Anne Wilson’s launch single “My Jesus” ascends to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart (dated Aug. 14), which combines airplay, sales and streaming data.
On Christian Airplay, the track rises 4-2, up 6% to 9.1 million audience impressions, according to MRC Data. It ranks at No. 2 on Christian Digital Song Sales after five weeks at the summit (3,000 sold) and jumps 14-8 on Christian Streaming Songs, awarding Wilson her first top 10 (1.6 million U.S. streams, up 12%).
The 19-year-old Wilson co-authored the song with Jeff Pardo and Matthew West.
“I’ve been blown away by how God has been using ‘My Jesus’ to impact so many lives,” Wilson tells Billboard. “I’m so honored that He chose me to be His vessel for this specific time and season. My favorite part so far has been seeing people sing ‘My Jesus’ at shows to the top of their lungs and hearing stories of how they’ve been impacted by the song. I would’ve never dreamed that God would use this song in such a mighty way.”
“My Jesus” is the first debut single to top Hot Christian Songs since Cory Asbury’s “Reckless Love,” which dominated for 18 frames starting in March 2018. The last woman before Wilson to lead with a first entry was Brooke Simpson’s “Amazing Grace,” which entered on top in December 2017. Simpson finished third in the 13th season of NBC’s The Voice.
Wilson, from Lexington, Ky., released her first, EP My Jesus (Live in Nashville), Aug. 6. The five-song set was recorded live at the White Dove Barn in Nashville. Wilson is also working on her first full-length studio album.
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