Billboard Lists “American Idol” Finalists Charting a #1– Danny Gokey’s FIVE!

Congrats HIFOM (435x260)This week Billboard recognizes Kelly Clarkson‘s remarkable feat of earning her 100th #1 with her single “Piece by Piece”! Billboard listed the other 34 “American Idol” finalists that have achieved a #1. Smack dab in the middle of the list is our fave, Danny Gokey!

Danny has earned the following #1’s on Billboard:

Top Christian Album, “Hope in Front of Me” – 2014

Top Christian & Gospel Album, “Hope in Front of Me” – 2014

Christian Airplay, “Hope in Front of Me” – 2014

Christian AC Song, “Hope in Front of Me” – 2014

Holiday Album, “Christmas is Here” – 2015

Only 35 of the 150+ finalists on “American Idol” have earned a Billboard #1!  You can read the full article HERE.

Billboard No. 1s by American Idol contestants

Kelly Clarkson, 100
Carrie Underwood, 83
Chris Daughtry [Daughtry] , 40
Fantasia, 35
Mandisa, 25
Phillip Phillips, 20
Jennifer Hudson, 17
Ruben Studdard, 16
Clay Aiken, 12
Colton Dixon, 12
Scotty McCreery, 12
Adam Lambert, 10
David Cook, 8
Kimberley Locke, 8
Josh Gracin, 7
Jordin Sparks, 7
David Archuleta, 5
Danny Gokey, 5
Kellie Pickler, 5
Kris Allen, 4
Elliott Yamin, 4
Taylor Hicks, 3
American Idol Finalists, 2
Bo Bice, 2
Jason Castro, 2
Bucky Covington, 2
Blake Lewis, 2
Chris Sligh, 2
Casey Abrams, 1
Paris Bennett, 1
Diana DeGarmo, 1
Lee DeWyze, 1
Tamyra Gray, 1
Casey James, 1
Jessica Sanchez, 1
William Hung, 1

Will “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” be Danny Gokey’s next #1? Here’s the latest Billboard news:

TYHTBA moves up on Christian Digital Songs to #4 (last week #5); Up on Christian Airplay to #9 (10).

2 thoughts on “Billboard Lists “American Idol” Finalists Charting a #1– Danny Gokey’s FIVE!

  1. This is way cool! And it’s early days yet, vis-a-vis Danny’s CCM career!

  2. I was trying to decide whether to post about it…. but being included in a Billboard article is worth it, right? Very nice start for Danny 😉

    Has anyone seen the AI exclusive People magazine, yet? Just wondering what they may be saying about Season 8 (I did see a tweet about Adam’s pages…)

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