Jordan Feliz, Jonathan Traylor and Mandisa’s “Jesus Is Coming Back” ascends to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Christian Airplay chart dated April 9.
In the week ending April 3, the collaboration gained by 5% to 8.8 million audience impressions, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data.
Feliz wrote the song with Paul Duncan and Colby Wedgeworth. It first appeared by Feliz solo on his 2020 LP Say It and was released as a single, adding Traylor and Mandisa, in November 2021.
“From writing ‘Jesus Is Coming Back’ with Paul and Colby to having these two incredible singers join me on the song – Mandisa, who is my neighbor and the sweetest human, and Jonathan, who I became a fan of after hearing him sing – it’s just been an amazing journey,” Feliz tells Billboard. “And to have radio embrace what is one of my favorite songs … it has really blown me away.”
Feliz earns his second Christian Airplay No. 1, among eight top 10s. His debut single “The River” reigned for 10 weeks starting in December 2015. Traylor scores his first No. 1, among three entries. He previously reached a No. 25 best with his launch single “I Trust You” in November 2020.
Mandisa adds her third leader, among 14 top 10s, after “Overcomer” dominated for 13 frames beginning in September 2013 and “Stronger” ruled for a week in June 2011.
FAMILY FIRST On Billboard‘s Gospel Airplay chart, Juan Winans’ “Never on My Own,” featuring his sister, Deborah Joy Winans, hits No. 1, with a 9% improvement in plays.
It’s the second career-opening leader for Juan Winans, following “It Belongs to Me,” a duet with his wife Lisa Winans that also features another member of the iconic Winans family, Marvin Winans, who is Juan’s uncle.
“Never on My Own” is from Juan Winans’ upcoming freshman studio set Legacy.
The song is the first leader on the list for Deborah Joy Winans, among three entries. Her lone solo appearance, “The Master’s Calling,” climbed to No. 16 in December 2016 and her duet with Patti LaBelle, “Changed,” reached No. 27 in January 2019.
Deborah Joy Winans is also known for her role as Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee on the drama series Greenleaf, which aired for five seasons in 2016-20 on the Oprah Winfrey Network.