– Sinach first African to rank No.1 on Billboard USA
Award winning Gospel music minister, Osinachi Joseph, popularly known as Sinach, has become the first African to rank at number one on the Christian Songwriters’ category of the USA Billboard, for her song ‘Way Maker’.
The songwriter, according to the data released in May, has dominated the chart for the past seven weeks.
Sinach who was oblivion to the events of the USA Billboard and the song ‘Way Maker’ posted on her social media:
“So apparently We have been No 1 on billboard USA for Christian song writer for 7 weeks !! Look at God!! First Black person, First from Africa … So grateful to God!! Thank you.”
So apparently We have been No 1 on billboard USA for Christian song writer for 7 weeks !! Look at God!! First Black person 😳😳😳😳😳😳
First from Africa … So grateful to God!! Thank you @billboard #loveworld❤️ @joe_egbu 💕💕 @integritymusic #waymaker #sponsoredbygrace pic.twitter.com/XfarPtlIGX
— Sinach (@sinach) May 5, 2020
At 148 million views, ‘Way Maker’ is currently the third most-streamed song in the world on YouTube.
Since the song was released on 30 December 2015, ‘Way Maker’ has been covered by a number of globally acclaimed Christian music artists such as Michael W. Smith, Leeland; Christafari; Passion Worship Bank; Maranda Curtis; and Bethel Music to mention a few.
Two covers of ‘Way Maker’ by Michael W. Smith and Leeland are featured in the top 10 Hot Christian Songs chart. According to Billboard, this is the first time in the history of the Hot Christian songs that two versions of the same song have resided simultaneously in the top 10. Leeland’s version is currently ninth on the chart, while Michael W. Smith’s version is in third position.
Billboard USA is the music industry standard record chart for songs published weekly by Billboard magazine.
A senior worship leader at Loveworld Incorporated, Sinach has an overflowing catalogue of 9 studio albums with a very special Worship EP in the works. Her unrecorded songs but written, are in thousands.