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"Free To Be Me" Hits #1 On Four Radio Charts

  • Apr 01 2009
    "Free To Be Me" Hits #1 On Four Radio Charts

    On the heels of five Dove Award nominations, recent music features on AOL Music's homepage, ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," NBC's "Biggest Loser," and The Style Network's new reality show "Running In Heels," Fervent/Reprise Records artist Francesca Battistelli is at the top of the charts - again! This time, though, she's #1 on four charts!

    Battistelli's single, "Free to be Me," reached #1 this week on all three R&R Christian radio charts: AC-Monitored, AC-Indicator, and CHR, as well as on the Mediabase chart, as printed in USA Today. This is the 5th week in the top spot at CHR, and the second week as #1 at AC-Indicator. Additionally, "Free to be Me" is the first #1 single from a female at AC since 2005.

    Here's what just a few stations have shared about her and her hit song:

    "I think we all saw this day coming. You can't ignore a positive, fresh pop song with stunning vocal talent."
    - Sarah Taylor, Spirit 105.3 Seattle

    "We could not be prouder of our hometown girl, Franny, for getting to #1 but it is no surprise! We always knew she would be a big success and make a major ministry impact with music! This is just the beginning!"
    - Jeff Cruz, Z88.3 Orlando

    "How long has it been since a female has been #1? Since this morning! Go Francesca!"
    - Mike Prendergast, 94.9 KLTY Dallas

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on April 1, 2009 - 10:38am

On the heels of five Dove Award nominations, recent music features on AOL Music's homepage, ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," NBC's "Biggest Loser," and The Style Network's new reality show "Running In Heels," Fervent/Reprise Records artist Francesca Battistelli is at the top of the charts - again! This time, though, she's #1 on four charts!

Battistelli's single, "Free to be Me," reached #1 this week on all three R&R Christian radio charts: AC-Monitored, AC-Indicator, and CHR, as well as on the Mediabase chart, as printed in USA Today. This is the 5th week in the top spot at CHR, and the second week as #1 at AC-Indicator. Additionally, "Free to be Me" is the first #1 single from a female at AC since 2005.

Here's what just a few stations have shared about her and her hit song:

"I think we all saw this day coming. You can't ignore a positive, fresh pop song with stunning vocal talent."
- Sarah Taylor, Spirit 105.3 Seattle

"We could not be prouder of our hometown girl, Franny, for getting to #1 but it is no surprise! We always knew she would be a big success and make a major ministry impact with music! This is just the beginning!"
- Jeff Cruz, Z88.3 Orlando

"How long has it been since a female has been #1? Since this morning! Go Francesca!"
- Mike Prendergast, 94.9 KLTY Dallas