10 May ANNE WILSON SCORES HER FIRST RIAA GOLD CERTIFICATION FOR HER HIT SINGLE, “MY JESUS”
NASHVILLE, TENN. (MAY 09, 2022) Capitol CMG artist and songwriter, Anne Wilson, has just landed her first career RIAA Gold Certification for her hit single, “My Jesus.” The single, which also earned her a Billboard Music Award nomination for “Top Christian Song” at this year’s show, was the longest-running No. 1 song on the Billboard Christian Airplay Chart of 2021 at seven weeks and made her the first female artist to top the chart with a debut single
“The moment that Hudson and Brad surprised me with the news that ‘My Jesus’ had officially been certified Gold is a moment I’ll never forget for the rest of my life,” says Anne Wilson. “I’m so unbelievably thankful that Jesus is using this song to touch so many lives. All Glory to God!”
“It’s so exciting to be able to be present when an artist receives their first Gold record,” shares Jackie Jones, RIAA VP of Artist and Industry Relations. “Welcoming Anne into the Gold & Platinum program was a true honor and I know we will celebrate many more in the future.”
Wilson’s debut album, My Jesus, was released on April 22nd and made history for having the largest debut week in more than 15 years by a Capitol Christian Music Group-signed new artist. Since its release, the album has landed at the top of the Billboard Top Christian & Gospel Albums, Billboard Top 200 Christian & Gospel, and Top 10 on Billboard’s Album Sales Chart.
Recently, Wilson released the music video for the heartwarming and celebratory track “Mamas” featuring Hillary Scott. The beautiful song highlights the importance of mothers in our lives and the power of love and support they provide.
Fans can catch Wilson on tour this summer with CROWDER and additional dates found on her website www.annewilsonofficial.com.
ABOUT ANNE WILSON: Singer/songwriter Anne Wilson knows the healing power of music firsthand. The lyrics of Hillsong Worship’s “What A Beautiful Name” became a lifeline for the Lexington, Kentucky native after her brother was tragically killed in a car accident at the age of 23. Although she spent much of her childhood behind a piano, Wilson sang in front of an audience for the first time at her brother’s funeral. It was at that moment that she realized what she was born to do. A video of her moving performance organically circulated, eventually landing her a record deal. With a mesmerizing voice and a visible hunger for Jesus, the 20-year-old relies on personal journal entries and time spent in nature for songwriting inspiration.
Wilson’s introductory track, “My Jesus”—which she co-wrote with Jeff Pardo and Matthew West—is a warm invitation to experience her Savior in the same intimate way she knows Him. She released a debut three-track single—also titled My Jesus—for Capitol Christian Music Group in early 2021 and followed it up with a live EP, My Jesus (Live in Nashville). Her song, “My Jesus,” charted on the Spotify Viral 50, Shazam Top 200, and Rolling Stone Top 25 Trending charts. Her story was also featured with the Religion News Service and The Washington Post. She made her Opry debut on the iconic stage in September 2021. Wilson was featured in Billboard Magazine as the October 2021 Chartbreaker artist.