Jonathan McReynolds Scores 6th Straight #1 Billboard Gospel Song With "ABLE" And Receives 2024 BMI Champion Award

Jonathan McReynolds Scores 6th Straight #1 Billboard Gospel Song With “ABLE” And Receives 2024 BMI Champion Award


New York, NY – April 4, 2024, – Renowned multi-award singer-songwriter-producer and author, Jonathan McReynolds kicks-off 2024, in high-gear. This week, Jonathan celebrates the success of his latest single, “Able,” featuring Marvin Winans, as it tops the Billboard Gospel charts at #1 for the 2nd consecutive week in a row. This fete marks Jonathan’s 6th back-to-back #1 song on the charts.<-

I am truly honored and humbled to witness the amazing success of this song,” mentions Jonathan McReynolds. “Funny story as to how it all came about. I was sitting in my RV after my set during the Kingdom Tour and someone told my team that Bishop Winans came to see me. He’s always been supportive of my music. I went and found him in the arena and told him that for the rest of the evening I’d just be on my RV finishing my album. I joked that I had a song for him, if he wanted to be on it, COMPLETELY expecting a “no” maybe even a “heck no”. But he said yes. And straight away, as Kirk and Mac sang in the background, with his suit, his tie, his wife and his legendary voice, Bishop got on my small RV, stepped to the mic and blew us all away. Completely unplanned. One of my favorite career moments,” shares Jonathan.

This past weekend, Jonathan McReynolds was honored at the 2024 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards with being the recipient of the 2024 BMI Champion Award. This accolade was presented for his exceptional artistry and contribution to the world of Contemporary Gospel music.

Jonathan McReynolds is currently on the road as part of one of the most anticipated tours of the year, The One Hallelujah Tour, alongside, Erica Campbell, Tasha Cobb-Leonard, Israel Haughton and Jakelyn Carr. He also just launched a new podcast, “The Book of Jon” on Youtube, Spotify and soon to be released on Apple Podcasts. On the “Book of Jon,” Jonathan reveals some of his more “human” thoughts and experiences that he has traditionally felt wouldn’t be accepted from a “Gospel” artist.

ONE HALLELUJAH TOUR (Remaining Tour Dates):

April 10th – Sugar Land, TX

April 11th – Dallas, TX

April 19th – Phoenix, AZ

April 20th – Inglewood, CA

April 21st – San Francisco, CA

In 2023, Jonathan released his much anticipated fifth studio album, “My Truth” to rave reviews. The 12-track album still remains on top of the Billboard Magazine Gospel Charts and holding strong at #20 this week. “My Truth” delivered the powerful and former #1 Gospel song in the country, “Your World”. The song went on to hold the #1 spot for 7 consecutive weeks. “Your World” reminds the listener of God’s sovereignty – a bop, intentionally upbeat, and happy. Jonathan McReynolds shares, “This song reflects my evolution and growth. I am not the same person I was when I wrote my first album. Now, I am secure enough to take more risks and remove any limits to my creativity. It’s God’s World, and we are just living in it!

As an author, McReynolds’ first book, “Make Room: Finding Where Faith Fits,” draws on testimonies in scripture and from personal experiences to invite readers to make room for God in every area of life. Jonathan is in the process of adding finishing touches to his sophomore book, to be released later this year, under his new publishing deal with W. Publishing. Later this spring, Jonathan McReynolds will add the title of Professor to his hyphenate, as he would have completed teaching a “Christians In Culture,” course at The Moody Theological Seminary.

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Jonathan McReynolds “ABLE” featuring Marvin Winans

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What was born in his dorm room in the presence of a few friends has graduated to Christian music’s biggest stage. And Jonathan, now 33, did it with an incredible voice and a beautifully honest approach to songwriting. His EP ​​”People” debuted at #1 and has been called the believers’ soundtrack of a crazy 2020. After earning three Stellars, it’s single “Grace” became a record fourth #1 Billboard airplay single in a row and “Movin’ On” featuring Mali Music garnered his first Grammy win and fourth nomination. Always endeavoring to provide excitement for the genre, he and Mali released a live joint EP “Jonny X Mali: Live in LA” and buzzworthy tour in the second half of 2021.

His latest full-length album Make Room debuted #1 on Billboard Gospel. It has been hailed as a generational work, earning eight Stellars and two Grammy nominations. The title track “Make Room” and hit single “Not Lucky, I’m Loved” from this album, gave Jonathan his first two #1 songs on Billboard. His second album Life Music: Stage Two features another superstar fan in India.Arie and remained #1 on the Billboard Gospel chart for 4 weeks.​

Jonathan starred as a judge on BET’s hit series Sunday Best for two seasons (2019, 2020) and in 2021, starred in his first movie “Favorite Son” a BET+ original.

According to the Chicago native, his albums “are about being authentic and genuine, pure and transparent. I’m direct, I’m blunt. I’m not a fan of church clichés and ‘Christian-ese’. Life Music is concerned with showing others and reminding myself how the Faith doesn’t just fit every part of life, but should frame every part of life.”

In May 2015, Jonathan attained his Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary. He had previously His contribution to society outside of music is important to him as well. With that, he is an adjunct instructor at his alma mater Columbia College, an official contributor to Huffington Post and the founder of Elihu Nation, a nonprofit organization that promotes wisdom and has awarded $40k in scholarships. He was recently named a new member of Mensa, an international high IQ society, as well.

MY TRUTH Album Cover



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