Top Christian Albums

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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]


The current number-one album on the chart is Can You Imagine?' by Elevation Worship.[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:

Key
Album currently charting, as of Issue April 13, 2024[5]
No. Artist Wks. Album Ref.
1 Skillet 516 Awake [42]
2 Hillsong United 488 Zion [43]
3 Lauren Daigle 470 How Can It Be [44]
4 NF 454 Mansion [45]
5 Chris Tomlin 424 How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection [46]
6 NF 415 Therapy Session [47]
7 Elevation Worship 414 Here as in Heaven [48]
8 Skillet 398 Unleashed [49]
9 Amy Grant 381 The Collection [50]
10 Zach Williams 375 Chain Breaker [51]
11 Hillsong Worship 374 Let There Be Light [52]
12 Alan Jackson 355 Precious Memories Collection [53]
13 MercyMe 319 I Can Only Imagine: The Very Best of MercyMe [54]
14 Elvis Presley 314 Elvis: Ultimate Gospel [55]
15 For King & Country 308 Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. [56]
16 Flyleaf 304 Flyleaf [57]
17 Lauren Daigle 291 Look Up Child [58]
18 Amy Grant 286 Age to Age [59]
19 tobyMac 285 This Is Not a Test [60]
20 Hillsong Worship 280 There Is More [61]
21 For King & Country 268 Burn the Ships [62]
22 Sandi Patty 257 More Than Wonderful [63]
23 Casting Crowns 244 Only Jesus [64]
24 Sandi Patty 237 Hymns Just for You [65]
25 Zach Williams 234 Rescue Story [66]
26 MercyMe 228 Lifer [67]
27 Kanye West 232 Jesus Is King [68]
28 Casting Crowns 225 Voice of Truth: The Ultimate Collection [69]
29 Tauren Wells 212 Hills and Valleys [70]
30 Skillet 207 Comatose [71]
31 Elevation Worship 205 Graves into Gardens [72]

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. April 11, 2024. Retrieved April 11, 2024.
  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 2, 2022.
  9. ^ a b "Steven Curtis Chapman Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  10. ^ "Passion Conferences 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.[dead link]
  13. ^ "Chris Tomlin Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  14. ^ a b "Casting Crowns Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2022.
  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. ^ "Elevation Worship Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2023.
  20. ^ "Lauren Daigle Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved September 21, 2023.
  21. ^ "Sandi Patty Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  22. ^ "Kanye West Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  23. ^ "Kirk Franklin Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  24. ^ "Carmen Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 12, 2019. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  25. ^ "P.O.D. Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 9, 2019. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  26. ^ "dc Talk Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 12, 2019. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  27. ^ "Switchfoot Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  28. ^ "Petra Chart History: Christian Albums". Billboard. Archived from the original on October 17, 2019. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  29. ^ "Lauren Daigle – Look Up Child". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2021.
  30. ^ "Kanye West – Donda". Billboard. Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  31. ^ "Amy Grant – Age to Age". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  32. ^ "Sandi Patty – Morning Like This". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  33. ^ "Amy Grant – Straight Ahead". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  34. ^ "dc Talk – Free at Last". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 11, 2019. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  35. ^ "Switchfoot – The Beautiful Letdown". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  36. ^ "Amy Grant – Unguarded". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  37. ^ "Amy Grant – Lead Me On". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  38. ^ "LeAnn Rimes – You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  39. ^ "P.O.D. – Satellite". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 9, 2019. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  40. ^ "Carman – Revival In the Land". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 11, 2019. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  41. ^ Darden, Bob. "Amy Grant's Phenomenal Success" (PDF). Billboard. p. 37. Retrieved November 11, 2019 – via AmericanRadioHistory.
  42. ^ "Skillet – Awake". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2024.
  43. ^ "Hillsong United Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2024.
  44. ^ "Lauren Daigle Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2024.
  45. ^ "NF – Mansion". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2024.
  46. ^ "Chris Tomlin – How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2024.
  47. ^ "NF – Therapy Session". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2024.
  48. ^ "Elevation Worship – Here As in Heaven". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2024.
  49. ^ "Skillet – Unleashed". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2024.
  50. ^ "Amy Grant – The Collection". Billboard. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  51. ^ "Zach Williams – Chain Breaker". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2024.
  52. ^ "Hillsong Worship – Let There Be Light". Billboard. Retrieved March 11, 2024.
  53. ^ "Alan Jackson – Precious Memories Collection". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2024.
  54. ^ "MercyMe – I Can Only Imagine: The Very Best of MercyMe". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2024.
  55. ^ "Elvis Presley – Elvis: Ulimate Gospel". Billboard. Retrieved December 29, 2022.
  56. ^ "For King & Country – Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong". Billboard. Retrieved August 4, 2022.
  57. ^ "Flyleaf – Flyleaf". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2024.
  58. ^ "Lauren Daigle – Look Up Child". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2024.
  59. ^ "Amy Grant – Age to Age". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  60. ^ "tobyMac – This Is Not a Test". Billboard. Retrieved August 17, 2022.
  61. ^ "Hillsong Worship – There Is More". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2023.
  62. ^ "For King & Country – Burn the Ships". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2023.
  63. ^ "Sandi Patty – More than Wonderful". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  64. ^ "Casting Crowns – Only Jesus". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2024.
  65. ^ "Sandi Patty – Hymns Just For You". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  66. ^ "Zach Williams – Rescue Story". Retrieved March 11, 2024.
  67. ^ "MercyMe – Lifer". Billboard. Retrieved June 15, 2022.
  68. ^ "Kanye West Chart History". Retrieved April 11, 2024.
  69. ^ "Casting Crowns – Voice of Truth: The Ultimate Collection". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2024.
  70. ^ "Tauren Wells – Hills and Valleys". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2022.
  71. ^ "Skillet – Comatose". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  72. ^ "Elevation Worship – Graves into Gardens". Retrieved April 11, 2024.

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