According to reports from Billboard, the collaboration between the prominent Barb and gospel sensation Tasha Cobbs Leonard has proven to be a chart-topping success, claiming the coveted No. 1 spot on the Hot Gospel chart, determined by a combination of sales, streams, and airplay.
During the tracking week of December 8-14, “Blessings” accumulated an impressive 3.1 million official U.S. streams, along with 3,000 downloads. The song not only dominated the Gospel Streaming Songs chart, marking Leonard’s fifth No. 1 and Minaj’s inaugural achievement in this category but also led the Gospel Digital Song Sales chart, signifying Leonard’s 10th leadership and Minaj’s second.
It’s worth noting that this collaboration builds on their previous joint effort in 2017, “I’m Getting Ready,” although the earlier release did not achieve the same chart-topping success that “Blessings” has accomplished.
The dynamic duo’s synergy has evidently struck a chord with audiences, propelling them to the pinnacle of the gospel music charts and fans are not happy about it either. Fans aren’t happy about Nicki Minaj taking up space on the Gospel charts when her music doesn’t reflect what Gospel music is about.