Christian Airplay Charts Added to Billboard.com; Third Day Leads Billboard's Inaugural Hot Christian Singles & Tracks and Hot Christian Adult Contemporary Lists.Entertainment Editors
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 21, 2003
Billboard has added two new charts, based on airplay air·play
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the broadcast performances of a record on radio from Christian radio Christian radio is a radio format that focuses on transmitting programming with a Christian message. Many such broadcasters play popular music of Christian influence, though many programs have talk or news programming covering associated topics that can have a political angle to stations, to its weekly menu on billboard.com. The new charts - Hot Christian Singles & Tracks and Hot Christian Adult Contemporary - joined the Web site's lineup July 17. Both lists are audience-based charts, compiled by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems (BDS BDS
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"These charts will significantly elevate the profile of Christian music across the broad spectrum of readers who rely upon Billboard for chart data and industry trends, and also enable us to honor Christian music's top producers, publishers, songwriters, and labels with periodic recaps in these categories," says Wade Jessen, Director of Country, Christian, Gospel & Bluegrass bluegrass, any species of the large and widely distributed genus Poa, chiefly range and pasture grasses of economic importance in temperate and cool regions. In general, bluegrasses are perennial with fine-leaved foliage that is bluish green in some species. Charts for Billboard and Airplay Monitor. "They will be an invaluable enhancement to Billboard's editorial coverage of the religious music industry."
The Christian Singles & Tracks chart is based on audience information from a panel of 42 radio stations, including adult-leaning and top 40-like formats. A subset panel of 36 of those stations determines the content of the Christian Adult Contemporary list. Top entries on both Christian radio charts include "You Are So Good To Me" by Third Day (Essential), Point of Grace's "Day By Day" (Word-Curb), and "Everything To Me" by Avalon (Sparrow).
"It is exciting to see Billboard recognize the impact of Christian radio with the launch of these two charts," says Gabriel Aviles, director of the Nashville-based CMTA. "We see this as yet another indicator of Christian music's growing importance as a major force within the music industry and in society as a whole."
Including the two new Christian
The term New Christian (cristianos nuevos in Spanish, cristãos novos lists, billboard.com presents 81 charts, updated each Thursday, including 35 singles charts, 38 albums charts and eight video charts. Digests of some of those charts, including the two new Christian charts, are presented in billboard.com's free public area. Complete versions of all billboard.com charts are only available to subscribers.
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