opens in a new windowCeCe Winans rolls up her fourth No. 1 on Billboard’ opens in a new windowGospel Airplay chart, as “Goodness of God” tops the tally dated Feb. 18. In the tracking week ending Feb. 9, the song increased by 5% in plays, according to Luminate.

“Goodness” was written by Ed Cash, Ben Fielding, Jason Ingram, Brian Johnson and Jenn Johnson.

“Creating and sharing music that encourages people to not give up and believe for the impossible is what keeps me going,” Winans tells Billboard. “‘Goodness of God’ is a song people identify with because of their personal experience with Him. Regardless of what’s going on around us, He continues to be good.”

Detroit native Winans earns her third Gospel Airplay leader in a row. It follows “Believe for It,” which dominated for two frames starting in January 2022, and “Never Lost,” which led for a week in May 2021. Winans’ debut entry (among 10 chart appearances), “Pray,” reigned for two frames beginning in January 2006. In between her first No. 1 and her latest three leaders, she notched her other top 10, “Never Have To Be Alone” (No. 5, 2017).

Over on Billboard’s  opens in a new windowChristian Airplay survey, “Goodness” ranks at No. 39 (248,000 audience impressions). Winans has netted one top 10 in her four visits to the chart: “Believe for It” (No. 7, August 2021).

Notably, as barriers weaken among numerous genres, Winans is one of a growing number of artists, alongside the likes of Elevation Worship, Maverick City Music and Tauren Wells, that are actively being promoted to both contemporary Christian and gospel radio.


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