Home Uncategorized NEEDTOBREATHE, PJ Morton & Jekalyn Carr Rule Religious Charts

NEEDTOBREATHE, PJ Morton & Jekalyn Carr Rule Religious Charts

NEEDTOBREATHE notches its fourth No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, as Out of Body blasts in atop the Sept. 12-dated survey.

In its first week, ending Sept. 3, the set earned 23,000 equivalent album units, with 17,000 in album sales, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The LP also opens at No. 2 on Top Rock Albums, where it’s the band’s sixth top 10.

NEEDTOBREATHE previously ruled Top Christian Albums with Hard Love (2016), Rivers in the Wasteland (2014) and The Reckoning (2011). All four of the group’s leaders have debuted at No. 1.

Top ‘Gospel’ Album: PJ Morton, a keyboardist and vocalist in Maroon 5, scores his first Top Gospel Albums No. 1, as Gospel According to PJ enters at the pinnacle with 3,000 units.

The set is the first entry on the chart for Morton, who became a member of Maroon 5 in 2012. It sports collaborations with format stalwarts including Yolanda Adams, The Clark Sisters, Tasha Cobbs, Mary Mary and J Moss.

Lead single “All in His Plan,” featuring Le’Andria Johnson and Mary Mary, flew 6-1 on the Gospel Airplay chart dated Sept. 5, becoming Morton’s first leader.

Carr Ride: Morton’s “Plan” gives way to Jekalyn Carr’s “Changing Your Story” atop Gospel Airplay, as the latter lifts 2-1.

Carr achieves her fourth Gospel Airplay No. 1, after “It’s Yours,” which reigned for nine weeks beginning in February 2019; “You Will Win” (six, 2018); and “You’re Bigger” (four, 2016).

With four Gospel Airplay leaders, Carr boasts the second-most among women, after Tamela Mann with six. Kirk Franklin leads all acts with seven No. 1s since the chart launched in 2005.

Must Read

German Radio Station Issues Statement After Host Compares BTS to COVID-19

Bayern 3, a radio station in Bavaria, Germany, has issued a statement after host Matthias Matuschik compared BTS to the coronavirus on-air. After playing BTS’...

Nick Jonas’ Silhouette Challenge Ends in a Surprising Way in New ‘SNL’ Teaser

Nick Jonas took part in the Silhouette Challenge ahead of pulling double-duty on SNL. The Jonas Bro., who will appear as host and musical guest...

Nashville’s National Museum of African American Music: An Inside Look

Nashville’s long-anticipated National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is now open to the public on a limited schedule. NMAAM, which recently received a $1...

Victoria Monét Gives Birth, Welcomes First Child: ‘Mommy and Daddy Love You So Much!’

It’s a girl! Congratulations are in order for Victoria Monét and her boyfriend John Gaines, who welcomed recently their first child. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter took to...

5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (February 27)

From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here’s what...