Christian musician Steven Curtis Chapman (60) is now the first contemporary Christian music artist who has 50 Number 1 songs in his music genre to his credit. This achievement came after Chapman’s song “Don’t Lose Heart” was recognized as a Number 1 radio hit. Chapman’s first Number 1 song was the single “His Eyes,” which was part of the 1988 album – Real Life Conversations. His other hit singles include “Cinderella,” “Hiding Place”and “It’s Christmas Time Again” among plenty of other songs. Chapman joins other outstanding musicians who are known for having 50 number-one songs. This includes country singers Conway Twitty and George Strait and pop star Madonna.
Christian Headlines reports:
Longtime singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman recently became the first contemporary Christian musician to have 50 No. 1 songs in his genre.
Chapman, 60, achieved the milestone after his single “Don’t Lose Heart” became a No. 1 radio hit.
“I’m completely blown away by the support for this song and for my music, even after so many years,” Chapman said in a statement shared on Instagram. “To ever have a number one song at radio as an artist/songwriter is a dream come true, and to have fifty is simply unbelievable! This only happens because of an amazing team and a community of friends around me who have believed in the unbelievable. I’m grateful and humbled beyond words.”
According to Religion News Service, his first No.1 single, “His Eyes,” appeared on his 1988 Real Life Conversations album. Other hit songs by Chapman include “Cinderella,” “I Will Be Here,” “For the Sake of the Call,” “Hiding Place,” “The Great Adventure,” and “It’s Christmas Time Again,” among others.
Chapman joins a short list of notable musicians with 50 No. 1 songs in their genres. This list includes pop star Madonna and country singers George Strait and Conway Twitty.
“Don’t Lose Heart” appeared on Chapman’s 2022 album Still, which centered on his family’s experience with loss and grief following the accidental death of his 5-year-old daughter, Maria Sue. Maria Sue was killed in a vehicle accident in their family’s driveway in 2008.
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