Evvie McKinney banks her first No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart as “Just Like God” reaches the top of the Sept. 11-dated list in its 30th week on the chart.
“To finally see my debut gospel radio single reach No. 1 is almost indescribable for me,” McKinney tells Billboard.
In the tracking week ending Sept. 5, the single “Just Like God” by Evvie McKinney increased by 12% in plays, according to MRC Data.
The 24-year-old from Memphis co-wrote “Just Like God” with Paul Duncan and Jamie Moore.
“After two years of writing and recording during the pandemic, to finally see my debut gospel radio single reach No. 1 is almost indescribable for me,” McKinney tells Billboard. “I wrote ‘Just Like God’ to express my heart: While I try never to be surprised by what God does, I want to always remain in awe of Him doing it. A huge thank you to all the radio programmers and music directors who allow my music to be heard.”
“We are thrilled to have a No. 1 debut gospel radio single from a developing artist on our roster,” says Monica Coates co-executive director, Motown Gospel.
Prior to “Just Like God,” McKinney’s debut single “Look No Further” hit No. 2 on the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Gospel Songs chart; No. 19 on Christian Airplay; and No. 21 the multi-metric Hot Christian Songs survey in January-February.
The song was released on Motown Gospel on digital platforms on October 9, 2020.