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Christian Album Sales – Week of 5/8/12

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Gospel duo Mary Mary is still at it, and while Go Get It is not a career-best for them it still shows them holding a strong place in the “urban contemporary gospel” scene. It also sounds like this was not a completely new album like last year’s which hit #10, but contains some remixes and remasters, and these are pretty good numbers for that kind of album. Selected discography for Mary Mary:

Thankful – 2000 – #59
Incredible – 2002 – #20
Mary Mary – 2005 – #8
The Sound – 2008 – #7
Something Big – 2011 – #10 (42,000)
Go Get It – 2012 – #16 (19,000)

Mary Mary Go Get It 16 19000 18000 19000 93.5%
Laura Story Blessings 30 13000 60000 129000+
Casting Crowns Come To The Well 44 10000 194000 434000 44.7%
Marvin Sapp I Win 58 7800 82000 93000 87.8%
Chris Tomlin And If Our God Is For Us… 79 6000 186000 196000+
Mandisa What If We Were Real 89 5500 55000 111000+
Various Wow Gospel 2012 98 4900 89000 105000 84.7%
Michael W. Smith Decades of Worship 99 4800 8100 8100+
Newsboys God’s Not Dead 101 4800 46000 133000 34.3%
Various Wow Hits 2012 111 4400 101000 250000 36.2%
Various Joyful Noise 112 4400 82000 83000 98.3%
Alan Jackson Precious Memories 138 3600 30000 31000 96.9%
Michael W. Smith Glory 147 3500 23000 62000+
Francesca Battistelli Hundred More Years 149 3400 68000 75000+
Matthew West The Story of Your Life 155 3400 50000 59000+
Thousand Foot Krutch The End Is Where We Begin 158 3300 32000 37000+ 87.0%
Chris Tomlin How Great Is Our God 184 2900 75000 160000 46.8%
Nicole C. Mullen Ultimate Collection 185 2900 8500 14000+

(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.)

There were a lot of CCM albums that reappeared on the chart last week. I don’t know if there were more sales going on or if it was a Mother’s Day effect.

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