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Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Notch Second Hot Gospel Songs No. 1 With ‘Talking to Jesus’

“Over the last year, the Mav City crew has become like family,” Elevation Worship frontman Chris Brown muses. “I feel that this album is not only a reflection of that, but also captures the spirit of our two ministries. We hope Old Church Basement helps people return to the purity of the moments when they first encountered God, and jogs their memories of his faithfulness.”

“Talking,” released April 9, pulled off its rocket ride to the charts with 2 million U.S streams and 4,000 sold in its first week, ending April 15, according to MRC Data. It also debuts at No. 1 on both Christian Digital Song Sales and Gospel Digital Song Sales and enters atop Gospel Streaming Songs and at No. 7 on Christian Streaming Songs.

The song was co-written by Lake, Brown and Steven Furtick, all of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Elevation Worship. It’s the second Hot Gospel Songs leader for the collective, as well as the second for Atlanta-based Maverick City Music, following “Jireh.” Lake lands his first No. 1 under his own billing.

Plus, Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music are the first groups with multiple No. 1 starts on Hot Gospel Songs. Overall, Lecrae holds the record with four No. 1 debuts, all in 2014.

On Hot Christian Songs, “Talking” is the eighth top 10 for Elevation Music, the second for Maverick City Music and the first for Lake under his own name.

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