Anne Wilson Tops Christian Airplay With ‘My Jesus’

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Anne Wilson’s debut single “My Jesus” reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart dated Aug. 28. The track increased by 12% to 9.7 million impressions in the week ending Aug. 22, according to MRC Data.

The 19-year-old, from Lexington, Ky., co-authored “My Jesus” with Jeff Pardo and Matthew West.

Highlighting the coronation, Wilson is the first female soloist in a lead role to hit No. 1 with a first entry on Christian Airplay since the chart began in June 2003.

Among all No. 1s by acts with their first charted titles on Christian Airplay, “My Jesus” is the first since “Rise Up” (Lazarus)” by trio Cain, which began a four-week stay in the penthouse last December.

As for women in all billings, Wilson is the first to rule Christian Airplay on a first try since Vanessa Campagna   led in a featured role on Michael W. Smith’s “Waymaker” for three weeks in May 2020.

(Also notably, Hillary Scott & the Scott Family’s debut entry “Thy Will” led Christian Airplay for three frames in 2016. The group’s frontwoman is one of the members of threesome Lady A, a country chart staple since 2007.)

“My Jesus” concurrently tops the multi-metric Hot Christian Songs chart for a third week, with 2.3 million U.S. streams (up 26%) and 3,500 sold, in addition to its radio reach.

The song is from Wilson’s Aug. 6-released first EP, My Jesus (Live in Nashville), which debuted at No. 17 on the Top Christian Albums chart dated Aug. 21 and holds in the top 20 in its second week. The five-song set was recorded live at the White Dove Barn in Nashville.Wilson is now working on her first studio LP.

“I’ve been blown away by how God has been using ‘My Jesus’ to impact so many lives,” Wilson told Billboard after hitting No. 1 on Hot Christian Songs. “I’m so honored that He chose me to be His vessel for this specific time and season. I would’ve never dreamed that God would use this song in such a mighty way.”

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