CCM veteran tobyMac scores his first #1 debut with his new single "I Just Need U." This is also his sixth #1 hit on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart (dated Jan. 20).
The new track arrives at No. 1 on Christian Digital Song Sales, selling 15,000 downloads in the week ending Jan. 11, according to Nielsen Music, marking tobyMac's fifth No. 1 (and third chart-topping start). On Christian Airplay, the song vaults 39-20, up 259 percent to 2 million audience impressions. It also snagged 912,000 U.S. streams.
"It feels so great to be back in the studio again working passionately on songs that will hopefully meet people right where they are," shares TobyMac. "'I just need U.' is where I land time and again after my futile attempts to handle life on my own. I AM a born defector learning every day that the sweetest place and the only RIGHT place for me, is turning back and falling into the arms of a loving God."
The multi-platinum selling artist provided fans an early glimpse of the song with a single release party at Citizen in Downtown Franklin last night. Fans celebrated the release of TobyMac's first new single in two plus years, and were treated to an exclusive meet & greet along with a limited edition vinyl 45 of the single.
TobyMac will once again bring his dynamic "HITS DEEP Tour" to 29 markets this year, alongside a talent-packed line up including Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Ryan Stevenson and Finding Favour. The 2018 "HITS DEEP Tour" is a partnership with K-LOVE, Air1, Awakening Events and Food for the Hungry. Kicking off at Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena in late January, the "HITS DEEP Tour" will wrap in mid-March after stops in San Diego, Denver, Seattle, Minneapolis, San Antonio, Birmingham and more. For all ticket information, visit www.TobyMac.com.