Singer-songwriter and worship leader Nia Allen banks her first leader on Billboard‘s Gospel Airplay chart (dated May 1), as “Wait (2020),” her first entry on the chart, ascends from No. 4 to No. 1. In the tracking week ending April 25, it gained by 14% in plays, according to MRC Data.
“Wait” is from Allen’s six-song EP Every Nation, released last June. She penned the song with her father, Milton Ruffin.
“I wrote ‘Wait’ many years ago,” Allen tells Billboard. “I was in the midst of making a decision and I didn’t know what to do. I was walking down the street, and these lyrics came to my mind: ‘I’m gonna wait until I hear from you … I’ll wait for you to see me through.’ This is a song I’ve certainly had to live out. I’ve been singing it for years, and now the world is being exposed to it. So, for it to be No. 1 at Billboard is a huge honor. I’m excited, grateful and humbled all at the same time.”