Top Christian Albums

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Christian Albums)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Top Christian Albums is a weekly chart published in Billboard magazine that ranks the best-performing Christian albums in the United States. Like the Billboard 200, the data is compiled by Nielsen Soundscan based on each album's weekly physical and digital sales, as well as on-demand streaming and digital sales of its individual tracks.[1] The chart was introduced on the magazine issue dated March 29, 1980 under the title "Best Selling Inspirational LPs".[2] The current name was adopted on August 16, 2003, in an effort to "streamline" chart titles.[3] The first number-one album was Candle's Music Machine.[2] Amy Grant's Age to Age, released in 1982, topped the chart for 85 consecutive weeks , the longest for any album on the chart.[4]

As of the issue dated October 24 2020, the current number-one album is My Gift by Carrie Underwood.[5]

Artist milestones[edit]

Album milestones[edit]

Most weeks on the chart[edit]

The following albums have spent at least 200 weeks on the chart:

No. Artist Wks. Album Ref.
1 Amy Grant 381 The Collection [39]
2 Hillsong UNITED 360 Zion dagger [40]
3 Skillet 334 Awake dagger [41]
4 for KING & COUNTRY 296 RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. [42]
5 Lauren Daigle 288 How Can It Be dagger [43]
6 Amy Grant 286 Age to Age [44]
7 NF 272 Mansion dagger [45]
8 Elvis Presley 267 Elvis: Ulimate Gospel dagger [46]
9 Chris Tomlin 263 How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection dagger [47]
10 Sandi Patty 257 More than Wonderful [48]
11 tobyMac 254 This Is Not a Test [49]
12 Elevation Worship 244 Here as in Heaven dagger [50]
13 Sandi Patty 237 Hymns Just For You [51]
14 NF 233 Therapy Session dagger [52]
15 Skillet 218 Unleashed dagger [53]
16 Skillet 207 Comatose [54]
17 Hillsong Worship 205 Let There Be Light dagger [55]
Key
dagger Album currently charting, as of October 17, 2020[5]

Number ones[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Charts Legend". Billboard. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Best Selling Inspirational LPs" (PDF). Billboard. March 29, 1980. Retrieved November 11, 2019 – via AmericanRadioHistory.
  3. ^ "Bad Boys" (PDF). Billboard. August 16, 2003. p. 58. Retrieved November 11, 2019 – via AmericanRadioHistory. Note that we have streamlined the name of the latter album list, dropping the word 'Contemporary.'
  4. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Amy Grant | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Top Christian Albums". Billboard. October 21, 2020. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  6. ^ a b Asker, Jim (February 15, 2018). "Michael W. Smith Returns to Hot Christian Songs Chart: Music Can 'Transform a Life on Every Level'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on July 3, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Michael W. Smith Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  8. ^ a b "MercyMe Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Steven Curtis Chapman Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  10. ^ "Passion Conferences Chapman Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  11. ^ "LeCrae Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  12. ^ "Hilsong United Chapman Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  13. ^ "Chris Tomlin Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  14. ^ a b "Casting Crowns Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  15. ^ "Third Day Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  16. ^ "Newsboys Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  17. ^ "Jeremy Camp Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  18. ^ "Hillsong Worship Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  19. ^ "Sandi Patty Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  20. ^ "Lauren Daigle Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  21. ^ "Kirk Franklin Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  22. ^ "Carmen Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  23. ^ "P.O.D. Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  24. ^ "dc Talk Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  25. ^ "Switchfoot Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  26. ^ "Petra Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  27. ^ "Amy Grant – Age to Age". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  28. ^ "Lauren Daigle – Look Up Child". Billboard. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  29. ^ "Sandi Patty – Morning Like This". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  30. ^ "Amy Grant – Straight Ahead". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  31. ^ "dc Talk – Free at Last". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  32. ^ "Switchfoot – The Beautiful Letdown". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  33. ^ "Amy Grant – Unguarded". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  34. ^ "Amy Grant – Lead Me On". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  35. ^ "LeAnn Rimes – You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  36. ^ "P.O.D. – Satellite". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  37. ^ "Carmen – Revival In the Land". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  38. ^ Darden, Bob. "Amy Grant's Phenomenal Success" (PDF). Billboard. p. 37. Retrieved November 11, 2019 – via AmericanRadioHistory.
  39. ^ "Amy Grant – The Collection". Billboard. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  40. ^ "Hillsong United – Zion". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  41. ^ "Skillet – Awake". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  42. ^ "For King & Country – Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  43. ^ "Lauren Daigle – How Can It Be". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  44. ^ "Amy Grant – Age to Age". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  45. ^ "NF – Mansion". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  46. ^ "Elvis Presley – Elvis: Ulimate Gospel". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  47. ^ "Chris Tomlin – How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  48. ^ "Sandi Patty – More than Wonderful". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  49. ^ "tobyMac – This Is Not a Test". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  50. ^ "Elevation Worship – Here As in Heaven". Billboard. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  51. ^ "Sandi Patty – Hymns Just For You". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  52. ^ "NF – Therapy Session". Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  53. ^ "Skillet – Unleashed". Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  54. ^ "Skillet – Comatose". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  55. ^ "Hillsong Worship – Let There Be Light". Retrieved July 14, 2020.

External links[edit]