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Christian Album Sales – Week of 3/27/1

Lots of new releases this week. Britt Nicole sold over 10,000 copies of Gold, hitting #41 on the Billboard 200. It looks like this is a career-best for her:

Say It – 2007 – N/A
The Lost Get Found – 2009 – #62 (7,000)
Gold – 2012 – #41 (10,000)

tobyMac’s remix album hit #52. His last two “regular” albums have hit the top 10, but this is a career-best for a remix album:

Re:Mix Momentum – 2003 – N/A
Renovating Diverse City – 2004 – #162
Dubbed & Freq’d: A Remix Project – 2012 – #52

Another CCM artist, Sidewalk Prophets, had a nice debut at #83. I can’t tell if their previous releases charted or not, but I think there’s a pretty good chance this is also a career-best for them.

We also have Jimmy Needham coming in at #128.

Speak – 2006 – N/A
Not Without Love – 2008 – N/A
Nightlights – 2010 – #136
Clear The Stage – 2012 – #128

Here are the selected sales for artists in the top 200:

Artist Album Rk This Week Total Real Total MS%
Youthful Praise After This 35 11938 8933 12069 74.0%
Britt Nicole Gold 41 10163 6795 10235 66.4%
Maranatha! Praise Band Top 25 Praise Songs 2012 42 10093 4063 39602 10.3%
tobyMac Dubbed & Freq’d: A Remix Project 52 8748 5183 8817 58.8%
Sidewalk Prophets Live Like That 83 6197 5261 6506 80.9%
Guy Penrod Hymns 85 5817 1187 6028 19.7%
Newsboys God’s Not Dead 86 5770 34263 101133 33.9%
Passion White Flag 106 4661 23931 61592 38.9%
Casting Crowns Come To The Well 117 4412 178898 399076 44.8%
Various Wow Gospel 2012 119 4127 68274 80775 84.5%
Jimmy Needham Clear The Stage 128 3899 2484 3906 63.6%
Various Wow Hits 2012 132 3848 89066 226372 34.7%
MercyMe The Generous Mr. Lovewell 135 3760 134761 168906
Skillet Awake 137 3726 723629 734055 89.6%

(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 Newsboys album has crossed the 100,000 mark. Casting Crowns will cross the 400,000 mark next week.

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