#1 songs are always a huge deal. I'm so honored to be part of this one alongside my friends Chris Hauser, Matt Ingle and Katie Green. Thankful to our friends at radio for supporting Danny and this great song. Congrats to the team at Maximum Artist Group and BMG as well. What an accomplishment!
It's always amazing to be this close to the top of the radio charts. It's even more amazing to be this close when the artist is fully independent. Joshua Micah is making the music he was made to create. His producers (Hatch Music = Joshua Schiffman and Benjamin Bright) are bring out the best in him and offering something fresh (also, DOPE). God is doing this...we're joining him. It's been fun!
It's a career highlight for me to be part of the team promoting "The River" from Jordan Feliz. This song began as a Hot AC/CHR only single but as folks started to hear it, they started to add it to their radio stations regardless of their format. We've had champions for this song at radio along the way...folks willing to step out and share their research or passion for this song so others might see what they're seeing and...jump in the river. It's been extraordinary and it's sat at #1 for a total of 9 weeks (at the posting of this blog) on Billboard's Christian Audience Chart. The research on this song is phenomenal as well...Troy Research's latest survey lists "The River" as the #7 best testing song across the broad demo of Women 25-54...it's been researching in the top 5 since it's release in September, 2016.
Reaching the Top 10 on Billboard's Christian Audience Chart is no easy task. Reaching it in 7 weeks is unheard of these days. Lauren Daigle has done just that. "Trust In You" began receiving airplay from Christian radio stations on December 26, 2015 and in one week's time, entered the top 5o on Billboard's Christian Audience Chart. As of February 13, 2016, the song is already in the Top 10 on Billboard's Christian Audience Chart...in 7 weeks on the chart (3 weeks since it's official add date).
"Trust In You" from Lauren Daigle began with 54 radio stations playing it in it's first week. We are 2 weeks removed from it's add date and have 23 new stations reporting adds today across all formats (20 at AC). What a phenomenon. Thanks radio friends for believing in this song!
It is a song that people can sing along with that says incredibly important things about God, "You are my strength and comfort. You are my steady hand. You are my firm foundation...the rock on which I stand. Your ways are always higher. Your plans are always good. There's not a place where I'll go, You've not already stood."
It then goes on to say "When You don't move the mountains I'm needing You to move. When You don't part the waters I wish I could walk through. When You don't give be answers as I cry out to You. I will trust, I will trust, I WILL TRUST IN YOU."
That's a massive statement. It's easy to trust God when all is well. It's hard to trust Him in the midst of suffering or great trial. Yet, He is good and trust worthy.
Jordan Feliz's single "The River" has reached #1 on the Billboard Christian Audience chart with a total weekly audience of just over 5.2 million weekly listeners right before Christmas. Merry Christmas to Centricity Music. This song is a phenomenon. It's moved quickly...#1 in only 19 weeks! Congrats to Jordan on a massive accomplishment!
It's been incredible to be part of Lauren Daigle's very first #1 single at radio! Two weeks in a row...crazy. I'm so encouraged by radio's support of Lauren and this song. It's been extraordinary. Also, quite incredible to see it sitting at the top of the sales charts from the first week it released to radio...that says a lot. Multi-week #1 singles aren't common these days so massive congratulations to Lauren and the entire team at Centricity! Well done!
It was an absolutely thrill to recently celebrate the first #1 single in the history of 55 Promotion! Congratulations to Lauren Daigle on his very first #1 single on Billboard's Christian Airplay Chart. It's an incredible accomplishment! I'm thrilled for her and the entire team at Centricity Music. Kris Love and Jennifer Allen are great at what they do and it's been an honor to work alongside them to achieve this milestone.
This is a big week. Coming out of CMB's Momentum 2015, Lauren Daigle's song "First" is in the TOP 5 at Billboard's Christian Airplay chart (#4 this week) AND both the song and her album are #1 on iTunes in their category. Unreal. Congrats to Lauren and the entire team at Centricity Music and Eaglemont Entertainment. What an incredible accomplishment.