Jekalyn Carr Earns Sixth Billboard Gospel Airplay No. 1 With ‘My Portion’
Jekalyn Carr returns to the summit of Billboard‘s opens in a new windowGospel Airplay chart, as “My Portion” ascends to No. 1 on the survey dated June 25. The song increased by 19% in plays in the week ending June 19, according to Luminate.
Carr wrote the song solo. Her father, Allen Carr, produced it.
“‘My Portion’ is for people to understand that good news is their portion,” Carr tells Billboard. “I wanted people to understand that disappointment, sicknesses, failure are not the portion that was promised to them.”
Carr achieves her sixth Gospel Airplay coronation and her third in a row, following “Jehovah Jireh,” which led for two weeks last July, and “Changing Your Story,” which topped the tally for a week in September 2020.
The artist first led Gospel Airplay in September 2016 when “You’re Bigger” began a four-week reign. She subsequently led with “You Will Win” (six weeks, beginning in February 2018) and “It’s Yours” (nine, beginning in February 2019).
Jekalyn Carr has netted the fourth-most Gospel Airplay No. 1s among all acts, dating to the survey’s March 2005 inception. Tamela Mann ranks first with nine, followed by Kirk Franklin (eight) and James Fortune & FIYA (seven).