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According to Billboard, Pastor Mike Jr. makes history atop the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart with his fourth straight career-opening No. 1.  He achieves a first. As he links the longest career-opening No. 1 streak in the history of the survey, which began in March 2005 with his single “Impossible”.

Pastor Mike Jr. (real name Mike McClure Jr.) previously ruled Gospel Airplay with “Amazing,” for two frames last May; “I Got It,” for four weeks beginning in March 2021; and his first entry, “Big Rock City,” for 10 weeks beginning in February 2020.

McClure, named “artist of the year” at the Stellar Awards the past two years, released the album “Impossible” in February, available now on all digital outlets.

The album features 15 songs, including “Counting My Blessings” and “So Good,” along with the title song.

McClure charted his third consecutive No. 1 song on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart last year with “Amazing,” an inspirational cover version of the Gnarles Barkley song, “Crazy.”
His first hit single, “Big,” was released in 2019 and peaked at No. 1 on the gospel airplay chart on Feb. 22, 2020, spending 10 weeks in the top spot and 48 weeks on the chart.

He followed that up with “I Got It,” released in 2020. It peaked at No. 1 on March 13, 2021, and spent four weeks at the top and 29 weeks on the chart.

Along with his success in music, McClure has continued as senior pastor of Rock City and recently announced that Rock City purchased the former Southeastern Bible College campus.

Billboard Gospel Air Play Chart

Week of April 29, 2023

1. Impossible Pastor Mike Jr.

2. Walk On Water Lena Byrd Miles

3.  Better Benediction P.J. Morton

4. I Still Have You Smokie Norful

5.  The Moment  Tasha Cobbs Leonard

6. Nothing Else Matters (Instead of Complaining) Brent Jones

7.  Goodness of God CeCe Winans

8. I Believe Fred Jerkins f/Bishop Paul S. Morton

9.  I’m In Love Nia Allen

10.  Tent Revival  Travis Green f/Forward City and D’Nar

13.  Jesus Tim Bowman, Jr. and Faith City Music (*greatest gainer this week)

14.  I Will Rejoice  Isabel Davis

15.  Feel Alright (Blessed) Erica Campbell

16.  Revival  Jules Judah f/Leek Spence, Tasha Page Lockhart, Sarah Jakes

17.  Closet Half Mile Home

18.  I Wanna Say Thank You James Grear & Company F/Maurette Brown Clark

19.  Anything But Fail The Group Fire

20. Always Peace Brian Courtney Wilson


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