MercyMe discography

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MercyMe discography
Bart Millard and Robin Shaffer in concert.JPG
Lead singer Bart Millard and drummer Robby Shaffer performing at WinterJam 2008
Studio albums 8
Compilation albums 2
Video albums 2
Singles 24

The discography of MercyMe, an American Christian rock band, includes eight studio albums, two compilation albums, two video albums, and 24 singles. MercyMe, formed in 1994, released six independent albums from 1995–2000 before signing with INO Records and releasing their major label debut album, Almost There (2001).[1] Almost There peaked at number thirty-seven on the Billboard 200[2] and number one on the Billboard Christian Albums chart.[3] The band released Spoken For, their second studio album, in 2002; it peaked at number two on the Billboard Christian Albums[3] chart and number 41 on the Billboard 200.[2] Its second single, "Word of God Speak", spent a record 23 weeks atop the Billboard Christian Songs chart.[4] The album has been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA),[5] and has sold over 550,000 copies.[6] In 2003, mainstream radio interest in "I Can Only Imagine", the band's second single from Almost There, caused sales of the album to surge.[7] "I Can Only Imagine" would peak at number five on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and number 71 on the Billboard Hot 100.[8] Almost There was eventually certified double Platinum by the RIAA, signifying shipments of over 2,000,000 copies,[5] and has sold over 2.2 million copies in the United States.[9]

In 2004, the band released their third album, Undone, which sold 55,000 copies in its first week, debuting at number 12 on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Christian Albums chart.[6] Undone earned a Gold certification from the RIAA in December 2004[5] and has sold over 627,000 copies in the United States.[9] Its three singles all peaked inside the top three on the Christian Songs chart, with two of them ("Here with Me" and "Homesick") crossing over to the Adult Contemporary chart.[8] The band released Coming Up to Breathe, their fourth studio album, in 2006.[9] The album debuted at number 13 on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Christian Albums chart with 58,000 copies sold in its first week.[10] "Coming Up to Breathe" earned a Gold certification from the RIAA in 2007.[5]

All That Is Within Me, the band's fifth studo album, was released in 2007. It sold over 84,000 copies in its first week, debuting at number 15 on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Christian Albums chart.,[11] and was certified Gold by the RIAA in 2010.[5] Their sixth studio album, The Generous Mr. Lovewell, was released in 2010 and sold 88,000 copies in its first week. It became their first top 10 album on the Billboard 200, debuting at number three.[12] All three of its singles peaked at number one on the Christian Songs chart,[13] and the album has been certified Gold by the RIAA.[5] MercyMe's seventh studio album, The Hurt & The Healer, sold 33,000 copies in its first week, debuting at number seven on the Billboard 200.[14] Their most recent studio album, Welcome to the New, debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 26,000 copies in its first week.[15]

Albums[edit]

Independent albums[edit]

List of albums
Title Album details
Pleased to Meet You
  • Released: 1995[16]
  • Format: CD
Traces of Rain
  • Released: 1997[16]
  • Format: CD
Traces of Rain, Volume 2
  • Released: 1998[16]
  • Format: CD
The Need
  • Released: May 1999[16]
  • Format: CD
The Worship Project
  • Released: October 1999[16]
  • Format: CD
Look
  • Released: 2000[16]
  • Format: CD

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[5]
US
[2]
US
Christ

[3]
Almost There 37 1
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum
Spoken For
  • Released: October 1, 2002[17]
  • Label: INO, Word
  • Format: CD, digital download
41 2
  • RIAA: Gold
Undone
  • Released: April 20, 2004[18]
  • Label: INO, Epic
  • Format: CD, digital download
12 1
  • RIAA: Gold
Coming Up to Breathe
  • Released: April 25, 2006[19]
  • Label: INO, Columbia
  • Format: CD, digital download
13 1
  • RIAA: Gold
All That Is Within Me
  • Released: November 20, 2007[20]
  • Label: INO, Columbia
  • Format: CD, digital download
15 1
  • RIAA: Gold
The Generous Mr. Lovewell
  • Released: May 4, 2010[21]
  • Label: INO, Columbia
  • Format: CD, digital download
3 1
  • RIAA: Gold
The Hurt & The Healer
  • Released: May 22, 2012[22]
  • Label: Fair Trade, Columbia
  • Format: CD, digital download
7 1
Welcome to the New
  • Released: April 8, 2014[23]
  • Label: Fair Trade
  • Format: CD, digital download
4 1

Holiday albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[2]
US
Christ

[3]
US
Holiday

[24]
The Christmas Sessions
  • Released: September 27, 2005[25]
  • Label: INO, Epic
  • Format: CD, digital download
64 3 10
MercyMe, It's Christmas!
  • Released: October 9, 2015[26]
  • Label: Fair Trade
  • Format: CD, digital download
38 1 1

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[2]
US Christ
[3]
10
  • Released: April 7, 2009[27]
  • Label: INO, Columbia
  • Format: CD/DVD, digital download
18 1
Playlist: The Very Best of MercyMe
  • Released: October 15, 2013[28]
  • Label: Fair Trade, Columbia, Legacy
  • Format: CD, digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Video albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[5]
US
Video
[29]
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  • Released: November 19, 2002[30]
  • Label: INO
  • Format: DVD
MercyMe Live
  • Released: September 14, 2004[31]
  • Label: INO, Epic
  • Format: DVD
25
  • RIAA: Platinum

Other albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Christ

[3]
Coming Up to Breathe: Acoustic
  • Released: January 30, 2007[32]
  • Label: INO, Columbia
  • Format: CD, digital download
22
iTunes Originals
  • Released: March 18, 2008[33]
  • Label: INO, Columbia
  • Format: Digital download
The Worship Sessions
  • Released: August 30, 2011[34]
  • Label: Fair Trade, Columbia
  • Format: CD, digital download
33
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications[5] Album
US
[35]
US
AC

[36]
US
Christ

[13]
Christ
Airplay

[37]
"Bless Me Indeed (Jabez's Song)" 2001 [A] Almost There
"I Can Only Imagine" 71 5 [B]
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum
"Spoken For" 2002 [C] Spoken For
"Word of God Speak" 2003 1
"The Change Inside of Me"
"Here with Me" 2004 12 1 Undone
"Homesick" 9 3
"In the Blink of an Eye" 2005 1
"Joseph's Lullaby" 33 1 The Christmas Sessions
"So Long Self" 2006 16 1 Coming Up to Breathe
"Hold Fast" 27 3
"Bring the Rain" 2007 1
"God with Us" 1 All That Is Within Me
"You Reign" 2008 2
"Finally Home" 2009 16 3
"All of Creation" 2010 [D] 1 The Generous Mr. Lovewell
"Beautiful" 1
"Move" 2011 [E] 1
"The Hurt & The Healer" 2012 1 The Hurt & The Healer
"You Are I Am" 3
"Shake" 2013 6 9 Welcome to the New
"Greater" 2014 [F] 2 1
"Flawless" 2015 2 1
"Dear Younger Me" 2016 13 9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Artist(s) Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Christ

[42]
"I See Love" MercyMe, Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day 2004 21 The Passion of the Christ: Songs

Other charted songs[edit]

List of charting songs, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Christ

[13]
US
AC

[36]
"O Holy Night" 2004 24 Non-album release
"Silent Night" 2005 30 6 The Christmas Sessions
"The Little Drummer Boy" 10
"It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" 22
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" 2006 9 34
"Gloria" 26
"Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" 37 25
"No More No Less" 2007 30 Coming Up to Breathe
"Finish What He Started" 2014 33 Welcome to the New
"Our Lullaby" 2015 49 MercyMe, It's Christmas
"Go Tell it on the Mountain" 39
"Christmastime Again" 32
"Sleigh Ride" 2016 50
"Joy" 29
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Bless Me Indeed (Jabez's Song)" was released before the Christian Songs chart was created.
  2. ^ "I Can Only Imagine" was released before the Christian Songs chart was created.
  3. ^ "Spoken For" was released before the Christian Songs chart was created.
  4. ^ "All of Creation" did not appear on the Hot 100, but peaked at number 11 on Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[38] It also peaked at number 8 on the component Hot Singles Sales chart.[39]
  5. ^ "Move" did not appear on the Hot 100, but peaked at number 20 on Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[40]
  6. ^ "Greater" did not appear on the Hot 100, but peaked at number 14 on Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[41]
Footnotes
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  4. ^ Trust, Gary (April 23, 2010). "Ask Billboard: Which Carrie Songs To 'Play'?". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Price, Deborah Evans (May 15, 2004). "It Only Gets Better for Gospel group" (PDF). Billboard 116 (20): 3, 82. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ Gillespie, Natalie Nichols (June 2, 2003). ""I Can Only Imagine" Impacts Mainstream Radio". Crosswalk.com. p. 1. Archived from the original on October 31, 2011. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Billboard Charted Singles" (PDF). Mikecurb.com. Curb Records. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c Price, Deborah Evans (April 29, 2006). "Rocking Harder while Keeping the Faith" (PDF). Billboard 118 (17): 36–37. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  10. ^ Cohen, Jonathan; Caulfield, Keith (May 3, 2006). "Godsmack Earns Second No. 1 with 'IV'". Billboard. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  11. ^ Caulfield, Keith (November 28, 2007). "Josh Groban Takes 'Noel' to No. 1". Billboard.biz. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  12. ^ Caulfield, Keith (May 12, 2010). "Godsmack Grabs Third No. 1 Album; Eminem Wows Digitally". Billboard.biz. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  13. ^ a b c "MercyMe Album & Song Chart History (Christian Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  14. ^ Caulfield, Keith (May 30, 2012). "John Mayer's 'Born and Raised' Earns Him Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200". Billboard.biz. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  15. ^ Caulfield, Keith (April 16, 2014). "'Frozen' Soundtrack Spends 10th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Sales Climb Past 2 Million". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f "Discography". MercyMe. October 17, 2000. Archived from the original on October 17, 2000. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Spoken For – MercyMe". AllMusic. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Undone – MercyMe". AllMusic. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Coming Up to Breathe – MercyMe". AllMusic. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  20. ^ "All That Is Within Me – MercyMe". AllMusic. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  21. ^ "The Generous Mr. Lovewell – MercyMe". AllMusic. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  22. ^ "The Hurt & The Healer – MercyMe". AllMusic. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Welcome to the New – MercyMe". AllMusic. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  24. ^ "MercyMe Album & Song Chart History (Holiday Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2012. 
  25. ^ "The Christmas Sessions – MercyMe". AllMusic. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  26. ^ "MercyMe, It's Christmas! – MercyMe". AllMusic. Retrieved April 21, 2012. 
  27. ^ "10 – MercyMe". AllMusic. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Playlist: The Very Best of MercyMe – MercyMe". AllMusic. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  29. ^ "Top Music Videos". Billboard 116 (47): 71. November 20, 2004. Retrieved May 30, 2012.  User must find the November 20, 2004 issue manually.
  30. ^ "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow DVD". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  31. ^ "MercyMe Live – MercyMe". AllMusic. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  32. ^ "MercyMe, 'Coming Up to Breathe Acoustic' Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  33. ^ "MercyMe, 'iTunes Originals' Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  34. ^ "MercyMe, 'The Worship Sessions' Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  35. ^ "MercyMe Album & Song Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  36. ^ a b "MercyMe Album & Song Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  37. ^ "MercyMe Album & Song Chart History - Christian Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2015. 
  38. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. March 20, 2010. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 
  39. ^ "Hot Singles Sales". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. March 27, 2010. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 
  40. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. September 3, 2011. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 
  41. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. September 27, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 
  42. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (June 7, 2008). "Third Day Keeps The Faith" (PDF). Billboard 120 (23): 25. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 

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