Jonathan McReynolds Notches Fifth Gospel Airplay No. 1 With ‘Your World’
Jonathan McReynolds’ “ opens in a new windowYour World” ascends to the top of Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart (dated Dec. 10), marking his record-tying fifth No. 1 in a row, encompassing all his leaders.
In the tracking week ending Dec. 4, “Your World” increased by 22% in plays, according to Luminate.
McReynolds co-authored the song with Dee Wilson.
“The past year has been filled with great milestones,” McReynolds tells Billboard. “I’m thankful that we have been able to offer life-changing music that points people straight to the source of it all.”
McReynolds ties Todd Dulaney, who also boasts an active run of five straight Gospel Airplay No. 1s. In September, Dulaney notched his fifth in succession with “Satisfied,” featuring Smokie Norful (marking Dulaney’s sixth leader overall, and Norful’s third).
For the 33-year-old McReynolds, who hails from Chicago, “Your World” follows “Grace,” which dominated for a week in August 2021. “Movin’ On,” a collaboration with Mali Music, topped the tally for one frame in October 2020; “Make Room” became a one-week leader in December 2019; and “Not Lucky, I’m Loved” paced the chart for a week in September 2018.
McReynolds has notched one additional top 10, “Gotta Have You” (No. 5, August 2015).
Plus, “Your World” completes McReynolds’ quickest trip to the Gospel Airplay summit: 15 weeks. The ascent passes “Grace,” which reached the penthouse in its 21st week.