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Christian Album Sales – Week of 2/21/12

It’s pretty much all gospel and CCM artists on the chart right now. These genres are not my personal favorites but I am glad for their successes. No notable debuts made the Billboard 200 this week. Here is the selected summary:

Artist Album Rk This Week Total Real Total MS%
Various Wow Gospel 2012 60 8483 46083 54150 85.1%
Le’Andria Johnson The Evolution of Le’Andria Johnson 69 7303 14313 15088 94.9%
James Fortune & Fiya Identity 71 7166 44618 63902 69.8%
Fred Hammond God, Love & Romance 75 6582 41504 52860 78.5%
Casting Crowns Come To The Well 78 6462 165414 372894 44.4%
MercyMe The Generous Mr. Lovewell 82 6197 132608 146961
Skillet Awake 104 4923 705808 714137 89.7%
Various Wow Hits 2012 106 4856 78824 206122 33.1%
Newsboys God’s Not Dead 107 4837 26763 76233 35.1%
Third Day Move 112 4785 142299 172204 11.6%
Kari Jobe Where I Find You 128 4278 28082 49403 56.9%
William McDowell Arise 155 3683 66753 71385 93.5%
Hillsong United Live In Miami 170 3410 8596 12178 70.6%
Chris Tomlin How Great Is Our God 174 3280 54101 125332 43.2%
Brian Courtney Wilson So Proud 182 3172 7313 19342 37.8%
Kirk Franklin Hello Fear 200 3023 421801 424163

(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.)

MercyMe’s unexplained reappearance continues strong, and Third Day’s may be starting to fade. Casting Crowns is approaching 400,000 in sales for their latest album, and Chris Tomlin has passed 125,000. Audrey Assad and David Crowder Band left the top 200 this week.

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