Tauren Wells Earns First Christian Airplay No. 1 as a Lead Artist With &#zero39;Known&#zero39;

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Plus, We Are Messengers and Fred Jerkins obtain high 10s.

Tauren Wells earns his first No. 1 as a lead artist on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart, as "Known" ascends 2-1. The music drew 5.four million viewers impressions within the week ending Dec. 16, in response to Nielsen Music.

"This isn't actually doable with out the help of my group, together with radio, and, after all, the superb followers who I write these songs for," Wells tells Billboard. "This message [in 'Known'] is so near the guts of God and I'm grateful that it being on the high of the charts signifies that so many individuals are listening to it." 

"Known," which Wells co-wrote, turns into his second Christian Airplay No. 1 and first in a lead function. Crowder's "All My Hope," that includes Wells, led for 2 weeks beginning on March 17.

Of Wells' six Christian Airplay appearances, he has two extra high 10s: "Hills and Valleys," which reached No. eight in July 2017, and "When We Pray," which hit No. 2 in February. Wells first appeared on Christian Airplay in 2016. 

The 32-year-old from Battle Creek, Michigan, grew his following in 2017 because the opening act on Lionel Richie's All the Hits tour and in addition with visitor Mariah Carey.

MORE THAN 'OK': Irish worship band We Are Messengers' "Maybe It's Ok" jingles into the Christian Airplay high 10 (14-9; 2.7 million). The act earns its fifth high 10 on the tally and first since "Point to You" hit No. 5 in January.

Notably, Wells' No. 1 is down 13 % in weekly viewers and We Are Messengers' new high 10 is down eight %. 'Tis the season for declines for non-holiday songs on the chart, as this week's complete high 15 is within the minus column. Christian radio, together with another genres, most notably grownup modern, places a serious concentrate on vacation songs beginning round Thanksgiving and persevering with by means of Christmas Day.

VICTORIOUS: Fred Jerkins darts into the Gospel Airplay high 10, as "Victory," that includes Last Call, climbs 12-10 (up 11 % in performs).

Artist/producer Jerkins claims his first high 10 on the chart amongst his two appearances. He reached No. 27 in October 2017 with "We Won," that includes Jonathan Nelson.

Last Call, the duo of Bermuda natives Adrian Louis and Tricray Astwood, additionally earns its first Gospel Airplay high 10, in its maiden look.