Lifer (album)

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Lifer
MercyMeLifer.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 31, 2017 (2017-03-31)
Recorded2016-2017
Studio
  • Southern Ground Nashville (Nashville, TN)
  • Superphonic Studios (Nashville, TN)
  • The Glovebox Studios (Nashville, TN)
  • The West Barn (Franklin, TN)
GenreContemporary Christian music, worship, pop rock
Length34:55
LabelFair Trade
ProducerDavid Garcia, Ben Glover, Solomon Olds
MercyMe chronology
MercyMe, It's Christmas!
(2015)
Lifer
(2017)
Singles from Lifer
  1. "Even If"
    Released: February 17, 2017[1]
  2. "Grace Got You"
    Released: March 2, 2018[2]
  3. "Best News Ever"
    Released: October 5, 2018[3]

Lifer is the ninth studio album from contemporary Christian music band MercyMe, which was released on March 31, 2017 by Fair Trade Services. The album was produced by David Garcia, Ben Glover and Solomon Olds.

The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Album chart and No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 33,000 album equivalent units in its first week.[4] The lead single from the album, "Even If", reached No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, becoming their twelfth No. 1 on the chart.[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

For the Billboard charting week of April 22, 2017, Lifer debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. It also reached No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart.[4] The album sold 33,000 album equivalent units in its first week, 30,000 of which are pure sales.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by MercyMe, David Garcia, Ben Glover & Solomon Olds, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Lifer"MercyMe, Garcia, Glover3:21
2."You Found Me"MercyMe, Garcia, Glover3:31
3."Grace Got You" (featuring John Reuben)MercyMe, Garcia, Glover, Olds, John Reuben3:35
4."Best News Ever"MercyMe, Garcia, Glover, Olds2:59
5."Even If"MercyMe, Garcia, Glover, Crystal Lewis, Tim Timmons4:15
6."Hello Beautiful"MercyMe, Garcia, Glover, Olds3:19
7."We Win"MercyMe, Garcia, Glover, Olds3:49
8."Happy Dance"MercyMe, Garcia, Glover, Olds2:51
9."Heaven's Here"MercyMe, Garcia, Glover, Olds3:36
10."Ghost"MercyMe, Garcia, Glover, Olds3:39
Total length:34:55

Personnel[edit]

Credits taken from AllMusic.[5]

MercyMe

  • Bart Millard – lead vocals
  • Nathan Cochran – bass guitar
  • Barry Graul – guitar
  • Mike Scheuchzer – guitar
  • Robby Shaffer – drums

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 10
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[7] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MercyMe on Twitter". MercyMe. February 15, 2017. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "MercyMe feat. John Reuben – Grace Got You". DailyMPE. January 19, 2018. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "MercyMe – Best News Ever". DailyMPE. September 14, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d Asker, Jim (April 13, 2017). "MercyMe Rules Top Christian Albums & Hot Christian Songs Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  5. ^ AllMusic (March 31, 2017). "Lifer – MercyMe | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Rovi. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "MercyMe Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "MercyMe Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2017.