music, stats

Christian Album Sales – Week of 12/6/11

I didn’t notice any new Christian releases on the chart this week; things will probably quiet down until after the holidays. The new album from Casting Crowns has now sold over 250,000 copies. The new album from Newsboys re-enters the chart after dropping out last week. Jamie Grace entered the chart for the first time since I’ve been keeping track, so I don’t know how many missing sales she has yet.

Artist Album Rk This Week Total Real Total MS%
Susan Boyle Someone To Watch Over Me 23 40855 365759 370,432 98.8%
Chris Tomlin Glory In The Highest 36 28852 119732 214,508 20.7%
Casting Crowns Come To The Well 57 18294 107712 259,887 41.4%
Various Wow Hits 2012 59 17772 40532 108,491 26.6%
Various Wow Christmas 2011 72 15286 33476 71,380 46.9%
Casting Crowns Peace On Earth 88 12313 206351 229,236 41.5%
Various Positively Christmas 99 11019 14 68,905 0.0%
Chris Tomlin How Great Is Our God 110 10232 20510 57,148 35.9%
David Crowder Band Oh For Joy 125 9115 18582 46,042 29.2%
Newsboys God’s Not Dead 131 8775 9404 33072 28.4%
tobyMac Christmas In Diverse City 136 8325 19308 50,882 37.9%
Laura Story Blessings 138 8229 42391 70187 8.7%
Amber Bullock Thank You 145 7927 5959 8016 74.3%
Jamie Grace One Song At a Time 154 7378 17159 17159  
Mandisa What If We Were Real 170 6782 37494 70,037 11.3%
Matthew West The Heart of Christmas 171 6696 12439 17,599 70.7%

(For whatever reason, Soundscan includes sales from Christian outlets in their weekly totals that determine the Billboard 200 chart positions, but they don’t include them in their reported totals. So I just add up all the weekly totals and compare them to the reported totals to see how many sales are missing from Christian outlets.)

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