chart, Earnest Pugh banks his third No. 1 as “God Wants to Heal You” lifts 2-1. Pugh visits the penthouse for the first time since “I Need Your Glory” began a 13-week reign in September 2011. He first led with his first entry, “Rain on Us,” for two weeks in March 2010.