Keyla Richardson’s launch single “So Good” becomes her first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Gospel Airplay chart (dated Aug. 22), rising 3-1 with a 2% gain in plays in the week ending Aug. 16, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
Richardson, a finalist on BET’s gospel music talent show Sunday Best in 2019, is the first artist to top Gospel Airplay on a maiden try since Deborah Carolina was featured on James Fortune’s “I Am,” which started a 10-week reign in October 2019.
Before Richardson, Koryn Hawthorne last led with a rookie single unaccompanied by any other act when “Won’t He Do It” began its 19-week run in the penthouse in March 2018.
“So Good” is the lead single from Richardson’s first full-studio album, due later this year.