Gospel music artist Tamela Mann now has the most #1 songs on Billboard's Gospel airplay chart. Currently she has six #1 hits, surpassing James Fortune & FIYA and Kirk Franklin, each with five. Mann's sixth and most recent #1 is "Change Me" which rises 4-1 on the ranking dated July 29. Her sixth leader on the list surged by 8 percent in plays in the tracking week ending July 16, according to Nielsen Music.
Here are Mann's 6 #1 hits:
1. "Take Me to the King," 25 weeks at No. 1 beginning Sept. 8, 2012
2. "I Can Only Imagine," 13, March 29, 2014
3. "This Place," six, June 20, 2015
4. "God Provides," 13, Oct. 22, 2016
5. "My World Needs You" (Kirk Franklin feat. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs & Mann), two, July 15, 2017
6."Change Me," one (to date), July 29, 2017
"Change Me" is taken from Mann's latest album One Way. "This project has been a labor of love," Tamela said. "Songs by some of the top writers and producers from different genres all came together to fit into a beautiful puzzle. I believe this album is going to encourage so many - wherever they're at. I hope people will open their hearts to receive the message of the songs and let His word speak into their life."
For the first time, Tamela's executive production team is a family affair helmed by Tamela, her husband and business partner, actor David Mann and son David Mann Jr. One Way is produced by the acclaimed Myron Butler and David Mann. The album's all-star guest producer credits, in addition to Franklin include Eric Dawkins, King Logan, Shaun Martin and Timbaland. Standout songs include the old-school vibe, up-tempo debut single "One Way" written and produced by Dawkins, the powerfully emotion-filled track "The Potter," and the beautiful ballad "God Provides" written by Tamela's "Take Me To The King" writer/producer Franklin.