It seems like the Nigerian gospel singer Sinach is riding on a wave of success in 2020. A few weeks ago, we, at Good Gospel Playlist, reported that the artist had ranked number one on Billboard’s Christian Songwriters chart for seven weeks straight.
Now, it is ten weeks.
Sinach already made history when she had topped the list for seven weeks, as she was the first African and the first black person to do so. With ten weeks on the chart, Sinach has written a new chapter of the history books.
The Billboard charts account for the online and physical sales, radio play and online streaming of songs released in the United States.
“Way Maker” is the key to success
It is believed that Sinach’s hit “Way Maker” is responsible for a lot of her success on the chart.
“In short, Sinach has accumulated the most points out of any other Christian market songwriter for the past seven weeks. My analysis is that the large number of recorded versions of the song ‘Way Maker’ is adding up to this accomplishment and acknowledgment. The other songwriters on this list have dozens of different songs recorded by other artists that are comprising their ‘points total,’” says Les Moir, A&R Ambassador at Integrity Music Europe.
“Way Maker” was released in the end of 2015 and is Sinach’s biggest hit internationally. The song has close to 151 million views on YouTube and more than seven million plays on Spotify.
Since its release, several other Christian artists have covered “Way Maker,” and their streams and plays benefit Sinach on the chart because she wrote the song.
Among the contributing artists are Michael W. Smith, Leeland and Maranda Curtis.
Started at Christ Embassy
Sinach started singing a little more than 30 years ago when she worked at and was a choir member in Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Christ Embassy.
Later, she became a Christ Embassy worship leader and released her first album, “Chapter One” in 2008.
Since then, Sinach has released eight additional albums and won several awards, including two LIMA awards. She has also risen to fame across Africa, in the UK and the US.
Furthermore, Sinach is frequently taking part in Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s sermons on tv called “Your LoveWorld with Pastor Chris,” where the Pastor is known for working miracles.
2020 has more in store for Sinach
Sinach is getting close to another milestone, has her 30th anniversary in the music industry is coming up. It was supposed to be celebrated with a concert called “Sinach Live in Concert 30 Years Celebration of Worship” on March 20th.
The show was scheduled to take place at the Convention Center, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria, but it has been moved due to the Coronavirus.
Instead, fans can celebrate Sinach’s 30th anniversary with her on October 18th, which is the new date of the concert.
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