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Christian Album Sales – Week of 4/24/12

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Heavy act War of Ages hits #155 with their new album Return to Life. This is a career-best for them. Here is their selected chart history:

Arise and Conquer – 2008 – N/A
Eternal – 2010 – #179
Return to Life – 2012 – #155 (2,900 copies)

Artist Album Rk This Week Total Real Total MS%
Laura Story Blessings 40 9900 58400 105700+
Marvin Sapp I Win 50 8300 68000 77900 87.2%
Thousand Foot Krutch The End Is Where We Begin 71 5900 26200 29500 88.9%
Casting Crowns Come To The Well 80 5100 189300 419400 45.1%
Newsboys God’s Not Dead 99 4200 43000 123500 34.8%
Trip Lee Good Life 102 4000 27100 31800 85.3%
Various Wow Hits 2012 110 3700 96700 241800 35.8%
Various Wow Gospel 2012 125 3300 81200 96100 84.5%
Alan Jackson Precious Memories 136 3100 23900 24600 97.0%
Chris Tomlin How Great Is Our God 151 2900 72000 154500 46.6%
War of Ages Return to Life 155 2900 2800 2900 98.0%
Britt Nicole Gold 181 2600 14400 25400 56.7%
Passion White Flag 190 2500 31100 75100 41.4%

The alleged sale on Laura Story’s album must be continuing. Only a very small percentage is being added to the reported total so her real sale numbers are likely much higher. The Passion album has popped back onto the chart and has now sold over 75,000 copies.

(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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