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Written by Jeremy Burns   
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:16 AM EST

PhilWickhamTheAscension-webThe first single off Phil Wickham’s new album, The Ascension (Fair Trade Services/Provident Distribution), has hit No. 1 on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart. “This Is Amazing Grace” is Wickham’s first No. 1 single.

“ ‘This Is Amazing Grace’ was written to give the church a new song to both worship through and sing together,” Wickham said. “It's been awesome to see the way that this song has been impacting Christian radio listeners, and I'm honored to be a part of the work God is doing through it.”

The ninth album of his decade-long career, The Ascension was Wickham’s best street week debut ever, landing at No. 2 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart and No. 39 on the Billboard 200.

“This Is Amazing Grace,” which was written with the help of producer Pete Kipley (MercyMe, Matthew West), also landed the No. 1 spot on the Christian AC Monitored and Christian AC Indicator Charts. In addition, Wickham consistently held a Top 5 position on the iTunes Christian & Gospel Songs Chart.

Last fall, Wickham released an official music video and a lyric video for “This Is Amazing Grace,” which have cumulatively accrued more than 500,000 views.

 

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