Lecrae First In Christian Hip Hop To Land #1 Song on iTunes
Reach Records emcee Lecrae, earlier this week, gave fans something unexpected. “All I Need Is You”, marking Lecrae’s third single from his upcoming album Anomaly, became available for download Tuesday.
The newest single off of Lecrae’s 7th studio album, to be released September 9th, skyrocketed towards the top of the iTunes Top Songs chart, eventually peaking at number 1. “All I Need Is You (click here to play)” surpassed Nicki Minaj’s single “Anaconda” that dropped the same day, and Jessie J’s “Bang Bang” on its way to acquiring the honor of top song on iTunes. This marks the first time that a Christian Hip Hop artist has hit #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap song chart, and the first time a Christian Hip Hop artist has hit #1 on the iTunes song chart overall!
“”Y’all’s support is crazy!! Number 1 song on iTunes tho?! God bless y’all,” said Lecrae on Twitter yesterday.
In light of the highly successful releases of the singles “Nuthin” and “Fear”, available for download if you pre-order Anomaly, the success of “All I Need Is You” is no anomaly. “Nuthin” and “Fear” also saw this same type of success of course, although not to this level, making their way into the top 10 of the iTunes Top Songs chart.
Pre-orders have also allowed Lecrae’s newest project to peak at number 1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Albums chart and number 2 on the iTunes Top Albums chart.
You can support Lecrae by pre-ordering Anomaly on iTunes now or purchasing “Nuthin”, “Fear”, and “All I Need Is You” on iTunes.
Austin is a junior at the University of Missouri – Columbia school of journalism. Journalism and Christian Hip-Hop are two of Austin’s strong passions, and his long-term aspirations are to pursue radio broadcast journalism and eventually create the first Christian Hip-Hop radio station in his hometown of Kansas City. Follow Austin on Twitter