James Fortune Ties For Most Gospel Airplay No. 1s, Zach Williams Enters Top Christian Albums


Fortune matches Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann.

James Fortune notches his record-tying sixth No. 1 on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart, as "I Am," featuring Deborah Carolina, ascends 3-1 on the Oct. 19-dated list.

Fortune matches Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann for the most leaders, dating to the chart's 2005 inception. Fortune scores his first No. 1 since 2014, when "Live Through It," with his longtime backing choir FIYA, ruled for a week that May.

Carolina tops Gospel Airplay with her first Billboard chart entry.

On the airplay-, streaming- and sales-based Hot Gospel Songs chart, "I Am" reaches the top five (6-5).

Plus, Zach Williams' Rescue Story debuts at No. 2 on Top Christian Albums, tying his best career rank, as the set starts with 7,000 equivalent album units (5,000 in album sales), according to Nielsen Music. His prior LP, Chain Breaker, peaked at No. 2 in March 2018.