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TobyMac & Blessing Offor’s ‘The Goodness’ tops Christian airplay chart

TobyMac rolls up his 11th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Christian Airplay chart as “The Goodness,” featuring Blessing Offor, ascends to the top of the list dated Sept. 24. It’s the first coronation for Blessing Offor.

In the tracking week ending Sept. 18, the single increased by 1% to 8.1 million audience impressions, according to Luminate.

TobyMac (real name: Toby McKeehan) co-wrote “The Goodness” with Bryan Fowler, Gabe Patillo and Kyle Williams and co-produced it with Fowler and Williams.

TobyMac’s 11th Christian Airplay chart-topper is also his 25th top 10 and follows “Promised Land,” which hit No. 5 in February. The Fairfax, Va., native last led when “Help Is on the Way (Almost Midnight)” began a five-week domination in June 2021.

Nigerian-born Blessing Offor lands his first Christian Airplay No. 1 among four entries. He logged two prior top 10s: “Hallelujah” hit No. 10 this January and “Brighter Days” rose to No. 5 in May. (Concurrently, his new solo single “Believe” re-enters at No. 50, up 1% to 207,000 impressions.)

Meanwhile, “The Goodness” rules the streaming-, airplay and sales-powered Hot Christian Songs chart for a third week. It first topped the Sept. 3 tally, granting TobyMac his seventh leader and Blessing Offor his first. The song drew 1.3 million official streams and sold 1,000 downloads in the U.S. in the Sept. 9-15 tracking week, in addition to its airplay.

TobyMac ties Casting Crowns and for King & Country for the fourth-most No. 1s since Christian Airplay began in 2003. MercyMe leads with 17, followed by Jeremy Camp and Matthew West with 12 each.

DOE Does It Again

DOE, aka Dominique Jones, claims her third straight career-opening No. 1 on Gospel Airplay, becoming the first woman to achieve the feat. The singer-songwriter’s latest single, “When I Pray,” which she co-wrote, reaches the summit with a 2% gain in plays.

The track follows “Brighter,” which led for a week in January, and her featured turn on Travis Greene’s “Good & Loved,” which reigned for a week in May 2021.

DOE, who was raised in Shreveport, La., broke through in the Jones family group forever JONES, which likewise topped Gospel Airplay in its first visit to the chart, as “He Wants It All” dominated for a week in 2010.

DOE passes Casey J to become the only woman that has led Gospel Airplay with her first three entries since the list launched in 2005. Casey J began with two No. 1s: “Fill Me Up” dominated for 15 frames starting in February 2015 and “I’m Yours” ruled for five beginning in March 2016. Among all artists, DOE ties Pastor Mike Jr., who made it three in a row – and counting, like DOE – when “Amazing” began a two-week command in May.

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