joy. from for KING & COUNTRY was released on Friday, May 18 and if you've not yet heard it, you owe it to yourself to check it out.
360,000+ streams on Spotify in 3 days!
37 adds at radio in only 3 days.
Also, my son and daughter have been holding dance parties on the regular to this song since it's release. It's 🔥 in every way.
#3 Mediabase Audience
#4 Mediabase AC
#3 Billboard/BDS AIRPLAY
#2 Billboard/BDS AC MOnitored
#4 overall with a score of 4.12 (95% familiar).
F25-34 = 4.19
F35-44 = 4.10
F45-54 = 4.09
82 AC stations on…new at WFSH/Atlanta, WFFH/Nashville, KCBI/Dallas, KKFS/Sacramento, KVNE/Tyler, KJNW/Kansas City, KTSY/Boise, KLTY/Dallas, KFSH/LA, WGTS/Washington DC, KLJY/St. Louis, WAKW/Cincinnati, WCVO/Columbus, Christian FM, WAFJ/Augusta, WPAR/Roanoke, WCQR/Johnson City, WGNV/Green Bay and KVMV/McAllen.
56+ million streams across all platforms. Elevation has a TOP 5 streaming audience on Spotify every week this song is adding 800,000+ streams to it's count. There are 2+ million streams every week right now on the song across all streaming platforms.
Planning Center #5 overall(35,000+ churches weekly data)
CCLI SongSelect - #5 overall (70,000+ worship leaders subscribed)
Nielsen Consumption (Top 200 Christian Songs):
1. Reckless Love - 16,508
2. So Will I (100 Billion X) - 10,620
3. Do It Again - 10,403
4. What A Beautiful Name - 8,774
5. Grace Got You - 7,491
6. joy. - 7,462
7. I Just Need U - 7,427
8. Even If - 6,923
9. Fear Is A Liar - 6,773
10. Who You Say I Am - 6,290
In 2017, Elevation Worship became the 5th highest selling and streaming act in all of Christian music on the back of significant airplay at radio for the song "O Come To The Altar" which spent 48 weeks on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart (15 weeks in the TOP 5) and spent 38 weeks on Billboard's AC Monitored chart (26 weeks in the TOP 10). It was one of the most-played songs in all of 2017 at Christian radio. "O Come To The Altar" was just certified GOLD by RIAA!
"This song is a testimony of God’s faithfulness. I believe our testimony is one of the most powerful tools we have as followers of Jesus. You know, it’s looking back and remembering how God came through for you, how He provided for you that time when you didn’t know how you were gonna pay that month’s rent, or how He was with you when you walked through the loss of that relationship. This song has been a reminder for me that even when I felt like giving up…felt like quitting…I remember this, that God is FOR ME, and God is WITH ME. The Scripture says in Lamentations 3:22-23“Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning! Great is Your faithfulness.” “Do It Again” is a personal declaration that come what may, my confidence remains in the faithfulness of God and in the promises He has made me.”
KEY STATS for "Do It Again":
Top 5 in Christian music on Nielsen's weekly consumption chart (streams + sales)
#5 on Planning Center
#5 on CCLI's SongSelect chart
56+ MILLION streams across all platforms
Reckless Love from Cory Asbury reached #1 on the Mediabase Christian Audience chart in only 7 weeks.
This song has changed me in so many ways. The love of God is extraordinary. The reality of what He has done for me through Christ while I was an enemy of God just blows me away. This song is being heard every day on the radio by millions of people and I’m so honored to have a role in carrying it to radio. If you have not heard Reckless Love yet, watch the video and let it sink into your soul.
I couldn't be more proud of Joshua Micah for his latest accomplishment! His second single "Who Says" just reached #1 on Billboard's Christian Hot AC/CHR chart in its 12th week on the chart! Huge thank you to Boost 101.9 (Mike Couchman and Jeremy Louis) for introducing me to Joshua back in October of '16 when he released his song "Parachute". It's been a blast running this song up the chart. So grateful to my radio friends for all of the support at Hot AC/CHR radio!
Boost 101.9 in St. Louis
NGEN in Houston, TX
y102.5 in Hartford, CT
The Q 99.7 in Springfield, MA
The Q 90.1 in Worcester, MA
SolutionFM in Bangor, ME
The Z in Spartanburg, SC
SpiritFM in Tampa, FL
Power88.3 in Port Huron, MI
MyFuelFM in Traverse City, MI
Q90FM in Green Bay, WI
Power88 in Mobile, AL
Spirit 106.9 in Fort Smith, AR
PULSE 101.7 in Des Moines, IA
My New Life Radio in Joplin, MO
The House FM network
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.
It's been an honor to work alongside the promotion team at Curb Records to promote Natalie Grant's latest single "Be One" to Christian radio. The song officially went for adds on September 28, 2016. It's been on the chart for 15 weeks total including the Christmas music season. If you take away those three wonky weeks, where most Christian AC radio stations switch to Christmas formats, then you're talking about a top 10 single on Billboard's Christian Audience chart in only 12 weeks. This is crazy fast for any song right now in this current season at Christian radio!
Jordan Feliz is on fire. His single "The River" has caught on like no other single I have ever promoted to radio in my career. He has champions at all formats. The song is researching incredibly well. The song is also selling...top 5 at iTunes for several weeks now (currently #2 behind "Good Good Father" by Chris Tomlin). Now, it's #1 on Billboard's Hot AC/CHR chart which marks the 2nd time in consecutive weeks that Centricity Music and 55 Promotion have celebrated a #1 single at radio! Unreal. I think we have much more to come from Jordan so if you haven't checked out his music yet, do yourself a favor and give it a listen.
Congrats to Jordan and the team at Centricity Music. #1 singles aren't common and this team is on a role!
I'm honored to have been asked 10 Questions this week by All Access. I love Christian music and I love Christian radio. I'm thrilled to be part of this business and very grateful that I have a chance to be involved in something I love so much. Please check it out.
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.
Thanks to Gary Trust and Billboard for the write-up! I'm very honored to be part of this team. Congrats to John Butler, Sean Hannon and the team at Curb Records on the third Top 10 single for Plumb on this chart. Also, massive congrats to Chris Hauser, Matt Ingle, Katie Green as well...I'm thrilled to be on the team with you all!
I've been following a site called HisAir.net for many years now. It's a radio industry trade site run by a guy named Ted Kelly. Ted does a tremendous job each week reporting on the news and happenings in Christian radio, posts great research data from Hit Music Research and features some excellent columns each week. He also does a weekly interview with someone associated with Christian radio...often PDs and MDs, on-air talent and sometimes, music industry professionals.
I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Ted at HisAir.net and this week, my interview is featured on the site.