Like many, I also have a personal interest in music. Of course my favorite type of music is Contemporary Christian. I stumbled upon the website Billboard, a site that collects data from a variety of resources in figuring out what the top songs are, from a specific genre, on a weekly basis.
Billboard publishes a host of charts that are individually or collectively based on key fan interactions with music, including album sales and downloads, track downloads, radio airplay and touring as well as streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Vevo, Youtube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen BDS, Nielsen SoundScan and Next Big Sound. In order for artists and title to chart in Billboard, they must be among the higher ranked performers among the specific metric used to compile the chart. Specific methodologies can be found on each chart page on billboard.com and on the Chart Legend reference page on billboard.biz.
After spotting their section on Christian music, I decided to share their results. For my fellow music enthusiasts, I may continue to share Billboard's weekly findings each Saturday. Their findings for the week of April 20 - 26 are as follows: