music, stats

Christian Album Sales – Week of 3/13/12

The latest album in the Passion series hit #5 last week, which was reported as the highest ever for the conference worship series; I think Chris Tomlin’s title track is a radio single, so maybe that helped. But the Passion series has been increasingly successful in recent years as well; here’s some chart history:

Everything Glorious – 2006 – #69
God of This City – 2008 – #72
Awakening – 2010 – #15 -(25,000)
Here For You – 2011 – #11 – (30,000)
White Flag – 2012 – #5 (48,000)

Dave Barnes hits #59 with his new album Stories To Tell. It looks like that tied his previous release. Some of Barnes’s chart history:

Brother, Bring the Sun – 2004 – N/A
Chasing Mississippi – 2006 – N/A
Me and You and the World – 2008 – #94
What We Want, What We Get – 2010 – #59
Stories to Tell – 2012 – #59

It looks like metal band Impending Doom had their best release to date.

Nailed. Dead. Risen – 2007 – N/A
The Serpent Servant – 2009 – #144
There Will Be Violence – 2010 – #123
Baptized in Filth – 2012 – #106

Artist Album Rk This Week Total Real Total MS%
Passion White Flag 5 48795 16031 48983 32.7%
Maranatha! Praise Band Top 25 Praise Songs 2012 26 12635 3811 18993 20.0%
Dave Barnes Stories To Tell 59 7512 7432 7517 98.9%
Phillips Craig and Dean Breathe In 87 5573 2118 5635 37.6%
Casting Crowns Come To The Well 97 5224 173748 389679 44.6%
Newsboys God’s Not Dead 98 5144 31328 89778 34.9%
Various Wow Gospel 2012 101 4896 61424 72495 84.7%
Impending Doom Baptized in Filth 106 4606 4646 4646 100.0%
Skillet Awake 120 4066 716927 726516 89.7%
MercyMe The Generous Mr. Lovewell 124 3995 133990 162295
James Fortune & Fiya Identity 134 3931 53978 76308 70.7%
Various Wow Hits 2012 138 3839 85252 218794 34.1%
Fred Hammond God, Love & Romance 142 3699 53676 66821 80.3%
Mat Kearney Young Love 162 3247 132496 133872
Lecrae Rehab 165 3211 156571 165838
Kari Jobe Where I Find You 173 3073 33030 59671 55.4%
Andrea Helms Moving Forward 177 3048 6163 9551 64.5%
William McDowell Arise 178 3040 75360 81287 92.7%
Kutless Believer 187 2913 10792 20675 52.2%
Maranatha! Gospel Top 25 Gospel Songs 2012 199 2805 5877 6877

(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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