Maverick City Music reigns as #1 on Billboard with “Jireh”

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Contemporary gospel collective Maverick City Music remains in the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart with their 2019 hit song “Jireh.”

Following its #1 debut in April, this week serves as the 59th time the song has landed on the chart, beating out its own 2020 hit, “Promises,” which lands at #2, as well as Kanye‘s “Praise God” and “Hurricane” in the third and fourth spots, respectively.  

“Jireh,” the collaboration with North Carolina gospel collective Elevation Worship and featuring Chandler Moore and Naomi Raine, is one of 13 songs on the 2021 album Old Church Basement. It went on to earn each group their first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Album at the 2022 ceremony.

Other Maverick City songs on the gospel chart include “Firm Foundation (He Won’t)” featuring Chandler Moore & Cody Carnes and “Worthy Of My Song (Worthy Of It All)” featuring Phil Wickham, Chandler Moore and the Maverick City Gospel Choir.

Maverick City recently announced the Kingdom Tour with Kirk Franklin, set to kick off June 1 in Miami, and the duo’s joint album, Kingdom Book 1, out Friday, June 17. 

Speaking of the forthcoming album, Maverick City’s Jonathan Jay said in a press release, “I think this album is for every fan that loves music, and our hope is that these songs and the stories behind them will serve as a way to raise awareness to the challenges that people face every day – many of which are forgotten about.”

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