Official Christian & Gospel Albums Chart

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Hillsong United achieved the first number one on the Official Christian & Gospel Albums Chart with Zion.

The Official Christian & Gospel Albums Chart is a music chart based on sales of albums of Contemporary Christian and gospel music in the UK. It is compiled weekly by the Official Charts Company (OCC), with each week's number one being announced on Mondays on their official website.[1] The chart was launched on 11 March 2013 in partnership with Christian child development charity Compassion UK[2] – the album at number one on the first chart was Zion by Hillsong United.[3] The band's record label, Hillsong Music UK, remarked that they were "thrilled to be part of the launch of the first Official Christian & Gospel Albums Chart in the UK".[3] The event launching the chart was hosted by David Grant, and featured Martin Smith of delirious? and the London Community Gospel Choir.[4] The previous year, 600 new Christian music albums had been released in the UK.[5]

Number ones[edit]

Key
No. nth album to top the Official Christian & Gospel Albums Chart
re Return of an album to number one
Contents
2013 • 2014 • 2015
No. Artist[a] Album[a] Record label[b] Reached number one
(for the week ending)[a]
Weeks at
number one[a]
1 Hillsong United Zion Hillsong 16 March 2013 1
2 Worship Central Let It Be Known Integrity 23 March 2013 4
re Hillsong United Zion Hillsong 20 April 2013 2
3 Smith, MartinMartin Smith God's Great Dance Floor Step 01 Integrity 4 May 2013 1
re Hillsong United Zion Hillsong 11 May 2013 1
4 Rend Collective Experiment Campfire Integrity 18 May 2013 1
re Worship Central Let It Be Known Integrity 25 May 2013 1
5 Grant, AmyAmy Grant How Mercy Looks from Here Decca 1 June 2013 1
6 Guvna B Odd 1 Out Guvna 8 June 2013 1
re Worship Central Let It Be Known Integrity 15 June 2013 1
re Grant, AmyAmy Grant How Mercy Looks from Here Decca 22 June 2013 1
re Hillsong United Zion Hillsong 29 June 2013 1
7 Staples, MavisMavis Staples One True Vine ANTI- 6 July 2013 1
8 Hillsong Live Glorious Ruins Hillsong 13 July 2013 9
9 Bethel Music Tides Integrity 14 September 2013 3
10 Redman, MattMatt Redman Your Grace Finds Me sixstepsrecords 5 October 2013 1
11 Y&F We Are Young & Free Hillsong 12 October 2013 1
re Redman, MattMatt Redman Your Grace Finds Me sixstepsrecords 19 October 2013 3
12 Friar Allesandro Voice of Joy Decca 9 November 2013 1
re Redman, MattMatt Redman Your Grace Finds Me sixstepsrecords 16 November 2013 2
13 Soul Survivor & Momentum Flood, TheThe Flood Integrity 30 November 2013 1
14 Skillet Rise Warner Bros. 7 December 2013 1
15 King's College Choir/David Willcocks Essential Carols Decca 14 December 2013 4
re Redman, MattMatt Redman Your Grace Finds Me sixstepsrecords 11 January 2014 2
16 Elevation Worship Only King Forever Essential Worship 25 January 2014 1
re Redman, MattMatt Redman Your Grace Finds Me sixstepsrecords 1 February 2014 1
17 Casting Crowns Thrive Reunion 8 February 2014 4
18 Bethel Music Tides Live Bethel 8 March 2014 1
19 Hawes, PatrickPatrick Hawes Angel Decca 15 March 2014 1
re Bethel Music Tides Live Bethel 22 March 2014 1
20 Rend Collective Art of Celebration, TheThe Art of Celebration Integrity 29 March 2014 5
21 Bethel Music You Make Me Brave (Live) Bethel 3 May 2014 2
re Rend Collective Art of Celebration, TheThe Art of Celebration Integrity 17 May 2014 3
22 Life Worship Dance Again Integrity 7 June 2014 1
23 Jesus Culture Unstoppable Love Jesus Culture 14 June 2014 1
re Rend Collective Art of Celebration, TheThe Art of Celebration Integrity 21 June 2014 3
24 Hillsong Worship No Other Name Hillsong 12 July 2014 7
re Rend Collective Art of Celebration, TheThe Art of Celebration Integrity 30 August 2014 1
25 Gretzinger, SteffanySteffany Gretzinger Undoing, TheThe Undoing Bethel 6 September 2014 1
re Rend Collective Art of Celebration, TheThe Art of Celebration Integrity 13 September 2014 1
26 Lecrae Anomaly Reach 20 September 2014 1
re Rend Collective Art of Celebration, TheThe Art of Celebration Integrity 27 September 2014 1
re Hillsong Worship No Other Name Hillsong 4 October 2014 1
re Rend Collective Art of Celebration, TheThe Art of Celebration Integrity 11 October 2014 4
27 Worship Central Set Apart Integrity 8 November 2014 2
re Rend Collective Art of Celebration, TheThe Art of Celebration Integrity 22 November 2014 1
28 Rend Collective Campfire Christmas (Vol. 1) UMC 29 November 2014 3
re Rend Collective Art of Celebration, TheThe Art of Celebration Integrity 20 December 2014 2
re Rend Collective Campfire Christmas (Vol. 1) UMC 3 January 2015 1
re Rend Collective Art of Celebration, TheThe Art of Celebration Integrity 10 January 2015 4
30 Bethel Music We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) Bethel 7 February 2015 2
  1. ^ a b c d The artist, song, date of reaching number one and number of weeks at number one are those given by the OCC.[6][7][8]
  2. ^ The record labels are those given by the OCC.[9]

Broadcast[edit]

The chart is aired on Christian radio station UCB UK on Thursday evenings at 10pm and Sunday evenings at 6pm.

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