Brentwood, TN (June 5, 2020)
Integrity Music is proud to announce that Nigerian Christian music songwriter/artist Sinach is the industry’s top Christian songwriter. Holding the No. 1 spot for twelve weeks in a row, the news comes according to Billboard’s weekly charts that name the week’s top songwriters and producers.
Sinach, whose full name is Osinachi Okoro, is the only woman to hold this No. 1 spot. She is the songwriter to over 200 songs, most recently to the world-renowned worship anthem “Way Maker.”
From being sung in churches around the world to numerous versions being recorded by many of today’s top artists, “Way Maker” has made a global impact in truly unprecedented ways. More than 60 recording artists have covered the song, such as Leeland, Michael W. Smith (whose version went to No. 1 at radio) Mandisa, Bethel, Passion (featuring Kristian Stanfill, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes), Miranda Curtis, American Idol contestants Genevieve Linkowski and David Archuletta, and most recently Revere featuring Darlene Zschech and William McDowell.
At press time, Sinach’s ‘Way Maker” music video has more than 151 million views (video below), while Leeland’s version has received more than 67 million streams and the video has more than 27 million views. “Way Maker” also been adopted as a modern worship standard within the global church, climbing to the top four on CCLI’s US Chart.
“Way Maker” has also become an anthem over the past weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Numerous hospitals have been playing the song from their rooftops to the parking lots, taking a few moments to pray for those impacted by the virus as well as to honor those who are tirelessly working the front lines to battle this pandemic. And just this weekend, the song was sung by thousands who took to the streets in Minneapolis, MN during a protest march to honor the life of George Floyd and to fight against racism.
“For years, we have longed to see the songs of other nations meaningfully impact the global church,” shares Jonathan Brown, President, Integrity Music. “‘Way Maker’ has accomplished more than our wildest dreams. It is our great joy to celebrate this powerful artist’s accomplishment. Way to go, Sinach!”
“Way Maker” by Sinach:
Sinach is a multi-award-winning Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, recording artist, stage performer, and philanthropist. In her 30+ year career, she has recorded nine albums and has won numerous awards. Sinach is known globally for writing and recording several hits, such as “Way Maker,” “I Know Who I Am,” “Rejoice,” “The Name of Jesus,” “There’s An Overflow,” and more. She has also performed in several countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, the U.S, Antigua, Barbuda, Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, Uganda, Barbados, and the U.K.