Tamela Mann Makes 'One Way' Trip to No. 1 on Top Gospel Albums
Mann earns her second leader. Plus, moves for Casting Crowns & more.
Tamela Mann's fourth studio album, One Way, vaults 39-1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart (dated Oct. 1). In its first week of wide release (ending Sept. 15), it sold 10,000 copies, according to Nielsen Music.
Mann earns her second Top Gospel Albums No. 1; Best Days began a 30-week reign on the Sept. 1, 2012-dated chart.
Mann's 2009 set The Master Plan opened and peaked at No. 2 on Top Gospel Albums, and her 2005 debut, Gotta Keep Movin', arrived at its No. 3 high. Mann has also released the concert album The Live Experience (2007), which peaked at No. 29.
"God Provides," the launch single from One Way, holds at its No. 3 high on the Gospel Airplay chart.
On Top Christian Albums, the top debut belongs to worship collective New Hope Oahu, as the Honolulu, Hawaii-based group's Future + Hope starts at No. 6 with 4,000 sold. The set is New Hope Oahu's fourth appearance and fourth top 10 on Top Christian Albums, following 2015's Greater Together (No. 2); 2014's Victorious (No. 6); and 2013's Hope Is Alive (No. 4).
Concurrently on Top Christian Albums, The Afters' fifth studio set, Live On Forever, bows at No. 7 (3,000 sold). The Texas-based rock band scores its fourth top 10; 2008's Never Going Back to OK is its lone No. 1 and scored the band its best sales week (16,000 in its first frame).
The other top 10 debut on Top Christian Albums is Artifex Pereo's Passengers (No. 10, 2,000 sold). The hard-rockers from Louisville, Kentucky, previously charted the No. 26-peaking Time in Place in 2014.
Lastly, on Christian Airplay, Casting Crowns ' "One Step Away" jogs 11-9 (7 million in audience, up 7 percent). It's Casting Crowns' 22nd Christian Airplay top 10, tying the band with Mercy Me for the most among groups. Among all acts, they trail only Chris Tomlin, the overall leader with 24.