Carrie Underwood & Blake Shelton cross to Christian charts

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Country stars Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton make notable moves this week on Billboard's Christian music rankings.

American Idol 2005 champ Underwood returned to help close out the Fox series' 15-season run April 7 with an emotional performance of her 2014 hit "Something in the Water." In the tracking week following the appearance (ending April 14), the song gained by 108 percent to 12,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music, and vaults 5-1 on Christian Digital Songs. The ballad spends its 23rd week at No. 1 on the list, and first since March 28, 2015; it debuted at No. 1 on Oct. 18, 2014, and has sold 1.1 million to date.

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"Something," which Underwood co-wrote, logged 26 weeks atop Hot Christian Songs in 2014-15. Only Hillsong United's "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" has spent more time at No. 1: 61 weeks.

Also on Hot Christian Songs, another core country artist, Shelton, makes his first appearance. Shelton's hymn-like "Savior's Shadow," from his album If I'm Honest (May 20), bows at No. 17. Selling 7,000 in its opening week, it arrives on Christian Digital Songs at No. 4 (and Country Digital Songs at No. 43).

ON THE MOVE:7eventh Time Down strides into the Hot Christian Songs top 10 with "God Is On the Move" (13-10), the rock band's second top 10, following 2013's No. 9-peaking "Just Say Jesus."

LEADING OFF:Todd Dulaney achieves his first No. 1 on Gospel Airplay with "The Anthem" (2-1). The singer-songwriter was a minor league baseball player in the New York Mets farm system in 2003-04 but retired in 2005 to take a swing at musical hits instead.


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NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 13: Singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood attends a pre-show press conference during day 3 at the 2015 CMA Festival on June 13, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 13: Singer Carrie Underwood performs at LP Field during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 13, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Carrie Underwood attends the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Carrie Underwood and DICK'S Sporting Goods launch CALIA by Carrie Underwood, a fitness and lifestyle apparel brand at an event on December 10, 2014 hosted by Alicia Quarles in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for CALIA by Carrie Underwood)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Carrie Underwood attends the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Carrie Underwood speaks during the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Carrie Underwood and DICK'S Sporting Goods' Alycia Scott unveil CALIA by Carrie Underwood. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for CALIA by Carrie Underwood)
PROVO, UT - JULY 04: Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood performs in concert at LaVell Edwards Stadium on July 4, 2014 in Provo, Utah. (Photo by Clayton Chase/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Carrie Underwood and DICK'S Sporting Goods launch CALIA by Carrie Underwood, a fitness and lifestyle apparel brand at an event on December 10, 2014 hosted by Alicia Quarles in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for CALIA by Carrie Underwood)
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Honoree Carrie Underwood (L) and husband Mike Fisher attend the TIME 100 Gala, TIME's 100 most influential people in the world, at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for TIME)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood speak onstage during the 48th annual CMA awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Brad Paisley, Steven Tyler, and Carrie Underwood perform during the 48th annual CMA awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood speak onstage during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Singer Carrie Underwood attends the Samsung Hope For Children Gala 2014 on June 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Singer Carrie Underwood attends the Samsung Hope For Children Gala 2014 on June 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert perform during the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Carrie Underwood (L) and Miranda Lambert attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 03: Carrie Underwood performs at The Grand Ole Opry on June 3, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Schmidt Relations)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 03: Carrie Underwood performs at The Grand Ole Opry on June 3, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Schmidt Relations)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Recording artists Miranda Lambert (L) and Carrie Underwood perform during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, CA- MAY 18: Singer Carrie Underwood, winner of the Milestone Award, poses in the press room at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singers Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert arrive at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attend the 8th Annual ACM Honors at Ryman Auditorium on September 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Singer Carrie Underwood (R) and hockey player Mike Fisher attend the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Billboard Awards 2014/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 07: Carrie Underwood performs during The Raging Idiots' Million Dollar Show for St. Jude at Ryman Auditorium on December 7, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for The Raging Idiots)
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