for KING & COUNTRY Top Hot Christian Songs Chart With ‘For God Is With Us’

for KING & COUNTRY Top Hot Christian Songs Chart With ‘For God Is With Us’

for KING & COUNTRY, the duo of siblings Joel and Luke Smallbone, notch their second leader on Billboard‘s streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Christian Songs chart, as “For God Is With Us” ascends to the top of the tally dated Aug. 6.

The act follows its first No. 1, “Relate,” which led for three weeks in February. Previously, for KING & COUNTRY hit a No. 2 high with three entries, among their 18 total top 10s, a sum that started with “Busted Heart (Hold On to Me),” which reached No. 3 in February 2012.

On Christian Airplay, “For God Is With Us” became the pair’s 11th No. 1, as it commanded the tally for three weeks in July. It drew 8.8 million airplay audience impressions in the latest tracking week, along with 1.3 million official U.S. streams, according to Luminate.

Joel and Luke Smallbone co-penned “For God Is With Us” with Josh Kerr and Jordan Reynolds.

“We can’t help but recognize that behind this overwhelming chart position is a touching statement that spiritual music from the heart can meet people right where they are,” the duo shares in a statement to Billboard. “It continues to be an honor to connect with people around the world through the magical medium of music.”

“For God Is With Us” is the second single, following “Relate,” from for KING & COUNTRY’s LP What Are We Waiting For, which opened as the duo’s second No. 1 on Top Christian Albums in March. On the all-genre Billboard 200, the set entered and peaked at No. 7, awarding the duo their second top 10.

The tandem’s latest leader dethrones Katy Nichole’s debut hit “In Jesus Name (God of Possible),” which dominated Hot Christian Songs for 19 frames, tying for the sixth-longest reign in the chart’s history, which dates to 2003. It also topped Christian Airplay for nine weeks. Nichole’s sophomore track, “God Is in This Story,” with Big Daddy Weave, rises 19-14 on Christian Airplay (3.3 million, up 31%) and 20-16 on Hot Christian Songs.

for KING & COUNTRY Top Hot Christian Songs Chart With ‘For God Is With Us’ for KING & COUNTRY, the duo of siblings Joel and Luke Smallbone, notch their second leader on Billboard‘s streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Christian Songs chart, as “For God Is With Us” ascends to the top of the tally dated Aug.…