music, stats

Christian Album Sales – Week of 4/17/12

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Thousand Foot Krutch hit a career-best #14 with their new album The End Is Where We Begin. The band has continued to grow bigger with each new release. Here is their selected chart history:

Set It Off – 2001 – N/A
Phenomenon – 2003 – N/A
The Art of Breaking – 2005 – #67
The Flame In All Of Us – 2007 – #58
Welcome to the Masquerade – 2009 – #35 (13,000)
The End Is Where We Begin – 2012 – #14 (23,000)

Artist Album Rk This Week Total Real Total MS%
Thousand Foot Krutch The End Is Where We Begin 14 23000 21000 23500 90.0%
Marvin Sapp I Win 41 9900 60000 69700 86.7%
Newsboys God’s Not Dead 51 7600 42000 119000 34.9%
Trip Lee Good Life 71 6000 24000 27800 86.6%
Laura Story Blessings 75 5700 58000 96000+
Chris Tomlin How Great Is Our God 88 5100 71000 152000 46.6%
Casting Crowns Come To The Well 107 4100 187000 414000 45.2%
Demon Hunter True Defiance 109 4000 15700 16900 93.0%
Maranatha! Praise Band Top 25 Praise Songs 2012 117 4000 5500 54800 10.1%
Various Wow Gospel 2012 135 3500 78000 93000 84.5%
Various Wow Hits 2012 138 3500 95000 238000 35.6%
Alan Jackson Precious Memories 139 3500 21000 21600 97.3%
Britt Nicole Gold 145 3400 13000 22900 57.4%

(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 Newsboys album shot up to a better position than its debut week – although the sales weren’t as high. Laura Story’s album shot back onto the chart apparently due to a $5 sale. I don’t have older tracking data for it but its real sales are likely much higher. Chris Tomlin’s “hits” album crosses 150,000. tobyMac’s remix album fell off the top 200 after three weeks and sales of 17,500. Gospel artist Fred Hammond’s album God, Love & Romance dropped off the chart again after 11 weeks and sales of just under 80,000.

 

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