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Fred Hammond scores his fourth #1 on Billboard Gospel chart with “Hallelujah”

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Gospel singer, songwriter and producer Fred Hammond has landed his fourth number one spot on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart, this time with his 2021 single, “Hallelujah.”

Billboard reports that, according to Luminate data, the song ascended to the top spot with an increase of 11% in plays for the week ending July 3. 

“After many years and many, many songs that have made the charts and even No. 1s, It’s still a tremendous blessing to make it here once again,” Hammond tells Billboard. “It never gets old.”

Co-written by Hammond and Asaph Ward, “Hallelujah” serves as his first number-one single since August 2020 when “Alright” led for two weeks. “I Feel Good” also led for two weeks in April and May of 2012 and was preceded by “They That Wait” featuring John P. Kee in 2009. 

Taking to Instagram to celebrate the achievement, Hammond thanked his fans and those who contributed to the hit song. 

“This #Blessing never gets old. Thank you Lord always love and appreciate you and your grace,” he said in the caption. “Thank you to my family #Rayhammond @asaphawardand the entire Face To Face warehouse worship family. Also my main man #KortezHarris #lewiskortezgroup and especially gospel radio, all program directors , thank you we’ve been rocking a long time. All satellite radio especially #kirkfranklinpraisexm and to all of you that strained and downloaded this praise offering.”

He concluded, “Love you all and thank you.”

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