The difference between #1 and #2 this week on Billboard/BDS Christian Hot AC/CHR was 2 spins. TWO SPINS! Indie pop act Joshua Micah officials hits #1 this week with his debut single "Parachute" edging out "Love Broke Thru" from TobyMac. Congratulations to Joshua on a massive accomplishment for any artist...but for an indie artist on a debut single? This is bananas. We are forever grateful to Jeremy Louis at Boost 101.9 in St. Louis for first checking out the song and bringing it to a music meeting and for Mike Couchman (PD at Boost 101.9 and Joy FM) for connecting Joshua with 55 Promotion while being a consistent champion for this song.
Jordan Feliz released his debut single to radio in August of 2015. "The River" debuted at #26 on Billboard's Hot AC/CHR August 24. In only 9 weeks, the song has reached #1 on the chart! It's remained at #1 for 7 consecutive weeks. What an incredible accomplishment! Congratulations to Jordan and his entire team. This is a special song and it's an honor to be carrying it to 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!