There were not a lot of albums by Christian musicians on the Billboard 200 from the week that began after Christmas, as many of the Christmas albums fell off, and many previously popular albums reappeared on the chart as people bought albums with Christmas gift cards.
|Artist||Album||Rk||This Week||Total||Real Total||MS%|
|Susan Boyle||Someone To Watch Over Me||67||11309||478289||485,279||98.60%|
|Casting Crowns||Come To The Well||104||7328||137173||322,412||42.5%|
|Various||Wow Hits 2012||120||6344||58992||164,801||29.0%|
|Chris Tomlin||How Great Is Our God||154||4978||35759||93,778||38.1%|
(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.)
The latest Casting Crowns album has crossed the 300,000 mark in real sales. Chris Tomlin’s compilation album will cross 100,000 soon.