The landscape for contemporary Christian and Gospel music in 2015 had many highlights, with plenty of familiar names such as Chris Tomlin, Hillsong United,Tasha Cobbs, who made nice career strides and new artists such as Lauren Daigle and Casey J breaking through in a very big way.
Australian worship music collective Hillsong United finishes 2015 as the top Christian artist, repeating from 2014. The ensemble also scores the year’s Nos. 2 and 6 titles on the Hot Christian Songs tally, with “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” and “Touch the Sky,” respectively. “Oceans” – which has been on the weekly Hot Christian Songs chart since 2013 – tallied a record 58 weeks at No. 1 (so far).
“Oceans” first landed at No. 1 on Dec. 7, 2013 and reigned for 45 straight weeks (through Oct. 11, 2014). It returned to No. 1 for five more weeks (April 18-May 16), and then another eight frames at the summit (Oct. 10-Nov. 28).
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