Tamela Mann Ties Kirk Franklin for Most Gospel Airplay Chart No. 1s with “Help Me”
“Help Me” becomes Tamela Mann’s Eighth No. 1 Billboard Gospel Airplay Song!
opens in a new windowTamela Mann notches her record-tying eighth No. 1 on Billboard‘s opens in a new windowGospel Airplay chart, as “Help Me” tops the Sept. 10-dated survey, up 10% in weekly plays, according to MRC Data.
Mann matches opens in a new windowKirk Franklin for the most chart-toppers in the history of the ranking, which launched in 2005. Their chart connection is fitting, as she began her career singing with Franklin and the Family, providing lead vocals on multiple tracks.
Plus, Mann and Franklin share a Gospel Airplay No. 1: His “ opens in a new windowMy World Needs You,” featuring Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs and Mann, reigned for two weeks in July 2017.
opens in a new windowJames Fortune & FIYA rank third with six Gospel Airplay leaders, followed by four artists with five No. 1s apiece: Jekalyn Carr, Travis Greene, Donald Lawrence and Marvin Sapp.