Zacardi Cortez, Chris Tomlin & Francesca Battistelli Shine on Christian & Gospel Charts


Cortez collects his first Gospel Airplay No. 1 in 4 years.

Zacardi Cortez earns his third No. 1 on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart (dated Nov. 10) and first in over 4 years, as "Oh How I Love You" lifts 2-1 in its 36th week, growing by four p.c in performs within the week ending Nov. four, in accordance with Nielsen Music.

"Love" is Cortez's first chief on the record since "1 on 1" dominated for 5 weeks starting Feb. 1, 2014.

Cortez first reigned as featured, with Shawn McLemore, on James Fortune & FIYA's 19-week No. 1 "I Believe" in 2010-11. Concurrently, Fortune's "Favor of God," that includes Cortez (the previous's 12th Gospel Airplay prime 10 and the latter's sixth), returns to its No. 9 excessive.

Chris Tomlin banks his 11th Top Christian Albums prime 10, as Holy Roar arrives at No. three, incomes eight,000 equal album models in its first week (ending Nov. 1). The set is Tomlin's first studio LP since Never Lose Sight, which debuted as his seventh No. 1 on Top Christian Albums in November 2016. In between, EP Nobody Loves Me Like You bowed and peaked at No. 20 in September.   


Plus, Francesca Battistelli's Own It opens at No. 5 on Top Christian Albums (7,000 models). The set is her fifth prime 10 and first since her prior studio album If We're Honest, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 in May 2014. She boasts two previous leaders on the record: My Paper Heart (2010) and Hundred More Years (2011).