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 Rebel' by Anne Wilson.[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 May 25, 2024[5]
No. Artist Wks. Album Ref.
1 Skillet 522 Awake [42]
2 Hillsong United 487 Zion [43]
3 Lauren Daigle 476 How Can It Be [44]
4 NF 460 Mansion [45]
5 Chris Tomlin 430 How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection [46]
6 NF 421 Therapy Session [47]
7 Elevation Worship 420 Here as in Heaven [48]
8 Skillet 404 Unleashed [49]
9 Amy Grant 381 The Collection [50]
10 Hillsong Worship 374 Let There Be Light [51]
11 Zach Williams 377 Chain Breaker [52]
12 Alan Jackson 361 Precious Memories Collection [53]
13 MercyMe 325 I Can Only Imagine: The Very Best of MercyMe [54]
14 Elvis Presley 314 Elvis: Ultimate Gospel [55]
15 Flyleaf 310 Flyleaf [56]
16 For King & Country 308 Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. [57]
17 Hillsong Worship 298 There Is More [58]
18 Lauren Daigle 297 Look Up Child [59]
19 Amy Grant 286 Age to Age [60]
20 tobyMac 285 This Is Not a Test [61]
21 For King & Country 268 Burn the Ships [62]
22 Sandi Patty 257 More Than Wonderful [63]
23 Casting Crowns 250 Only Jesus [64]
24 Zach Williams 241 Rescue Story [65]
25 Sandi Patty 237 Hymns Just for You [66]
26 Kanye West 238 Jesus Is King [67]
27 Casting Crowns 231 Voice of Truth: The Ultimate Collection [68]
28 MercyMe 228 Lifer [69]
29 Tauren Wells 212 Hills and Valleys [70]
30 Elevation Worship 211 Graves into Gardens [71]
31 Skillet 207 Comatose [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. May 27, 2024. Retrieved May 27, 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 May 27, 2024.
  43. ^ "Hillsong United Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  44. ^ "Lauren Daigle Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  45. ^ "NF – Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  46. ^ "Chris Tomlin – How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  47. ^ "NF – Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  48. ^ "Elevation Worship – Here As in Heaven". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  49. ^ "Skillet – Unleashed". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  50. ^ "Amy Grant – The Collection". Billboard. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  51. ^ "Hillsong Worship – Let There Be Light". Billboard. Retrieved March 11, 2024.
  52. ^ "Zach Williams – Chain Breaker". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  53. ^ "Alan Jackson – Precious Memories Collection". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  54. ^ "MercyMe – I Can Only Imagine: The Very Best of MercyMe". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  55. ^ "Elvis Presley – Elvis: Ultimate Gospel". Billboard. Retrieved December 29, 2022.
  56. ^ "Flyleaf – Flyleaf". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  57. ^ "For King & Country – Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong". Billboard. Retrieved August 4, 2022.
  58. ^ "Hillsong Worship – There Is More". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  59. ^ "Lauren Daigle – Look Up Child". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  60. ^ "Amy Grant – Age to Age". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  61. ^ "tobyMac – This Is Not a Test". Billboard. Retrieved August 17, 2022.
  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 May 27, 2024.
  65. ^ "Zach Williams – Rescue Story". Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  66. ^ "Sandi Patty – Hymns Just For You". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  67. ^ "Kanye West Chart History". Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  68. ^ "Casting Crowns – Voice of Truth: The Ultimate Collection". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  69. ^ "MercyMe – Lifer". Billboard. Retrieved June 15, 2022.
  70. ^ "Tauren Wells – Hills and Valleys". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2022.
  71. ^ "Elevation Worship – Graves into Gardens". Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  72. ^ "Skillet – Comatose". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.

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