Francesca Battistelli Scores Her Fifth Christian Airplay No. 1

Francesca Battistelli

Singer and songwriter Francesca Battistelli is #1 this week on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart. "Messiah" is Battistelli's fifth No. 1 song.  It surges 59 percent to 4 million audience impressions in the tracking week ending Dec. 24, according to Nielsen Music. 

"Messiah" is one of two new songs on Battistelli's Greatest Hits: The First Ten Years (along with "There Is No Other Name.") The 15-track album, which spans her decade long career and features six No. 1 radio hits, three top 5 hits, three top 10's and two new studio recordings with Fervent Records.  

Battistelli released her debut album, My Paper Heart, in 2008 which included "Free To Be Me," her first of many hits. Along with three RIAA Gold Certifications, a GRAMMY® Award win (four total nominations), a Billboard Music nomination, six Dove Awards (and 28 nominations) and two KLOVE Fan Awards, she's achieved nearly two million in sales and her music has been featured across multiple television and movie outlets. 

Greatest Hits: the first ten years track listing:

  1. I'm Letting Go (Top 5)
  2. Free To Be Me (No. 1)
  3. It's Your Life (Top 10)
  4. Beautiful, Beautiful (Top 5)
  5. You're Here (Top 10)
  6. This Is The Stuff (No. 1)
  7. Angel By Your Side
  8. Strangely Dim (top 10)
  9. Write Your Story (No. 1)
  10. He Knows Your Name (No. 1)
  11. Holy Spirit (No. 1)
  12. If We're Honest (No. 1)
  13. Giants Fall (Top 5)
  14. There's No Other Name (new recording)
  15. Messiah (new Christmas recording) 



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