The collective earns its first leader. Plus Kari Jobe & CeCe Winans' new albums debut.
Hillsong Worship's "What a Beautiful Name" becomes the praise and worship collective's first leader on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart, climbing 2-1 atop the Feb. 25-dated list.
The track holds at No. 2 on Christian Digital Song Sales (8,000 sold, down 4 percent, according to Nielsen Music) and lifts 7-6 on Christian Streaming Songs (1.2 million U.S. streams, up 1 percent), and 12-11 on Christian Airplay (6.5 million in audience, up 9 percent). "Name," sung and co-written by Brooke Ligertwood, is from Let There Be Light, Hillsong Worship's 25th live album, which debuted at No. 1 on Top Christian Albums (Nov. 5, 2016).
While Hillsong Worship earns its first Hot Christian Songs leader, sister act Hillsong United (which shares personnel) remains at No. 4 with "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)," which led the chart for a record 61 weeks.
JOBE, WELL DONE: As Reba McEntire bows at No. 1 on Top Christian Albums with Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope, singer-songwriter Kari Jobe's The Garden arrives at No. 2, starting with 19,000 equivalent album units. The set marks Jobe's fifth Top Christian Albums top 10, three of which have reigned. She most recently led with Phil Wickham's Sing Along 3, billed as with Jobe, Shane & Shane and Jeremy Riddle (May 30, 2015).
Meanwhile, CeCe Winans' Let Them Fall in Love launches at No. 1 on Top Gospel Albums (6,000 units), arriving as the genre cornerstone's first leader since Thy Kingdom Come opened atop the April 19, 2008-dated survey.