Lauren Daigle makes a splashy debut at No. three on the Billboard 200 chart together with her new studio album, Look Up Child, incomes the singer-songwriter her highest charting album and first high 10.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most well-liked albums of the week within the U.S. primarily based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album models. Units are comprised of conventional album gross sales, monitor equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The new Sept. 22-dated chart (the place Look Up Child debuts at No. three and Paul McCartney‘s Egypt Station bows at No. 1, changing into his first chief in 36 years) can be posted in full on Billboard‘s web sites on Tuesday, Sept. 18, together with all of Billboard‘s different charts.
Look Up Child, which additionally debuts at No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart, begins with 115,000 equal album models earned within the week ending Sept. 13, based on Nielsen Music. That’s the most important general week for a Christian music album in 2018, and the largest for any Christian set because the charts started rating albums by equal album models in late 2014. Of Daigle’s unit begin, 103,000 are in conventional album gross sales — Daigle’s finest gross sales week and the largest gross sales body for a Christian album in practically 9 years. The final Christian set to promote extra copies in a single week was Casting Crowns’ Until the Whole World Hears (167,000; Dec. 5, 2009-dated chart).
Look Up Child additionally logs the largest gross sales week for a Christian album by a girl in over 20 years. The final bigger gross sales body for a Christian set by a girl was tallied by LeAnn Rimes’ You Light Up My Life – Inspirational Songs, which bought 117,000 copies over the Christmas vacation week in 1997 (mirrored on the chart dated Jan. 17, 1998).
Look Up Child’s gross sales had been enhanced by a live performance ticket/album sale redemption provide and merchandise/album bundles, although the set additionally bought handsomely via conventional retail shops.
Look Up Child is the very best charting Christian music set (outlined as a title that additionally charted on, or was eligible to chart on, the Top Christian Albums chart) since NEEDTOBREATHE’s HARDLOVE reached No. 2 on Aug. 6, 2016. Daigle has the very best charting Christian album by a girl on the Billboard 200 since Rimes’ You Light Up My Life dominated the chart for 3 nonconsecutive weeks in 1997 (Sept. 27, Oct. 18 and Nov. 1).
Daigle beforehand visited the Billboard 200 twice, with a pair of high 40-charting units: Behold: A Christmas Collection (No. 29 in 2016) and How Can It Be (No. 28 in 2016).
Over on the Top Christian Albums chart, Look Up Child is her third No. 1. How Can It Be led for 12 weeks (starting May 2, 2015) and Behold: A Christmas Collection reigned for 5 frames (beginning Dec. 31, 2016).